Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

Self-organizing demand response with comfort-constrained heat pumps

Authors
Christian Hinrichs, Michael Sonnenschein, Adam Gray, Curran Crawford
Corresponding Author
Christian Hinrichs
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.40How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Self-Organization; Distributed Control; Demand Response; Wind Power; Smart Grid
Abstract
The increasing pervasion of information and communication technology (ICT) in the power grid motivates innovative research towards intelligent system control. Especially against the background of the growing share of renewable generation, novel approaches that mitigate e. g. grid expansion costs are of great interest. In this paper, the self-organized and thus completely distributed control concept COHDA for the online scheduling of responsive loads is employed as an alternative to the traditional centralized control. By distributing the decision making process, no global state information about the participating devices has to be gathered beforehand. The proposed approach is applied to the mitigation of wind power fluctuations on a minute basis by controllable heat pumps. Simulation results indicate that even in the presence of moderate time delays between wind power measurements and the resulting control action from the responsive population (i. e. including the distributed scheduling process), a significant reduction of fluctuations can be achieved.
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Proceedings
EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
ISBN
978-94-62520-92-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.40How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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