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The Virtual Power System Testbed (VPST) at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is part of the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIP) and is maintained by members of the Information Trust Institute (ITI). VPST is designed to be integrated with other testbeds across the country to explore performance and security of Supervisory… (More)
—Smart grid support for demand response provides strategies for an electricity service provider to shed loads during peak usage periods with minimal consumer inconvenience. Direct load control is a strategy for doing this in which consumers enroll appliances such as electric water heaters, air conditioners, and battery vehicles in a program to respond to… (More)
An approach in which residential power meters monitor electricity use and analyze load enables electricity service providers to verify that registered appliances conform to their load-shed instructions.
D emand response, a cornerstone of smart-grid technology, lets consumers participate directly in energy markets by limiting their energy use during periods of emergency or peak demand. In a direct-control demand-response approach, an electricity service provider (ESP) offers consumers discounts or other incentives if they agree to let the ESP send load-shed… (More)