Thomas W. Reddoch

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A method is presented to analyze the effects small wind turbines' (WTs) output may have on the load frequency control process. A simulation model of a utility's automatic generation control (AGC) process is used with recorded real-time system load data modified by synthesized data characterizing the aggregate output of small WTs. A series of WT output(More)
A modified unit commitment is proposed in this paper that would be updated on three different cycles (daily, quarter-hourly and every minute). The 24 hour updated unit commitment would include the effects of load and slow trend wind power change that could be predicted 24 hours ahead. The quarter- hourly updated unit commitment would handle the fast trend(More)
The ultimate goal of integrating the generic functions presently described as supervisory control and data acquisition, load management, and distribution feeder automation into a single system has led to the proposed concept of a distribution energy control center (DECC). An experiment is being conducted on the Athens Utilities Board's (AUB) distribution(More)
The Athens Automation and Control Experiment, (AACE) F is a major test of automation techniques for electric distribution systems to quantify the benefits and to correlate these capabilities and benefits with bulk power system operations. A key element in the experiment is the design of the hardware/software: associated. with the computer, communications,(More)
Discusses a large wind generator which joined the electric utility system in the town of Clayton, NM, and while much remains to be studied, already it is clear: the results are encouraging. Linked to the town's present system of seven diesel generators, the revolving wind blades can supply 200 kW of output power, nearly 15 percent of Clayton's total power(More)
New techniques for conductor connection in under¬ ground cable terminations were investigated in a design of a new distribution class porcelain cable termination. Connections to the conductor were accomplished using set screws, building upon previous designs with additions to assure a conservative design approach. The connector design was tested according(More)
This is the second part of a two-part paper dealing with an evaluation of primary and secondary electric distribution impacts of thermal storage heating and water heating systems. Part I contained background information on the use of customer energy storage systems for load management, a description of the systems and the U. S. DOE/ORNL demonstration(More)
Customer energy storage offers a utility company a means to change electric energy use patterns, however, the costs and benefits to the utility and consumer are uncertain. As part of a national demonstration Public Service Electric and Gas Company (PSE&G) installed storage heating and storage water heating appliances in residential homes. These homes were(More)
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