Safe Protocols for Generating Power Pulses with Heterogeneous Populations of Thermostatically Controlled Loads

@article{Sinitsyn2012SafePF,
  title={Safe Protocols for Generating Power Pulses with Heterogeneous Populations of Thermostatically Controlled Loads},
  author={Nikolai A Sinitsyn and Soumya Kundu and Scott N. Backhaus},
  journal={arXiv: Dynamical Systems},
  year={2012}
}
We explore methods to use thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs), such as water heaters and air conditioners, to provide ancillary services by assisting in balancing generation and load. We show that by adding simple imbedded instructions and a small amount of memory to temperature controllers of TCLs, it is possible to design open-loop control algorithms capable of creating short-term pulses of demand response without unwanted power oscillations associated with temporary synchronization of… Expand
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