A framework for evaluation of advanced direct load control with minimum disruption

Badri Ramanathan, Vijay Vittal

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Abstract

The advent of advanced sensor technology and the breakthroughs in telecommunication open up several new possibilities for demand-side management. More recently, there has been greater interest from utilities as well as system operators in utilizing load as a system resource through the application of new technologies. With the wider application of demand-side management, there is an increasing emphasis on control of loads with minimum disruption. This paper develops a new framework for designing as well as assessing such an advanced direct load control program with the objective of minimizing end-user discomfort and is formulated as an optimization problem. With a fairly general setup for demand-side management, a simulation-based framework is developed for the stochastic optimization problem. Next, using this framework, insights into the effect of different parameters and constraints in the model on load control are developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1681-1688
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume23
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • Cold load pickup
  • Demand-side management
  • Direct load control
  • Dynamic programming
  • Minimum disruptive control
  • Monte Carlo simulations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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A framework for evaluation of advanced direct load control with minimum disruption. / Ramanathan, Badri; Vittal, Vijay.

In: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, Vol. 23, No. 4, 2008, p. 1681-1688.

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