Power Balancing Aggregator Design for Industrial Consumers Using Direct Control

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Demand side management in the future smart grid requires new players in the electricity markets. We assume a player, the so-called aggregator which aims to utilize the flexibility in large-scale consumers with thermal energy storage. An aggregator design is proposed to mange the power consumption of flexible demands during a certain period of time. The setup consists of an MPC-like controller to optimally operate the consumption units for upward and downward regulating power provision. To handle the uncertainties arise from model mismatch, a series of feedback loop are also considered along with the central optimization. We formulate the problem for two specific case studies which are supermarket refrigeration systems and chiller systems in conjunction with ice tanks. Simulation results are provided for these specific consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Control Conference (ECC), 2015
Number of pages8
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication dateNov 2015
Pages2334 - 2341
Article numberThC10.6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-9524269-3-7
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2015
EventEuropean Control Conference - Linz, Austria
Duration: 15 Jul 201517 Jul 2015


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference


  • Optimization
  • Optimal Control
  • Energy Systems


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