Description: The coordinated actions of thousands of thermostatic loads can provide transmission-level ancillary services, but possibly at the expense of distribution network operation. We are identifying at-risk constraints on the distribution network (e.g., voltages and transformer temperatures) and developing computationally efficient control strategies to coordinate loads for transmission services while respecting distribution-level constraints.
Stochastic Capacity Scheduling and Control of Distributed Energy Storage Enabling Stacked Services (NSF)
Price, Generation, Emissions, and Transmission Impacts of Energy Storage in PJM (Sloan Foundation)
I-DREEM: Impact of Demand Response on short and long term building Energy Efficiency Metrics (DOE Building Technologies Office)
Mitigating Phase Unbalance for Distribution Systems with High Penetrations of Solar PV (DOE Solar Energy Technologies Office)
Stochastic Operation and Control of Coordinated Power and Water Distribution Networks
Description: Water distribution networks generally act as passive loads on power distribution networks; however, water pumping could be actively used to help manage distribution network constraints and provide balancing services in systems with high penetrations of distributed energy resources. We are developing stochastic approaches to operate and control coupled water and power distribution networks with the aim of improving the performance and economics of both.