Designing effective frequency response patterns for flexible thermostatic loads

Vincenzo Trovato, Simon H. Tindemans, Goran Strbac

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Abstract

Future power systems will have to integrate large amounts of wind and solar generation to drastically reduce CO2 emissions. Achieving this goal comes at the cost of a reduced level of the system inertia and an increased need for fast response services. Previous research has shown the effectiveness of thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs) providing frequency response, and the ability to accurately control the aggregate power consumption of TCLs. In this paper, we explore the design space of frequency response patterns of flexible TCLs. Two distinct frequency response implementations are presented. The first makes the TCLs' power consumption a linear function of system frequency and/or its rate of change; in the second, TCLs respond to a frequency event tracking a pre-programmed reference power profile. Computer simulations illustrate strengths and weaknesses of the proposed implementations in the context of the GB 2020 Gone Green scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE 15th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015 - Conference Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1003-1008
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-7993-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event15th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015 - Rome, Italy
Duration: 10 Jun 201513 Jun 2015

Conference

Conference15th IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering, EEEIC 2015
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period10/06/1513/06/15

Keywords

  • Demand response
  • Frequency response
  • Load management
  • Thermostatically controlled loads

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