Aggregated domestic electric water heater control - Building on smart grid infrastructure

Chris Diduch, Mostafa Shaad, Rachid Errouissi, M. E. Kaye, Julian Meng, Liuchen Chang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

22 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A pilot project is underway in New Brunswick, Canada, to demonstrate direct control of thermostatically controlled loads as a means of providing ancillary services. This paper will focus on one of the load classes, aggregated control of domestic electric water heaters (DEWHs) as a means of shifting load profiles. The approach not only strives to satisfy utility level objectives by curtailing individual DEWHs in a strategic manner but also takes account of the thermal dynamics of individual heaters and estimates of hot water usage in an attempt to maintain customer comfort and satisfaction. The aggregated load controller is unique in its topology and operation, consisting of an individual load extractor, a water demand model, and a temperature estimator for each DEWH, together with a reserve capacity forecast unit and aggregated load control logic. Details of the aggregated load controller are developed, the relationship to the system operator is described and a summary of preliminary results is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012
Pages128-135
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012 - Harbin, China
Duration: Jun 2 2012Jun 5 2012

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - 2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012
Volume1

Conference

Conference2012 IEEE 7th International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference - ECCE Asia, IPEMC 2012
Country/TerritoryChina
CityHarbin
Period6/2/126/5/12

Keywords

  • Domestic electric water heater (DEHW)
  • direct load control
  • load forecasting and estimation
  • temperature estimation
  • water usage estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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