Is micro-CHP price controllable under price signal controlled Virtual Power Plants?

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011

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As micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) systems move towards mass deployment together with other kinds of distributed energy resources (DER), an increasing emphasis has been placed on how to coordinate such a large diversified DER portfolio in an efficient way by the Virtual Power Plant (VPP) like aggregators. Compared to the centralized direct control scheme, a decentralized control scheme “controlby- price” is proposed for the VPP operation. The corresponding scheme has advantages in scalability, transparency and simplicity. In this context, a short term economic analysis is conducted for three different micro-CHP systems to investigate the feasibility of being controlled by price. Such analysis is relevant for both controller designs for micro-CHP systems and VPP related operations. The results indicate that controlling the micro-CHP systems by price is feasible but could result in jumpy responses.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT), 2011 IEEE PES
Publication date2011
ISBN (print)978-1-61284-218-9
StatePublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Anaheim, CA, United States


Conference2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim, CA
Internet address
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: No match on DOI


  • Virtual power plant, Control-by-price, Distributed energy resources, Micro-CHP
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