Electric space heating scheduling for real-time explicit power control in active distribution networks

Giuseppe Tommaso Costanzo, Andrey Bernstein, Lorenzo Reyes Chamorro, Henrik W. Bindner, Jean Yves Leboudec, Mario Paolone

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This paper presents a systematic approach for abstracting the flexibility of a building space heating system and using it within a composable framework for real-time explicit power control of microgrids and, more in general, active distribution networks. In particular, the proposed approach is developed within the context of a previously defined microgrid control framework, called COMMELEC, conceived for the explicit and real-time control of these specific networks. The designed control algorithm is totally independent from the need of a building model and allows exploiting the intrinsic thermal inertia for real-time control. The paper first discusses the general approach, then it proves its validity via dedicated simulations performed on specific case study composed by the CIGRE LV microgrid benchmark proposed by the Cigré TF C6.04.02.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe
Number of pages6
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014: 5th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European 2014 Conference - Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 12 Oct 201415 Oct 2014


ConferenceIEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014
LocationIstanbul Technical University


  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Demand-side Management
  • Explitic power control
  • Microgrids
  • Algorithms
  • Electric power distribution
  • Electric utilities
  • Real time control
  • Smart power grids
  • Space heating
  • Active distribution networks
  • Building model
  • Building spaces
  • Demand side managements
  • Heating system
  • Micro grid
  • Microgrid control
  • Thermal inertia
  • Power control

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