The method described in this paper balances power production and consumption with a large number of thermal loads. Linear controllers are used for the loads to track a temperature set point, while Model Predictive Control (MPC) and model estimation of the load behavior are used for coordination. The total power consumption of all loads is controlled indirectly through a real-time price. The MPC incorporates forecasts of the power production and disturbances that influence the loads, e.g. time-varying weather forecasts, in order to react ahead of time. A simulation scenario demonstrates that the method allows for the integration of flexible thermal loads in a smart energy system in which consumption follows the changing production.
|Title of host publication||2013 European Control Conference (ECC)|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||12th European Control Conference (ECC 2013) - Zurich, Switzerland|
Duration: 17 Jul 2013 → 19 Jul 2013
|Conference||12th European Control Conference (ECC 2013)|
|Period||17/07/2013 → 19/07/2013|