Presentation Title

Controlling Household Appliances for Renewable Energy Integration

Presenter's Name(s)

Andrew KlemFollow

Time

9:00 AM

Location

Silver Maple Ballroom - Engineering & Physical Sciences

Abstract

Large penetrations of renewable generation are causing major issues in the power grid. As the sun sets, the resulting decline in generation coincides with increasing customer demand. As the amount of solar generation increases, this will put unprecedented stress on the power system operators who must continually manage adequate generation that can take long periods of time to start up. Many consumer appliances, such as water heaters, refrigerators, air conditioners, and pool pumps have the ability to operate at different hours of the day with minimal inconvenience to customers. This work models a collection of consumer appliances as a battery to mimic energy storage. Results will show that this offers better utilization of clean energy and can offer improvements in reliability to system operators.

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Paul Hines

Status

Graduate

Student College

College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Program/Major

Electrical Engineering

Primary Research Category

Engineering & Physical Sciences

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Controlling Household Appliances for Renewable Energy Integration

Large penetrations of renewable generation are causing major issues in the power grid. As the sun sets, the resulting decline in generation coincides with increasing customer demand. As the amount of solar generation increases, this will put unprecedented stress on the power system operators who must continually manage adequate generation that can take long periods of time to start up. Many consumer appliances, such as water heaters, refrigerators, air conditioners, and pool pumps have the ability to operate at different hours of the day with minimal inconvenience to customers. This work models a collection of consumer appliances as a battery to mimic energy storage. Results will show that this offers better utilization of clean energy and can offer improvements in reliability to system operators.