Fast Demand Response
S. Uckun, D. Greene, H. Hindi, B. Preas
Palo Alto Research Center, US
Keywords: demand response, smart grid, energy management
Abstract:The Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) has recently developed an innovative method for reducing electrical power demand at homes and business in a predictable and sustainable fashion. The method requires two-way communications between the utility and the end consumer and is able to reach desired demand reduction levels within 10-15 seconds, almost two orders of magnitude faster than current commercial demand response methods. The PARC techniques were demonstrated on a distributed simulation that models a large neighborhood, including various real-world complications related to power management. The presentation will cover technical details, simulation results, and application concepts.