Demand-side energy management by use of a Design-then-Approximate controller for aggregated thermostatic loads
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Ghanavati, Meysam; Chakravarthy, Animesh. 2015. Demand-side energy management by use of a Design-then-Approximate controller for aggregated thermostatic loads. 2015 American Control Conference (ACC), pp 3670-3675
This paper presents a method to design a controller for a system of aggregated thermostatic loads (TCLs) that are represented by two coupled Partial Differential Equations - the Fokker-Planck Equations. The design goal is to ensure that the cumulative power consumption of the system tracks the desired power. The control algorithm presented in this paper is a Design-then-Approximate (DTA) method, which helps ensure that fundamental properties of the system such as stability, controllability, and observability are preserved during the controller design process, and not lost as a consequence of discretization.
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