This project is modeling and evaluating the interfaces needed to allow an aggregator (or load serving entity) to harness the flexibility of a large population of appliances in a way that is reliable and economically sustainable. The work is currently focused on development of an overarching model to capture the scheduler problem for large-scale populations of deferrable, thermostatically controllable, and other flexible appliances; development of an associated model for the ex-ante calculation of the ancillary service capacity that the aggregator can offer controlling these appliances; and an analysis of the economic interaction with customers and the design of incentives.
Ex-Ante Modeling, Load Scheduling, and Differentiated Services Models for Populations of Flexible Loads
"Generation Ramping Valuation in Day-Ahead Electricity Markets." 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Koloa, HI, USA: IEEE, 2016. 2335 - 2344. .
"Optimal Pricing to Manage Electric Vehicles in Coupled Power and Transportation Networks." IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems (2016) 1 - 1. .
"The perils of dynamic electricity pricing tariffs in the presence of retail market imperfections." 2015 49th Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers. Pacific Grove, CA, USA: IEEE, 2015. 683 - 688. .
"Unit Commitment With Continuous-Time Generation and Ramping Trajectory Models." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (2015) 1 - 10. .
"A Scalable Stochastic Model for the Electricity Demand of Electric and Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 5.2 (2014) 848 - 860. .
"Capturing aggregate flexibility in Demand Response." 2014 IEEE 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). Los Angeles, CA, USA: IEEE, 2014. 6439 - 6445. .
"Dynamic Incentive Design for Participation in Direct Load Scheduling Programs." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing 8.6 (2014) 1111 - 1126. .
"Optimized path planning for electric vehicle routing and charging." 2014 52nd Annual Allerton Conference on Communication, Control, and Computing (Allerton). Monticello, IL, USA: IEEE, 2014. 25 - 32. .
"Reduced-Order Load Models for Large Populations of Flexible Appliances." IEEE Transactions on Power Systems PP.99 (2014) 1 - 17. .
"Least laxity first scheduling of thermostatically controlled loads for regulation services." 2013 IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP). Austin, TX, USA: IEEE, 2013. 503 - 506. .
"Real-Time Power Balancing Via Decentralized Coordinated Home Energy Scheduling." IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid 4.3 (2013) 1490 - 1504. .
"Demand-Side Management in the Smart Grid: Information Processing for the Power Switch." IEEE Signal Processing Magazine 29.5 (2012) 55 - 67. .
"From Packet to Power Switching: Digital Direct Load Scheduling." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 30.6 (2012) 1027 - 1036. .