Ex-Ante Modeling, Load Scheduling, and Differentiated Services Models for Populations of Flexible Loads

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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.

Related Publications

Parvania, Masood, and Anna Scaglione. "Generation Ramping Valuation in Day-Ahead Electricity Markets." 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Koloa, HI, USA: IEEE, 2016. 2335 - 2344.
Alizadeh, Mahnoosh, Andrea Goldsmith, and Anna Scaglione. "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.
Alizadeh, Mahnoosh, Anna Scaglione, Andrea Goldsmith, and George Kesidis. "Capturing aggregate flexibility in Demand Response." 2014 IEEE 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC). Los Angeles, CA, USA: IEEE, 2014. 6439 - 6445.
Alizadeh, Mahnoosh, Hoi-To Wai, Anna Scaglione, Andrea Goldsmith, Yue Yue Fan, and Tara Javidi. "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.
Alizadeh, Mahnoosh, and Anna Scaglione. "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.
Alizadeh, Mahnoosh, Anna Scaglione, and Robert J Thomas. "From Packet to Power Switching: Digital Direct Load Scheduling." IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications 30.6 (2012) 1027 - 1036.