Capturing aggregate flexibility in Demand Response

TitleCapturing aggregate flexibility in Demand Response
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsMahnoosh Alizadeh, Anna Scaglione, Andrea Goldsmith, George Kesidis
Conference Name2014 IEEE 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)
Date Published12/2014
Conference LocationLos Angeles, CA, USA
ISBN Number978-1-4799-7746-8
KeywordsCERTS, demand response, flexible loads, RM11-007

Flexibility in electric power consumption can be leveraged by Demand Response (DR) programs. The goal of this paper is to systematically capture the inherent aggregate flexibility of a population of heterogenous small appliances in a reduced-order fashion. We do so by clustering individual loads based on their characteristics and service constraints. We highlight the challenges associated with learning the customer response to economic incentives while applying demand side management to heterogeneous appliances. We also develop a framework to quantify customer privacy in cluster-based direct load scheduling programs.