|Title||Capturing aggregate flexibility in Demand Response|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2014|
|Authors||Mahnoosh Alizadeh, Anna Scaglione, Andrea Goldsmith, George Kesidis|
|Conference Name||2014 IEEE 53rd Annual Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)|
|Conference Location||Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Keywords||CERTS, 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.