Title

Policy-Driven Distributed and Collaborative Demand Response in Multi-Domain Commercial Buildings

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

4-2010

Abstract

Enabling a sophisticated Demand Response (DR) framework, whereby individual consumers adapt their electricity consumption in response to price variations, is a major objective of the emerging Smart Grid. We first point out why the current model, of EMS-based centralized control of a static repository of high load appliances, is inappropriate for supporting DR in future commercial buildings and campuses, where the consuming appliances are controlled by multiple users. To enable DR in such multi-domain environments, we envision a more collaborative and autonomous model, where a large set of heterogeneous smart electrical devices autonomously self-organize and negotiate their collective DR. Enabling this vision requires the development of new networking primitives for autonomic, hierarchical overlay formation, new energy profiles that can represent aggregate characteristics of groups of devices and new hierarchical distributed optimization techniques.

Discipline

Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software Systems

Publication

e-Energy '10 Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking

ISBN

9781450300421

Identifier

10.1145/1791314.1791332

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

New York

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1791314.1791332