Understanding aggregate flexibility of thermostatically controlled loads

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Title: Understanding aggregate flexibility of thermostatically controlled loads
Authors: Trovato, V
Tindemans, S
Strbac, G
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs) are an attractive source of responsive demand. This paper aims to provides a better understanding of the relation between thermal properties of TCLs and their suitability to provide energy arbitrage and frequency services. An approximate analysis on the basis of dimensionless parameters is used to visualise the relative abilities of eight classes of TCLs. The results are compared to those obtained from a formal optimisation approach, in the context of a GB case study. Additional studies are performed to investigate the impact of increasingly flexible frequency services and physical variations of TCL thermal models (thermal conductance and temperature deadband).
Issue Date: 20-Jul-2017
Date of Acceptance: 7-Apr-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/47986
DOI: 10.1109/PTC.2017.7981094
Publisher: IEEE
Journal / Book Title: 2017 IEEE Manchester PowerTech
Copyright Statement: © 2017 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: EP/N005996/1
Conference Name: 12th IEEE Power and Energy Society PowerTech Conference 2017
Keywords: Science & Technology
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
demand side response
thermostatically controlled load
energy storage
frequency control
energy arbitrage
Publication Status: Published
Start Date: 2017-06-18
Finish Date: 2017-06-22
Conference Place: Manchester, UK
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Grantham Institute for Climate Change

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