Grid Connected Functionality

Dataset demonstrating the potential benefits that residential buildings can provide for frequency regulation services in the electric power grid. In a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) implementation, simulated homes along with a physical laboratory home are coordinated via a grid aggregator, and it is shown that their aggregate response has the potential to follow the regulation signal on a timescale of seconds. Connected (communication-enabled), devices in the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) received demand response (DR) requests from a grid aggregator, and the devices responded accordingly to meet the signal while satisfying user comfort bounds and physical hardware limitations.
2 Data Resources
Name Size Type Resource Description History
Grid Connected Functionality 0 KB Website VOLTTRON Infrastructure in ESIF Dataset landing page
demo.sqlite 0 KB Website SQLLite database containing the VOLTTRON Infrastructure in ESIF data
Author Information
Kyri Baker, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Xin Jin, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Deepthi Vaidhynathan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Wesley Jones, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Dane Christensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Bethany Sparn, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Jason Woods, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Harry Sorensen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Monte Lunacek, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Cite This Dataset
Baker, Kyri, Xin Jin, Deepthi Vaidhynathan, Wesley Jones, Dane Christensen, Bethany Sparn, Jason Woods, Harry Sorensen, and Monte Lunacek. 2016. "Grid Connected Functionality." NREL Data Catalog. Golden, CO: National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Last updated: September 16, 2022. DOI: 10.7799/1325733.
About This Dataset
DOE Project
Grid Connected Functionality
Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF)
Funding Organization
Department of Energy (DOE)
Sponsoring Organization
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Building Technologies Office (EE-5B)
Research Areas
Buildings Efficiency
Energy Systems Integration
Grid Modernization
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