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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.
- Originated 09/21/2016 by National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

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 Grid Connected FunctionalitywebsiteVOLTTRON Infrastructure in ESIF Dataset landing page
 demo.sqliteotherSQLLite database containing the VOLTTRON Infrastructure in ESIF data


NREL energy data frequency regulation building-to-grid home energy management volttron aggregator connected appliances Energy Systems Integration Facility ESIF Golden Colorado electricity power grid residential buildings


•  JUN  • 21 2016

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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Cite this dataset:

Baker, Kyri et al. (2016): Grid Connected Functionality. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

About this dataset

id 49
DOI 10.7799/1325733
status Publicly accessible
last updated soon

DOE Project

FY15 AOP Grid Connected Functionality

Research Areas

  • Buildings Efficiency
  • Grid Modernization
  • Energy Systems Integration

Additional Subjects

  • Instrumentation

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