An Event-Driven Energy Management System for Planned Control of Thermostatic Loads

Zehir M. A., BATMAN A., Bağrıyanık M.

IEEE Grenoble PowerTech (POWERTECH) Conference, Grenoble, France, 16 - 20 June 2013 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/ptc.2013.6652109
  • City: Grenoble
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: Decision making, Load management, Smart grids, Thermostats, DEMAND-SIDE MANAGEMENT, REFRIGERATOR, GENERATION
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Thermostatically controlled loads, which represent the major portion of consumptions, have considerable shifting potential for Demand Response (DR) applications. In this study an event-driven intelligent control system for rescheduling thermostatic loads is worked on. In addition to the discussion of areas of use for the proposed system, a number of terms that can be used in decision making processes are defined. The performance of the proposed system for working with refrigerators according to the power output of a local photovoltaic system is simulated by the use of field data. The results are discussed from both grid-side and customer-side perspectives.