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Demand response in radial distribution networks: Distributed algorithm

Li, Na and Chen, Lijun and Low, Steven H. (2012) Demand response in radial distribution networks: Distributed algorithm. In: 2012 Conference Record of the Forty Sixth Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems and Computers (ASILOMAR). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, pp. 1549-1553. ISBN 978-1-4673-5050-1.

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Demand response has recently become a topic of active research. Most of work however considers only the balance between aggregate load and supply, and abstracts away the underlying power network. In this paper, we study demand response in a radial distribution network, by formulating it as an optimal power flow problem that maximizes the aggregate user utilities and minimizes the supply cost and the power line losses, subject to the power flow constraints and operating constraints. We propose a fully distributed algorithm for the users to coordinate their demand response decisions through local communication with their neighbors so as to achieve the optimum. Numerical examples with the real-world distribution circuits are provided to complement our theoretical analysis.

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Additional Information:© 2012 IEEE. This work is supported by NSF NetSE grant CNS 0911041, ARPA-E grant DE-AR0000226, Southern California Edison, National Science Council of Taiwan, R.O.C. grant, NSC 101-3113-P-008-001, the Caltech Resnick Institute, and the Okawa Foundation.
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National Science Council (Taipei)NSC 101-3113-P-008-001
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Okawa FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Demand response, Distributed algorithm, Branch flow model, Optimal power flow problem, Distribution networks
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Official Citation:Na Li; Lijun Chen; Low, S.H., "Demand response in radial distribution networks: Distributed algorithm," Signals, Systems and Computers (ASILOMAR), 2012 Conference Record of the Forty Sixth Asilomar Conference on , vol., no., pp.1549,1553, 4-7 Nov. 2012 doi: 10.1109/ACSSC.2012.6489288
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