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Demo Abstract: Distributed Control of a Swarm of Buildings Connected to a Smart Grid

Aksanli, Baris and Akyurek, Alper S. and Behl, Madhur and Clark, Meghan and Donzé, Alexandre and Dutta, Prabal and Lazik, Patrick and Mehdi, Maasoumy and Mangharam, Raul and Nghiem, Truong X. and Raman, Vasumathi and Rowe, Anthony and Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Alberto and Seshia, Sanjit A. and Rosing, Tajana Simunic and Venkatesh, Jagannathan (2014) Demo Abstract: Distributed Control of a Swarm of Buildings Connected to a Smart Grid. In: Proceedings of the 1st ACM Conference on Embedded Systems for Energy-Efficient Buildings. ACM , New Yrok, NY, pp. 172-173. ISBN 978-1-4503-3144-9.

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Energy-efficient control mechanisms are necessary to manage the ever increasing energy demand. Recently several tools for building energy consumption control have been proposed for small (e.g. homes) and large (e.g. offices) buildings. The mechanism each tool uses is different, e.g. HVAC control and appliance rescheduling, but they share the goal of improving consumption of the buildings with respect to a given cost function. Some examples of cost functions are reduced energy consumption, reduced electricity bill, lower peak power, and increased ancillary service participation. The tools however do not capture the impacts of their control actions on the grid. These actions can lead to supply/demand imbalance and voltage/frequency deviation and thus, threaten grid stability. Utilities can take protective actions against those who cause instability by increasing electricity price or even momentarily disconnecting them from the grid. The effects of these protective actions can be so severe that the savings obtained by building management tools might disappear.

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Alternate Title:Distributed Control of a Swarm of Buildings Connected to a Smart Grid
Additional Information:© 2014 ACM. This work was supported in part by TerraSwarm, one of six centers of STARnet, a Semiconductor Research Corporation program sponsored by MARCO and DARPA.
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Official Citation:Distributed control of a swarm of buildings connected to a smart grid: demo abstract Baris Aksanli, Alper S. Akyurek, Madhur Behl, Meghan Clark, Alexandre Donzé, Prabal Dutta, Patrick Lazik, Mehdi Maasoumy, Rahul Mangharam, Truong X. Nghiem, Vasumathi Raman, Anthony Rowe, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, Sanjit Seshia, Tajana Simunic Rosing, Jagannathan Venkatesh Pages: 172-173 doi>10.1145/2674061.2675019
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