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Controller for thermostatically controlled loads

United States Patent

June 7, 2016
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A system and method of controlling aggregated thermostatically controlled appliances (TCAs) for demand response is disclosed. A targeted load profile is formulated and a forecasted load profile is generated. The TCAs within an "on" or "off" control group are prioritized based on their operating temperatures. The "on" or "off" status of the TCAs is determined. Command signals are sent to turn on or turn off the TCAs.
Lu; Ning (Richland, WA), Zhang; Yu (Richland, WA), Du; Pengwei (Richland, WA), Makarov; Yuri V. (Richland, WA)
13/ 452,340
April 20, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The invention was made with Government support under Contract DE-AC05-76RLO1830, awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.