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Distributed hierarchical control architecture for integrating smart grid assets during normal and disrupted operations

United States Patent

9,762,060
September 12, 2017
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Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating operation and control of a resource distribution system (such as a power grid). Among the disclosed embodiments is a distributed hierarchical control architecture (DHCA) that enables smart grid assets to effectively contribute to grid operations in a controllable manner, while helping to ensure system stability and equitably rewarding their contribution. Embodiments of the disclosed architecture can help unify the dispatch of these resources to provide both market-based and balancing services.
Kalsi; Karan (Richland, WA), Fuller; Jason C. (Richland, WA), Somani; Abhishek (Richland, WA), Pratt; Robert G. (Kennewick, WA), Chassin; David P. (Pasco, WA), Hammerstrom; Donald J. (West Richland, WA)
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
14/ 145,742
20140188689
December 31, 2013
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF GOVERNMENT SUPPORT This invention was made with government support under DE-AC05-76RL01830 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.