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Real power regulation for the utility power grid via responsive loads

United States Patent

May 19, 2009
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Real Power Regulation for the Utility Power Grid via Responsive Loads
A system for dynamically managing an electrical power system that determines measures of performance and control criteria for the electric power system, collects at least one automatic generation control (AGC) input parameter to at least one AGC module and at least one automatic load control (ALC) input parameter to at least one ALC module, calculates AGC control signals and loads as resources (LAR) control signals in response to said measures of performance and control criteria, propagates AGC control signals to power generating units in response to control logic in AGC modules, and propagates LAR control signals to at least one LAR in response to control logic in ALC modules.
McIntyre; Timothy J. (Knoxville, TN), Kirby; Brendan J. (Knoxville, TN), Kisner; Roger A. (Knoxville, TN), Van Dyke; James W. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
11/ 459,095
July 21, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 between the United States Department of Energy and U.T. Battelle, LLC. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.