DISTRIBUTED LOAD BALANCING OF DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS: A SMALL-SCALE EXPERIMENT

Fredrik Wernstedt, Paul Davidsson

Abstract

We present results from an experiment where the effects of automatic flow control at a single substation is compared to automatic cooperative concurrent flow control at multiple substations. The latter approach is made possible by equipping individual substations with some computing power and integrating them into a communications network. Software agents, whose purpose is to cooperate with other software agents (substations) and to invoke reductions, are connected to each substation. The experiment show that it is possible to automatically load balance a small district heating network using agent technology, e.g., to perform automatic peak clipping and load shifting.

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Wernstedt F. and Davidsson P. (2004). DISTRIBUTED LOAD BALANCING OF DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS: A SMALL-SCALE EXPERIMENT . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO, ISBN 972-8865-12-0, pages 310-313. DOI: 10.5220/0001132603100313


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@conference{icinco04,
author={Fredrik Wernstedt and Paul Davidsson},
title={DISTRIBUTED LOAD BALANCING OF DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS: A SMALL-SCALE EXPERIMENT},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,},
year={2004},
pages={310-313},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001132603100313},
isbn={972-8865-12-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics - Volume 1: ICINCO,
TI - DISTRIBUTED LOAD BALANCING OF DISTRICT HEATING SYSTEMS: A SMALL-SCALE EXPERIMENT
SN - 972-8865-12-0
AU - Wernstedt F.
AU - Davidsson P.
PY - 2004
SP - 310
EP - 313
DO - 10.5220/0001132603100313