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The multi-objective controller: a novel approach to domestic hot water load control

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2 Author(s)
B. Rautenbach ; Dept. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., Pretoria Univ., South Africa ; I. E. Lane

The multi-objective controller provides a new method in controlling the domestic hot water load. Not only does it aim to reduce the peak system demand, but it also tries to minimise discomfort to the end-user and reduce his electricity bill. This is done by controlling blocks of households with similar energy usage patterns uniquely, and responding to a time-differentiated tariff structure for the domestic sector. Results show how the system peak load is reduced due to control, and how end-users save on their electricity bills with minimum discomfort to them. The optimisation method used for this control strategy can also serve as a load forecast and planning tool. Different scenarios can be simulated and the results compared to find optimal solutions for specific control areas

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IEEE Transactions on Power Systems  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 4 )