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In order to use loads in an active and intelligent way to resolve technical problems in the networks or contribute to ancillary services, this paper presents a development of air-conditioning control that allows to reduce the peak consumption by maintaining thermal comforts. This control is based on the variable set-point temperature of air conditioning adapted to the permissible power. This power can be fixed by outdoor signal from DNO (distribution network operators). The proposed air-conditioning control is tested by simulation under EMTP-RV with satisfied results for a distribution network containing air-conditioners. Different factors such as: weather conditions, the thermal parameters of buildings and other residential loads (lightning, freezer, refrigerator, cooker, washing-machine ...) are taken into account. These results show that the proposed solution can be efficiently applied for a group of loads, buildings (such as a virtual consumer) in distribution networks in order to reduce the peak consumption in the distribution network.
PowerTech, 2009 IEEE Bucharest
Date of Conference: June 28 2009-July 2 2009