Distributed Load Balancing of District Heating Systems: A Small-scale Experiment

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
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Author(s): Fredrik Wernstedt, Paul Davidsson
Title: Distributed Load Balancing of District Heating Systems: A Small-scale Experiment
Conference name: 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics
Year: 2004
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Engineering - Dept. of Systems and Software Engineering (Sektionen för teknik – avd. för programvarusystem)
School of Engineering S- 372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.tek.bth.se/
Language: English
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.
Subject: Computer Science\Distributed Computing
Computer Science\Effects on Society
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