Grid Interactive Controls
The GIC Group aims to improve grid security, reliability and resilience through everything-to-grid (X2G) integration by delivering innovative, multi-disciplinary, grid-interactive control solutions. Integration of demand-side flexibilities into the U.S. electric grid provides services essential to grid operations. The group applies methods from various disciplines including control, optimization, economics, game theory, data analytics and machine learning to achieve a deep scientific understanding of demand-side flexibilities, and researchers then lay the intellectual foundation of X2G integration for effective utilization. For example, the group develops unique sensing, modeling and control capabilities for improved building energy efficiency along with maximized grid responsiveness, promoting the concept of grid-interactive efficient buildings to support future building-to-grid integration. The group also connects researchers from different communities of grid, building, and transportation to continuously expand the scientific knowledge on the interactions between grid and various demand-side resources.