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Real-Time MPC for Residential Building Water Heater Systems to Support the Electric Grid...

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Conference Paper
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2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)
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Page Numbers
1 to 5
Conference Name
Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)
Conference Location
DC, District of Columbia, United States of America
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The world of IoT (internet of things) is spawning new control options and decision making that has not been available before. This is providing a wealth of opportunities for transactive type controls and systems that can negotiate for a common goal. This paper discusses a transactive residential neighborhood with optimization at the home level utilizing a system of agents. The real-time optimization utilizes information and modeling to optimize heat pump water heater operation in occupied homes. Data is presented showing the performance of the optimization and conclusions are drawn on next steps for development.