Load control in low voltage level of the electricity
grid using µCHP appliances
M.G.C. Bosman, V. Bakker, A. Molderink, J.L. Hurink, G.J.M. Smit
Department of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE, Enschede, The Netherlands
Abstract--The introduction of µCHP (Combined Heat and
Power) appliances and other means of distributed generation
causes a shift in the way electricity is produced and consumed.
Households themselves produce electricity and deliver the surplus
to the grid. In this way, the distributed generation also has
implications on the transformers and, thus, on the grid. In this
work we study the influence of introducing µCHP appliances on
the total load of a group of houses (behind the last transformer).
If this load can be controlled, the transformer may be relieved
from peak loads. Moreover, a well controlled fleet production can
be offered as a Virtual Power Plant to the electricity grid.
In this work we focus on different algorithms to control the