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Title: Distributed hierarchical control architecture for integrating smart grid assets during normal and disrupted operations

Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating operation and control of a resource distribution system (such as a power grid). Among the disclosed embodiments is a distributed hierarchical control architecture (DHCA) that enables smart grid assets to effectively contribute to grid operations in a controllable manner, while helping to ensure system stability and equitably rewarding their contribution. Embodiments of the disclosed architecture can help unify the dispatch of these resources to provide both market-based and balancing services.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1389784
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute PNNL
Patent Number(s):
9,762,060
Application Number:
14/145,742
Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Dec 31
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 42 ENGINEERING

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