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Title: Fuzzy-Logic Subsumption Controller for Home Energy Management Systems

Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) are controllers that manage and coordinate the generation, storage, and loads in a home. These controllers are increasingly necessary to ensure that increasing penetrations of distributed energy resources are used effectively and do not disrupt the operation of the grid. In this paper, we propose a novel approach to HEMS design based on behavioral control methods, which do not require accurate models or predictions and are very responsive to changing conditions. We develop a proof-of-concept behavioral HEMS controller and show by simulation on an example home energy system that it capable of making context-dependent tradeoffs between goals under challenging conditions.
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Conference: Presented at the 2015 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 4-6 October 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina; Related Information: Proceedings of the 2015 North American Power Symposium (NAPS), 4-6 October 2015, Charlotte, North Carolina
Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States))
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Solar Energy Technologies Office (EE-4S)
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United States
32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION home energy management systems; behavioral control; power generation control; home automation