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Title: Agent-Based Simulation for Interconnection-Scale Renewable Integration and Demand Response Studies

This paper collects and synthesizes the technical requirements, implementation, and validation methods for quasi-steady agent-based simulations of interconnectionscale models with particular attention to the integration of renewable generation and controllable loads. Approaches for modeling aggregated controllable loads are presented and placed in the same control and economic modeling framework as generation resources for interconnection planning studies. Model performance is examined with system parameters that are typical for an interconnection approximately the size of the Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) and a control area about 1/100 the size of the system. These results are used to demonstrate and validate the methods presented.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Victoria, BC (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Inst. for Integrated Energy Systems; Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Victoria, BC (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Inst. for Integrated Energy Systems
  3. Univ. of Victoria, BC (Canada). Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Inst. for Integrated Energy Systems; King Abdulaziz Univ. Jeddah, Makkah (Saudi Arabia). Renewable Energy Research Group
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1312043
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-115695
Journal ID: ISSN 2095-8099
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2095-8099
Publisher:
Engineering Sciences Press
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; interconnection studies; demand response; load control; renewable integration; agent-based simulation; energy markets