The goal of this project is to provide electric utilities with the necessary software and hardware, all based on open standards, to leverage demand-side management of residential DERs. The team will develop and validate a home energy management system (HEMS) as a grid interface with a utility. The HEMS will serve as a platform for deploying intelligent algorithms to execute grid-responsive functionality of a collection of residential multi-vendor devices. The team will develop hierarchical, decentralized control and optimization systems capable of providing the response needed to deliver guaranteed grid services to utilities.
The team will work with selected Southeast utilities to identify existing or future grid service programs of interest, such as demand response or renewables integration, for five appliance types: water heaters; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; electric vehicle chargers; pool pumps, and residential photovoltaic inverters.