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Power tracking control of heterogeneous populations of thermostatically controlled loads with partially measured states

Zhenhe Zhang, Jun Zheng and Guchuan Zhu

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This paper presents a new aggregate power tracking control scheme for populations of thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs). The control design is performed in the framework of partial differential equations (PDEs) based on a late-lumping procedure without truncating the infinite-dimensional model describing the dynamics of the TCL population. An input-output linearization control scheme, which is independent of system parameters and uses only partial state measurement, is derived, and a sliding mode-like control is applied to achieve finite-time input-to-state stability for tracking error dynamics. Such a control strategy can ensure robust performance in the presence of modeling uncertainties, while considerably reducing the communication burden in large-scale distributed systems similar to that considered in the present work. A rigorous analysis of the closed-loop stability of the underlying PDE system was conducted, which guarantees the validity of the developed control scheme. Simulation studies were performed while considering two TCL populations with a significant difference in their size, and the results show that the developed control scheme performs well in both cases, thereby confirming the effectiveness of the proposed solution.

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aggregate power tracking control; finite-time input-to-state stability; input-output linearization; partial differential equations; thermostatically controlled loads

Subjects: 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering > 2500 Electrical and electronic engineering
2950 Applied mathematics > 2950 Applied mathematics
Department: Department of Electrical Engineering
Funders: NSERC / CRSNG, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Fonds de Recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologies (FRQNT)
Grant number: NSFC-11901482, RGPIN-2018-04571
PolyPublie URL: https://publications.polymtl.ca/58202/
Journal Title: IEEE Access (vol. 12)
Publisher: IEEE
DOI: 10.1109/access.2024.3392511
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2024.3392511
Date Deposited: 21 May 2024 10:51
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 10:51
Cite in APA 7: Zhang, Z., Zheng, J., & Zhu, G. (2024). Power tracking control of heterogeneous populations of thermostatically controlled loads with partially measured states. IEEE Access, 12, 57674-57687. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2024.3392511


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