Homeostatic control: the utility/customer marketplace for electric power

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A load management system is proposed in which the electric utility customer controls his on-site power demand to coincide with the lowest possible cost of power generation. Called Homeostatic Control, this method is founded on feedback between the customer and the utility and on customer independence. The utility has no control beyond the customer's meter. Computers located at the customer's site are continuously fed data on weather conditions, utility generating costs, and demand requirements for space conditioning, lighting, and appliances. The customer then directs the computer to schedule and control the power allotted for these functions. On-site generation by the ... continued below

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Schweppe, F.C.; Tabors, R.D. & Kirtley, J.L. September 1, 1981.

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A load management system is proposed in which the electric utility customer controls his on-site power demand to coincide with the lowest possible cost of power generation. Called Homeostatic Control, this method is founded on feedback between the customer and the utility and on customer independence. The utility has no control beyond the customer's meter. Computers located at the customer's site are continuously fed data on weather conditions, utility generating costs, and demand requirements for space conditioning, lighting, and appliances. The customer then directs the computer to schedule and control the power allotted for these functions. On-site generation by the customer can be incorporated in the system. It is argued that homeostatic control is technically feasible, that the level of control equipment sophistication can be adapted to the benefits received by the customer, that such a system would encourage the use of customer-site energy storage and energy conservation equipment, and that it represents a realistic method for allowing the customer to decide how he will use electric power during an era of increasing costs for power generation. (LCL)

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  • Other: DE82013658
  • Report No.: MIT-EL-81-033
  • Grant Number: AM01-76EI02295
  • DOI: 10.2172/5232528 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5232528
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1072230

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Schweppe, F.C.; Tabors, R.D. & Kirtley, J.L. Homeostatic control: the utility/customer marketplace for electric power, report, September 1, 1981; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1072230/: accessed June 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.