Soft computing methods for the implementation of aggregated load control of domestic electric water heaters

dc.contributor.advisorLi, Howard
dc.contributor.advisorChang, Liuchen
dc.contributor.authorSepulveda, Arnaldo
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-01T16:21:50Z
dc.date.available2023-03-01T16:21:50Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.updated2020-07-08T00:00:00Z
dc.description.abstractPower system operators have the task of maintaining the balance between the demand and generation of electric power. Currently, much research and attention is directed at finding more environmentally friendly sources of power generation. Naturally, more power is required when the load is at its peak value, and this tends to be when the most non-environmentally friendly sources of power generation are used. This thesis proposes a control strategy for peak load shaving by intelligently scheduling power consumption of domestic electric water heaters using three methods; fuzzy logic controller, a fuzzy neural network, and particle swarm optimization. Simulation studies evaluate the performance of the load control strategy. In doing so, the control strategy is shown to be an effective tool for reducing the aggregated peak load of electricity without compromising customer satisfaction.
dc.description.copyright©Arnaldo Sepulveda, 2012
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dc.formattext/xml
dc.format.extentxii, 107 pages
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.identifier.otherThesis 9089
dc.identifier.urihttps://unbscholar.lib.unb.ca/handle/1882/13646
dc.language.isoen_CA
dc.publisherUniversity of New Brunswick
dc.rightshttp://purl.org/coar/access_right/c_abf2
dc.subject.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
dc.titleSoft computing methods for the implementation of aggregated load control of domestic electric water heaters
dc.typemaster thesis
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.fullnameMaster of Science in Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of New Brunswick
thesis.degree.levelmasters
thesis.degree.nameM.Sc.E.
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