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Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed Decision-Making:
We are examining the use of economic theory and autonomous agents to decentralize decision making in complex systems, such as transmission grids and micro-grids, to increase efficiency and reliability.
Contact: Sarosh Talukdar, Lester Lave

Regulatory and Economic Assessment of Micro-grids:
We assess the current regulatory framework, suggest new arrangements, and evaluate the likely economic performance of micro-grids.
Contact: Doug King, Granger Morgan

Stability and Distributed Generation
We have examined dynamic stability of distributed generators in power systems, finding that a small load disturbance is capable of causing frequency instability in the primary dynamics of the distributed generators. We have developed a method of regaining system stability.
Contact: Judith Cardell, Marija Ilic

Improving Reliability with Distributed Resources:
(see entry under Reliability and Security).

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