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Brochure title:
VOLTTRON: Integrating Distributed Energy Resources with the Grid
Description:
In commercial and other buildings there is growing interest in maximizing efficiency of operations, particularly the internal building systems that control functions such as heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting and hot water. In power industry terminology, these functions reside “behind the power meter.” VOLTTRON™, a technology developed at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is an emerging behind-the-meter control solution for building systems and devices. The innovative tool enables coordination of building energy loads and distributed energy resources (DERs), such as onsite solar generation or batteries, with the power grid. This coordination offers significant new flexibility to the grid and supports large-scale integration of renewable generation.
Clearance number:
PNNL-SA-117076
Contact/Custodian:
Ledbetter, Tim (tim.ledbetter@pnnl.gov)
Date published:
April 2016
Number of pages:
2
Background information:
Category:
Energy Production and Conservation
Key words:
VOLTTRON, Integrating Distributed Energy, Grid

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