Weak Control Approach to Consumer-Preferred Energy Management

Suzuna Shibasaki, Masaki Inoue, Mitsuru Arahata, Vijay Gupta

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This paper is devoted to a consumer-preferred community-level energy management system (CEMS), in which a system manager allows consumers their selfish decisions of power-saving while regulating the overall demand-supply imbalance. The key structure of the system is to weakly control consumers: the controller sends the allowable range of the power-saving amount to each consumer, which is modeled by a set-valued control signal. Then, the consumers decide the amount in the range based on their private preference. In this paper, we address the design problem of the controller that generates the set-valued control signals. The controller structure is based on internal model control, which plays the essential role of guaranteeing the consumer-independent stability and the worst-case control performance of the overall CEMS. Finally, a numerical experiment of the consumer-preferred CEMS is performed to demonstrate the design procedure of the controller and to show its effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17083-17088
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event21st IFAC World Congress 2020 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 2020 Jul 122020 Jul 17


  • Energy management system
  • Human-in-the-loop system
  • Internal model control
  • Multi-objective control
  • Robust control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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