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Energies 2011, 4(5), 717-726; doi:10.3390/en4050717

AC Power Routing System in Home Based on Demand and Supply Utilizing Distributed Power Sources

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Department of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo, Kyoto 650-8510, Japan
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Received: 28 February 2011 / Revised: 20 April 2011 / Accepted: 22 April 2011 / Published: 26 April 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Future Grid)
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To help reduce consumption of fossil fuels, renewable, natural and distributed power sources are being adopted. These alternative energy sources inevitably show fluctuations in the amount of output power, frequency, and voltage. The suppression of such fluctuations is a key issue to avoid disturbances in power grids. A similar situation arises as far as the regulation of in-home power flow is concerned. We focus on the quality of supplied and demanded power in particular. In this paper, an in-home power distribution system based on information of power is proposed. The system is developed in order to integrate power dispatch and communication. The experimental results show the feasibility of new flexible and efficient power management approaches.
Keywords: power packet; power router; power management; HEMS power packet; power router; power management; HEMS
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Takuno, T.; Kitamori, Y.; Takahashi, R.; Hikihara, T. AC Power Routing System in Home Based on Demand and Supply Utilizing Distributed Power Sources. Energies 2011, 4, 717-726.

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