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Battelle Memorial Institute Assigned Patent for Distributed Hierarchical Control Architecture for Integrating Smart Grid Assets

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 6 -- Battelle Memorial Institute, Richland, Washington, has been assigned a patent (No. 10,498,141, initially filed Aug. 31, 2017) developed by six co-inventors for a "distributed hierarchical control architecture for integrating smart grid assets during normal and disrupted operations." The co-inventors are Karanjit Kalsi, Richland, Washington, Jason C. Fuller, Richland, Washington, Abhishek Somani, Richland, Washington, Robert G. Pratt, Kennewick, Washington, David P. Chassin, Pasco, Washington, and Donald J. Hammerstrom, West Richland, Washington.

The full-text of the patent can be found at,498,141.PN.&OS=PN/10,498,141&RS=PN/10,498,141

The abstract states: "Disclosed herein are representative embodiments of methods, apparatus, and systems for facilitating operation and control of a resource distribution system (such as a power grid). Among the disclosed embodiments is a distributed hierarchical control architecture (DHCA) that enables smart grid assets to effectively contribute to grid operations in a controllable manner, while helping to ensure system stability and equitably rewarding their contribution. Embodiments of the disclosed architecture can help unify the dispatch of these resources to provide both market-based and balancing services."

Written by Subhadarsini Mallick; edited by Sudarshan Harpal.


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