Publications

Behind the Meter Grid Services: Intelligent Load Control - Report

This report describes how the intelligent load control (ILC) algorithm can be implemented to achieve peak demand reduction while minimizing impacts on occupant comfort. The algorithm was designed...

Coordination and Control of Flexible Building Loads for Renewable Integration - Report

Renewable energy resources such as wind and solar power have a high degree of uncertainty. Large-scale integration of these variable generation sources into the grid is a big challenge for power...

Security Features of VOLTTRON™ Distributed Sensing and Control Platform (2017) - Report

VOLTTRON™ enables rapid authoring and secure deployment of autonomous software agents for distributed sensing and controls. It is designed to be as secure as possible to meet desired security...

The VOLTTRON™ Platform - Brochure

VOLTTRON™ is an open source distributed control and sensing software platform. Cost effective, scalable and secure, this technology improves the control of heating, ventilation and air...

Transaction-Based Building Controls Framework, Volume 1: Reference Guide - Report

Buildings consume 40% of the total energy in the U.S. and over 70% of the nation’s total electricity today. Concerted efforts on both federal and state level have contributed to the flattening of...

Transaction-Based Building Controls Framework, Volume 2: Platform Descriptive Model and Requirements - Report

Given the distributed nature of the power grid—with millions of components operating independently and without context of their environments—centralized control is difficult and cost orohibitive...

Transactive Control of Commercial Building HVAC Systems - Report

This document details the development and testing of market-based transactive controls for commercial building heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems. These controls are intended to...

VOLTTRON 2016 - Report

VOLTTRON™ is a flexible, reliable, and scalable platform for distributed control and sensing. VOLTTRON serves in four primary roles:

 - A reference platform for researchers to quickly...

Volttron: An Agent Platform for the Smart Grid - Manuscript

VOLTTRON™ platform enables the deployment of intelligent sensors and controllers in the smart grid and provides a stable, secure and flexible framework that expands the sensing and control...

VOLTTRON™ Deployment and Scalability - Report

Throughout Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 and early 2017, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory investigated the effects of scaling on VOLTTRON™ and its components...

VOLTTRON™ Documentation - User Guide

This resource serves as a user guide for the deployment of the...

VOLTTRON™ Overview - Brochure

VOLTTRON™, developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is a distributed control and sensing software platform.


VOLTTRON™: A New Tool for Improving Energy Efficiency in Buildings - Brochure

Descriptions of how VOLTTRON™ can be used to enable improved control of building operations and energy efficiency.


VOLTTRON™: A Secure Tool for Achieving Energy Efficiency - Brochure

A summary of VOLTTRON™'s cutting-edge security features.


VOLTTRON™: Integrating Distributed Energy Resources with the Grid - Brochure

Descriptions of how VOLTTRON™ can be used to improve integration of distributed energy resources and stabilize power grid operations.


VOLTTRON™: Tech-to-Market Best-Practices Guide for Small- and Medium-Sized Commercial Buildings - Report

Provides a basic description of VOLTTRON™ capabilities, examines initial deployment activities and provides a best practice technology adoption guide for use by entities serving the small- and...