Publications

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...

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...