Studies use modeling, simulation, and laboratory testing to quantify the potential of lighting systems to provide substantial or unique grid services – potentially leading to field evaluations aimed at validating simulation and laboratory findings and exploring other real-world issues.
OpenADR 2.0b SIGNALS
PNNL is conducting an analysis of signals available in a grid communication protocol known as OpenADR, in order to determine which signals are suitable for use by lighting systems, and which configuration parameters are necessary in order to allow a lighting system to respond to each of these signals in a way that meets both grid and occupant needs.
- How Might Connected Lighting Systems be Configured to Respond to OpenADR Signals? (Report, in progress)
- Exploring the Reaction of CLS to OpenADR 2.0b Signals (Video with transcript, February 2021)
BATTERIES AND EMERGENCY LIGHTING
This work focuses on emergency lighting, the use of batteries to power emergency lights, and the potential for lights to access those batteries for situations other than providing paths of egress during electrical outages (i.e., emergency situations). The study presents multiple ways to estimate the energy capacity necessary to power emergency lighting, and uses these techniques to determine how much capacity might be required for multiple DOE prototype building models.
Connected Lighting Systems, Batteries, Emergency Lighting (Video with transcript, February 2021)
- Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination? (Article, March 2020)
- Can CLS Provide Unique or Substantial Grid Services? (Presentation, January 2020)
- Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series: Lighting and Electronics (Report, December 2019)
- Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings Technical Report Series: Overview of Research Challenges and Gaps (Report, December 2019)
- Grid-interactive Efficient Buildings (Fact Sheet, April 2019)