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Visible to the public Distributed Coordination of Smart Devices to Mitigate Intermittency of Renewable Generation for a Smarter/Sustainable Power Grid

The ultimate goal of the project is to help the electric grid become more reliable even when a large amount of electricity is generated from green, but intermittent - sources such as solar and wind. To deal with this intermittency, inexpensive sources of energy storage are required. Instead of investing in batteries, this project seeks to obtain cheap storage by manipulating power demand in consumer loads through intelligent decision-making algorithms.