Methods and systems for adjusting power consumption based on a fixed-duration power option agreement

  • US 10,608,433 B1
  • Filed: 12/04/2019
  • Issued: 03/31/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/28/2019
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A system comprising:

  • a set of computing systems, wherein the set of computing systems is configured to perform computational operations using power from a power grid;

    a control system configured to;

    monitor a set of conditions;

    receive power option data based, at least in part, on a power option agreement, wherein the power option data specify;

    (i) a set of minimum power thresholds, and (ii) a set of time intervals, wherein each minimum power threshold in the set of minimum power thresholds is associated with a time interval in the set of time intervals;

    responsive to receiving the power option data, determine a performance strategy for the set of computing systems based on a combination of at least a portion of the power option data and at least one condition in the set of conditions, wherein the performance strategy comprises a power consumption target for the set of computing systems for each time interval in the set of time intervals, wherein each power consumption target is equal to or greater than the minimum power threshold associated with each time interval; and

    provide instructions to the set of computing systems to perform one or more computational operations based on the performance strategy.

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