Design of Modified Droop Controller for Frequency Support in Microgrid using Fleet of Electric Vehicles

Design of Modified Droop Controller for Frequency Support in Microgrid using Fleet of Electric Vehicles Design of Modified Droop Controller for Frequency Support in Microgrid using Fleet of Electric Vehicles Abstract— Droop control has been extensively used by academia and industry for managing frequency fluctuations at microgrid (MG). This controller generates series of reference signals to different distributed energy sources (DES) such asdiesel generator, PV and wind system based on their respective maximum capacities. However, the combination of inertial and non-inertial DES leads…

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Multiagent System-Based Distributed Coordinated Control for Radial DC Microgrid Considering Transmission Time Delays

Multiagent System-Based Distributed Coordinated Control for Radial DC Microgrid Considering Transmission Time Delays Multiagent System-Based Distributed Coordinated Control for Radial DC Microgrid Considering Transmission Time Delays   Abstract— This paper focuses on a multiagent-based distributed coordinated control for radial dc microgrid considering transmission time delays. First, a two-level multiagent system is constructed, where local control is formulated based on local states and executed by means of the first-level agent, and distributed coordinated control law is formulated based on widearea information and executed by…

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Towards a Cyber Resilient and Secure Microgrid Using Software-Defined Networking

Towards a Cyber Resilient and Secure Microgrid Using Software-Defined Networking Towards a Cyber Resilient and Secure Microgrid Using Software-Defined Networking Abstract— To build a resilient and secure microgrid in the face of growing cyber-attacks and cyber-mistakes, we present a software-defined networking (SDN) based communication network architecture for microgrid operations. We leverage the global visibility, direct networking controllability and programmability offered by SDN to investigate multiple security applications, including self-healing communication network management, real-time and uncertainty-aware communication network verification, and specification-based intrusion detection. We…

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Efficient energy management for a grid-tied residential microgrid

Efficient energy management for a grid-tied residential microgrid Efficient energy management for a grid-tied residential microgrid   Abstract: In this study, an effective energy management system (EMS) for application in integrated building and microgrid system is introduced and implemented as a multi-objective optimisation problem. The proposed architecture covers different key modelling aspects such as distributed heat and electricity generation characteristics, heat transfer and thermal dynamics of sustainable residential buildings and load scheduling potentials of household appliances with associated constraints. Through various simulation studies…

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An Energy Management System for the Savona Campus Smart Polygeneration Microgrid

An Energy Management System for the Savona Campus Smart Polygeneration Microgrid An Energy Management System for the Savona Campus Smart Polygeneration Microgrid to minimize overall production cost   Abstract— The paper proposes an Energy Management System (EMS) for the optimal operation of the Savona Campus (SPM) to minimize the overall production costs while satisfying all the thermal and electric network constraints. To do this, first an adequate model of all the components installed in the SPM is presented, then a detailed and computationally…

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Slide mode control of microgrid using small hydro driven single-phase SEIG integrated with solar PV array

Slide mode control of microgrid using small hydro driven single-phase SEIG integrated with solar PV array Slide mode control of microgrid using small hydro driven single-phase SEIG integrated with solar PV array   Abstract: This study presents a susceptance theory-based sliding mode control (STSMC) algorithm for an improved power quality voltage and frequency control of a single-phase microgrid. The proposed microgrid includes a governor-free small hydro turbine-driven single-phase two winding self-excited induction generator (SEIG), a solar PV array and a battery energy storage…

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Historical data based energy management in a micro-grid with a hybrid energy storage system

Historical data based energy management in a micro-grid with a hybrid energy storage system Historical data based energy management in a micro-grid with a hybrid energy storage system   Abstract — In a micro-grid, due to potential reverse power profiles between the Renewable Energy Source (RES) and the loads, energy storage devices are employed to achieve high self consumption of RES and to minimize power surplus flowing back into the main grid. This paper proposes a variable charging/discharging threshold method to manage energy storage system.…

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Robust Finite-Time Control for Autonomous Operation of an Inverter-Based Microgrid

Robust Finite-Time Control for Autonomous Operation of an Inverter-Based Microgrid Robust Finite-Time Control for Autonomous Operation of an Inverter-Based Microgrid   Abstract— Recently, more and more small scale renewable generation sources based distributed generators are integrated to the existing power network through power electronic based converters. Microgrid has been proposed as a solution to meet the challenges posed by highly intermittent renewable generations. To address the fast response and complex operating conditions of various inverters in an autonomous microgrid, this paper proposes a…

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Comprehensive Control for Microgrid Autonomous Operation With Demand Response

Comprehensive Control for Microgrid Autonomous Operation With Demand Response Comprehensive Control for Microgrid Autonomous Operation With Demand Response Abstract—   Several situations in a microgrid (MG) cause unbalances leading to voltage and frequency variations. Conventionally MG power balance is ensured by storage battery units along with unscheduled load shedding. This paper presents control and management strategies to coordinate MG resources including generation, smart electric vehicles, and loads for frequency and voltage regulation to achieve optimal autonomous operation. MG control is designed in two…

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Study of Improved Load Sharing Methodologies for Distributed Generation Units Connected in a Microgrid

Study of Improved Load Sharing Methodologies for Distributed Generation Units Connected in a Microgrid Study of Improved Load Sharing Methodologies for Distributed Generation Units Connected in a Microgrid   Abstract— In this paper, an improved load sharing strategy is proposed for distributed generation units (DGs) connected in a microgrid. Conventional frequency and voltage droop control result in unacceptable active and reactive power sharing. The proposed method formulates a suitable algorithm for load sharing in the islanded microgrid. The feeder power loss and the…

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