A real-time simulation testbed for hierarchical control of a renewable energy-based microgrid

R. Scott Mongrain, Ziwei Yu, Raja Ayyanar

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Abstract

The continued rise of renewable energy sources (RES) and distributed generation (DG) necessitate and support the invention of smart grid technologies, among which communication and remote control are keystone features. Multilevel control strategies improve grid stability and provide the necessary flexibility to address changing demand, contingency, and DG variability. To test these strategies while avoiding damage to existing infrastructure or lab equipment, simulation is employed to facilitate large-scale control and protection applications. In this work, a multi-level control strategy is tested on a moderately large simulated network, using both physical and software-based controllers, in both local- and remote-control configurations. Additionally, an adaptation is made to typical control strategy to accommodate energy sharing amongst distributed resources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781538692844
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2019
Event2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2019 - College Station, United States
Duration: Feb 7 2019Feb 8 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2019
CountryUnited States
CityCollege Station
Period2/7/192/8/19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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    Mongrain, R. S., Yu, Z., & Ayyanar, R. (2019). A real-time simulation testbed for hierarchical control of a renewable energy-based microgrid. In 2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2019 [8662133] (2019 IEEE Texas Power and Energy Conference, TPEC 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPEC.2019.8662133