Reliability-constrained self-organization and energy management towards a resilient microgrid cluster

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Abstract

Microgrids, as individual controllable entities that can operate either islanded from or interconnected to main power grid, have emerged as a promising solution to improving energy efficiency and resilience to disturbance. When linked together in a self-organized manner, a cluster of microgrids can significantly enhance the reliability and power quality for critical load. With this insight, we study the self-organization and decentralized energy management of a microgrid cluster islanded from main grid after a disruptive event. In the self-organization stage, depending on the available generation resources, each microgrid decides on whether to connect to the cluster; and the microgrid energy management systems then 'negotiate' on the optimal power exchange with each other in the cluster. Once the power exchange is determined, the generation and storage resources of each microgrid are managed to guarantee the energy reliability of critical loads and overall energy efficiency, through a scheduling procedure followed by a dispatch procedure. The effectiveness of the proposed method is revealed via case studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781479917853
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 2015
Event2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2015 - Washington, United States
Duration: Feb 18 2015Feb 20 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2015
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period02/18/1502/20/15

Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • energy management
  • microgrid cluster
  • reliability and resilience
  • self-organization

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