Coordinated Optimal Control of Constrained DERs

Roland Harvey, Zhihua Qu, Toru Namerikawa

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In this paper, a coordinated optimal control is designed to simultaneously satisfy multiple power system objectives at the distribution network level. With high penetration of renewables, traditional generation and control may not be enough to compensate for intermittent changes in net load. Dynamic coordination of battery storage devices and demand response at aggregated distributed energy resource (DER) sites becomes necessary to maintain power system operation, however, each dynamic power component operates at different time scales. Frequency stabilization can be achieved by designing optimal controls for traditional generation, storage devices and demand response. The proposed optimal controls naturally render frequency separation of these load balancing mechanisms. Given a 24-hour net load forecast, optimal tracking control inputs are designed subject to constraints of selected system elements to ensure optimal performance of the power system. Simulation results are presented and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538676981
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 26
Event2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2018 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 2018 Aug 212018 Aug 24


Other2nd IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications, CCTA 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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