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TitleOptimized multiple microgrid-based clustering of active distribution systems considering communication and control requirements
 
AuthorArefifar, S AORCID logo; Mohamed, Y A-R; El-Fouly, TORCID logo
SourceIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics vol. 62, issue 2, 2014 p. 711-723, https://doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2014.2352212
Year2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediaon-line; digital
File formatPDF; HTML
Released2014 08 27
AbstractAn optimized communication and control infrastructure, based on the microgrid building block concept, for active distribution systems is essential to facilitate powerful control framework under the smart grid paradigm. In this paper, a novel methodology for designing a communication and control infrastructure is presented. The new design takes into account both communication system and distribution system-related aspects. The proposed design facilitates systematic and optimized clustering of the distribution system into a set of virtual microgrids with optimized communication requirements while considering the power quality aspects, characteristics of distributed generation units, distributed energy storage units, and distributed reactive sources. The new design facilitates robust infrastructure for smart distribution systems operation and control, e.g., self-healing control and optimized system-level operation, by using virtual microgrids as building blocks in future distribution systems. The motivations, conceptual design, problem formulation and solution algorithms are presented in this paper. The well-known PG&E 69-bus distribution system is selected as a test case and through several sensitivity studies, the effect of optimization coefficients on the design, and the robustness of the algorithm are investigated. Finally, the algorithm is tested on the IEEE 123-bus distribution system.
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An optimized communication and control infrastructure, based on the microgrid building block concept, for active distribution systems is essential to facilitate powerful control framework under the smart grid paradigm. In this paper, a novel methodology for designing a communication and control infrastructure is presented. The new design takes into account both communication system and distribution system-related aspects. The proposed design facilitates systematic and optimized clustering of the distribution system into a set of virtual microgrids with optimized communication requirements while considering the power quality aspects, characteristics of distributed generation units, distributed energy storage units, and distributed reactive sources. The new design facilitates robust infrastructure for smart distribution systems operation and control, e.g., self-healing control and optimized system-level operation, by using virtual microgrids as building blocks in future distribution systems. The motivations, conceptual design, problem formulation and solution algorithms are presented in this paper. The well-known PG&E 69-bus distribution system is selected as a test case and through several sensitivity studies, the effect of optimization coefficients on the design, and the robustness of the algorithm are investigated. Finally, the algorithm is tested on the IEEE 123-bus distribution system.
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