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Coordination of Multiple Energy Storage Units in a Low Voltage Distribution Network

Lookup NU author(s): Lei Wang, Professor Phil Taylor, Dr Neal WadeORCiD



A method for the coordination of multiple battery energy storage systems (BESSs) is proposed for voltage control in low-voltage distribution networks (LVDNs). The main objective of this method is to solve over-voltage problems with multiple suitably sized energy storage systems. The performance of coordinated control is compared with noncoordinated control using both a real-time digital simulator and a MATLAB model of a real U.K. LVDN with a high installed capacity of solar photovoltaics. This is used to show that coordinated control is robust and effective at preventing voltage rise problems in LVDNs. The proposed coordinated control scheme is able to use the BESSs more evenly, and therefore reduces the costs of battery replacement to the storage operator in terms of both number of batteries and maintenance visits.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wang L, Liang DH, Crossland AF, Taylor PC, Jones D, Wade NS

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid

Year: 2015

Volume: 6

Issue: 6

Pages: 2906-2918

Print publication date: 01/11/2015

Online publication date: 29/07/2015

Acceptance date: 29/07/2015

Date deposited: 29/02/2016

ISSN (print): 1949-3053

ISSN (electronic): 1949-3061

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2015.2452579


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