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Application of Robust Receding Horizon controller for Real-Time Energy Management of Reconfigurable Islanded Microgrids

Lookup NU author(s): Saman Nikkhah, Dr Adib Allahham, Dr Damian Giaouris, Professor Janusz Bialek, Professor Sara Walker


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The development of smart grid infrastructure has opened new opportunities for microgrids to operate proactively and supply their incorporated loads with local generation. This capability could be improved more efficiently through utilisation of available distributed energy resources (DERs) and modernisation of the grid characteristics. In this study, a robust rolling horizon architecture is developed for real-time energy management of islanded microgrids (IMGs), while the adaptation of network configuration is considered as a potential option for improving the system characteristics. In addition to dispatchable and non-dispatchable units, the application of plug-in electric vehicles in the grid is analysed taking into account the driving pattern of such mobile storage units. The proposed problem is modelled as mixed integer conic programming and tested on IEEE 33-bus test system using general algebraic modelling system (GAMS) software. The simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed model in dealing with real-time energy management with lower computation time, while the significance of network reconfiguration and electric vehicles in improving the characteristics of IMGs is obvious in the outputs

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Author(s): Nikkhah S, Allahham A, Giaouris D, Bialek J, Walker S

Editor(s): IEEE

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: IEEE PowerTech Conference

Year of Conference: 2021

Print publication date: 31/08/2021

Online publication date: 29/07/2021

Acceptance date: 01/03/2021

ISSN: 9781665411738

Publisher: IEEE


DOI: 10.1109/PowerTech46648.2021.9494926