A Model-Predictive Hierarchical-Control Framework for Aggregating Residential DERs to Provide Grid Regulation Services: Preprint

Fei Ding, Xin Jin, Harsha Padullaparti, Kumar Utkarsh, Changhong Zhao

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Abstract

This paper develops a hierarchical control fram-ework to aggregate and control behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs), which will be ubiquitous in future distribution systems. Even though the increasing penetration of DERs will strain the power networks in terms of voltage regul-ation and coordination issues with existing transmission-level conventional generators, the distribution-level DERs can also be utilized to help provide flexibility to the power network while providing cost savings to the DER owners. Therefore, this paper develops a model-predictive control strategy to determine the available power flexibility, and to utilize the flexibility in an aggregated form to provide grid regulation services. Numerical simulations performed on the IEEE 37-bus test system demonstrate the efficacy of the proposed approach.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (IEEE ISGT) - Washington, D.C.
Duration: 17 Feb 202020 Feb 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Conference on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (IEEE ISGT)
CityWashington, D.C.
Period17/02/2020/02/20

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5D00-77340 for paper as published in IEEE proceedings

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-74827

Keywords

  • behind-the-meter
  • distributed energy resource
  • flexibility
  • hierarchical control
  • model-predictive

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