Performance Evaluation of Data-Enhanced Hierarchical Control for Grid Operations

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Abstract

This paper presents a hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation to evaluate the performance of voltage regulation of Data-Enhanced Hierarchical Control (DEHC). This DEHC uses an advanced distribution management system (ADMS) for grid operations to control legacy and grid-edge devices and coordinate with distributed energy management systems (DERMS) to manage high penetrations of photovoltaics (PV) on a utility distribution system. The HIL platform provides realistic laboratory testing, including accurate modeling (legacy devices, grid-edge devices, and PV) of the real-world distribution system from a utility partner, a real controller (ADMS), software controller DERMS, hardware grid-edge devices, and standard communications protocols. The test results demonstrate functionalities of the integrated platform and the performance of voltage regulation of the coordinated control systems. Based on laboratory testing, the utility can set up the same grid-automation system to manage DERs, legacy devices, and grid-edge devices to achieve their system-level control and operation objectives (e.g., voltage regulation), thus de-risking potential issues such as instability for field deployment.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Aug 2020
Event2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 Aug 20206 Aug 2020

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period2/08/206/08/20

Bibliographical note

See NREL/CP-5D00-75333 for preprint

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-79038

Keywords

  • Advanced distribution management system (ADMS)
  • Distributed energy resource management system (DERMS)
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL)
  • Voltage regulation

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