Real-Time Optimization and Control of Next-Generation Distribution Infrastructure

Andrey Bernstein, Blake Lundstrom, Vahid Salehi, Jorge Elinzondo, Chris Bilby

Research output: NRELPresentation


This presentation highlights the key developments of the ARAP-e NODES project, including the innovative real-time optimal power flow (RT-OPF) algorithm for distributed energy resource (DER) management, trip planning for T+D coordination, and extensive validation of the RT-OPF algorithm in NREL ESIF laboratory with 100+ physical hardware devices, controller-hardware-in-the-loop test at Southern California Edison (SCE), and two field demonstrations.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages73
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePresented at the ARPA-e NODES Workshop, 16 January 2020, Golden, Colorado

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5D00-78742


  • hardware-in-the-loop
  • real-time optimal power flow
  • virtual power plant
  • voltage regulation


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