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    Plug-and-Play Distributed Algorithms for Optimized Power Generation in a Microgrid


    Crisostomi, Emanuele and Liu, Mingming and Raugi, Marco and Shorten, Robert N. (2014) Plug-and-Play Distributed Algorithms for Optimized Power Generation in a Microgrid. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 5 (4). pp. 2145-2154. ISSN 1949-3053

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    Abstract

    This paper introduces distributed algorithms that share the power generation task in an optimized fashion among the several Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) within a microgrid. We borrow certain concepts from communication network theory, namely Additive-Increase-Multiplicative-Decrease (AIMD) algorithms, which are known to be convenient in terms of communication requirements and network efficiency.We adapt the synchronized version of AIMD to minimize a cost utility function of interest in the framework of smart grids. We then implement the AIMD utility optimisation strategies in a realistic power network simulation in Matlab-OpenDSS environment, and we show that the performance is very close to the full-communication centralized case.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Distributed algorithms; microgrid; optimal power scheduling;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 6959
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/TSG.2014.2320555
    Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
    Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 17:04
    Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
    Publisher: IEEE
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
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