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

Saman Nikkhah*, Adib Allahham, Damian Giaouris, Janusz W. Bialek, 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 micogrids (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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech
Subtitle of host publicationConference Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665435970
ISBN (Print)9781665411738
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 28 Jun 20212 Jul 2021


Conference2021 IEEE Madrid PowerTech, PowerTech 2021

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