Energy management of microgrids using power pinch analysis in the presence of network constraints

Ishioma Odigwe, Adib Allahham, Damian Giaouris

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Power Pinch Analysis (PoPA) has been previously applied on simple microgrids, assuming no network losses and only one electrical energy storage system. In this work, we apply PoPA on a more realistic micro gird, with several loads, batteries and by considering local network constraints. The graphical approach which PoPA presents, helps in finding the energy targets for energy exchanges between various battery energy storage systems within the distribution network and upstream substation supply. Key to this analysis will be to establish the impact of network line losses in more realistic systems rather than the single standalone grid-connected PV-battery systems where PoPA has been previously presented. The new methodology is implemented on a simple 4-bus radial distribution test system and the results show the possibility of a significant change in energy flow patterns between batteries and upstream supply as network line losses are considered over a 24-hour time horizon. MATLAB and MATPOWER have been used to validate the study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 9th International Conference on Smart Grid (icSmartGrid)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665445313, 9781665445306
ISBN (Print)9781665445320
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference on Smart Grid, icSmartGrid 2021 - Virtual, Setubal, Portugal
Duration: 29 Jun 20211 Jul 2021


Conference9th International Conference on Smart Grid, icSmartGrid 2021
CityVirtual, Setubal

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