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Title: Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of a Smart Distribution System

Abstract

This paper presents the results of the third and final phase of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) INTEGRATE demonstration: Smart Distribution. For this demonstration, high penetrations of solar PV and wind energy systems were simulated in a power hardware-in-the-loop set-up using a smart distribution test feeder. Simulated and real DERs were controlled by a real-time control platform, which manages grid constraints under high clean energy deployment levels. The power HIL testing, conducted at NREL's ESIF smart power lab, demonstrated how dynamically managing DER increases the grid's hosting capacity by leveraging active network management's (ANM) safe and reliable control framework. Results are presented for how ANM's real-time monitoring, automation, and control can be used to manage multiple DERs and multiple constraints associated with high penetrations of DER on a distribution grid. The project also successfully demonstrated the importance of escalating control actions given how ANM enables operation of grid equipment closer to their actual physical limit in the presence of very high levels of intermittent DER.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Smarter Grid Solutions Inc.
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1438332
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5B00-71571
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2017 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 16-20 July 2017, Chicago, Illinois
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; decentralized control; energy storage; power system control; power system simulation; solar energy; wind integration

Citation Formats

Mendoza Carrillo, Ismael, Breaden, Craig, Medley, Paige, Watson, Frazer, Currie, Robert, and Abbey, Chad. Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of a Smart Distribution System. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274620.
Mendoza Carrillo, Ismael, Breaden, Craig, Medley, Paige, Watson, Frazer, Currie, Robert, & Abbey, Chad. Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of a Smart Distribution System. United States. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274620.
Mendoza Carrillo, Ismael, Breaden, Craig, Medley, Paige, Watson, Frazer, Currie, Robert, and Abbey, Chad. Thu . "Power Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing of a Smart Distribution System". United States. doi:10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274620.
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author = {Mendoza Carrillo, Ismael and Breaden, Craig and Medley, Paige and Watson, Frazer and Currie, Robert and Abbey, Chad},
abstractNote = {This paper presents the results of the third and final phase of the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) INTEGRATE demonstration: Smart Distribution. For this demonstration, high penetrations of solar PV and wind energy systems were simulated in a power hardware-in-the-loop set-up using a smart distribution test feeder. Simulated and real DERs were controlled by a real-time control platform, which manages grid constraints under high clean energy deployment levels. The power HIL testing, conducted at NREL's ESIF smart power lab, demonstrated how dynamically managing DER increases the grid's hosting capacity by leveraging active network management's (ANM) safe and reliable control framework. Results are presented for how ANM's real-time monitoring, automation, and control can be used to manage multiple DERs and multiple constraints associated with high penetrations of DER on a distribution grid. The project also successfully demonstrated the importance of escalating control actions given how ANM enables operation of grid equipment closer to their actual physical limit in the presence of very high levels of intermittent DER.},
doi = {10.1109/PESGM.2017.8274620},
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place = {United States},
year = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2018},
month = {Thu Feb 01 00:00:00 EST 2018}
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