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Title: Research, Development, and Testing of a Master Controller with Applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid System

Abstract

The objective of this project was to research, develop and test a Microgrid Master Controller (MMC) with applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid (BCM), capable of monitoring and controlling a microgrid cluster, as well as to demonstrate its performance in an environment that will closely resemble actual operation of the microgrid. During the project, a hierarchical control strategy of the MMC consisting of primary, secondary, and tertiary layers of control was developed, to operate the MMC in conjunction with the IIT microgrid controller for the coordinated operation of the microgrid cluster, including the control of DERs and facilitation of power flow between the microgrids. A detailed laboratory test plan, including methodology, test setup, test scenarios, and techniques for data gathering and analysis, was developed to verify the MMC functionalities and to validate the performance of the control algorithms under various microgrid operating conditions and potential system contingencies. The MMC underwent a thorough lab testing with more than 320 test cases assigned to 14 performance categories. The final project review and technology feasibility demonstration was held with Department of Energy (DOE) team, in the ComEd’s Grid of the Future lab. During this review, technical performance of the MMC was demonstrated inmore » all key scenarios where the proper performance of the MMC was witnessed under a wide array of scenarios, including planned islanding, unplanned islanding, re-synchronization, load restoration, and basic dispatch in grid-connected and islanded mode. The demonstration was based on use cases focused on main microgrid capabilities and features, which further and the microgrid performance. The following cases were shown to DOE: Planned Islanding; Re-synchronization; Load Restoration; Basic Dispatch (grid-connected mode); Basic Dispatch (islanded mode); Unplanned Islanding. The outcome of this project is a viable microgrid control technology that served as a basis for further enhancement and commercialization of the utility-grade microgrid controller that will be employed for control of the BCM.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [4];  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Commonweath Edison Co., Oakbrook Terrace, IL (United States)
  2. Quanta Technology, Raleigh, NC (United States)
  3. Univ. of Denver, CO (United States)
  4. Illinois Inst. of Technology, Chicago, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Commonweath Edison Co., Oakbrook Terrace, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1476642
Report Number(s):
DOE-COMED-0724
DOE Contract Number:  
OE0000724
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Bahramirad, Shay, Katiraei, Farid, Khodaei, Amin, Kothandaraman, Sri Raghavan, Lelic, Muhidin, Li, Zuyi, Malekpour, Ahmadreza, Paaso, Aleksi, and Zamani, Amin. Research, Development, and Testing of a Master Controller with Applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid System. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.2172/1476642.
Bahramirad, Shay, Katiraei, Farid, Khodaei, Amin, Kothandaraman, Sri Raghavan, Lelic, Muhidin, Li, Zuyi, Malekpour, Ahmadreza, Paaso, Aleksi, & Zamani, Amin. Research, Development, and Testing of a Master Controller with Applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid System. United States. doi:10.2172/1476642.
Bahramirad, Shay, Katiraei, Farid, Khodaei, Amin, Kothandaraman, Sri Raghavan, Lelic, Muhidin, Li, Zuyi, Malekpour, Ahmadreza, Paaso, Aleksi, and Zamani, Amin. Tue . "Research, Development, and Testing of a Master Controller with Applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid System". United States. doi:10.2172/1476642. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1476642.
@article{osti_1476642,
title = {Research, Development, and Testing of a Master Controller with Applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid System},
author = {Bahramirad, Shay and Katiraei, Farid and Khodaei, Amin and Kothandaraman, Sri Raghavan and Lelic, Muhidin and Li, Zuyi and Malekpour, Ahmadreza and Paaso, Aleksi and Zamani, Amin},
abstractNote = {The objective of this project was to research, develop and test a Microgrid Master Controller (MMC) with applications to the Bronzeville Community Microgrid (BCM), capable of monitoring and controlling a microgrid cluster, as well as to demonstrate its performance in an environment that will closely resemble actual operation of the microgrid. During the project, a hierarchical control strategy of the MMC consisting of primary, secondary, and tertiary layers of control was developed, to operate the MMC in conjunction with the IIT microgrid controller for the coordinated operation of the microgrid cluster, including the control of DERs and facilitation of power flow between the microgrids. A detailed laboratory test plan, including methodology, test setup, test scenarios, and techniques for data gathering and analysis, was developed to verify the MMC functionalities and to validate the performance of the control algorithms under various microgrid operating conditions and potential system contingencies. The MMC underwent a thorough lab testing with more than 320 test cases assigned to 14 performance categories. The final project review and technology feasibility demonstration was held with Department of Energy (DOE) team, in the ComEd’s Grid of the Future lab. During this review, technical performance of the MMC was demonstrated in all key scenarios where the proper performance of the MMC was witnessed under a wide array of scenarios, including planned islanding, unplanned islanding, re-synchronization, load restoration, and basic dispatch in grid-connected and islanded mode. The demonstration was based on use cases focused on main microgrid capabilities and features, which further and the microgrid performance. The following cases were shown to DOE: Planned Islanding; Re-synchronization; Load Restoration; Basic Dispatch (grid-connected mode); Basic Dispatch (islanded mode); Unplanned Islanding. The outcome of this project is a viable microgrid control technology that served as a basis for further enhancement and commercialization of the utility-grade microgrid controller that will be employed for control of the BCM.},
doi = {10.2172/1476642},
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year = {2018},
month = {10}
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