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Title: Site-Specific Evaluation of Microgrid Controller Using Controller and Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop: Preprint

Abstract

Microgrids are built by utilities to improve the resilience and reliability of segments of the distribution system. Controllers with advanced capabilities will operate and control these microgrids with diverse energy technologies, which vary from inverter-based photovoltaics, energy storage systems, and ultra-capacitors to conventional diesel generators. There are multiple challenges to building a microgrid controller for a site because of the unique requirements presented by the controllable and uncontrollable elements in the system. There are also challenges to testing the performance of the microgrid controller for such unique microgrids. The research presented here discusses the challenges to evaluating a microgrid controller for a specific site and provides solutions to those challenges. The paper also presents the controller/power-hardware-in-the-loop evaluation platform built to suit the needs of the microgrid as well as the IEEE 2030.8 consistent test cases used to evaluate the proper operation of the microgrid controller. Finally, the paper presents the results from a subset of the experiments performed to evaluate the microgrid controller. a microgrid controller for a site because of the unique requirements presented by the controllable and uncontrollable elements in the system. There are also challenges to testing the performance of the microgrid controller for such unique microgrids.more » The research presented here discusses the challenges to evaluating a microgrid controller for a specific site and provides solutions to those challenges. The paper also presents the controller/power-hardware-in-the-loop evaluation platform built to suit the needs of the microgrid as well as the IEEE 2030.8 consistent test cases used to evaluate the proper operation of the microgrid controller. Finally, the paper presents the results from a subset of the experiments performed to evaluate the microgrid controller.« less

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
California Energy Commission (CEC)
OSTI Identifier:
1571896
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-72770
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2019 IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON), 14-17 October 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; power-hardware-in-the-loop; controller hardware-in-the-loop; IEEE 2030.8; microgrids; microgrid controller

Citation Formats

Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Pratt, Annabelle, Fossum, John R, Wang, Jing, Miller, Brian R, Symko-Davies, Martha, Usman, Muhammad Usama, and Bialek, Thomas. Site-Specific Evaluation of Microgrid Controller Using Controller and Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop: Preprint. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Pratt, Annabelle, Fossum, John R, Wang, Jing, Miller, Brian R, Symko-Davies, Martha, Usman, Muhammad Usama, & Bialek, Thomas. Site-Specific Evaluation of Microgrid Controller Using Controller and Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop: Preprint. United States.
Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Pratt, Annabelle, Fossum, John R, Wang, Jing, Miller, Brian R, Symko-Davies, Martha, Usman, Muhammad Usama, and Bialek, Thomas. Mon . "Site-Specific Evaluation of Microgrid Controller Using Controller and Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop: Preprint". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1571896.
@article{osti_1571896,
title = {Site-Specific Evaluation of Microgrid Controller Using Controller and Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop: Preprint},
author = {Prabakar, Kumaraguru and Pratt, Annabelle and Fossum, John R and Wang, Jing and Miller, Brian R and Symko-Davies, Martha and Usman, Muhammad Usama and Bialek, Thomas},
abstractNote = {Microgrids are built by utilities to improve the resilience and reliability of segments of the distribution system. Controllers with advanced capabilities will operate and control these microgrids with diverse energy technologies, which vary from inverter-based photovoltaics, energy storage systems, and ultra-capacitors to conventional diesel generators. There are multiple challenges to building a microgrid controller for a site because of the unique requirements presented by the controllable and uncontrollable elements in the system. There are also challenges to testing the performance of the microgrid controller for such unique microgrids. The research presented here discusses the challenges to evaluating a microgrid controller for a specific site and provides solutions to those challenges. The paper also presents the controller/power-hardware-in-the-loop evaluation platform built to suit the needs of the microgrid as well as the IEEE 2030.8 consistent test cases used to evaluate the proper operation of the microgrid controller. Finally, the paper presents the results from a subset of the experiments performed to evaluate the microgrid controller. a microgrid controller for a site because of the unique requirements presented by the controllable and uncontrollable elements in the system. There are also challenges to testing the performance of the microgrid controller for such unique microgrids. The research presented here discusses the challenges to evaluating a microgrid controller for a specific site and provides solutions to those challenges. The paper also presents the controller/power-hardware-in-the-loop evaluation platform built to suit the needs of the microgrid as well as the IEEE 2030.8 consistent test cases used to evaluate the proper operation of the microgrid controller. Finally, the paper presents the results from a subset of the experiments performed to evaluate the microgrid controller.},
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