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INTELLIGENT CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES
Nikos Hatziargyriou, National Technical University, Greece

Energy & Sustainability
David M Boundy, Intel Labs Europe, Ireland


 

INTELLIGENT CONTROL OF DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES

Nikos Hatziargyriou
National Technical University
Greece
 

Brief Bio
Nikos Hatziargyriou is deputy CEO of PPC, responsible for Transmission and Distribution Networks, island DNO and the Center of Testing, Research and Prototyping. From 1984 he is with the Power Division of the School of Electrical Engineering of NTUA, where he is full professor, since 1995. He is President of the Hellenic Association of Electric Enterprises (HELAS), member of CIGRE, Convener of CIGRE SCC6, Fellow Member of IEEE, past Chair of the Power System Dynamic Performance Committee, member of the BoD of EURELECTRIC and member of the EU Advisory Council of the Technology Platform on SmartGrids. He has participated in more than 60 R&DD Projects, and is coordinator of the EU funded Care, More Care, Microgrids, More Microgrids and Merge projects. He is author of two books and more than 250 scientific publications. His research interests include Smartgrids, Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrids, Renewable Energy Sources and Power System Security.


Abstract
The penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) at medium and low voltages (MV and LV), both in utility networks and downstream of the meter, is increasing worldwide. Small CHP applications (kW-scale), together with solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, small wind turbines (WTs), other small renewable sources, heat and electricity storage, and flexible loads are expected to play a significant role in future electricity supply. While the application of DERs provides a number of distinct economic and environmental advantages, the control of a potentially huge number of DERs creates a major challenge for operating the network safely and efficiently. This challenge can be addressed by microgrids, organized in a hierarchical way, which aims to coordinate DERs in a consistently more decentralized way. Thus, the control burden on the grid is reduced and DER are allowed to provide their full benefits. Microgrid design and operation demand new skills and technology, while distribution systems containing high DER penetration may require considerable operational control capabilities. The basic characteristics of the distributed control approach will be presented and the advantages it offers in the operation of Microgrids, DER and LV consumers will be identified. The traditional control approaches based on powerful SCADAs and Centralized/Client Server Architectures, although still efficient for large power stations or Transmission System Control, are not sufficient for the management of large number of DGs or LV consumers. New concepts such as Multi Agent Systems and Service Oriented Architecture, capable to provide the necessary functionalities will be presented. Finally, experiences of real test sites developed in various EU research projects, such as the More Microgrids, EU-Deep, and Smart House/Smart Grids will be demonstrated.



 

 

Energy & Sustainability

David M Boundy
Intel Labs Europe
Ireland
 

Brief Bio
David is a Research Manager with Intel Labs Europe whose mission is to advance Intel research and innovation in Europe while partnering to enable European competitiveness. David is currently leading a variety of research and applied research initiatives in the area of mobility and Manages Intel System Innovation programme. David also leads Intel's engagement in the SAP - Intel Collaboratory, a joint research centre based in Belfast. The centre focuses its research on the role of ICT in driving sustainability with specific emphasis on smart grids and cloud computing. Previously David has held a number of Management and Programme Management positions for Intel, most recently leading Intel IT's Service Management transformation.


Abstract
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