A Potential Field Load Scheduling Approach for Self-Sustainable Electrical Microgrids

Adriano Ferreira, Paulo Leitão, José Barata

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Abstract

The electrical microgrids concept emerged from the proliferation of renewable energy systems and their spreading across the distribution system, alongside with electrical vehicles and storage systems. This change in the electrical energy paradigm implies a change in the way these systems are modeled and controlled due to their ability to operate as autonomous entities, decoupled from the main grid. This separation implies that the microgrid operates under tighter control in order to remain independent and self-sustainable, where prioritization, scheduling and shedding assume crucial roles. This paper introduces an innovative way to optimize the resource allocation of controllable loads in an electrical microgrid operating in island mode by using the potential fields concept. For this purpose, individual nodes representing producers and consumers are enriched with potential fields, being able to optimize their schedule and behavior, and consequently increase the microgrid's self-sustainability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2585-2590
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728136660
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019
Event28th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Volume2019-June
ISSN (Print)2163-5137

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2019
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period12/06/1914/06/19

Keywords

  • Holonic systems.
  • Microgrids
  • Potential fields
  • Scheduling
  • Self-sustainability

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