Experimental validation of peer-to-peer distributed voltage control system
|Author:||Almasalma, Hamada1,2; Claeys, Sander1,2; Mikhaylov, Konstantin3;|
1Departement Elektrotechniek, KU Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001 Leuven, Belgium
2EnergyVille Research Center, Thor Park 8310, 3600 Genk, Belgium
3Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2018070527101
Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute,
|Publish Date:|| 2018-07-05
This paper presents experimental validation of a distributed optimization-based voltage control system. The dual-decomposition method is used in this paper to solve the voltage optimization problem in a fully distributed way. Device-to-device communication is implemented to enable peer-to-peer data exchange between agents of the proposed voltage control system. The paper presents the design, development and hardware setup of a laboratory-based testbed used to validate the performance of the proposed dual-decomposition-based peer-to-peer voltage control. The architecture of the setup consists of four layers: microgrid, control, communication, and monitoring. The key question motivating this research was whether distributed voltage control systems are a technically effective alternative to centralized ones. The results discussed in this paper show that distributed voltage control systems can indeed provide satisfactory regulation of the voltage profiles.
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
218 Environmental engineering
212 Civil and construction engineering
This work is partially supported by: (1) P2P-SmarTest project (European Commission-Grant number 646469); and (2) an SB PhD fellowship from FWO-Vlaanderen.
|EU Grant Number:||
(646469) P2P-SmarTest - Peer to Peer Smart Energy Distribution Networks (P2P-SmartTest)
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