Coordinated control of micro-generation and demand-side management in smart grids

Ignacio Hernando-Gil, Irinel-Sorin Ilie, Adam J. Collin, Jorge L. Acosta, Barry P. Hayes, Sasa Z. Djokic

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This extended abstract analyses possible benefits of coordinated implementation of micro-generation (MG) and demand-side management (DSM) on the overall performance of distribution networks, particularly quality of supply of low-voltage residential customers. Detailed network representations and improved aggregate load/MG models are used to assess changes in active/reactive power flows, system losses and voltage profiles due to the introduction of MG with/without energy storage and implementation of DSM schemes. The extended abstract also discusses how coordinated control of MG and DSM, as one of the important functionalities of future "smart grids", may provide distribution network operators with an efficient solution for improving system reliability and maintaining continuity of supply.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011
EventIEEE PES MixGenera Conference 2011 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Nov 2011 → …


ConferenceIEEE PES MixGenera Conference 2011
Period17/11/11 → …


  • demand-side management
  • micro-generation
  • energy storage
  • distribution network modelling
  • power system performance
  • quality of supply
  • reliability
  • smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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