Coordinated planning of multi-area multi-energy systems by a novel routing algorithm based on random scenarios

Nan Zhou, Da Xie, Chenghong Gu, Guojie Li, Luqing Zhang, Ziyang Lou, Yang Chen, Yanchi Zhang, Aikang Chen

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As an important Energy Internet technology, energy router (ER) can implement energy routing and information interconnection for the electrical grid within a certain geography range. However, multi-energy supply allocation between multi-energy routers (MERs) has to be resolved, which can connect isolated area networks and expand the scale of the energy Internet. In this paper, equipment capacity and network routing are planned for multi-area multi-energy system (MAMES), which integrates multiple MERs with a virtual multi-energy router (VMER). Firstly, based on the VMER, the concept of MAMES is proposed. Then, the correlation model of multi-energy networks in VMER is constructed, based on MER energy transmission conversion extension model and hybrid power flow model. And the novel routing algorithm is proposed to determine the energy candidate set of the integrated energy networks. During planning, the random scenario generation based on Latin hypercube sampling (LHS) and scenario reduction based on k-means clustering are applied. Finally, the simulation shows that the planning method based on the routing algorithm can effectively obtain the capacity of energy equipment inside MERs and the routing layout between MERs in the MAMES. Proposed routing algorithm and operation scenarios reduction greatly improve the efficiency of planning. Correlated planning helps improve energy efficiency, environment protection, and economic benefits of MAMES.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107028
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Early online date10 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work is supported by two projects of Shanghai Science and Technology Innovation Action Plan: I. Research and demonstration on key technologies of multi-energy routers (18DZ1203700) II. Energy Internet data integration and network application technology of Laogang solid waste comprehensive utilization base (16DZ1202800)

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  • MAMES planning
  • Multi-area multi-energy system
  • Multi-energy router
  • Routing algorithm
  • Virtual multi-energy router

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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