Optimal Energy Operation and Scalability Assessment of Microgrids for Residential Services

Pengfei Zhao, Ignacio Hernando Gil, Han Wu

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Abstract

Microgrid, as an emerging small-scale power system comprising a range of power sources, power electronic interfaces, loads, storage units, and being able to supply remote areas or local communities, either can be operated in islanded or grid-connected mode. Based on this concept, this paper proposes the scalability assessment and day-ahead optimization, with time-varying load and time-of-use tariff data in 48 time-periods, for multiple microgrids applied in the accommodation area in a UK university, based on an existing microgrid test system currently under investigation in its Smart Grid Laboratory. Four different scenarios, including weekdays and weekends over two seasons (summer and winter), are analyzed to achieve the optimal scheduling of the microgrid technologies. In addition, a long-term planning assessment, on optimization over 20 years, is presented to discuss the influence of microgrids’ power component depreciation and life span on total energy costs and savings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2018 IEEE Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe, EEEIC/I and CPS Europe 2018
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538651858
ISBN (Print)9781538651872
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2018
EventIEEE 18th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2nd Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 12 Jun 201815 Jun 2018
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Conference

ConferenceIEEE 18th International Conference on Environment and Electrical Engineering and 2nd Industrial and Commercial Power Systems Europe
Abbreviated title IEEE EEEIC18 and ICPS Europe
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period12/06/1815/06/18
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Keywords

  • distributed energy resources
  • energy storage
  • microgrid modeling
  • microgrid optimization
  • optimal scheduling
  • residential demand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hardware and Architecture

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