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Demand side management strategies for microgrids with voltage dependent thermostatically controlled loads

Grant number: 20/12401-3
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2021
Effective date (End): August 31, 2022
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal researcher:Antonio Padilha Feltrin
Grantee:Darwin Alexis Quijano Rodezno
Supervisor abroad: Joao Paulo da Silva Catalao
Home Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia (FEIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Ilha Solteira. Ilha Solteira , SP, Brazil
Research place: Instituto de Engenharia de Sistemas e Computadores - Tecnologia e Ciência (INESC TEC), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:18/06451-8 - Energy Management in Smart Grids Considering the Implementation of Volt-Var Control, BP.PD

Abstract

This research project aims to develop strategies for energy management in microgrids taking into account the load-to-voltage dependence of thermostatically controlled loads (TCL). To that end, it is proposed to study and adopt load models that accurately capture the thermal and electric characteristics of TCL, as well the dynamics of the closed-control loops that govern their operation. For voltage regulation, it will be investigated the participation of distributed energy resources (DER) and electric springs installed in series with the TCL. In addition, it is proposed the application of methods for the coordination of multiple DER and TCL that ensure the optimized operation of the microgrid and the quality of service of individual appliances. The primary objective of the proposed strategies is to correlate demand and generation in microgrids with renewable distributed generation. The expected benefits of the implementations will be assessed based on their contribution to improving the safe, reliable and economic operation of the system.

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