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Aggregation of power capabilities of heterogeneous resources for real-time control of power grids

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Bernstein Andrey, Le Boudec Jean-Yves, Paolone Mario, Reyes-Chamorro Lorenzo, Saab Wajeb,
Project Integration of Intermittent Widespread Energy Sources in Distribution Networks: Scalable and Reliable Real Time Control of Power Flows
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings 2016 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC)
Place Genoa, Italy
DOI 10.1109/pscc.2016.7540925

Open Access


Aggregation of electric resources is a fundamental function for the operation of power grids at different time scales. In the context of a recently proposed framework for the real-time control of microgrids with explicit power setpoints, we define and formally specify an aggregation method that explicitly accounts for delays and message asynchronism. The method allows to abstract the details of resources using high-level concepts that are device and grid-independent. We demonstrate the application of the method to a Cigre benchmark with heterogenous and low-inertia resources.