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Performance Evaluation of Distributed Energy Resource Management Algorithm in Large Distribution Networks

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posted on 2021-02-03, 05:45 authored by Jing Wang, Jianqiao Huang, Xinyang ZhouXinyang Zhou
This paper presents performance evaluation of hierarchical optimization and control for distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) in large distribution networks via an advanced hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) platform. The HIL platform provides realistic testing in a laboratory environment, including the accurate modeling of a full-scale distribution system of 11,000 nodes, the DERMS software controller, and 90 power hardware photovoltaics (PVs) and battery inverters. The applied DERMS algorithm is designed based on a realtime optimal power flow algorithm and implemented with acceleration design that performs fast dispatch of simulated PVs and real physical hardware DER devices every 4 seconds.


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National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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  • United States of America