133. pmu-based microgrid power control over the internet with real-time grid simulation

Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Research Institute Affiliation: San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC)
Faculty Advisor(s): Raymond A. De Callafon

Primary Student
Name: Amir Valibeygi
Email: avalibey@ucsd.edu
Phone: 858-291-2465
Grad Year: 2019

As part of the activities at Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring and Automation (SyGMA) lab, a microgrid controller is being developed and tested on a real-time simulation of a microgrid in RTDS. The real-time simulator models loads, PV generation, battery, and several PMUs for measurements across the microgrid. The microgrid together with the PMUs and the central controller constitute a Cyber-Physical System (CPS) and suffer inherent communication, coordination, computation, and safety challenges as is typical of CPS.The objective is to control power flow between the microgrid and the main grid and also control the State of Charge of the battery in the microgrid. The communication between the controller and the simulator is performed in real-time over the Internet as they are located at distant locations. The results show that the controller can successfully achieve the objectives of the system and maintain reliability and efficiency.

Industry Application Area(s)
Control Systems | Energy/Clean technology | Internet, Networking, Systems

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