A Decentralized Control Strategy for Voltage Regulators and Energy Storage Devices in Active Unbalanced Distribution Systems

Bahman Ahmadi, Juan S. Giraldo, Gerwin Hoogsteen, Marco E.T. Gerards, Johann L. Hurink

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Abstract

This paper studies a multi-objective optimization problem that optimizes unbalanced distribution networks with high penetration of photovoltaic power generation whereby the aim is to find the optimal tap positions of voltage regulators (VRs) and locally optimized charging and discharging power profiles for energy storage devices (ESDs) based on a decentralized coordination process. The corresponding objective function is based on the voltage profile of the network and the lifetime improvement of the VRs and ESDs. The Advanced Arithmetic optimizer (AAO) algorithm combined with the profile steering approach is used to find a near-optimal solution for the problem. The decentralized process is compared to a centralized approach for the IEEE 13 and 123 bus systems. Results show that the proposed decentralized method is able to resolve all voltage problems and find good quality solutions in lower computational time compared to the centralized approach and other optimization algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSEST 2022 - 5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-6654-0557-7
ISBN (Print)978-1-6654-0558-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2022
Event5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2022 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Sept 20227 Sept 2022

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies, SEST 2022
Country/TerritoryNetherlands
CityEindhoven
Period5/09/227/09/22

Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Heuristic algorithm
  • Optimal control
  • Profile steering
  • Regulators
  • Voltage control
  • 22/4 OA procedure

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