Balancing islanded residential microgrids using demand side management

Gerwin Hoogsteen, Thijs van der Klauw, Albert Molderink, Johann L. Hurink, Gerardus Johannes Maria Smit, Xianyong Feng, Robert E. Hebner

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Now that the internet of things is emerging, control of domestic assets within the smart micro grids is also gaining interest. Furthermore, these micro grids may operate in islanded mode for short periods. Various demand side management approaches are presented in literature to control these assets. However, keeping consumption and production in balance is important in islanded micro grids. This paper proposes a fast control method to control domestic assets in an islanded micro grid by means of 2-way communication and local measurement data. By using the potential of domestic assets, capacity of backup storage and power ratings of backup generators can be decreased or the operation time of the islanded micro grid can be increased. Simulations show that the proposed method is indeed capable of reducing the storage capacity by up to 90%. Benchmarks also show that over 4500 domestic assets can be addressed in a second by one control node.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publication2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)
Place of PublicationUSA
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-5167-0
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2016
Event2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2016 - Radisson Blu Minneapolis , Minneapolis, United States
Duration: 6 Sept 20169 Sept 2016

Publication series

PublisherIEEE Power & Energy Society


Conference2016 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT 2016
Abbreviated titleISGT
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • EWI-27536
  • load management
  • microgrids
  • METIS-320921
  • Demand Side Management
  • Islanding
  • IR-103053

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