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Current challenges and future trends in the field of communication architectures for microgrids

Silvia Marzal, Robert Salas, Raúl González-Medina, Gabriel Garcerá, Emilio Figueres
2018 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
TODAY'S MICROGRID STATUS A Microgrid (MG) (Figure 1 ) is a low voltage distributed network of individual consumers within a building, campus, or community that are interconnected with, at least, one shared  ...  The concept of microgrid has emerged as a feasible answer to cope with the increasing number of distributed renewable energy sources which are being introduced into the electrical grid.  ...  The research conducted up to date has produced important advances in communications achieving a decentralized and adaptable microgrid, having established a significant basis for the future deployment of  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2017.10.101 fatcat:njkgodm4ijhntfej3cndi3o26q

Developing Self-Similar Hybrid Control Architecture Based on SGAM-Based Methodology for Distributed Microgrids

Pragya Gupta, Markus Duchon
2018 Designs  
In this work, we propose a distributed, hybrid control architecture suited for microgrid environments, where entities are geographically distant and need to operate in a cohesive manner.  ...  One such application of CPS is smart microgrids. Microgrids comprise both power consuming and power producing infrastructure and are capable of operating in grid connected and disconnected modes.  ...  Acknowledgments: This work is carried out as part of the Stabiliz-Energy project (November 2014 until March 2018), a joint research work between India and Europe (Finland, Germany and Portugal).  ... 
doi:10.3390/designs2040041 fatcat:od4vil4xmbhsfjtzuw242tz5qi

Community-Based Microgrids: Literature Review and Pathways to Decarbonise the Local Electricity Network

Rohit Trivedi, Sandipan Patra, Yousra Sidqi, Benjamin Bowler, Fiona Zimmermann, Geert Deconinck, Antonios Papaemmanouil, Shafi Khadem
2022 Energies  
Thus, this article presents state-of-the-art microgrid solutions for the smart energy community along with their motivation, advantages and challenges, comprehensibly contrasted between the recommended  ...  The notion of LEM for peer-to-peer (P2P) energy exchange inside a transactive energy system based on a flexible consumer-centric and bottom-up perspective towards the participation in the wholesale electricity  ...  The authors in IERC thankfully acknowledge the support from the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en15030918 fatcat:nvkv5wjahjhtneefz52xgv4pjy

Use Case Description of Real-Time Control of Microgrid Flexibility

Aleksei Mashlakov, Ville Tikka, Samuli Honkapuro, Jarmo Partanen, Sami Repo, Anna Kulmala, Rinat Abdurafikov, Antti Keski-Koukkari, Matti Aro, Pertti Jarventausta
2018 2018 15th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM)  
The results of the study present a smart grid architecture that would enable real-time control of microgrid resources in active network management through flexibility market services.  ...  One option to attain this flexibility is by aggregation of these resources within microgrids and further supervisory control of the latter in active network management.  ...  In such a scalable concept, an aggregated portfolio of grid-connected microgrids with management of multi-energy resources holds huge potential as a source of up-and downregulated flexibility that can  ... 
doi:10.1109/eem.2018.8469218 fatcat:f4sr3l7vs5ezxbsplnk3izw5zi

A comprehensive review on D-FACTS devices

Zeba Akram
2018 International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development  
Flexible ac transmission systems (FACTSs) and voltage-source converters, with smart dynamic controllers, are emerging as a stabilization and power filtering equipment to improve the power quality.  ...  D controllers are distributed version of conventional lumped FACTS controllers and their cost is low due to lower ratings of component and reliability also increases due to redundancy of devices.  ...  concerning @ IJTSRD | Available Online @ www. transmission systems (FACTSs) and source converters, with smart dynamic controllers, are emerging as a stabilization and power filtering equipment to improve  ... 
doi:10.31142/ijtsrd11649 fatcat:ehat7e3qjndstm4y5oyu4b5adq

Load-shedding techniques for microgrids: A comprehensive review

Diana Rwegasira, Imed Ben Dhaou, Aron Kondoro, Amleset Kelati, Nerey Mvungi, Hannu Tenhunen
2019 International Journal of Smart Grid and Clean Energy  
Recently, the use of agentbased distributed control has seen to have a significant impact on the grid and microgrid controls.  ...  The presence of new energy sources, distributed storage, power electronic devices and communication links make a power system's control and monitoring more complex and adaptive than ever before.  ...  Masoumeh Ebrahimi of Royal Institute of Technology, KTH for her support on the improvement of the work and grammatical error corrections.  ... 
doi:10.12720/sgce.8.3.341-353 fatcat:exdmxo3vkjhnjjue3t24qr2dhq

Smart Thermostats for a Campus Microgrid: Demand Control and Improving Air Quality

Alexandre Correia, Luís Miguel Ferreira, Paulo Coimbra, Pedro Moura, Aníbal T. de Almeida
2022 Energies  
The equipment is capable of controlling several HVAC systems to guarantee thermal and air quality comfort, as well as coordinate with a building/microgrid operator to reduce energy costs by shifting thermal  ...  The smart thermostat was integrated into a university campus microgrid and tested in live classrooms.  ...  tests that, with closed doors and windows, the room has a very low rate of air renovation.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en15041359 fatcat:ipnlucxbtzdpzdbqphfvm4uyjq

Challenges, innovative architectures and control strategies for future networks: the Web-of-Cells, fractal grids and other concepts

George Kariniotakis, Luciano Martini, Chris Caerts, Helfried Brunner, Nicolas Retiere
2017 CIRED - Open Access Proceedings Journal  
This paper presents the future challenges and the state of the art of research works that study new concepts for the power systems of the future, with a particular focus on the Web-of-Cells concept, multi-microgrids  ...  and active demand, indicate that a more essential paradigm change shift may be required.  ...  Implementing a multi-microgrid concept implies technical and commercial integration of multi-microgrids, that is, interfacing several microgrids with the upstream Distribution Management Systems, and operating  ... 
doi:10.1049/oap-cired.2017.1287 fatcat:qcfdiy5x5balzni2em7vxkolwa

An Efficient Energy Management Approach Using Fog-as-a-Service for Sharing Economy in a Smart Grid

Adia Khalid, Sheraz Aslam, Khursheed Aurangzeb, Syed Haider, Mahmood Ashraf, Nadeem Javaid
2018 Energies  
Renewable energy sources play a significant role in making environments greener and generating electricity at a cheaper cost.  ...  We consider a small community that consists of multiple smart homes. A microgrid is installed at each residence for electricity generation.  ...  of scalability, local and remote monitoring, interpretability, open architecture, ease of deployment and plug-n-play capability.  ... 
doi:10.3390/en11123500 fatcat:kkajh5alh5eh3ewcdhlyerxgfi

EnerPort: Irish Blockchain project for peer- to-peer energy trading

Piyush Verma, Brian O'Regan, Barry Hayes, Subhasis Thakur, John G. Breslin
2018 Energy Informatics  
trade between microgrids.  ...  This project is led by the International Energy Research Centre partnering with National University of Ireland Galway and University College Cork, and aims to address some key challenges around associated  ...  Publisher's Note Springer Nature remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims in published maps and institutional affiliations.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s42162-018-0057-8 fatcat:przvq423ynf47o733ztwyasgm4

P2P model for distributed energy trading, grid control and ICT for local smart grids

Ari Pouttu, Jussi Haapola, Petri Ahokangas, Yueqiang Xu, Maria Kopsakangas-Savolainen, Eloisa Porras, Javier Matamoros, Charalampos Kalalas, Jesus Alonso-Zarate, Francisco David Gallego, Jose Manuel Martin, Geert Deconinck (+8 others)
2017 2017 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC)  
This paper provides a view to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) approach for smart grid operation adopted in P2P-SmarTest project.  ...  It provides an overview on solutions proposed for distributed P2P energy trading, P2P grid control and wireless communication enabling the proposed P2P operation.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT This paper describes work undertaken in the P2P-SmarTest project, peer-to peer smart energy distribution networks (, an innovation action funded by the H2020  ... 
doi:10.1109/eucnc.2017.7980652 dblp:conf/eucnc/PouttuHAXKPMKAG17 fatcat:ligpglwqkrhwhbmnrtukj2wkyi

Cybersecurity of Microgrid: State-of-the-Art Review and Possible Directions of Future Research

Norziana Jamil, Qais Saif Qassim, Farah Aqilah Bohani, Muhamad Mansor, Vigna Kumaran Ramachandaramurthy
2021 Applied Sciences  
The infrastructure of and processes involved in a microgrid electrical system require advanced technology to facilitate connection among its various components in order to provide the intelligence and  ...  As a consequence, the microgrid has vulnerabilities that can expose it to a wide range of attacks.  ...  and delivery, it opens up microgrid to a wider surface for cyber threats.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11219812 fatcat:5mvcttnv2zgxhbdqutfsm3aygy

Challenges in the Smart Grid Applications: An Overview

Ataul Bari, Jin Jiang, Walid Saad, Arunita Jaekel
2014 International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks  
Microgrids and issues with integration of distributed energy sources are also considered.  ...  However, issues associated with communication and management must be addressed before full benefits of the smart grid can be achieved.  ...  The authors also like to thank Raiyan Kamal and Ying Chen for their useful suggestions on this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2014/974682 fatcat:22a7nlksfvex3bngbxwtebwbmi

Model Predictive Control for Microgrid Functionalities: Review and Future Challenges

Felix Garcia-Torres, Ascension Zafra-Cabeza, Carlos Silva, Stephane Grieu, Tejaswinee Darure, and Ana Estanqueiro
2021 Energies  
Microgrids appear as a key technology to pave the path towards the integration and optimized operation in smart grids.  ...  However, the optimization of microgrids considered as a set of subsystems introduces a high degree of complexity in the associated control problem.  ...  policies, meet the growing demand cleanly, reliably, sustainably and at a low cost [55] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/en14051296 fatcat:2fu4d2tojragdawars7t6b4sam

A Review on DC Microgrid and Decentralized Approach

Mahesh Abdare
2021 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
This paper gives a good idea of the DC Microgrid and various methods being used for the controlling part of it.  ...  Abstract: DC Microgrid is going to be a very important part of the Distribution system soon.  ...  between the source and load, along with reducing centralized control's communication requirements, thereby increasing resiliency and scalability.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2021.37651 fatcat:n2oa2rtsevfgzifmvrfvmbe3iu
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