Economic Management Based on Hybrid MPC for Microgrids: A Brazilian Energy Market Solution

Eduardo Conte, Paulo R. C. Mendes, Julio E. Normey-Rico
2020 Energies  
This paper proposes a microgrid central controller (MGCC) solution to the energy management problem of a renewable energy-based microgrid (MG). This MG is a case study from the Brazilian energy market context and, thus, has some operational particularities and rules to be obeyed. The MGCC development was based on a hybrid model predictive control (HMPC) strategy using the mixed logical dynamic (MLD) approach to deal with logical constraints within the HMPC structure, which results in a mixed
more » ... eger programming (MIP) problem. The development of the solution is done through economic and dynamic modeling of the MG components; furthermore, it also takes into account the energy compensation rules of the Brazilian energy market and the white energy tariff. These conditions are specified through a set of MLD constraints. The effectiveness and performance of the proposed solution are evaluated through high-fidelity numerical simulation.
doi:10.3390/en13133508 fatcat:c6vw6vuzyrazhkxoq7o54jbcpm