An overview of grid-edge control with the digital transformation

Tam T. Mai, Phuong H. Nguyen, Quoc-Tuan Tran, Alessia Cagnano, Giovanni De Carne, Yassine Amirat, Anh-Tuan Le, Enrico De Tuglie
2021 Electrical engineering (Berlin. Print)  
AbstractDistribution networks are evolving to become more responsive with increasing integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) and digital transformation at the grid edges. This evolution imposes many challenges to the operation of the network, which then calls for new control and operation paradigms. Among others, a so-called grid-edge control is emerging to harmonise the coexistence of the grid control system and DER's autonomous control. This paper provides a comprehensive overview
more » ... f the grid-edge control with various control architectures, layers, and strategies. The challenges and opportunities for such an approach at the grid edge with the integration of DERs and digital transformation are summarised. The potential solutions to support the network operation by using the inherent controllability of DER and the availability of the digital transformation at the grid edges are discussed.
doi:10.1007/s00202-020-01209-x fatcat:xwawbuy43fhsbcy5d26u2yc4sa