Coordinated operation of distributed energy resources to enhance local flexibility

Alena Ulasenka*, Adolfo Gastalver-Rubio, Luis Del Rio Etayo, Pablo Cirujano-Ballesteros, Alvaro Ortiz-Gil, Daniel Morales-Wagner, David Señas-Sanvicente, Juan Montoya, Kai Heussen

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    This research focuses on the comparison of different control strategies for coordinated operation of distributed energy resources (DERs), such as photovoltaic (PV), wind, battery energy storage system (BESS) and load demand management, especially in the case of flexible loads and electric vehicles (EVs), by means of a holistic control implemented on a smart distribution transformer with on-load tap changer (OLTC). The aim of the work is to increase low-voltage (LV) grid hosting capacity (HC), minimise power losses and improve equipment health index (HI). This study presents the results of the DISCOVERER (Distributed and Intelligent System for Coordination and Optimisation of Voltage to Empower Renewables and Electric Resources) and the HOLISTICA (Holistic Optimisation of Losses using an Improved Synergy of Technologies under an Innovative Coordination Algorithm) research, carried out through Transnational Access in the ERIGrid consortium. Both projects experimentally assessed the performance of different voltage control strategies in two leading European Smart Grid Laboratories: Test Centre for Smart Grids and Electromobility (SysTec) of the Fraunhofer IEE, and the Energy System Integration Lab (SYSLAB) of the Denmark Technical University (DTU).
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalCired - Open Access Proceedings Journal
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)357-360
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    EventCIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop Online - Virtual event
    Duration: 22 Sept 202123 Sept 2021


    WorkshopCIRED 2020 Berlin Workshop Online
    LocationVirtual event
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