Fair division of generation profile and fuel consumption in isolated micro-grids

Anna Magdalena Kosek, Kai Heussen

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Islands and rural areas can decrease their cost of energy by exploiting renewable energy as compared to diesel- only generation. Operation of such isolated micro-grids requires allocation of units for grid stability. Depending on the control strategy employed, the fluctuating renewable production leads to more stressed loading conditions of diesel generators. We propose a control strategy employing fair division of generator allocation using a compensation procedure based on social choice methods. A co-simulation set up with separate power system and control strategy simulators is used to provide a proof-of-concept case study of an isolated micro-grid with two wind turbines and three diesel generators. In comparison with a simple master- slave allocation, the proposed coordination scheme improves the distribution of fuel allocation by 27,5%, reduces under-load time by 43,5% and decreases the standard deviation of the under-load distribution between individual diesels by 80,7%.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IWIES 2014
Publication date2014
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-5857-3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems - San Diego, United States
Duration: 8 Oct 20148 Oct 2014


Conference2014 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego

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