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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%.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of IWIES 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
|Event||2014 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems - San Diego, United States|
Duration: 8 Oct 2014 → 8 Oct 2014
|Conference||2014 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Energy Systems|
|Period||08/10/2014 → 08/10/2014|