Requirement analysis for autonomous systems and intelligent agents in future Danish electric power systems

Arshad Saleem, Morten Lind

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Abstract

Denmark has already achieved a record of 20% penetration of wind power and now moving towards even higher targets with an increasing part of the electricity produced by distributed generators (DGs). In this paper we report work from a sub activity "subgrid design" of the EcoGrid.dk project. First we review innovative control architectures in electric power systems such as Microgrids, Virtual power plants and Cell based systems. We evaluate application of autonomous systems and intelligent agents in each of these control architectures particularly in the context of Denmark's strategic energy plans. The second part formulates a flexible control architecture for electric power systems with very high penetration of distributed generation. This control architecture is based upon the requirements identified in the first part. We also present development of a software framework to test such flexible control architectures.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, IJEST
Volume2
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)60-68
ISSN2141-2839
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • distributed control
  • autonomous systems
  • Electric power system
  • intelligent agents

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