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Real-time deterministic power flow control through dispatch of distributed energy resources

Fazeli, Amir; Sumner, M.; Johnson, Christopher Mark; Christopher, Edward


Amir Fazeli

Professor of Electrical Energy Systems

Professor of Advanced Power Conversion

Edward Christopher


Integration of intermittent renewable resources and mass electrification of heat and transport into the existing electricity network, with limited network asset reinforcement requires incorporation of intelligence in form of active management of flexible resources within different sections of the distribution network. A hierarchical multi-level control framework is proposed for this purpose which incorporates the appropriate optimisation and control strategies at different levels. In particular a novel deterministic control algorithm for controlling power flows at the community cell level has been developed and presented in this paper. This algorithm incorporates robustness to communication and device failure and is easily expandable to an arbitrary number of devices. The simulation results presented in this paper show that the effectiveness of the proposed control technique depends on distributed energy resources flexibility and storage capacity.


Fazeli, A., Sumner, M., Johnson, C. M., & Christopher, E. (2015). Real-time deterministic power flow control through dispatch of distributed energy resources. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 9(16),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 17, 2015
Publication Date Dec 3, 2015
Deposit Date May 18, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 12, 2016
Journal IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Print ISSN 1751-8687
Electronic ISSN 1751-8695
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9
Issue 16
Keywords Deterministic Control, Smart Grid Control Framework, Power Flow Management, Demand Side Management, Distributed Energy Resources
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Additional Information This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.


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