Integrated Microgrid Control Platform
Srdjan Miodrag Lukic
David Lee Lubkeman
Project runs from 07/31/2020 to 07/31/2022
Integration of multiple generation sources, including legacy devices is a difficult problem due to multiple causes: lack of advanced control algorithms, engineering processes for integrating generation technology, and the inherent complexities of system integration. Forming networked microgrids out of these heterogeneous power sources is a further challenge, due to the varying dynamics of the resources, different communication protocols used and the required redesign of the protection systems. Our aim is to demonstrate how a solution based on distributed computing techniques, advanced software engineering methods and state-of-the-art control algorithms can provide a scalable and reusable solution to the problem, yielding a highly configurable Integrated Microgrid Control Platform (IMCP) that can be reused across many facilities.