Decision tree aided planning and energy balancing of planned community microgrids

Moutis, Panayiotis, Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros and Brucoli, Maria (2016) Decision tree aided planning and energy balancing of planned community microgrids. Applied Energy, 161. pp. 197-205. ISSN 0306-2619

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Abstract

Planned Communities (PCs) present a unique opportunity for deployment of intelligent control of demand-side distributed energy resources (DER) and storage, which may be organized in Microgrids (MGs). MGs require balancing for maintaining safe and resilient operation. This paper discusses the implications of using MG concepts for planning and control of energy systems within PCs. A novel tool is presented, based on decision trees (DTs), with two potential applications: (i) planning of energy storage systems within such MGs and (ii) controlling energy resources for energy balancing within a PC MG. The energy storage planning and energy balancing methodology is validated through sensitivity case studies, demonstrating its effectiveness. A test implementation is presented, utilizing distributed controller hardware to execute the energy balancing algorithm in real-time.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0163.13 Power resources
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > TJ0807 Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK0452 Electric apparatus and materials. Electric circuits. Electric networks
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK2896 Devices for production of electricity by direct energy conversion
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK3001 Distribution or transmission of electric power
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK4001 Applications of electric power
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Depositing User: Spyros Skarvelis-Kazakos
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2015 14:45
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 12:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57429

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