Distributed Energy Resources (DER), defined as electric power sources which are connected to the distribution system, are seen as having several benefits for the overall energy system, including more efficient use of primary energy resources, increase in the security and reliability of supply, reduction of congestion on transmission systems and a reduction in emissions though increased use of renewable resources (L’Abbate et al., 2007). A full realisation of the potential of DER could have a significant impact on the overall energy system; however their proper integration into the electrical energy system is an on-going challenge facing the energy industry (EPRI, 2014). On one hand, the widespread use of DER significantly changes the characteristics and operation of the electrical power system, whereas, on the other hand, the control level inherent in the power electronics interface with the grid offers significant potential for supporting the power system (Smith et al., 2011; Cuffe et al., 2014). Although it is recognised that the adoption of a range of distributed energy resources and technologies can improve integration (IPCC, 2011), the growth in DER to date has not always happened in an integrated manner. This WP is aimed at understanding the implications of the widespread use of DER, in particular storage, as a complement to renewable generation, with a specific focus on its ability to balance the provision of system services with local network objectives. There is a particular focus here on DER connected at the low voltage network level, in order to determine how the local energy system characteristics influence the operation and capability of DER. The scope of the work includes micro-generation and PV combined with storage and demand side possibilities. An important aspect of the work is the inclusion of the control possibilities inherent in the power electronics interface into the system level studies, combined with the eventual implementation of control scenarios on a Real Time Simulator (RTS). The primary aim of the WP is to identify the integration opportunities for DER with a particular focus on the requirements of the distribution network and wider system and also to determine the implications of these for how existing energy systems are planned and operated.
Coordinating Demand Response Aggregation with LV Network Operational Constraints
2020; IEEE Transactions on Power Systems; V. Rigoni, D. Flynn and A. Keane
Open-DSOPF: An open-source optimal power flow formulation integrated with OpenDSS
2020; 2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM), Canada; Valentin Rigoni, Andrew Keane
Neutral Current Optimization Control for Smart Transformer-fed Distribution System under Unbalanced Loads
2020; IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics; Chen, J.; Zhu, R.; Ibrahim, I.; O'Donnell, T.; Liserre, M.
Replacement of Synchronous Generator by Virtual Synchronous Generator in the Conventional Power System
2019; 2019 IEEE PES General Meeting, United States of America; Junru Chen, Muyang Liu, Federico Milano and Terence O’Donnell
Stochastic network constrained payment minimisation in electricity markets
2019; IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution; Nouri A, Hosseini SH, Keane A
An Analysis on PV Forecast Allocation for Distribution System Planning
2019; 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), Romania; Valentin Rigoni; Alexander C. Melhorn; Andrew Keane; Jason Taylor
Planning of OLTC Transformers in LV Systems under Conservation Voltage Reduction Strategy
2019; 2019 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe (ISGT-Europe), Romania; Alireza Nouri; Andrew Keane
Frequency Support From Distributed Residential Backup Storage Devices
2017; IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference, India; Ibrahim, I., Chen, J., O'Loughlin, C. and O'Donnell, T.
Dynamic Demand Minimization using a Smart Transformer
2017; IECON 2017 - 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, China; Chen, J., O'Loughlin, C. and O'Donnell, T.
Real-Time Simulation Platform for Evaluation of Frequency Support from Distributed Demand Response
2017; CIGRE Symposium 2017, Ireland; Ibrahim, I., Rigoni, V., O'Loughlin, C., O'Donnell, T. and Jasmin S.
Impact of Current Transients on the Synchronization Stability Assessment of Grid-Feeding Converters
2020; IEEE Trans. Power Systems; Chen, Junru; Liu, Muyang; Odonnell, Terence; Milano, Federico
Methodology for Assessment of the Impact of Smart Transformers on Power System Reliability
2019; IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019), Portugal; J Chen, A Nouri, A Keane, T O'Donnell
Virtual Synchronous Generator Control Applied to Wind Farms Co-located with Storage
2019; Wind Energy Science Conference 2019 (WESC 2019), Ireland; Terence O'Donnell
Estimation of voltage sensitivities in low voltage feeders with photovoltaics
2018; 2018 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), Bosnia and Herzegovina; V Rigoni, A Keane
Smart transformer for the provision of coordinated voltage and frequency support in the grid
2018; IECON 2018-44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, United States of America; Junru Chen, Rongwu Zhu, Muyang Liu, Giovanni De Carne, Marco Liserre, Federico Milano, Terence O'Donnell
Remote voltage estimation in LV feeders with local monitoring at transformer level
2017; IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting 2017, United States of America; Rigoni, V and Keane, A.