Bi-directional power flow management using MAS-based active network : laboratory setup design and implementation

B. Asare-Bediako, H.P. Nguyen, G.M.A. Vanalme, A. Kechroud, W.L. Kling

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Abstract

Future power infrastructure will have a significant contribution from renewable energy sources. Ability to handle the challenges arising from these private-owned time-varying and poorly predicted sources is vital for the feasibility of such future power systems. An active network concept has been proposed as a potential solution for distributed generation (DG) introduction. In this paper, an simplified configuration of the active network has been investigated in a laboratory setup based on three 3-phase feeders. As a core of the experiment, the inverters are used to decouple the test network into three separate areas, i.e., cells. The experiments verify capability of the inverters to deal with switching control modes and power flow management among these cells.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference, August 31 - September 3, 2010, Cardiff, Wales
Place of PublicationCardiff
PublisherUPEC
Pages1-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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