Power scheduling in islanded-mode microgrids using fuel cell vehicles

Farid Alavi, Nathan van de Wouw, Bart de Schutter

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We consider power scheduling in a microgrid operated in the islanded mode. It is assumed that at any time all the renewable energy sources are generating the maximum achievable electrical power based on the weather conditions and the power balance of the microgrid is exclusively done by a fleet of fuel cell cars. As a result, the uncertainty in the prediction of the load will also make the future power generation of the fuel cell cars uncertain and, hence, a robust control method should be used to operate the fuel cell cars. We develop a min-max model predictive control approach to schedule the power generation profile of the fuel cell cars. Furthermore, we develop an alternative approach, a min-max disturbance feedback approach, in order to reduce the conservatism of the min-max approach. Finally, an illustrative case study shows the performance of the proposed approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 56th Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2873-3
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2874-0
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2018
Event56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017) - Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 12 Dec 201715 Dec 2017
Conference number: 56


Conference56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC 2017)
Abbreviated titleCDC 2017
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