A hierarchical scheduling framework for resilience enhancement of decentralized renewable-based microgrids considering proactive actions and mobile units

Mansouri, Seyed Amir, Nematbakhsh, Emad, Ahmarinejad, Amir, Jordehi, Ahmad Rezaee, Javadi, Mohammad Sadegh and Marzband, Mousa (2022) A hierarchical scheduling framework for resilience enhancement of decentralized renewable-based microgrids considering proactive actions and mobile units. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 168. p. 112854. ISSN 1364-0321

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2022.112854

Abstract

Nowadays, decentralized microgrids (DC-MGs) have become a popular topic due to the effectiveness and the less complexity. In fact, DC-MGs resist to share their internal information with the distribution system operator (DSO) to protect their privacy and compete in the electricity market. Further, lack of information sharing among MGs in normal operation conditions leads to form a competitive market. However, in emergency operation conditions, it results numerous challenges in managing network outages. Therefore, this paper presents a hierarchical model consisting of three stages to enhance the resilience of DC-MGs. In all stages, the network outage management is performed considering the reported data of MGs. In the first stage, proactive actions are performed with the aim of increasing the network readiness against the upcoming windstorm. In the second stage, generation scheduling, allocation of mobile units and distribution feeder reconfiguration (DFR) are operated by DSO to minimize operating costs. In the final stage, the repair crew is allocated to minimize the energy not served (ENS). Uncertainties of load demand, wind speed and solar radiation are considered, and the effectiveness of the proposed model is investigated by integrating to the 118-bus distribution network. Finally, the results of the simulation indicate that DFR and proactive actions decrease the ENS by 19,124 kWh and 4101 kWh, respectively. Further, the sharing of information among MGs leads to a 48.16% growth in the supply service level to critical loads, and consequently a 3.47% increase in the resilience index.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Funding information: This work was supported from DTE Network+ funded by EPSRC grant reference EP/S032053/1.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile Emergency Units, Decentralized Microgrids, Renewable Energy Sources, Resilience Enhancement, Distribution Feeder Reconfiguration
Subjects: H100 General Engineering
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2022 13:48
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2022 08:45
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/49799

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