Control strategies for a decentralized, real-time operation of distribution grids

Elisabeth Drayer, Franziska Meyer, Jan Hegemann, Martin Braun

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Compared to a centralized grid operation management for the distribution grid, a decentralized agent-based operation has many advantages. Two methods that are part of such a grid operation management are presented. Firstly, a method based on Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) is developed. A suitable fitness function is derived to evaluate possible solutions with respect to their multi-dimensional implication for the situation in the grid, i.e. their effect on the voltage and current profile, reactive power flows, power losses, operating costs as well as complexity. Secondly, different local control strategies are evaluated for their potential as a complementary strategy to the above optimization and as an immediate countermeasure to voltage and frequency violations. It can also function as a fall-back option in case of emergency. For both methods, simulation results for artificial and real grid data are presented that show their successful application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976935
StatePublished - 31 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015 - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 29 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Publication series

Name2015 IEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015


ConferenceIEEE Eindhoven PowerTech, PowerTech 2015


  • Distribution Grids
  • Multi-Agent System
  • Operation Management
  • Particle Swarm Optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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