Agent-based reactive power management of power distribution networks with distributed energy generation

Rahman, M.S., Mahmud, M.A., Oo, A.M.T., Pota, H.R. and Hossain, M.J. 2016, Agent-based reactive power management of power distribution networks with distributed energy generation, Energy conversion and management, vol. 120, pp. 120-134, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.04.091.

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Title Agent-based reactive power management of power distribution networks with distributed energy generation
Author(s) Rahman, M.S.
Mahmud, M.A.ORCID iD for Mahmud, M.A.
Oo, A.M.T.
Pota, H.R.
Hossain, M.J.
Journal name Energy conversion and management
Volume number 120
Start page 120
End page 134
Total pages 15
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-07-15
ISSN 0196-8904
Summary In this paper, a new agent-based distributed reactive power management scheme is proposed to improve the voltage stability of energy distribution systems with distributed generation units. Three types of agents – distribution system agent, estimator agent, and control agent are developed within the multi-agent framework. The agents simultaneously coordinated their activities through the online information and energy flow. The overall achievement of the proposed scheme depends on the coordination between two tasks – (i) estimation of reactive power using voltage variation formula and (ii) necessary control actions to provide the estimated reactive power to the distribution networks through the distributed static synchronous compensators. A linear quadratic regulator with a proportional integrator is designed for the control agent in order to control the reactive component of the current and the DC voltage of the compensators. The performance of the proposed scheme is tested on a 10-bus power distribution network under various scenarios. The effectiveness is validated by comparing the proposed approach to the conventional proportional integral control approach. It is found that, the agent-based scheme provides excellent robust performance under various operating conditions of the power distribution network.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.04.091
Field of Research 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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