Flexible System Integration and Advanced Hierarchical Control Architectures in the Microgrid Research Laboratory of Aalborg University

Lexuan Meng, Adriana Carolina Luna Hernández, Enrique Rodriguez Diaz, Bo Sun, Tomislav Dragicevic, Mehdi Savaghebi, Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero, Josep M. Guerrero, Moises Graells, Fabio Andrade

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Abstract

This paper presents the system integration and hierarchical control implementation in an inverter-based microgrid research laboratory (MGRL) in Aalborg University, Denmark. MGRL aims to provide a flexible experimental platform for comprehensive studies of microgrids. The structure of the laboratory, including the facilities, configurations and communication network, is first introduced. The complete control system is based on a generic hierarchical control scheme including primary, secondary and tertiary control. Primary control loops are developed and implemented in digital control platform, while system supervision, advanced secondary and tertiary management are realized in a microgrid central controller. The software and hardware schemes are described. Several example case studies are introduced and performed in order to achieve power quality regulation, energy management and flywheel energy storage system control. Experimental results are presented to show the performance of the whole system.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Industry Applications
Volume52
Issue number2
ISSN0093-9994
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Microgrid
  • Energy management
  • Microgrid central controller
  • Hierarchical control
  • System integration

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