A Simulation of Local Power Distribution Control Strategies

TitleA Simulation of Local Power Distribution Control Strategies
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsBruce Nordman, Aditya Khandekar, Michael Spears, Mattia Pezzola
Conference Name2017 IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM)
Date Published08/2017
Conference LocationNuremburg, Germany
ISBN Number978-1-5090-4479-5
Keywordsdc power, local price, power distribution, simulation

This paper presents an architecture for digitally managing dc power distribution within a building using a network model, a system for simulating specific systems, and results from initial use of the model. The architecture implements the Local Power Distribution model [7] based on networks of nanogrids, with local prices as the mechanism for determining the direction, magnitude, and timing of power flows. The simulation model implements this fully distributed architecture using an event-based model. Simulation results show improved performance of systems with communications over ones which lack such mechanisms.