Due to growing need for sustainable energy, increasing number of different renewable energy resources are being connected into distribution grids. In order to efficiently manage a decentralized power generation units, the smart grid will rely on communication networks for information exchange and control. In this paper, we present a Smart Grid test-bed that integrates various communication technologies and deploys a power balancing controller for LV grids. Control performance of the introduced power balancing controller is subsequently investigated and its robustness to communication network cross-traffic is evaluated. Various scenarios are demonstrated, assessing impact of communication network performance on quality of control.
2016 Ieee International Energy Conference (energycon), 2016
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I E E E International Energy Conference. Energycon Proceedings
IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCON) 2016