Optimal operation scheduling for microgrid with high penetrations of solar power and thermostatically controlled loads

Fengji Luo, Zhao Xu, Ke Meng, Zhao Yang Dong

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Effective building/house energy management has been considered as an efficient way to mitigate the fluctuation of renewable energy in power distribution system. This article studies the operation scheduling problem for microgrid with high penetration of solar power and thermostatically controlled loads. Based on the established photovolaic model and thermostatically controlled load model, an optimal operation strategy for microgird is proposed. The scheme is based on the rolling horizon optimization strategy, where the control window continues to proceed with the update of real-time information, aiming to minimize the total operation costs over the current control window. Differential evolution algorithm is used to solve the proposed model, and the simulation results validate the efficiency of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-673
Number of pages8
JournalScience and Technology for the Built Environment
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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