VOLTTRON™ agent development for enabling reactive power support of non-utility DERs by integrating transactive energy approach

Paychuda Kritprajun, Joshua C. Hambrick, Leon M. Tolbert, Jiaojiao Dong, Lin Zhu, Yunting Liu, Bishnu Bhattarai, Kevin Schneider, Stuart Laval

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Abstract

To enable better voltage regulation in power systems with high penetration of photovoltaics (PV) and other distributed energy resources (DERs), inverters are now being required to provide reactive power support to the grid in addition to providing real power generated by PV panels. This paper develops a framework that coordinates the support from DER-based inverters, which are grid-connected non-utility assets, by using a transactive energy approach. Results of the implementation demonstrate participation of DER-based inverters can be achieved by using the coordination between distributed controllers and a centralized controller. With the transactive energy approach, both the customer and utility can achieve benefits that meet their individual needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781728155081
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2020
Event2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Aug 2 2020Aug 6 2020

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Volume2020-August
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2020
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period8/2/208/6/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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