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Distribution Locational Marginal Pricing for Optimal Electric Vehicle Charging Management
This paper presents an integrated distribution locational marginal pricing (DLMP) algorithm for electric distribution networks in order to alleviate the congestion which might be caused by electric vehicles (EVs) in future power systems. In the proposed algorithm, the distribution system operator (DSO) determines distribution locational marginal prices (DLMPs) by solving the social economical optimization of the electric distribution system which considers EV aggregators as price takers in the local DSO market and demand elasticity. The convex optimization technique has been used to solve the social economical optimization in order to obtain the DMPs. In order to illustrate the efficacy of the proposed DLMP algorithm, the Roy Billinton Test System (RBTS) has been used to carry out case studies. The case study results show that the integrated DLMP algorithm can successfully alleviate the congestions caused by EVs if there are no DLMPs.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS, VOL. 29, NO. 1, JANUARY 2014.
  
Ruoyang Li, Qiuwei Wu and Shmuel Oren 07/06/16 1.67 MB PDF 12-33
CERTS Microgrid Demonstration with Large-Scale Energy Storage and Renewable Generation
Abstract - The Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid concept captures the emerging potential of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) using an automaous plug-and-play approach. CERTS views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a 'Microgrid.' The sources can operate in parallel to the grid or can operate in island, providing high levels of electrical reliability. The system can disconnect from the utility during large events (i.e., faults, voltage collapses), but also may disconnect intentionally when the quality of power from the grid falls below certain standards. CERTS Microgrid concepts have been demonstrated at the Alameda County Santa Rita Jail in California.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 5, NO. 2, MARCH 2014.  
Robert H. Lasseter et al. 04/01/14 488.09 KB PDF 14-01
Real-world Performance of a CERTS Microgrid in Manhattan
Abstract - CERTS Microgrid technology enabled the Brevoort, a 1950's era luxury co-op tower in Greenwich Village, NY, to maintain power, water and heat during the week of wide spread utility outages left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy in late 2012. The microgrid system, anchored by four 100 kW hybrid CHP, uniquely able to seamlessly transition between grid tie and island mode operation, powered the entire building including the central boilers, domestic water pumps, elevators and all apartments while most buildings in the lower third of Manhattan were without power, heat, and, in many cases, water.

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, VOL. 5, ISSUE 4, OCTOBER 2014.  
Robert H. Lasseter et al. 07/06/16 704.88 KB PDF 14-02
A Grand Challenge for the Future Grid
The Challenge: Design an electric power system that takes full advantage of the convergence of energy, communications, sensing, and computing technologies in a cyber-physical system that enables society to reach its diverse energy objectives, such as 50% renewables or 80% carbon reduction by 2050. Part of the challenge is to make the transition to high levels of renewable resources transparent to users of electric energy where this transparency relates to both reliability of the electric supply as well as its economy.

This white paper was written at the request of the Executive Committee of the Power Systems Engineering Research Center to communicate a grand challenge about the future grid that could be used to inform thinking about the future electric power grid over a wide spectrum of decision-making. The decision-making could range from research and education to actual planning and policy decisions resulting in the specification and design of the future grid. To produce the white paper, the lead authors consulted with industry and university PSERC members. Feedback on an early draft of the white paper was particularly useful. The views expressed in the white paper are those of the authors, and not necessarily those of PSERC industry or university members.

A PSERC WHITE PAPER, OCTOBER 2014. Uploaded: October 6, 2014.  
Lead: Jerry Heydt, Arizona State 06/28/16 337.56 KB PDF 14-04