Power Systems Engineering Research Center

M-38 Project Summary

Coordination Mechanisms for Seamless Operation of Interconnected Power Systems

Summary Concerted coordination among grid operators (GOs) such as ISOs/RTOs/PMAs in an interconnected power system is imperative to fully exploit the spatial and temporal diversity of renewable wind and solar resources, as well as other grid resources. An effective coordination mechanism needs to respect practical limitations on information exchange, be harmonized with existing market structures that GOs operate and/or facilitate within the areas they control, and be able to explicitly incorporate the impacts of uncertainty under deepening penetration of renewable resources. This project broadly aims to design and analyze the performance of such coordination mechanisms and to construct a unified framework to quantify their benefits. In addition, we adapt the proposed mechanisms in the bulk power systems to coordinate among neighboring microgrids in the emergent distribution network market environment.
Academic Team Members Project Leader: Subhonmesh Bose (UIUC, boses@illinois.edu)
Team members: Lang Tong (Cornell University), ltong@cornell.edu)
Industry Team Members Jim Price (CAISO), Qin Wan (EPRI), Erik Ela (EPRI), Miguel Ortega-Vasquez (EPRI), Evangelos Farantatos (EPRI), Nikita Singhal (EPRI), Harvey Scribner (SPP), Yohan Sutjandra (TEA), M.Gary Helm (PJM), Jianzhong Tong (PJM), Mirrasoul J. Mousavi (ABB), Khosrow Moslehi (ABB), Feng Zhao (ISO-NE)
Project Period July 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019