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Robust Microgrid Scheduling Considering Unintentional Islanding Conditions...

by Guodong Liu, Thomas B Ollis, Maximiliano F Ferrari Maglia, Aditya Sundararajan, Kevin Tomsovic
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Journal Name
IEEE Access
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Page Numbers
48836 to 48848

This work presents a novel microgrid scheduling model considering the stochastic unintentional islanding conditions as well as forecast errors of both renewable generation and loads. By optimizing the dispatch of distributed energy resources (DERs), utility grid, and demand, the proposed model is targeted to minimize total operating cost of the microgrid, including start-up and shut-down cost of distributed generators (DGs), operation and maintenance (O&M) cost of DGs, cost of buying/selling power from/to utility grid, degradation cost of energy storage systems (ESSs) and cost associated with load shedding. To capture the stochastic unintentional islanding conditions and conventional forecast errors of renewable generation and loads, a two-stage adaptive robust optimization is proposed to optimize the objective function in the worst case scenario of the modeled uncertainties. The proposed optimization is solved with the column and constraint generation (C&CG) algorithm. The result obtained ensures robust microgrid operation in consideration of all possible realization of renewable generation, demand and unintentional islanding condition. The proposed model is validated with results of case studies on a microgrid consisting of various DGs and ESSs.