Optimal integration of intermittent energy sources using distributed multi-step optimization


Conference Paper

The integration of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar into the electric power grid is a coveted yet challenging goal. The difficulties arise from the intermittency of the sources, the required increase in transmission capacity, and the lack of coordination between control entities. In this paper, a method is developed and implemented for the optimal coordination between storage and intermittent resources in multiple control areas. The problem is formulated as a decomposed multi-step optimization problem using the Optimality Condition Decomposition method. This allows reducing the computational effort by dividing the overall optimization problem into subproblems. Simulation results show convergence to the centralized solution and provide an indication of the benefits of coordinating control areas. © 2012 IEEE.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, K; Hug, G; Li, X

Published Date

  • December 11, 2012

Published In

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1944-9933

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1944-9925

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781467327275

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1109/PESGM.2012.6344712

Citation Source

  • Scopus