Journal article

Optimization of multi-energy virtual power plants for providing multiple market and local network services

J Naughton, H Wang, S Riaz, M Cantoni, P Mancarella

Electric Power Systems Research | Elsevier | Published : 2020


When operated independently, distributed energy resources (DER) cannot readily participate in electricity markets or contribute toward network stability and security. These issues can be addressed by aggregated control of DER within a virtual power plant (VPP) framework. This work presents a scenario-based optimization approach to operating a multi-energy VPP under uncertainty. This enables optimized participation in multiple energy and ancillary service markets, while alleviating local network constraints and providing reactive power support. The case study deploys an electricity-hydrogen VPP demonstrating the efficacy of the proposed framework. The results highlight the tight interaction b..

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Awarded by UK EPSRC through the MY-STORE project

Funding Acknowledgements

PM and SR would like to thank the Victorian Government and veski for the partial support to carry out research relevant to this work. PM would also like to thank the UK EPSRC for providing support through the MY-STORE project (EP/N001974/1).