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Distributed control approach for community energy management systems in presence of storage

At the 20th Annual Mediterrean Conference on Control & Automation July 2012, SAPIENZA, Università di Roma, presented a preliminary approach for the UCIE0102. EV Charging Load Allocation. It shows a system architecture and suitable control methodologies for the management and control of Distributed Generation (DG) units, Renewable Energy Resources (RES), Active Demand (AD) and storage units, being these Electric Vehicles (EV) or Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

Within the proposed platform, control methodologies allow to adapt unit generation profiles and active loads to ensure economic benefits to each actor. The key aspect is the organization in two levels of control:

  1. at residential level a Smart Home Controller (SHC) monitors and controls smart appliances
  2. at higher level a Community Energy Management System (CEMS) coordinates generation unitsnegotiates consumption with SHCs and sets power grid energy withdrawals.

Proposed control methodologies involve the solution of a Walrasian market equilibrium and the design of a distributed solution of a dynamic programming problem.  The autors from SAPIENZA are member of the Mobincity team. The results are partially funded within the Mobincity project.

The presentation can be uploaded under  following address:


MOBINCITY - Smart mobility in smart city

This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 314328.