Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy

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List of Papers (Total 327)

Hybrid interval AHP-entropy method for electricity user evaluation in smart electricity utilization

Smart electricity utilization (SEU) is one of the most important components in a smart grid. It is crucial to evaluate efficiency, safety, and demand response capability of electricity users to achieve the smart use of electricity. The analytic hierarchy process (AHP) uses subjective criteria to determine index weights in multi-criteria decision-making problems, while the entropy ...

Water-filling algorithm based approach for management of responsive residential loads

Integration of large number of electric vehicles (EVs) with distribution networks is devastating for conventional power system devices such as transformers and power lines etc. This paper proposes a methodology for management of responsive household appliances management and EVs with water-filling algorithm. With the proposed scheme, the load profile of a transformer is retained ...

A modular parallelization framework for power flow transfer analysis of large-scale power systems

Power flow transfer (PFT) analysis under various anticipated faults in advance is important for securing power system operations. In China, PSD-BPA software is the most widely used tool for power system analysis, but its input/output interface is easily adapted for PFT analysis, which is also difficult due to its computationally intensity. To solve this issue, and achieve a fast ...

Self-tuning virtual synchronous generator control for improving frequency stability in autonomous photovoltaic-diesel microgrids

This paper investigates the use of a virtual synchronous generator (VSG) to improve frequency stability in an autonomous photovoltaic-diesel microgrid with energy storage. VSG control is designed to emulate inertial response and damping power via power injection from/to the energy storage system. The effect of a VSG with constant parameters (CP-VSG) on the system frequency is ...

Optimal planning of energy storage system in active distribution system based on fuzzy multi-objective bi-level optimization

A fuzzy multi-objective bi-level optimization problem is proposed to model the planning of energy storage system (ESS) in active distribution systems (ADS). The proposed model enables us to take into account how optimal operation strategy of ESS in the lower level can affect and be affected by the optimal allocation of ESS in the upper level. The power characteristic model of ...

Multi-objective energy management system for DC microgrids based on the maximum membership degree principle

With the increasing quantity of DC electrical equipment, DC microgrids have been paid more and more attention. This paper proposes an approach to multi-objective optimisation of an energy management system (EMS) for a DC microgrid that includes a hybrid energy storage system (HESS). The operating and maintenance cost and the loss of power supply probability (LPSP) of the system are ...

Non-isolated high step-up DC–DC converter adopting auxiliary capacitor and coupled inductor

For grid-connected power system based on photovoltaic (PV) source and fuel cells, high step-up and high-efficiency DC–DC converters are needed, due to the bus voltage of the grid-connected inverter is much higher than the output voltage of PV and fuel cells. In this paper, a novel high step-up converter is proposed. An auxiliary capacitor is introduced into the boost converter, ...

Consensus control of electric spring using back-to-back converter for voltage regulation with ultra-high renewable penetration

Recent advances in a power electronic device called an electric spring (ES) provide feasible solutions to meeting critical customers’ requirements for voltage quality. A new version of the ES was introduced based on a back-to-back converter (ESBC) configuration which extends the operating range and improves the voltage suppression performance to facilitate ultra-high renewable ...

Review of Middle East energy interconnection development

In recent years, the Middle East region countries have experienced rapid population and economy growth, which has resulted in large increase of energy and power demand. Although the traditional fossil fuels remain the majority for supplying the domestic demand, additional generating capacity and fuel supply are necessary according to current situation and future demand forecast. ...

Coordinated scheduling model of power system with active distribution networks based on multi-agent system

With the large-scale development of distributed generations (DGs) and the connection into the main grid of active distribution networks (ADNs), traditional centralized dispatch of power system has encountered enormous challenge. In a bilateral electricity market, introducing ADN resources in the day-ahead generation schedule will not only enrich the dispatch patterns to the power ...

Rolling horizon optimization for real-time operation of thermostatically controlled load aggregator

Thermostatically controlled loads (TCLs) have great potentials to participate in the demand response programs due to their flexibility in storing thermal energy. The two-way communication infrastructure of smart grids provides opportunities for the smart buildings/houses equipped with TCLs to be aggregated in their participation in the electricity markets. This paper focuses on the ...

Energy management of micro renewable energy source and electric vehicles at home level

As renewable energy source (RES) tend to be integrated more and more at home and electric vehicles (EVs) take a greater share in the personal automobile market, users see a chance to charge their EVs by micro-RES. In this context, this paper presents a review about opportunities and challenges needed to be overcome by the EV users to implement a vehicle to home system in their ...

Multi-objective short-term scheduling of active distribution networks for benefit maximization of DisCos and DG owners considering demand response programs and energy storage system

This paper proposes a multi-objective benefit function for operation of active distribution systems considering demand response program (DRP) and energy storage system (ESS). In the active distribution system, active network management (ANM) is applied so that the distribution system equipment is controlled in real-time status based on the real-time measurements of system ...

LCL-resonance damping strategies for grid-connected inverters with LCL filters: a comprehensive review

Grid-connected LCL-filtered inverters are commonly used for distributed power generators. The LCL resonance should be treated properly. Recently, many strategies have been used to damp the resonance, but the relationships between different damping strategies have not been thoroughly investigated. Thus, this study analyses the essential mechanisms of LCL-resonance damping and ...

Applications of survival functions to continuous semi-Markov processes for measuring reliability of power transformers

The reliability of power transformers is subject to service age and health condition. This paper proposes a practical model for the evaluation of two reliability indices: survival function (SF) and mean residual life (MRL). In the proposed model, the periodical modeling of power transformers are considered for collecting the information on health conditions. The corresponding ...

Distributed reinforcement learning to coordinate current sharing and voltage restoration for islanded DC microgrid

A novel distributed reinforcement learning (DRL) strategy is proposed in this study to coordinate current sharing and voltage restoration in an islanded DC microgrid. Firstly, a reward function considering both equal proportional current sharing and cooperative voltage restoration is defined for each local agent. The global reward of the whole DC microgrid which is the sum of the ...

Aggregated impact of allowance allocation and power dispatching on emission reduction

Climate change has become one of the most important issues for the sustainable development of social well-being. China has made great efforts in reducing CO2 emissions and promoting clean energy. Pilot Emission Trading Systems (ETSs) have been launched in two provinces and five cities in China, and a national level ETS will be implemented in the third quarter of 2017, with ...

Parallel power system restoration planning using heuristic initialization and discrete evolutionary programming

This paper proposes a sectionalizing planning for parallel power system restoration after a complete system blackout. Parallel restoration is conducted in order to reduce the total restoration process time. Physical and operation knowledge of the system, operating personnel experience, and computer simulation are combined in this planning to improve the system restoration and serve ...

Interaction analysis between induction motor loads and STATCOM in weak grid using induction machine model

Static synchronous compensators (STATCOM) can be used as a reactive power compensation for induction motor (IM) loads due to its effective control and good compensation. Terminal voltage control (TVC) in a STATCOM has a great influence on voltage dynamics which is a significant concern in a system with many IM loads. This paper investigates the interaction between IM loads and TVC ...

Wind-integration benefits of controlled plug-in electric vehicle charging

Flexibility in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging can reduce the ancillary cost effects of wind variability and uncertainty on electric power systems. In this paper, we study these benefits of PEV charging, demonstrating that controlled PEV charging can reduce costs associated with wind uncertainty and variability. Interestingly, we show that the system does not require ...

Dual-stage constructed random graph algorithm to generate random graphs featuring the same topological characteristics with power grids

It is a common practice to simulate some historical or test systems to validate the efficiency of new methods or concepts. However, there are only a small number of existing power system test cases, and validation and evaluation results, obtained using such a limited number of test cases, may not be deemed sufficient or convincing. In order to provide more available test cases, a ...

Stability analysis of digitally controlled dual active bridge converters

The dual active bridge (DAB) converters are widely used in the energy storage equipment and the distributed power systems. However, the existence of switching nonlinearity and control delay can cause serious stability problem to the DAB converters. Thus, this paper, studies the stability of a digitally controlled DAB converter with an output voltage closed loop controller. Firstly, ...

Phillips-Heffron model for current-controlled power electronic generation unit

This paper presents a Phillips-Heffron model for the generation unit with current-controlled (CC) voltage source converter (VSC) as the interface. A concept of current angle is put forward for the CC-VSC, and the relationship between the current angle and the power angle is also quantified. Based on the current angle, a Phillips-Heffron model is established for the generation unit ...

Control scheme of hexagonal modular multilevel direct converter for offshore wind power integration via fractional frequency transmission system

A fractional frequency transmission system (FFTS) is a promising solution to offshore wind power integration, for which the hexagonal modular multilevel converter (Hexverter) is an attractive choice for power conversion. The Hexverter has recently been proposed to directly connect two three-phase systems of different frequencies and voltage amplitudes, with only six branches in the ...

Optimal allocation of hybrid energy storage for microgrids based on multi-attribute utility theory

To satisfy the requirements of high energy density, high power density, quick response and long lifespan for energy storage systems (ESSs), hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs) have been investigated for their complementary characteristics of ‘high energy density components’ and ‘high power density components’. To optimize HESS combinations, related indices such as annual cost, ...