Date of Award
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MS)
Wayne W. Weaver
For a microgrid with a high penetration level of renewable energy, energy storage use becomes more integral to the system performance due to the stochastic nature of most renewable energy sources. This thesis examines the use of droop control of an energy storage source in dc microgrids in order to optimize a global cost function. The approach involves using a multidimensional surface to determine the optimal droop parameters based on load and state of charge. The optimal surface is determined using knowledge of the system architecture and can be implemented with fully decentralized source controllers. The optimal surface control of the system is presented. Derivations of a cost function along with the implementation of the optimal control are included. Results were verified using a hardware-in-the-loop system.
Jones, Arthur John, "STATE OF CHARGE BASED DROOP SURFACE FOR OPTIMAL CONTROL OF DC MICROGRIDS", Master's Thesis, Michigan Technological University, 2014.