Demand-side management by integrating bus communication technologies into smart grids

D. Stimoniaris*, T. Kollatou, D. Tsiamitros, M. A. Zehir, A. Batman, M. Bagriyanik, A. Ozdemir, E. Dialynas

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Abstract

Renewable Energy Sources (RES) plants still have to operate at their maximum possible output and are therefore independent of electric energy consumption. Thus, coordination between distributed generators, energy storage systems and flexible loads is expected to add a great value to grid operations and facilitate further RES penetration. The increasing penetration of bus communication technologies into buildings and their control possibilities over electric energy consumption may also make valuable contributions to the grid operation. Thus, the control system of the future grid should be compatible to smart buildings and cities. This paper presents a control system of an experimental microgrid which is made compatible to bus communication technologies at the demand-side, by applying a simple technique. The proposed technique does not require additional interface or software tools, as other methods do and therefore is a cost-effective method and can be easily expanded and used for demand-side management in future smart grids. Experimental results prove that bus communication technologies could contribute to the voltage regulation as well as to the application of efficient energy management policies of microgrid-based smart grid topologies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)251-261
Number of pages11
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Volume136
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2016

Bibliographical note

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Funding

The described work is funded by the “Smart Electric Energy Management and Buildings Energy Efficiency Technologies—SEEMBEET” project, which is executed in the framework of the “Bilateral Research and Technology Cooperation Greece–Turkey 2013–2014”, which is co-financed by the “ European Union and the Greek State, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs/General Secretariat for Research and Technology (O. P. Competitiveness & Entrepreneurship (EPAN II), ROP Macedonia–Thrace, ROP Crete and Aegean Islands, ROP Thessaly–Mainland Greece–Epirus, ROP Attica)" and “ The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK)”.

FundersFunder number
Buildings Energy Efficiency Technologies
Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs/General Secretariat for Research and Technology
SEEMBEET
European Commission
Türkiye Bilimsel ve Teknolojik Araştirma Kurumu

    Keywords

    • Bus automation systems
    • Demand-side management
    • Distributed generation
    • Energy storage management
    • Smart cities
    • Smart grid

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