PhD student Olaoluwapo Ajala with advisors A. Domínguez-García and P. W. Sauer

Figure 29: Distributed grid control of flexible loads and DERS

The goal of the project is to enable the utilization of distributed energy resources (DERs) generation, storage resources, and flexible loads to provide frequency regulation services to the grid. We assume there is an entity, referred to as aggregator that operates (and possibly owns) all generation and storage resources and distribution assets, as well as the loads, in a small-footprint power system, referred to as microgrid, the boundaries of which are perfectly defined in the sense that the exchange of power of this microgrid with the rest of the system to which is interconnected occurs through a set of tie lines that is unambiguously defined (see Figure 29 for a graphical depiction). This research is supported by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) NODES.