NRP70 Commelec

Project Meeting (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Venue

Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map)

Programme

14:00Andreas Kettner "Real-Time Assessment of Static Voltage Stability in Active Distribution Networks in the Presence of Polynomial Type Nodal Equivalents"
14:15Maaz Mohiuddin "Quick Agreement among Grid Agent Replicas"
14:30Wajeb Saab "Pacing a Cycle in CommelecV2"
14:45Eleni Stai "Dispatching Stochastic Heterogeneous Resources Accounting for Grid Losses and Non-Ideal Batteries"
15:00Luca Fabietti "Achieving Dispatchability through Flexible Demand and Electrical Storage Systems"
15:15Coffee Break
15:30Jagdish Prasad Achara "uGS/E: A Simulator/emulator for the Micro Grid"
15:45Yan-Kim Tran "A Study about Zero-Voltage-Switching Operation for Multiport Medium-Frequency-Transformers"
16:00Enrica Scolari "Photovoltaic Modelling and Forecasting"
16:15Coffee Break
16:30Roman Rudnik & Lorenzo Reyes "Handling Large Power Steps in Real-Time Microgrid Control via Explicit Power Setpoints"
16:45Lorenzo Reyes "Handling Single-Slack Transitions in Inertia-less Islanded Microgrids"
17:00Paul Stadler "Future Infrastructure for COMMELEC : the DSM Perspective"
17:15Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting


Project Meeting (Friday, October 7, 2016)

Venue

Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map)

Programme

14:00Enrica Scolari (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:15Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:30Wang Cong (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
14:45Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
15:00Coffee Break
15:15Eleni Stai
15:30Wajeb Saab, Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
15:45Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
16:00Coffee Break
16:15Roman Rudnik (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
16:30Lorenzo Reyes
16:45Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
17:00Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting


Past events

Project Meeting (Monday, May 2, 2016)

Venue

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map)
Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map)

Programme

11:45Lunch in BC restaurant
13:00Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
13:15Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
13:30Drazen Dujic
13:45Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov)
14:00Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:15Coffee Break
14:30Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
14:45Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
15:00Roman Rudnik
15:15Benoit Cathiard
15:30Lorenzo Reyes
15:45Jean-Yves Le Boudec / Colin Jones / Niek Bouman: Status of NRP70 Activity Report
16:00Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting


NRP Commelec SNF Site Visit (Friday, November 20, 2015)

Site visit by the NSF NRP review committee: mr. Hans Schalcher (delegation head), mr. Goran Andersson (domain expert), ms. Theres Paulsen (KT team representative) and mr. Stefan Husi (NRP 70 project leader).

Programme

15:00Welcome
15:10Opening by Hans Schalcher
15:15Jean-Yves Le Boudec: Introduction
15:30Demo of Commelec version 1 in the DESL microgrid laboratory
16:00Jean-Yves Le Boudec: Umbrella project and Subproject A: Control of Power Flows
16:30Colin Jones: Subproject B: Demand Response
17:00Q/A lead by Goran Andersson
17:40Stefan Husi
17:45Theres Paulsen
17:50Closing remarks by Hans Schalcher

Project Meeting (Friday, October 23, 2015)

Venue

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map)
Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map)
Demo: Room ELL038 (Click here for a map)

Programme

11:45Lunch in BC restaurant
13:00Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
13:15Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
13:30Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
13:45Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
14:00Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
14:15Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov)
14:30Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:45Coffee Break
15:00Jean-Yves Le Boudec: presentation for SNF visit - Umbrella & Subproject I
15:30Colin Jones: presentation for SNF visit - Subproject II
15:50Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting
16:10Demo of Commelec in Microgrid (ELL Building)

Project Meeting (Friday, June 12, 2015)

Venue

Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map)
Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map)
Batiment BC, EPFL
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne

Programme

9:00Niek Bouman - COMMELEC high-level API
9:20Andrey Bernstein - Theoretical performance bounds for COMMELEC resource agents
9:40Lorenzo Reyes - Microgrid Status
10:00Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
10:20Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov)
10:40Coffee Break
11:00Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
11:20Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
11:40Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
12:00Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
12:20Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
12:40Planning of Next Meeting
12:45Lunch in BC restaurant


Real-Time Control of Power Flows: Project Meeting (Thursday, April 16, 2015)

Venue

Presentations: Room BC129 (Click here for a map)
Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map)
Batiment BC, EPFL
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne

Programme

9:00Start of the Meeting (room BC129): Welcome (by Niek Bouman)
9:00Wajeb Saab: BIP Grid Agent
9:20Cong Wang: Solving load flow
9:40Andreas Kettner: sequential Discrete Kalman Filter state estimator and its implementation
10:00Enrica Scolari: PV agent development
10:20Coffee Break
10:40Niek Bouman: Serialisation/Deserialisation and Interpretation of Advertisements
11:00Maaz Mohiuddin: Reliability of the runtime environment
11:20Andrey Bernstein: Islanding with Commelec
11:40Lorenzo Reyes: Supercap agent, overall status of the microgrid setup
12:00Fabrizio Sossan: Shadow agent and its implementation
12:20Outlook on next formal project workshop (June '15)
12:30Lunch in the Restaurant of BC building (4th floor)


Kick-off Workshop (Friday, January 16, 2015)

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New: Click on the name of the presenter in the programme to download the presentation. Alternatively, click here for a zip-file containing all the presentations in PDF format [20 MB].

Venue

Lunch: BC Restaurant (Click here for a map)
Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map)
Batiment BC, EPFL
Station 14
CH-1015 Lausanne

Programme

11:30Early Lunch in the Restaurant of BC building (4th floor)
13:00Start of the Workshop (room BC229): Welcome
by Niek Bouman
13:05Presentation: The Vision of COMMELEC
by Andrey Bernstein & Lorenzo Reyes
13:30Presentation of the Advisory Board
13:30Arnoud Bifrare (Romande Energie)
13:45Sandro Dinser (AXPO) [canceled]
14:00Ali Khatir (Swissgrid)
14:15Project Introduction: Real-Time Control of Power Flows
by Niek Bouman
14:20Work-plan presentations by PhD student of each principal investigator (PI)
14:20Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
14:30Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:40Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
14:50Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov (ABB)
15:00Discussion of presentations by Advisory Board and PIs
15:10Break
15:40Project Introduction: Storage and Demand Response
by Colin Jones
15:45Work-plan presentations by PhD student of each principal investigator (PI)
15:45Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
15:55Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
16:05Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
16:15Discussion of presentations by Advisory Board and PIs
16:30General discussion and planning of next formal project workshop (June '15) and intermediate meeting
17:00End of meeting

Motivation and Goals of COMMELEC NRP70

A massive penetration of distributed energy sources (solar photovoltaic in summer, cogener- ation in winter, small scale wind farms in all seasons) is expected to be one element of solution to the electricity gap problem. However, this poses several problems such as quality of service of the distribution network and the requirement to provide voltage and frequency support to the Swiss and European grids. The classic solutions to these problems imply to (1) upgrade the electrical distribution networks and/or (2) deploy additional generators for compensation, mostly fuel based and/or (3) curtail renewables when their volatility poses problems. All of these solutions are expensive or environmentally non-desirable. An alternative is to use modest local electrical and thermal storage (such as batteries, super- caps, heating and cooling systems, water reservoirs, hydrogen, flywheels or compressed air tanks), but this is difficult to deploy using the classical control means based on frequency. PRN70 COMMELEC will investigate a radically different approach whereby power systems directly communicate with each other in order to define explicit realtime setpoints for active/reactive power absorptions or injections. This will allow a distribution network with local generation to make efficient use of modest amounts of storage and demand response in order to (1) operate safely without curtailing renewables and (2) act as a virtual power plant that participates in the overall grid quality of service. The problems we want to tackle are:

  1. How can such a control method be made robust and scalable (i.e. able to reliably and economically be deployed in a large number of distribution grids)?
  2. How can the method interface with storage and demand response technologies?
The goal of this project is to develop and implement a radically new method for the control of grids, therefore, the primary audience is the scientific community, who will receive and evaluate scientific papers describing the method and results of its implementation. A second audience is the operators of distribution grids, who participate in the project advisory board. A third type of audience is the intellectuals who provide academic support to the regulator concerning regulatory and economic issues, who will also be represented in the advisory board. A fourth type of audience is the vendors of electric grid control systems, who will be represented by the participation of ABB.

List of publications related to NRP70 Commelec (Infoscience)


Z. Zou, A. M. Kettner, G. Buticchi, M. Liserre and M. Paolone. Voltage Stability Analysis using a Complete Model of Grid-Connected Voltage-Source Converters. IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2016.
L. Fabietti and C. Jones. Stochastic MPC for Controlling the Average Constraint Violation for Periodic Linear System with Additive Disturbance. American Control Conference, Boston, MA, USA, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, 2016.
J. C. N. Fabietti Luca. Complement to the Paper Stochastic MPC for Controlling the Average Constraint Violation of Periodic Linear Systems with Additive Disturbances, 2016.
Y.-K. Tran, D. Dujic and P. Barrade. Multiport Resonant DC-DC Converter. The 41st Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society - IECON2015, Yokohama, Japan, 2015.
L. E. Reyes Chamorro, M. Paolone, A. Bernstein and J.-Y. Le Boudec. A SuperCapacitor Agent for Providing Real-Time Power Services to the Grid. IEEE PES Conference on Innovative SMART GRID Technologies (ISGT-LA 2015), Montevideo, Uruguay, - -, 2015.
J.-Y. Le Boudec and M. Paolone. Pilotage automatique des réseaux de distribution en temps réel, in Bulletin SEV/VSE, vol. 2015, num. 10, p. 37-40, 2015.
N. J. Bouman, A. Bernstein and J.-Y. Le Boudec. Real-Time Control of Microgrids with Explicit Power Setpoints: an API for Resource Agents, 2015.
F. Sossan, D. Torregrossa, E. Namor, R. Cherkaoui and M. Paolone. Control of a Battery Energy Storage System Accounting for the Charge Redistribution Effect to Dispatch the Operation of a Medium Voltage Feeder. 2015 IEEE PES Eindhoven PowerTech, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2015.
A. Bernstein, L. E. Reyes Chamorro, J.-Y. Le Boudec and M. Paolone. Real-Time Control of Microgrids with Explicit Power Setpoints: Unintentional Islanding. 2015 IEEE PES PowerTech, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2015.
L. Fabietti, T. T. Gorecki, F. A. Qureshi, A. Bitlislioglu and I. Lymperopoulos et al. Experimental Implementation of Frequency Regulation Service Using Commercial Buildings, 2015.
L. E. Reyes Chamorro, A. Bernstein, J.-Y. Le Boudec and M. Paolone. A composable method for real-time control of active distribution networks with explicit power set points. Part II: Implementation and validation, in Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 125, num. August, p. 265-280, 2015.
A. Bernstein, L. E. Reyes Chamorro, J.-Y. Le Boudec and M. Paolone. A composable method for real-time control of active distribution networks with explicit power set points. Part I: Framework, in Electric Power Systems Research, vol. 125, num. August, p. 254-264, 2015.
M. Popovic, M. M. Maaz, D.-C. Tomozei and J.-Y. Le Boudec. iPRP: Parallel Redundancy Protocol for IP Networks. 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2015.
M. Bahramipanah, D. Torregrossa, R. Cherkaoui and M. Paolone. Enhanced electrical model of Lithium-based batteries accounting the charge redistribution effect. 18th Power Systems Computation Conference, Wrocław, Poland, 2014.
G. T. Costanzo, A. Bernstein, L. E. Reyes Chamorro, H. W. Bindner and J.-Y. Le Boudec et al. Electric Space Heating Scheduling for Real-time Explicit Power Control in Active Distribution Networks. IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014.