NRP70 Commelec

Project Meeting (Friday, June 22, 2018)

Venue
Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map)

09:00 Welcome

09:15 Enrica Scolari  “Advancement in Photovoltaic Modelling and Forecasting”

09:30 Andreas Kettner/Lorenzo Reyes “Harmonic Analysis of Power Grids with Converter-Interfaced Resources”

09:45 Maaz Mohiuddin/Wajeb Saab “Reliability in Commelec: Problems, Solutions and New Design”

10:15 Coffee Break

10:30 Tran Yan-Kim “Multiport-Resonant Converter, Progress Updates and Conclusions”

10:45 Wang Cong/Roman Rudnik “Charging Station Agent”

11:00 Wang Cong “Controlling the Electrical State via Uncertain Power Injections in Three-Phase Distribution Networks”

11:15 Coffee Break

11:30 Paul Stadler “Optimal Design and Scheduling of Building Energy Systems in Microgrids”

11:45 Colin Jones/Luca Fabietti “Coordination of Heterogenous Resources for the Provision of Multiple Services”

12:00 Jagdish Achara/Lorenzo Zanni “Status of Deployment of Commelec in EPFL MV Grid”

12:15  Discussion & Conclusions

12:30 Lunch at BC Cafétéria

Project Meeting (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

Venue
Presentations: Room INF211 (Click here for a map)

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

Project Meeting (Friday, October 7, 2016)

Venue
Presentations: Room BC229 (Click here for a map)

Programme
14:00 Enrica Scolari (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:15 Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:30 Wang Cong (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
14:45 Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:15 Eleni Stai
15:30 Wajeb Saab, Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
15:45 Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
16:00 Coffee Break
16:15 Roman Rudnik (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
16:30 Lorenzo Reyes
16:45 Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
17:00 Discussion + 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
11:45 Lunch in BC restaurant
13:00 Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
13:15 Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
13:30 Drazen Dujic
13:45 Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov)
14:00 Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:15 Coffee Break
14:30 Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
14:45 Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
15:00 Roman Rudnik
15:15 Benoit Cathiard
15:30 Lorenzo Reyes
15:45 Jean-Yves Le Boudec / Colin Jones / Niek Bouman: Status of NRP70 Activity Report
16:00 Discussion + 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
15:00 Welcome
15:10 Opening by Hans Schalcher
15:15 Jean-Yves Le Boudec: Introduction
15:30 Demo of Commelec version 1 in the DESL microgrid laboratory
16:00 Jean-Yves Le Boudec: Umbrella project and Subproject A: Control of Power Flows
16:30 Colin Jones: Subproject B: Demand Response
17:00 Q/A lead by Goran Andersson
17:40 Stefan Husi
17:45 Theres Paulsen
17:50 Closing 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
11:45 Lunch in BC restaurant
13:00 Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
13:15 Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
13:30 Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
13:45 Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
14:00 Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
14:15 Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov)
14:30 Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
14:45 Coffee Break
15:00 Jean-Yves Le Boudec: presentation for SNF visit – Umbrella & Subproject I
15:30 Colin Jones: presentation for SNF visit – Subproject II
15:50 Discussion + Planning of Next Meeting
16:10 Demo 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
9:00 Niek Bouman – COMMELEC high-level API
9:20 Andrey Bernstein – Theoretical performance bounds for COMMELEC resource agents
9:40 Lorenzo Reyes – Microgrid Status
10:00 Andreas Kettner (PI: Mario Paolone)
10:20 Enrica Scolari (PI: Alexandre Oudalov)
10:40 Coffee Break
11:00 Maaz Mohiuddin (PI: Jean-Yves Le Boudec)
11:20 Wajeb Saab (PI: Joseph Sifakis)
11:40 Luca Fabietti (PI: Colin Jones)
12:00 Paul Stadler (PI: François Maréchal)
12:20 Yan-Kim Tran (PI: Drazen Dujic)
12:40 Planning of Next Meeting
12:45 Lunch 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
9:00 Start of the Meeting (room BC129): Welcome (by Niek Bouman)
9:00 Wajeb Saab: BIP Grid Agent
9:20 Cong Wang: Solving load flow
9:40 Andreas Kettner: sequential Discrete Kalman Filter state estimator and its implementation
10:00 Enrica Scolari: PV agent development
10:20 Coffee Break
10:40 Niek Bouman: Serialisation/Deserialisation and Interpretation of Advertisements
11:00 Maaz Mohiuddin: Reliability of the runtime environment
11:20 Andrey Bernstein: Islanding with Commelec
11:40 Lorenzo Reyes: Supercap agent, overall status of the microgrid setup
12:00 Fabrizio Sossan: Shadow agent and its implementation
12:20 Outlook on next formal project workshop (June ’15)
12:30 Lunch in the Restaurant of BC building (4th floor)

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

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

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)?
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)

A. M. Kettner and M. Paolone. On the Properties of the Power Systems Nodal Admittance Matrix, in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems Pwrs, vol. 33, num. 1, p. 1130 – 1131, 2018.
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A. M. Kettner and M. Paolone. Sequential Discrete Kalman Filter for Real-Time State Estimation in Power Distribution Systems: Theory and Implementation, in IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, vol. 66, num. 9, p. 2358 – 2370, 2017.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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