Accession Number : ADA600047


Title :   Smart Microgrid Energy Management Controls for Improved Energy Efficiency and Renewables Integration at DoD Installations


Corporate Author : ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATION PROGRAM OFFICE (DOD) ARLINGTON VA


Personal Author(s) : Bose, Sumit ; Doerge, Dave ; Hajimiragha, Amir ; Krause, Larry ; Miller, Michael ; Piel, Rick ; Russell, Marques ; Sagoo, Bobby ; Morrissett, Gary ; Saunders, Brandon


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a600047.pdf


Report Date : May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 47


Abstract : As the title suggests, the project was aimed at developing microgrid energy management controls for improved energy efficiency and renewable integration at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) installations. The microgrid control system (MCS) demonstrated in this project is designed to manage and control the complicated interactions among heat and electrical power generation, power demand, energy storage, and power distribution and delivery. The advanced control and optimization functions include optimal dispatch of distributed energy resources (DER) (including renewable and energy storage), initial capability of load management during grid connected or islanded operation, and energy efficiency optimization by simultaneously controlling DER for maximum efficiency and managing the major electrical loads. The important technology contributions to improving energy efficiency and increasing energy security are (1) the ability to include various assets such as renewables, combined heat and power units, electrical and thermal storage, and controllable loads as energy management resources; (2) the ability to include future predicted values of loads, renewable generation, and fuel and electricity prices in the optimization process; (3) the ability to automatically commit/decommit DERs as needed; and (4) the use of a predictive control strategy to address renewable generation intermittency. The optimal dispatch problem is suitably formulated so that it can be solved using computationally efficient and robust optimization algorithms.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES , *ENERGY MANAGEMENT , *ENERGY STORAGE , *POWER DISTRIBUTION , ALGORITHMS , CONTROL , CONTROL SYSTEMS , COSTS , DELIVERY , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , EFFICIENCY , ELECTRICAL LOADS , ELECTRICITY , ENERGY , HEAT , INSTALLATION , INTEGRATION , INTERACTIONS , LOAD CONTROL , MILITARY FACILITIES , OPERATION , OPTIMIZATION , POWER , SKILLS , THERMAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE