Hierarchical simulation modeling framework for electrical power quality and operational decision-making

Esfandyar Mazhari, Young-Jun Son

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Abstract

A two level hierarchical simulation modeling framework is proposed for electric power networks involving PV based solar generators, various storage units (batteries and compressed air energy storage), and grid connection. The high level model, from a utility company perspective, concerns operational decision making (e.g. determined price for customers; energy amount being sold to or bought from bulk grid) and defining regulations (e.g. maximum load in general or during peak hours) for customers for a reduced cost and enhanced reliability. The lower level model concerns changes in power quality factors and changes in demand behavior caused by customers' response to operational decisions and regulations made by the utility company at the high level. The higher level is based on system dynamics and agent-based modeling while the lower level is based on agent-based modeling and circuit-level continuous time modeling. An integration and coordination framework is developed, which details the sequence and frequency of interactions between two models. The proposed framework is demonstrated with a case study with a real utility company, where real-time or historical data is used for solar insolation, storage units, demand profiles, and price of electricity of grid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Industrial Engineers
StatePublished - 2011
Event61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: May 21 2011May 25 2011

Other

Other61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period5/21/115/25/11

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Power quality
Decision making
Computer simulation
Industry
Incident solar radiation
Dynamical systems
Electricity
Networks (circuits)
Costs

Keywords

  • Circuit level modeling
  • Operational decision making
  • Photovoltaic
  • Renewable energy
  • Smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Mazhari, E., & Son, Y-J. (2011). Hierarchical simulation modeling framework for electrical power quality and operational decision-making. In 61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings Institute of Industrial Engineers.

Hierarchical simulation modeling framework for electrical power quality and operational decision-making. / Mazhari, Esfandyar; Son, Young-Jun.

61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings. Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2011.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mazhari, E & Son, Y-J 2011, Hierarchical simulation modeling framework for electrical power quality and operational decision-making. in 61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings. Institute of Industrial Engineers, 61st Annual Conference and Expo of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Reno, NV, United States, 5/21/11.
Mazhari E, Son Y-J. Hierarchical simulation modeling framework for electrical power quality and operational decision-making. In 61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings. Institute of Industrial Engineers. 2011
Mazhari, Esfandyar ; Son, Young-Jun. / Hierarchical simulation modeling framework for electrical power quality and operational decision-making. 61st Annual IIE Conference and Expo Proceedings. Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2011.
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