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Energies 2015, 8(8), 8371-8390;

Optimal Energy Management of Multi-Microgrids with Sequentially Coordinated Operations

Center for Collaborative Internet Ecosystems Research Center, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305701, Korea
Department of Electrical Engineering, Incheon National University, 12-1 Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 406840, Korea
Korea Institute of Energy Research, 152 Gajeong-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305343, Korea
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Academic Editor: Neville R. Watson
Received: 27 May 2015 / Revised: 13 July 2015 / Accepted: 21 July 2015 / Published: 7 August 2015
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We propose an optimal electric energy management of a cooperative multi-microgrid community with sequentially coordinated operations. The sequentially coordinated operations are suggested to distribute computational burden and yet to make the optimal 24 energy management of multi-microgrids possible. The sequential operations are mathematically modeled to find the optimal operation conditions and illustrated with physical interpretation of how to achieve optimal energy management in the cooperative multi-microgrid community. This global electric energy optimization of the cooperative community is realized by the ancillary internal trading between the microgrids in the cooperative community which reduces the extra cost from unnecessary external trading by adjusting the electric energy production amounts of combined heat and power (CHP) generators and amounts of both internal and external electric energy trading of the cooperative community. A simulation study is also conducted to validate the proposed mathematical energy management models. View Full-Text
Keywords: multi-microgrids; cooperative microgrids; energy management system; sequential operation; energy trading multi-microgrids; cooperative microgrids; energy management system; sequential operation; energy trading

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Song, N.-O.; Lee, J.-H.; Kim, H.-M.; Im, Y.H.; Lee, J.Y. Optimal Energy Management of Multi-Microgrids with Sequentially Coordinated Operations. Energies 2015, 8, 8371-8390.

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