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Adaptive Micro-Grid Operation Based on IEC 61850

Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.6 Beiertiao, Haidian, Beijing 100190, China
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Academic Editor: Josep M. Guerrero
Energies 2015, 8(5), 4455-4475;
Received: 14 March 2015 / Accepted: 11 May 2015 / Published: 18 May 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microgrids)
Automatically identifying the new equipment after its integration and adjusting operation strategy to realize “plug and play” functionality are becoming essential for micro-grid operations. In order to improve and perfect the micro-grid “plug and play” function with the increased amount of equipment with different information protocols and more diverse system applications, this paper presents a solution for adaptive micro-grid operation based on IEC 61850, and proposes the design and specific implementation methods of micro-grid “plug and play” function and system operation mode conversion in detail, by using the established IEC 61850 information model of a micro-grid. Actual operation tests based on the developed IED and micro-grid test platform are performed to verify the feasibility and validity of the proposed solution. The tests results show that the solution can automatically identify the IEC 61850 information model of equipment after its integration, intelligently adjust the operation strategies to adapt to new system states and achieves a reliable system operation mode conversion. View Full-Text
Keywords: distributed energy resources; micro-grid; IEC 61850; plug and play; operation distributed energy resources; micro-grid; IEC 61850; plug and play; operation
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Deng, W.; Pei, W.; Shen, Z.; Zhao, Z.; Qu, H. Adaptive Micro-Grid Operation Based on IEC 61850. Energies 2015, 8, 4455-4475.

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