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Cyber Physical Energy Systems Modules for Power Sharing Controllers in Inverter Based Microgrids

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School of Engineering and Information Technology, University of New South Wales, Canberra 2612, Australia
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Institute of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, 9100 Aalborg, Denmark
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Inventions 2018, 3(3), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/inventions3030066
Received: 25 July 2018 / Revised: 25 August 2018 / Accepted: 8 September 2018 / Published: 11 September 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Microgrids 2018)
The Microgrids (MGs) are an effective way to deal with the smart grid challenges, including service continuity in the event of a grid interruption, and renewable energy integration. The MGs are compounded by multiple distributed generators (DGs), and the main control goals are load demand sharing and voltage and frequency stability. Important research has been reported to cope with the implementation challenges of the MGs including the power sharing control problem, where the use of cybernetic components such as virtual components, and communication systems is a common characteristic. The use of these cybernetic components to control complex physical systems generates new modeling challenges in order to achieve an adequate balance between complexity and accuracy in the MG model. The standardization problem of the cyber-physical MG models is addressed in this work, using a cyber-physical energy systems (CPES) modeling methodology to build integrated modules, and define the communication architectures that each power sharing control strategy requires in an AC-MG. Based on these modules, the control designer can identify the signals and components that eventually require a time delay analysis, communication requirements evaluation, and cyber-attacks’ prevention strategies. Similarly, the modules of each strategy allow for analyzing the potential advantages and drawbacks of each power sharing control technique from a cyber physical perspective. View Full-Text
Keywords: microgrids; power electronics; power sharing control; cyber-physical energy systems; communications microgrids; power electronics; power sharing control; cyber-physical energy systems; communications
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Macana, C.A.; Abdou, A.F.; Pota, H.R.; Guerrero, J.M.; Vasquez, J.C. Cyber Physical Energy Systems Modules for Power Sharing Controllers in Inverter Based Microgrids. Inventions 2018, 3, 66.

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