Microgrids

The work in this area encompasses  modeling and control aspects and spans  microgrids operating in both  grid-islanded and grid-connected modes. Our work on grid-islanded microgrids enables their stable operation when a significant portion of generation is based on renewable resources. Our work on grid-connected microgrids  enables  the reliable  integration of DERs, and their utilization for providing frequency regulation services  to the bulk power system.

Funding Source: ARPA-E, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions.

Sample Publications:

  1. M. Zholbaryssov, and A. D. Domínguez-García, “Distributed Enforcement of Phase-Cohesiveness for Frequency Control of Islanded Inverter-Based Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Accepted for Publication. [preprint]
  2. S. T. Cady, M. Zholbaryssov, A. D. Domínguez-García, C. N. Hadjicostis, “A Distributed Frequency Regulation Architecture for Islanded Inertia-Less AC Microgrids,” IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Accepted for Publication. [preprint]
  3. B. A. Robbins and A. D. Domínguez-García, “Optimal Reactive Power Dispatch for Voltage Regulation in Unbalanced Distribution Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 4, 2903 – 2913, July 2016. [preprint]
  4. B. A. Robbins, H. Zhu, and A. D. Domínguez-García, “Optimal Tap Setting of Voltage Regulation Transformers in Unbalanced Distribution Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 256 – 267, January 2016. [preprint]
  5. B. A. Robbins, C. N. Hadjicostis, and A. D. Domínguez-García, “A Two-Stage Distributed Architecture for Voltage Control in Power Distribution Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 1470 – 1482, May 2013. [preprint]