Distributed Energy Resources

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Distributed energy resources (DER) are smaller power sources that can be aggregated to provide power necessary to meet regular demand. As the electricity grid continues to modernize, DER such as storage and advanced renewable technologies can help facilitate the transition to a smarter grid. (Wikipedia.org)






Conferences related to Distributed Energy Resources

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ICC 2021 - IEEE International Conference on Communications

IEEE ICC is one of the two flagship IEEE conferences in the field of communications; Montreal is to host this conference in 2021. Each annual IEEE ICC conference typically attracts approximately 1,500-2,000 attendees, and will present over 1,000 research works over its duration. As well as being an opportunity to share pioneering research ideas and developments, the conference is also an excellent networking and publicity event, giving the opportunity for businesses and clients to link together, and presenting the scope for companies to publicize themselves and their products among the leaders of communications industries from all over the world.


2020 22nd European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'20 ECCE Europe)

Energy conversion and conditioning technologies, power electronics, adjustable speed drives and their applications, power electronics for smarter grid, energy efficiency,technologies for sustainable energy systems, converters and power supplies


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)

The Annual IEEE PES General Meeting will bring together over 2900 attendees for technical sessions, administrative sessions, super sessions, poster sessions, student programs, awards ceremonies, committee meetings, tutorials and more


2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

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  • 2019 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Innovative Smart Grid Technologies

  • 2018 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Forum for participants to discuss state of the art innovations in Smart Grid Technologies and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions.

  • 2017 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Forum for participants to discuss state of the art innovations in smart grid technologies and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions

  • 2016 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    The Conference will be a forum for participants to discuss state-of-the-art innovations in smart grid technologies and will feature plenary and panel sessions as well as technical paper presentations and poster sessions.

  • 2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; - Energy MgmtSystems (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2013 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2012 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2011 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and more.

  • 2010 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT)

    -Power and Energy System Applications (generation, transmission, distribution, distribution, markets, operations, and planning) - Cyber and Physical Security Systems (Intelligent Monitoring and Outage Management)-Smart Sensing, Communication, and Control in Energy Systems; - Wireless Communications and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; -Energy Mgmt Systmes (with applications to buildings and home automation); - Interdependent Energy Infrastructures (with applications to gas, water, transportation, and telec


2020 IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference (REPC)

The IEEE Rural Electric Power Conference exists to provide a technical platform for the exchange of pertinent and relevant technical knowledge within the rural electrical utility industry to the practicing utility engineer or technician that is working for a rural cooperative, an investor owned, or a municipal electric utility. Consulting engineers, manufacturers, and educators involved in medium and high voltage electric power system planning, design or component development are also encouraged to engage in networking and to contribute with their knowledge on advanced technologies and application methods as part of the conference forum.


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Periodicals related to Distributed Energy Resources

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Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Circuits and Systems Magazine, IEEE


Communications Magazine, IEEE

IEEE Communications Magazine was the number three most-cited journal in telecommunications and the number eighteen cited journal in electrical and electronics engineering in 2004, according to the annual Journal Citation Report (2004 edition) published by the Institute for Scientific Information. Read more at http://www.ieee.org/products/citations.html. This magazine covers all areas of communications such as lightwave telecommunications, high-speed data communications, personal communications ...


Communications, IEEE Transactions on

Telephone, telegraphy, facsimile, and point-to-point television, by electromagnetic propagation, including radio; wire; aerial, underground, coaxial, and submarine cables; waveguides, communication satellites, and lasers; in marine, aeronautical, space and fixed station services; repeaters, radio relaying, signal storage, and regeneration; telecommunication error detection and correction; multiplexing and carrier techniques; communication switching systems; data communications; and communication theory. In addition to the above, ...


Computer

Computer, the flagship publication of the IEEE Computer Society, publishes peer-reviewed technical content that covers all aspects of computer science, computer engineering, technology, and applications. Computer is a resource that practitioners, researchers, and managers can rely on to provide timely information about current research developments, trends, best practices, and changes in the profession.


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Xplore Articles related to Distributed Energy Resources

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Distributed energy resources challenges for utilities

2015 IEEE 42nd Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015

This paper provides an overview of the challenges that utilities will be facing during and after the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER), especially at high penetration levels when utility distribution systems may be operating outside of the existing design parameters. First, California has adopted smart inverter/converter standards to mitigate potential issues caused by DER but there will be other ...


Effect of distributed energy resources on load and loss factors of energy distribution networks

2015 20th Conference on Electrical Power Distribution Networks Conference (EPDC), 2015

In recent years, energy distribution companies have been faced with new challenges such as growing energy demands and greenhouse gas emission. Distributed energy resources are remarkable solutions to overcome the aforementioned problems, but integration of distributed energy resources to energy distribution networks provides some technical challenges for energy distribution companies. In this paper, effect of distributed energy resources such as ...


Distributed energy resources monitoring and control based on IoT protocol

2017 International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence (ICTC), 2017

As the introduction of distributed energy resources into power system is increasing and the service applications for them become more diverse, the scalability of the communication networks for monitoring and control becomes important. That is, a communication method considering loosely coupled and many-to-many relationships between distributed energy resources and their applications needs to be applied. Therefore, this paper presents a ...


Advanced integration of distributed energy resources

2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 2012

This panel describes the collaboration on a distributed energy resource management system between a utility and a software vendor focused on integrating new technologies through advanced monitoring and control. Key focus technologies include: residential demand response, energy storage systems, distributed generation, and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition to these distributed energy resources, advanced line sensors and smart meters work together ...


Controlling the Distributed Energy Resources Using Smart Grid Communications

2015 12th International Conference on Information Technology - New Generations, 2015

Given the significant concerns regarding carbon emission from the fossil fuels, global warming and energy crisis, the renewable distributed energy resources (DERs) are going to be integrated in the smart grid. This grid can spread the intelligence of the energy distribution and control system from the central unit to the long-distance remote areas, thus enabling accurate state estimation and wide-area ...


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Educational Resources on Distributed Energy Resources

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IEEE-USA E-Books

  • Distributed energy resources challenges for utilities

    This paper provides an overview of the challenges that utilities will be facing during and after the interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER), especially at high penetration levels when utility distribution systems may be operating outside of the existing design parameters. First, California has adopted smart inverter/converter standards to mitigate potential issues caused by DER but there will be other remaining issues that utilities will have to face. This paper will provide various potential impacts that high DER penetration will bring to the system whether or not they have advanced features. Additionally, it will provide recommendations for system impact studies needed to assess DER impacts on distribution systems. Finally, this paper will provide recommendations of advanced features to easy DER high penetration scenarios.

  • Effect of distributed energy resources on load and loss factors of energy distribution networks

    In recent years, energy distribution companies have been faced with new challenges such as growing energy demands and greenhouse gas emission. Distributed energy resources are remarkable solutions to overcome the aforementioned problems, but integration of distributed energy resources to energy distribution networks provides some technical challenges for energy distribution companies. In this paper, effect of distributed energy resources such as CHP, wind, energy storage and demand response programs are evaluated on electric distribution networks. In doing so, energy hub approach is used to model distributed energy resources on energy distribution networks. Furthermore, the proposed energy hub is scheduled under integration of the aforementioned technologies.

  • Distributed energy resources monitoring and control based on IoT protocol

    As the introduction of distributed energy resources into power system is increasing and the service applications for them become more diverse, the scalability of the communication networks for monitoring and control becomes important. That is, a communication method considering loosely coupled and many-to-many relationships between distributed energy resources and their applications needs to be applied. Therefore, this paper presents a design and implementation case of a communication method based on a publish/subscribe IoT protocol for monitoring and controlling distributed energy resources in a manner appropriate to this situation.

  • Advanced integration of distributed energy resources

    This panel describes the collaboration on a distributed energy resource management system between a utility and a software vendor focused on integrating new technologies through advanced monitoring and control. Key focus technologies include: residential demand response, energy storage systems, distributed generation, and plug-in electric vehicles. In addition to these distributed energy resources, advanced line sensors and smart meters work together operate the distribution grid at a higher efficiency than ever before.

  • Controlling the Distributed Energy Resources Using Smart Grid Communications

    Given the significant concerns regarding carbon emission from the fossil fuels, global warming and energy crisis, the renewable distributed energy resources (DERs) are going to be integrated in the smart grid. This grid can spread the intelligence of the energy distribution and control system from the central unit to the long-distance remote areas, thus enabling accurate state estimation and wide-area real-time monitoring of these intermittent energy sources. This paper proposes a discrete time linear-quadratic regulation (LQR) method to control the state of the micro grid incorporating multiple DERs. Numerical simulations have demonstrated the validity of the scheme using a linear model of DERs. Results indicate that it is better to use the smaller number of step size to control the DER states.

  • Economic and technical influences of distributed energy resources in smart energy hubs

    Greenhouse gas emission and growing demands are among the most significant challenges that societies are encountered in the 21th century. One powerful solution in response to the challenges is utilization of the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) in electric distribution networks. However, the integration of DERs to the electric power grid causes some challenges for the power grids. The increase of loss and load factors are among the challenges. Therefore, in this paper, the effect of DERs on the electric distribution networks is taken into account. Effects of installation of Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Wind Turbine (WT), Energy Storage (ES), and Demand Response (DR) programs on electric distribution networks are considered in this work. To do so, Energy Hub (EH) approach is utilized in order to model integration of the aforementioned distributed energy resources on the electric distribution networks.

  • Optimizing DISCOs planning for networks with distributed energy resources

    This paper deals with distribution companies (DISCOs) point of view on opportunities of optimizing investments planning and operation costs, considering possible increase and geographical displacement of high consumption buses, increasing the consumption at different time instants in other buses, by optimally installing and sizing distributed energy resources. The optimization problem is sizing and locating the distributed energy resources within the grid. The results are used for minimizing the planning and operation costs associated with power losses, and for preserving the voltage level in all the nodes within the admissible limits. We want to compare the value of the investment costs needed to strengthen the distribution network due to the problems caused by the increase in the electricity consumption, with the value of the economic losses caused by the drastic reduction of the electricity purchased and transited through the network. In all moments, a perfect balance between generation and consumption, including the various operating states of the storage units, must be ensured. Optimal power flow is performed for determining the susceptible nodes and lines for reinforcement. The stochastic charging time of storage and electric vehicles supply, as well as the production from renewable sources will be also considered.

  • A stochastic approach for the integration of distributed energy resources

    Renewable energy sources are widely perceived as a promising solution to help satisfy increasing energy demand with less harm to the environment and human safety. However, most renewable energy resources (e.g. wind and solar) are irregular and hard to control and therefore their ability to ensure enough capacity to satisfy demand is challenging. To overcome this problem, capacity from renewable energies can be increased through the aggregation of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) such as solar panels, micro-CHP, wind turbines and storage. We consider the problem of effectively integrating different DER technologies to minimize energy costs and maximize revenue from renewable energy credits. We propose a scenario-based modeling approach that considers stochastic energy demand, generation costs and energy prices; and takes into account uncertainty in supply from intermittent sources such as wind turbines. Preliminary results are presented to illustrate the proposed approach and discuss further refinements.

  • Protection of smart distribution systems with distributed energy resources and solid state transformers

    This paper focuses on the development of a protection scheme for a smart distribution system containing DERs (Distributed Energy Resources) and Solid State Transformers (SSTs). First, the paper describes the fault analysis that needs to be conducted on such systems. Then, a communication assisted protection scheme is proposed, in order to overcome the shortcomings observed in the conventional protection schemes.

  • Laboratory education on distributed energy resources making use of an advanced infrastructure

    Laboratory education is an important part of the engineering curriculum as it provides a bridge between theory and the operation of the real power system. This paper reports on hardware laboratory exercises designed and performed at the advanced laboratory infrastructure of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), which consists of Low Voltage microgrids incorporating various Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and hardware connections to virtual systems (Real-time Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation). The capability of Distributed Generation to provide ancillary services at distribution networks and support the voltage is explained theoretically and through laboratory experiments. Moreover, the contribution of power-electronic interfaced DER to faults is measured/tested in a Real-Time Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) environment, which allows the use of physical DER, whereas the faults are performed safely in simulation. The islanded and grid-connected operation of a microgrid is presented where the students have the opportunity to see how power-electronic interfaced DER can operate as conventional synchronous generators based on droop control.



Standards related to Distributed Energy Resources

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IEEE Application Guide for IEEE Std 1547(TM), IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems

This guide provides technical background and application details to support understanding of IEEE Std 1547-2003.



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