This paper presents a control strategy for enabling a large scale Virtual Power Plant (VPP) constituted by a traditional power plant, distributed Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) and wind turbine driven Doubly Fed Induction Generators (DFIGs) to virtual slack bus functions in electricity transmission networks. The VPP in question is in charge of covering the network losses and a portion of the day ahead generation schedule of unsecured power plants, in presence of short term notifications about possible malicious/natural adverse events affecting them. The objective is pursued by integrating a dynamic optimal power flow problem in a realtime Model Predictive Control framework, and applying a second level of control aimed at keeping the dynamics of the real nonlinear plant subject to wind turbulence in line with the dynamics of the MPC model. Simulation results provide a proof of the proposed concept, showing as the joint coordination of storage devices and wind turbines can be part of the task of providing support actions to the network traditionally delivered by expensive and pollutant legacy power plants.
2018, 2018 26th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED), Pages 210-216
Risk Adverse Virtual Power Plant Control in Unsecure Power Systems (04b Atto di convegno in volume)
Giuseppi A., Germana R., Di Giorgio A.