Special Session 2

Cloud-Based Control of Distributed Energy Resources in Energy Internet
Dr. Yu Wang, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow, Department of EEE, Imperial College London, UK
Assoc. Prof. Yan Xu, School of EEE, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dr. Mazher Syed, Strahclyde Chancellor’s Fellow (Lecturer), Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
Professor Graeme Burt, Director Institute for Energy and Environment, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Technical Outline of the Session and Topics:

In “Energy Internet” paradigm, the distributed energy resources (DERs) can be controlled by different parties (multiple stakeholders, multiple owners) via cloud service to achieve various functions. The control architectures, functions, algorithms, and validation tools towards this future vision lack attention and require further investigation. A few pertinent problems that need specific attention are the scalability of such solutions in real-world context, the rigorous validation of such approaches that would build confidence in their adoption and the potential problems due to reliance on communications (e.g. channel uncertainties, cyber-security concerns). This special session is associated with IEEE Task Force on Cloud-Based Control and Co-Simulation of Multi-Party Resources in Energy Internet, which aims to investigate the cloud-based control, monitoring, analysis, and co-simulation platform of DERs in Energy Internet.

Topics of this session include but not limited to:

    • Operation and control methods of DERs in Energy Internet.
    • Stability analysis of power electronics interfaced DERs.
    • Fault diagnosis and anomaly detection of high DER integrated systems.
    • Grid ancillary services by DERs in Energy Internet.
    • Internet of things (IoT)-based architecture for DER operation and control.
    • Co-simulation architecture, platform, and experiment.
    • Cyber security and risk management of DER.