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Systematic categorization of optimization strategies for virtual power plants

Podder, Amit K. and Islam, Sayemul and Kumar, Nallapaneni M. and Chand, Aneesh A. and Rao, Pulivarthi N. and Prasad, Kushal A. and Logeswaran, T. and Mamun, Kabir (2020) Systematic categorization of optimization strategies for virtual power plants. Energies, 13 (23). pp. 6251-6295. ISSN 1996-1073

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Due to the rapid growth in power consumption of domestic and industrial appliances, distributed energy generation units face difficulties in supplying power efficiently. The integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) and energy storage systems (ESSs) provides a solution to these problems using appropriate management schemes to achieve optimal operation. Furthermore, to lessen the uncertainties of distributed energy management systems, a decentralized energy management system named virtual power plant (VPP) plays a significant role. This paper presents a comprehensive review of 65 existing different VPP optimization models, techniques, and algorithms based on their system configuration, parameters, and control schemes. Moreover, the paper categorizes the discussed optimization techniques into seven different types, namely conventional technique, offering model, intelligent technique, price-based unit commitment (PBUC) model, optimal bidding, stochastic technique, and linear programming, to underline the commercial and technical efficacy of VPP at day-ahead scheduling at the electricity market. The uncertainties of market prices, load demand, and power distribution in the VPP system are mentioned and analyzed to maximize the system profits with minimum cost. The outcome of the systematic categorization is believed to be a base for future endeavors in the field of VPP development.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Engineering and Physics
Depositing User: Aneesh Chand
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2020 22:37
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2020 22:37

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