Decentralized transactive energy management of multi-microgrid distribution systems based on ADMM

Ali Rajaei, Sajjad Fattaheian-Dehkordi, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Moein Moeini-Aghtaie

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Presence of microgrids (MGs) and renewable energy sources (RESs) in distribution power systems could result in dramatic changes in operation and planning of these systems. In this regard, operational procedures employed by utilities should take into account the intermittent nature of RESs, while coping with the independent operation of MGs. In this perspective, this paper develops a distributed power management framework based on alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM) for distribution networks with multi-MG (MMG) structures. The proposed approach develops a transactive signal in the context of ADMM to coordinate operation of MGs in a distributed manner. In this context, the configuration of MMG distribution systems is devised in a way that facilitates modern distributed control of the system by eliminating the role of a central coordinator in traditional distribution systems. Moreover, robust optimization technique is deployed in the MG operational scheduling to handle the uncertainty associated with RESs. Finally, through a numerical case study, the efficiency of the proposed framework to schedule local resources for MMG distribution systems is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107126
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Transactive energy
  • Distributed management
  • Alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM)
  • Multi-microgrid systems
  • Distribution system
  • Distributed energy systems
  • Renewable energy sources


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