Impact of Voltage Dependent Demand Response on the Dynamics of DC Microgrids

Ivan Ramirez-Fonseca, Laurens Mackay, Nils H. van der Blij, Tsegay Gebremedhin Hailu, Laura Ramirez-Elizondo, Pavol Bauer

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This study evaluates the dynamics of DC microgrids (DCMG) with the integration of voltage dependent demand response (VDDR). Previous work evaluates price prediction models for grid operators to estimate local price as a demand side management (DSM) technique. VDDR has been proposed to implement DSM without the need of a dedicated communication link. The dynamic response of a DCMG with VDDR has been evaluated in a situation with limited source power output. This has been done with two different VDDR controller logics: dynamic and fixed hysteresis control. Furthermore, the effect of current rate of change control is presented. The results provide further understanding on the dynamic behaviour of DCMGs, which can be used to create a guideline for the design of source and load control systems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 First International Conference on Sustainable Green Buildings and Communities, SGBC 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3498-7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventSGBC 2016 : First International Conference on Sustainable Green Buildings and Communities - Chennai, India
Duration: 18 Dec 201620 Dec 2016
Conference number: 1


ConferenceSGBC 2016
Abbreviated titleSGBC


  • control system synthesis
  • demand side management
  • distributed power generation
  • load regulation
  • power grids
  • pricing
  • DC microgrid dynamic evaluation
  • DCMG dynamic response
  • DSM technique
  • VDDR controller logics
  • current rate of change control effect
  • demand side management technique
  • dynamic control
  • fixed hysteresis control
  • load control system
  • local price estimation
  • price prediction model
  • source control system
  • voltage dependent demand response impact
  • Hysteresis
  • Load management
  • Load modeling
  • Microgrids
  • Oscillators
  • Power system dynamics
  • Switches


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