Robustly Maximal Utilisation of Energy-Constrained Distributed Resources

Michael Evans, David Angeli, Simon Tindemans

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We consider the problem of dispatching a fleet of distributed energy reserve devices to collectively meet a sequence of power requests over time. Under the restriction that reserves cannot be replenished, we aim to maximise the survival time of an energy-constrained islanded electrical system; and we discuss realistic scenarios in which this might be the ultimate goal of the grid operator. We present a policy that achieves this optimality, and generalise this into a set-theoretic result that implies there is no better policy available, regardless of the realised energy requirement scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 Power Systems Computation Conference (PSCC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-910963-10-4
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2018
Event20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 11 Jun 201815 Jun 2018


Conference20th Power Systems Computation Conference, PSCC 2018
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  • distribution networks
  • reliability analysis
  • network topology
  • Monte Carlo simulations

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