Title: Optimisation and control of distributed energy resources for power and voltage regulation in distribution networks
Time, Date, Location: 11:00, Friday, May 19, 2023, Zoom Link
Abstract: While the adoption of solar power, battery storage and electric vehicles continues to grow worldwide, both technical challenges and opportunities emerge in electricity networks. This talk will explore optimisation and control approaches to operate such distributed energy resources (DERs) to mitigate operational challenges in distribution grids. We formulate convex optimisation problems to design control parameters or to directly dispatch real and reactive power of battery storage. Different formulations for the local volt-var-watt proportional control are also explored and presented in this talk.
Bio:: Wilhiam received his B.Sc. at the Western Paraná State University and M.Sc. at the University of São Paulo, both in electrical engineering with a focus on power systems. He is currently working towards his PhD at the Australian National University doing research on applying optimisation and control approaches to operate the future electricity grid with high integration of DERs.