The IASTED International Conference on
Control and Optimization of Renewable Energy Systems
CORES 2019

December 6 – 7, 2019
Anaheim, California, USA


Model-Driven Microgrid Control System

Dr. Mohammad Zadeh
Electrical Power System Analysis & Operation Software (ETAP), USA


1.5 hours


Microgrid control strategy heavily depends on microgrid sources, loads, network topology, operation conventions and reliability requirements. Conventional approaches of devising and testing microgrid control functions involve higher level of complexity and requires extensive expert engineering effort. This tutorial first discusses few real examples showing challenges of realizing microgrid control system. Then, a model-driven microgrid control approach will be presented that significantly simplifies the process of development and testing of microgrid control functions as well as performing microgrid feasibility study. A case study is presented here in which the proposed controller is applied to provide four main functions, including: 1- Control power at the microgrid point of common coupling, 2- Dispatch energy storage to minimize the cost of importing power, 3- Smooth the profile of aggregated power of renewable and energy storage, and 4- Devise load shedding strategy.

Qualifications of the Instructor(s)

Mohammad Zadeh is a senior principal electrical engineer at ETAP, Irvine, CA, USA. He has over 17 years of experience in the area of power system protection and control, including 6 years of academic career and 11 years of industrial experience developing many protection and control products and ideas. Mohammad is an IEEE Senior member and registered professional engineer in the state of California. Mohammad has authored about 70 technical papers and holds 11 US patents (8 granted) and 3 pending.