A decentralized Stochastic Control Approach

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Book Chapter

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Springer International Publishing


Recent challenges in power system stability and operation are due to the fact that these complex systems have not evolved in a way to deal with new forms of power generation and load types. Although the grid of the twenty-first century known as “Smart Grid” uses technologies such as two-way communication, advanced sensors, computer-based remote control, and automation, it does not adequately consider increased use of renewable energy which is becoming a major component of the power grid. Moreover, the potential for instability caused by increased frequency deviation and energy imbalance due to high penetration of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) places major constraints on their usage. Therefore, finding a solution to improve the stability of power systems with high penetration of Renewable Energy (RE) is a major challenge that needs to be addressed.

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Smart Grid Control: Overview and Research Opportunities

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Power Electronics and Power Systems


Jakob Stoustrup
Anuradha Annaswamy
Aranya Chakrabortty
Zhihua Qu