Operational Decision Support for Smart Grids

This project was designed to produce practical solutions to the challenges facing the large scale deployment of renewable energy for electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, and energy consumers.


Modern energy systems provide a plethora of data (including data on generation, loads, weather, and market conditions) that can be harnessed for the design, monitoring, and control of electric power grids. Under the Smart Grid (SG) framework, this data, with Information and Computing Technologies (ICT) can be used to enhance the reliability, efficiency, flexibility and resilience of power systems. In Future Energy Systems, an additional degree of complexity will be brought by the mass introduction of Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and storage devices.


We are working to devise an integrated program that addresses crucial aspects of smart grid operation such as the development of data-driven methods for coordination and control of distributed generators, storage, and loads at the level of microgrids and distribution systems. Further, we are working on the formulation of operation strategies for energy storage systems at community and utility-scale to support various functions of future power systems, and advanced modeling and optimization of energy storage systems. Decision making under uncertainty and multi-criteria decision making will be employed as important tools to capture the complexity and distributed nature of future electric power grids with a high level of penetration of renewables and more actors directly participating in energy generation, consumption, and trading.


Together these objectives will become part of an integrated decision support system that will increase the efficiency of energy generation and supply, strengthen grid reliability, and improve the quality of power for customers.

FES Event

Petr Musilek

Misc

Online Condition Monitoring of Power Equipment Using Natural Power Disturbances

Wilsun Xu, Xi Wang

Misc

CONACYT-SENER Energetic Sustainability

Carolina Quiroz Juarez

Award

Editor's Choice

Petr Musilek, Rodrigo Castro Martins

Award

Editor’s Choice Article

Petr Musilek

Award

Fellowship

Petr Musilek

Award

PhD Recruitment Scholarship

Daniel May

Award

Prize Paper Award

Wilsun Xu, Hao Liang, Tianyu Ding

Award

Provost's Award for Early Achievement of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

Hao Liang

Award

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral level

Steven (Shida) Zhang

Award

Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship - Masters level

Michael Bardwell

Award

Science without Borders (SwB) Doctoral Scholarship

Rodrigo Castro Martins

Award

Senior Research Fellowship

Petr Musilek

Award

A 3rd Harmonic Power Based Open Conductor Detection Scheme

Wilsun Xu, Xi Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Dynamic Thermal rating of Transmission lines: A review

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Game-Theoretic Approach for Charging Demand Management of Electric Vehicles During System Overload

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

A Support Vector Regression based Model Predictive Control for Volt-Var Optimization

Marek Reformat, Ebrahim Pourjafari

Scholarly Refereed Journal

A Support Vector Regression based Model Predictive Control for Volt-Var Optimization of Distribution Systems

Marek Reformat, Ebrahim Pourjafari

Article in professional or trade journals

A novel node selection algorithm for collaborative beamforming in wireless sensor networks

Hao Liang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

APIC 2021 Annual Forum

Greg Kish

Other Event

Alberta Energy Conference

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

An Online Method for Monitoring Substation Grounding Impedance — Part I: Methodology

Wilsun Xu, Xi Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

An Online Method for Monitoring Substation Grounding Impedance — Part II: Verifications and Applications

Wilsun Xu, Xi Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

An Open Conductor Condition Monitoring Scheme Using Natural Voltage and Current Disturbances

Wilsun Xu, Tianyu Ding, Xi Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Ant-based optimal tuning of PID controllers for load frequency control in power systems

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Applying Machine Learning to Smart Meter Measurement Data for Enhancing the Performance of Management and Protection Systems of Smart Grids

Ebrahim Pourjafari

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Artificial Intelligence and Future Energy Systems (mini-keynote)

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Assessment of Photovoltaic Hosting Capacity of Existing Distribution Circuits

Petr Musilek, Steven (Shida) Zhang, Mohammed Abd Ali Aziz Al-Saffar

Conference Proceedings

Ccpa: Coordinated cyber-physical attacks and countermeasures in smart grid

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Clean Energy Transition in Remote Indigenous Communities: Hydrogen Energy, 2021

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Co-optimizing battery storage for energy arbitrage and frequency regulation in real-time markets using deep reinforcement learning

Hao Liang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Comparative Analysis of Machine Learning Techniques for Temperature Compensation in Microwave Sensors, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

Petr Musilek, Nazli Kazemi

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Construction and Application of Distribution Grid Knowledge Graph

Petr Musilek, Yashar Kor, Marek Reformat

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Cuckoo-search optimized fuzzy-logic control of stationary battery storage systems

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Cyber-physical security in smart grid communications

Book Chapter

Data-Centric Analysis & Artificial Intelligence Application In Weather Related Outage Prediction

Marek Reformat

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Data-Driven Methods in Electric Power Systems

Petr Musilek

Other Event

Day-Ahead Dynamic Thermal Line Rating Using Numerical Weather Prediction

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Decentralized Coordination of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Active Power Compensation

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Conference Proceedings

Decentralized stochastic programming for optimal vehicle‐to‐grid operation in smart grid with renewable generation

Hao Liang, Yue Wang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Design Considerations for IoT -Based PV Charge Controllers

Petr Musilek, Jason Wong, Michael Bardwell, Steven (Shida) Zhang

Conference Proceedings

Distributed Economic Dispatch in Microgrids Based on Cooperative Reinforcement Learning

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Distributed Optimization for Distribution Grids With Stochastic DER Using Multi-Agent Deep Reinforcement Learning

Petr Musilek, Mohammed Abd Ali Aziz Al-Saffar

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Distributed economic dispatch in microgrids based on cooperative reinforcement learning

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Article in professional or trade journals

Distributionally robust multi-period energy management for CCHP-based microgrids

Hao Liang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

EAI SGSC 2022 - 2nd EAI International Conference on Smart Grids for Smart Cities

Hao Liang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

EPCOR/UofA Distributed Energy Resource Integration Study

Petr Musilek

Other Event

ETX: A Flexible Simulation Framework for Design of Transactive Energy Systems

Petr Musilek, Daniel May, Steven (Shida) Zhang, Peter Atrazhev

Conference Proceedings

Economic optimization of component sizing for residential battery storage systems

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Economy of Residential PV/BESS in Alberta

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Economy of residential photovoltaic generation and battery energy storage in Alberta, Canada

Petr Musilek, Steven (Shida) Zhang

Conference Proceedings

Electrical Equipment Identification Method With Synthetic Data Using Edge-Oriented Generative Adversarial Network

Marek Reformat

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Energy Harvesting Sources, Storage Devices and System Topologies for Environmental Wireless Sensor Networks: A review

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Energy Management for Smart Homes - State of the Art

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Enhancing Power Flow Simulations Using Function Mapping

Petr Musilek, Michael Bardwell

Conference Proceedings

FDI attacks against real-time DLMP in CPS-based smart distribution systems

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Conference Proceedings

False data injection attacks against state estimation in multiphase and unbalanced smart distribution systems

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

False data injection attacks against state estimation in power distribution systems

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

False data injection attacks against state of charge estimation of battery energy storage systems in smart distribution networks

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Federated learning with hyperparameter-based clustering for electrical load forecasting, Internet of Things

Petr Musilek, Nastaran Gholizadeh

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Flexibility Platform for Community Energy Systems

Petr Musilek, Daniel May, Steven (Shida) Zhang, Peter Atrazhev

Conference Proceedings

Forecasting Photovoltaic Power Production using a Deep Learning Sequence to Sequence Model with Attention

Petr Musilek, Daniel May, Elizaveta Kharlova

Conference Proceedings

Frontiers of Power System Monitoring - Synchronized waveform monitoring system

Wilsun Xu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Generation of Synthetic Ampacity and Electricity Pool Prices Using Generative Adversarial Networks

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

GridKG: Knowledge Graph Representation of Distribution Grid Data

Petr Musilek, Yashar Kor, Marek Reformat, Liang Tan

Conference Proceedings

Hierarchical and decentralized stochastic energy management for smart distribution systems with high BESS penetration

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Hybrid LCC-VSC systems for enhanced utilization of HVDC transmission

Greg Kish, Manish Persand

Other Event

IEEE Conference

Hao Liang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

IEEE EPEC Conference

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

IEEE Trans. on Power Delivery – Visionary Paper Series: Synchronized Waveforms - a Frontier of Data-Based Power System and Apparatus Monitoring, Protection and Control

Wilsun Xu

Other Event

Incipient Fault Detection Using Equipment Failure Signatures and Power Quality Monitors

Wilsun Xu

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Intelligent Methods for Design, Analysis and Operation of Modern Electric Power Systems

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Intelligent Technology Stack for Integration of Distributed Energy Resources, Shaping the Future of Energy

Petr Musilek, Daniel May

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

IoT-based MPPT Controller for Photovoltaic Array

Petr Musilek, Jason Wong, Michael Bardwell, Steven (Shida) Zhang

Conference Proceedings

IoT-based smart homes: A review of system architecture, software, communications, privacy and security, Internet of Things

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Knowledge Graphs Representation of Power System and Data-Driven Analysis of Outages

Yashar Kor, Marek Reformat

Other Event

Knowledge Graphs: Construction and Applications

Liang Tan

Master Thesis

LP-based predictive energy management system for residential PV/BESS

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Land-Product validation of the MODIS derived FAPAR product over the tropical dry-forest of Santa Rosa National Park, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Linear Battery Aging Model for Industrial Peak Shaving Applications

Petr Musilek, Rodrigo Castro Martins

Conference Proceedings

MIT Energy Conference Attendance

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

MIT Energy Conference Attendance

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Modelling Hourly Vehicle Flows by a Finite Mixture of Simple Circular Normal Distributions

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

North American Synchro Phasor Initiative (NASPI) Webinar: Synchronized Waveforms - a Frontier of Data-Based Power System and Apparatus Monitoring, Protection and Control

Wilsun Xu

Other Event

On-Line Cable Condition Monitoring Using Natural Power Disturbances

Wilsun Xu

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Optimal Component Sizing for Peak Shaving in Battery Energy Storage System for Industrial Applications

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Optimal Design of Overhead Distribution Powerlines using Genetic Algorithms

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Optimal energy management of residential PV/HESS using evolutionary fuzzy control

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Powering Batteryless Embedded Platforms by Piezoelectric Transducers: A Pilot Study

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Predicting Weather-related Power Outages in Distribution Grid

Petr Musilek, Yashar Kor, Marek Reformat

Conference Proceedings

Q-Learning Algorithm for Energy management in Solar Powered Embedded Monitoring Systems

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Quantile Regression and Clustering Models of Prediction Intervals for Weather Forecasts: A Comparative Study

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Real-time battery optimal operation with neural networks, Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2021)

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Reinforcement Learning based Distributed BESS Management for Mitigating Overvoltage Issues in Systems with High PV Penetration

Petr Musilek, Mohammed Abd Ali Aziz Al-Saffar

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Reinforcement Learning-Driven Local Transactive Energy Market for Distributed Energy Resources, Energy and AI

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Reinforcement learning for smart charging of electric buses in smart grid

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang, Wenzhuo Chen

Conference Proceedings

Reliability-as-a-Service Usage of Electric Vehicles: Suitability Analysis for Different Types of Buildings

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Resilience Enhancement Strategies for and Through Electric Vehicles, Sustainable Cities and Society

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Solar Forecasting using Remote Solar Monitoring Stations and Artifical Neural Networks

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Stochastic Energy Management and Cyber-Physical Security of Battery Energy Storage Systems in Smart Distribution Systems

Peng Zhuang

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Stochastic multi-timescale energy management of greenhouses with renewable energy sources

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Synchronized Waveforms a Frontier of Data-Based Power System and Apparatus Monitoring, Protection and Control

Wilsun Xu

Scholarly Refereed Journal

T-REX: Transactive Renewable Energy eXchange

Petr Musilek, Daniel May, Steven (Shida) Zhang, Peter Atrazhev

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

T. Barton - Visiting Student (Outgoing)

Visiting Researcher (outgoing)

Techniques for power system impedance measurement

Master Thesis

Towards Future Interconnected Electricity System

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

VRF Battery Characterization Using Microwave Planar Complementary Split Ring Resonators

Petr Musilek

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Visiting Student

Wilsun Xu

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Visiting Student

Wilsun Xu

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Visiting Student (Outgoing)

Visiting Researcher (outgoing)

Visiting Student - Zhang

Wilsun Xu

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Visiting student

Marek Reformat

Visiting Researcher (outgoing)

Visiting student (Incoming)

Petr Musilek

Visiting Researcher (incoming)

Wind power forecasting using attention-based gated recurrent unit network

Marek Reformat

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Workshop at the 2020 IEEE Electric Power and Energy Conference (EPEC'20)

Hao Liang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

statistical based analysis of conditions influencing outages

Marek Reformat

Research Report

 Software system for analysis of outages based on different weather conditions and geographical locations; graphical representation of probabilities of outages using heat maps

Marek Reformat

Research Report