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 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 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 quality of power for customers.

Alberta Energy Conference

Petr Musilek

Conference/Workshop

Artificial Intelligence and Future Energy Systems (mini-keynote)

Petr Musilek

Event

Conference - MIT

Petr Musilek

Conference/Workshop

Data-Driven Methods in Electric Power Systems

Petr Musilek

Event

EPCOR/UofA Distributed Energy Resource Integration Study

Petr Musilek

Event

FES Event

Petr Musilek

Misc

GreenCom '18

Hao Liang

Conference/Workshop

IEEE Conference

Hao Liang

Conference/Workshop

IEEE Conference

Petr Musilek

Event

IEEE EPEC Conference

Petr Musilek

Conference/Workshop

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

Petr Musilek

Event

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

Petr Musilek, Daniel May

Event

MIT Energy Conference

Event

National University of Defense Technology - Visiting Student (Outgoing)

Visiting Student (outgoing)

T. Barton - Visiting Student (Outgoing)

Visiting Student (outgoing)

Visiting Student - Zhang

Wilsun Xu

Visiting Student (incoming)

CONACYT-SENER Energetic Sustainability

Carolina Quiroz Juarez

Award

IEEE Power & Energy Society Prize Paper Award 2018

Wilsun Xu, Hao Liang, Tianyu Ding

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)

Rodrigo Castro Martins

Award

University of Alberta PhD Recruitment Scholarship

Daniel May

Award

A Dynamic Thermal rating of Transmission lines: A review

Petr Musilek

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

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

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

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

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

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

Decentralized Coordination of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Active Power Compensation

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Conference Proceedings

Distributed Economic Dispatch in Microgrids Based on Cooperative Reinforcement Learning

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Distributed economic dispatch in microgrids based on cooperative reinforcement learning

Hao Liang, Peng Zhuang

Article in professional or trade journals

Economic optimization of component sizing for residential battery storage systems

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Petr Musilek, Steven (Shida) Zhang

Conference Proceedings

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

Petr Musilek

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

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

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

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

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

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

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

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings

Solar Forecasting using Remote Solar Monitoring Stations and Artifical Neural Networks

Petr Musilek

Conference Proceedings