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Smart electrical grids

Smart electrical grids with Integration of distributed generation and Renewables:

REDES-ELeTRICA

The term “smart grid” has come to describe the next-generation electrical power systems. Smart grids comprise a research topic with wide potential for development of science, technology and innovative solutions. The project ” Smart Grid Design to Integrate Distributed Energy Resources: Architectural Solutions and Pilot Project” is based on the innovative vision of a smart distribution grid where distributed agents embedded in hardware are responsible to operating decisions made under specific zones, aiming to benefiting from distributed generation and improving the supply service.

Under this context, this project has three major goals:
REDES-ELeTRICAS1. Design and development of automation and control architectural solutions to smart distribution grids based on the paradigm of multi-agent systems. This architecture will follow the formalisms and autonomy of the paradigm of multi-agent systems under the perspective of building secure, flexible and extensible solutions, with controlled life-cycle, and highly coped with control center functions and standard equipment, providing a smooth transition from the current grid to a smart grid. The main goals of the architecture are related to the integration of distributed generation from renewable energy as well as improving the supply of electricity to final customers.

REDES-ELeTRICAS2 2. Design and development of a tool for distribution system performance evaluation focused on planning and operation of smart grids, modeling aspects of adequacy and security of supply, categorization of sets of customers, integration of distributed generation and renewable resources (e.g.: solar, wind and hydro), modeling of long-term stochastic behavior of components (e.g.: failure and repair cycles, availability of resources), modeling of dynamic behavior of distributed generators, and representation of different types of grid failures.

3. Design and development of a demonstrative project where agents created in a laboratory environment will be connected to a distribution grid, according to specifications derived from distribution system performance evaluations. This will establish an important step for science, technology and innovation in the operation and control of smart distribution grids in the Brazilian electrical sector.

Entities Involved

PowerSysLab Engenharia e Sistemas Ltda Brasil
INESC P&D Brasil Brasil
Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico Brasil