Implementation of EdgePMU for enabling fast and slow dynamics control services in VPP

Date: Wednesday, May 26                               Time:  – 

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Name and title of the speaker: Antonello Monti and Lorenzo Peretto, Professors


Organisation: University of Aachen, Germany; University of Bologna, Italy

Biography of the speaker:
Antonello Monti
received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, Italy in 1994. He held positions in Industry and then in Academy in Italy and US. Since 2008 he is the director of the Institute for Automation of Complex Power System within the E.ON Energy Research Center at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2019 he is also part of Fraunhofer FIT where he is coordinating the joined development with RWTH of the Center for Digital Energy in Aachen. Dr. Monti was the recipient of the 2017 IEEE Field Medal Award Innovation in Societal Infrastructure.
Lorenzo Peretto is Full Professor of Electrical and Electronic Measurements at the University of Bologna. He received the degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1993 and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997. Since 2018 he is Full Professor of Electrical and Electronic Measurements. At present he is President of both the Electrical Engineering Program and Master Program and of Electric Vehicle Engineering Master Program at University of Bologna.

Abstract:With the dramatic growth of renewables, VPPs need to support not only the promotion of intermittent renewables (RES) but also the integration of all Distributed Energy Resources (DER) into the full scope of grid operations. Such a leap raises challenges: optimal combination of DER and RES in a new generation of VPPs is needed to jointly provide grid supportive flexibility with realtime reaction time to provide fast frequency, inertial response and dynamic-phasor driven voltage control ancillary services. Short reaction times can be addressed by 5G-powered edge clouds linking remote Edge-Synchrophasors Units in near real-time. In this respect, a new concept of VPPs, with fast communications of synchronous measurements and fast and flexible response becomes possible. In the paper measurement models and control algorithms of VPPs with high penetration of RES and DER will be presented along with the results of field trials in Medium Voltage Networks.