DOC35.1

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The aim of this document is to present the simulations performed with the control system designed to manage a microgrid in an optimum way according to technical and economical criteria in the scope of the DER-IREC22@ project.

For simulation purposes, a set of scenarios had been defined, starting from basic one and reaching the most complex and sophisticated ones. A basic scenario could be a set of conventional loads connected to the grid in normal operation mode, while the most complex one could be a microgrid including renewable generators, storage devices, loads that can be scheduled, dimmed or its setpoint modified and a set of EV in V2G configuration operating under a grid contingency situation.

Several policy prices for electricity have been studied, as well as different types of devices, weather conditions, grid constraints, microgrid sizes and optimization horizons.

For each scenario, the parameters describing the optimization system, the technical and economical model of the devices that participate are listed. A description of the results and comments about the performance of the system is added.

Furthermore, a set of selected scenarios have been emulated. To emulate is to go a step further than simulations in the sense that it exists an actual energy flow. In this way, the response of the system is closer than that of real devices. It allows testing communication between devices as well.

The final section sums up the conclusions collected for the simulations and the whole project and includes a list of future work.