A resilience-oriented centralised-to-decentralised framework for networked microgrids management

Pudong Ge, Fei Teng, Charalambos Konstantinou, Shiyan Hu

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This paper proposes a cyber–physical cooperative mitigation framework to enhance power systems resilience against power outages caused by extreme events, e.g., earthquakes and hurricanes. Extreme events can simultaneously damage the physical-layer electric power infrastructure and the cyber-layer communication facilities. Microgrid (MG) has been widely recognised as an effective physical-layer response to such events, however, the mitigation strategy in the cyber lay is yet to be fully investigated. Therefore, this paper proposes a resilience-oriented centralised-to-decentralised framework to maintain the power supply of critical loads such as hospitals, data centres, etc., under extreme events. For the resilient control, controller-to-controller (C2C) wireless network is utilised to form the emergency regional communication when centralised base station being compromised. Owing to the limited reliable bandwidth that reserved as a backup, the inevitable delays are dynamically minimised and used to guide the design of a discrete-time distributed control algorithm to maintain post-event power supply. The effectiveness of the cooperative cyber–physical mitigation framework is demonstrated through extensive simulations in MATLAB/Simulink.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118234
JournalApplied Energy
StatePublished - Jan 6 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-01-18
Acknowledgements: This work was supported by EPSRC under Grant EP/T021780/1 and by The Royal Society under Grant RGS/R1/211256.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Energy
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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