AMIGO

AUTOMATIC MICROGRID OPTIMIZATION

DESCRIPTION

Advanced Microgrid optimization (AMIGO)
Advanced Microgrid optimization (AMIGO) - applies coordinated control and energy management functions to Microgrids that incorporate: distributed energy resources, storage systems, local volt/var controls, demand response units:
  • Benefits from AMIGO deployment: reduced external grid influence and tariffs, reduced operational maintenance costs, improved reliability indexes and power quality, additional payments for load frequency control services and grid savings from active Demand Response.

FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS

  • Advanced system- AMIGO does not require operational personnel and provides a self-diagnostic functions;
  • Optimizing Energy costs and billing - minimizes costs by automatic generation control with Grid/Resources costs optimization;
  • Loss Reduction and improvement of power quality and reliability indexes – provides coordinated volt/var regulation;
  • VPP – provides virtual power plant services as market aggregator;
  • Islanding – net-zero mode and islanding with load frequency control;
  • Forecasting - generation adequacy assessment and load forecasting;
  • Reducing operational costs - control of equipment`s operating limits and the asset health monitoring;
  • Scalability and interoperability - AMIGO is configured to the microgrid size from few houses to districs and towns;

POSITIONING

Medium-to-Large size Microgrids with following characteristics:

  • more than 2 energy resources that can balance MG load
  • storage systems
  • local controllers, telecontrols

AMIGO functional architecture

Control modules:

  • AGC – automatic generation control;
  • V/VC - automatic voltage and reactive power control modules;

Analytical modules:

  • Forecasts – for electric load and green generation;
  • Generation and UQ optimisation - generation adequacy, calculation of optimal setpoints for generation and reactive power sources;
  • State estimation - indentification all parameters of the power system and checking measurements and states;
  • Metering and Market apps - receiving and processing commands from market aggregators

SMART-SERVER (communication hub):

  • Collecting data from equipment (transmitters, controllers, etc.) by multiple protocols (OPC, IEC 60870-5-101/103/104, MODBUS, etc.).

Self-Diagnostics:

  • Monitoring asset health and troubleshooting incidents and notification in the WEB-interface.

Economical benefits evaluation 

 


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