IEEE Miami Section in Conjunction with Energy Systems Research Laboratory at Florida International University is pleased to invite you to lecture on
Distributed Control and Plug-n-Play Operation of Distribution Networks and Microgrids
by Dr. Zhihua Qu,
Professor and Chair of ECE, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Place: FIU Engineering Center, EC 1115
10555 W. Flagler Street, Miami, Florida
In a smart grid, unpredictable and distributed generation must be seamlessly and autonomously incorporated into the operation of distribution networks and microgrids. In this talk, a plug-n-play design is presented for the general class of cyber-physical cooperative systems which consist of individual heterogeneous nonlinear physical systems, a physical network, and a network of intermittent local communication channels. By introducing a simple impact coefficient to quantify interactions among heterogeneous physical systems, a fully modular design methodology is proposed to separately design individual feedback controls of physical systems and network-level cooperative control, and their combination enables plug-n-play operation of the overall networked physically-constrained systems. For distribution networks and microgrids, the proposed control design renders distributed cooperative control/optimization algorithms that enable distributed VAR compensation, loss minimization and optimal dispatch of aggregate active power from distributed generation units. Sample results will be presented to illustrate their effectiveness.
Dr. Qu received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in June 1990. Since then, he has been with the University of Central Florida (UCF). Currently, he is a Professor and the Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the PI and Director of DoE-funded FEEDER center, and the SAIC Endowed Professor at UCF. Dr. Qu is the author of three books, including Robust Control of Nonlinear Uncertain Systems by John Wiley & Sons (1998) and Cooperative Control of Dynamical Systems by Springer Verlag (2009). He is a Fellow of IEEE and AAAS, he is serving on the board of ECEDHA, and he is/was an Associate Editor for Automatica, IEEE ACCESS, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control.