Use Cases on Information Support of Interactions between Advanced Microgrids and Electric Distribution Systems
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Use Cases on Information Support of Interactions between Advanced Microgrids and Electric Distribution Systems

  • Use cases on DERs and microgrids
  • Information exchange between grid operators and advanced microgrids
  • Reviews situations such as coordination of load shedding or volt/var control

Coordination between the grid and advanced microgrids

As distributed energy resources (DERs) and microgrids proliferate, it becomes more important to understand their interactions with and effects on grid operations. Advanced microgrids may play an important role in ensuring the integration of their DERs and loads into the broader grid system and in providing ancillary services to the grid operator. Fulfilling these roles, however, requires real-time, two-way information exchanges between the grid operator and the advanced microgrid’s energy management system.

This paper contains a range of use cases designed to assist in defining the requirements for information exchange between the grid and an advanced microgrid.

What’s in the report

  • Eight use cases, including narratives, activity diagrams, and major step-by-step activities
  • List of major actors involved in interactions between the grid and a microgrid
  • List of logical interfaces for information support of transmission and distribution operations

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