Managing Centralized and Distributed Solar Power Systems in Western Power Grid
PIs: Young-Jun Son, Terry Bahill, Ferenc Szidarovszky and Güzin Bayraksan
Integration of renewable and distributed solar generators with the
electric power grid aims to increase the efficiency and the reliability
of providing power during peak load periods. In order to reap the
potential benefits of such integration, an optimal and robust mix of
distributed resources and storage units should be located and operated.
To resolve this challenging problem, we propose to employ
state-of-the-art systems and industrial engineering techniques in an
innovative and integrated manner, including risk management, dynamic
economic systems, large-scale and stochastic optimization, and
simulation-based real-time planning and control. In particular, we will
develop models and methodologies for various aspects of distributed
solar power generation in collaboration with our industrial partners
such as Tucson Electric Power and Energy Resource Group.