DECS - NSF Grant
The project focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of new and
effective policies for topology aware resource allocation of energy resources under
uncertainty. When a malfunction occurs in an electricity provisioning system, it is
vitally important to quickly diagnose the problem and take corrective action to prevent
outages. This project will support fundamental research to enhance both the proactive
and reactive reliable operation of the smart grid without costly infrastructure investments.
Specifically, this research project will show that controlling the grid's topology
can enhance the grid's reliability and better manage resources. In addition, this
research will develop the procedures required to find the most reliable grid topology
in response to changes in energy demand. Thus, the primary societal impact of this
research is to increase the capability to prevent and resolve unexpected blackouts,
which account for approximately $90 billion in losses each year for U.S. businesses
and consumers. This research involves several disciplines including power systems,
parallel computing and optimization.
Integer Linear Programming models can overcome several limitations in the current topological aware models such as capacity planning, re-allocation and scheduling of resources. The research team will study a collection of mixed integer linear programming models designed to identify optimal combinations of supply sources, demand sites to serve, and the pathways along which the reallocated power should flow. The models explicitly support the uncertainty associated with alternative sources such as wind power. A simulator configured with multiple intelligent distributed software agents will be developed to support the evaluation of the model solutions. Applications of interest include (but are not restricted to) generator and load scheduling applications in energy management and service systems; pricing and revenue management problems; and inventory control.
A. Sukumaran Nair, T. Hossen, M. Campion, and P. Ranganathan. "Optimal Operation of Residential EVs using DNN and Clustering based Energy Forecast," 50th North American Power Symposium, 2018.
T. Hossen, A. S. Nair, S. Noghanian, and P. Ranganathan. "Optimal Operation of Smart Home Appliances using Deep Learning," 50th North American Power Symposium, 2018.
R. A. Chinnathambi, M. Campion, A. S. Nair, and P. Ranganathan. "Investigation of Price-Feature Selection Algorithms for the Day-Ahead Electricity Markets," EPEC18, 2018.
Arun SukumaranNair, Tareq Hossen, Mitch Campion, Daisy Flora Selvaraj, Neena Goveas, Naima Kaabouch, Prakash Ranganathan. "Multi-Agent Systems for Resource Allocation and Scheduling in a Smart Grid," Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, v.3, 2018.
R. A. Chinnathambi, S. J. Plathottam, T. Hossen, A. S. Nair, and P. Ranganathan. "Deep Neural Networks (DNN) for Day-Ahead Electricity Price Markets," IEEE Canada Electrical Power and Energy Conference (EPEC 2018), 2018.