Date of Award
Master of Science
Robert D Turney, Deyang Qu
Battery, Control, Curtailment, Grid, Model Predictive Control, Photovoltaic
Model Predictive Control (MPC) is a control technique that uses prediction data to optimize costs over a given predictive horizon. There are many papers that use this technique to optimize cost in a substantially loaded microgrid, but these techniques are not feasible for utility-scale PV+Storage facility. In this study, MPC is used to optimize the cost for a utility-scale PV+Storage facility, by adding a factor of a possible curtailment. The thesis also presents the various factors that the MPC has in that utility size grid. These factors include line losses, net yield, and curtailment.
Chatradi, Sahithi, "Model Predictive Control for Grid Scale PV and Battery" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 2877.