Date of Award

May 2022

Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Brian Armstron

Committee Members

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.