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Faculty Publications from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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The Next-Generation Retail Electricity Market In The Context Of Distributed Energy Resources: Vision And Integrating Framework, Josue Campos Do Prado, Wei Qiao, Liyan Qu, Julio Romero Aguero Jan 2019

The Next-Generation Retail Electricity Market In The Context Of Distributed Energy Resources: Vision And Integrating Framework, Josue Campos Do Prado, Wei Qiao, Liyan Qu, Julio Romero Aguero

Faculty Publications from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The increasing adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) and smart grid technologies (SGTs) by end-user retail customers is changing significantly both technical and economic operations in the distribution grid. The next-generation retail electricity market will promote decentralization, efficiency, and competitiveness by accommodating existing and new agents through new business models and transactive approaches in an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI). However, these changes will bring several technical challenges to be addressed in transmission and distribution systems. Considerable activities have been carried out worldwide to study the impacts of integrating DERs into the grid and in the wholesale electricity market. However, the ...


Modeling,Metrics, And Optimal Design For Solar Energy-Powered Base Station System, Heng Wang, Hongjia Li, Chaowei Tang, Lingbao Ye, Xin Chen, Hui Tang, Song Ci Jan 2015

Modeling,Metrics, And Optimal Design For Solar Energy-Powered Base Station System, Heng Wang, Hongjia Li, Chaowei Tang, Lingbao Ye, Xin Chen, Hui Tang, Song Ci

Faculty Publications from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Using renewable energy system in powering cellular base stations (BSs) has been widely accepted as a promising avenue to reduce and optimize energy consumption and corresponding carbon footprints and operational expenditures for 4G and beyond cellular communications. However, how to design a reliable and economical renewable energy powering (REPing), while guaranteeing communication reliability, renewable energy utilization, and system durability, is still a great challenge. Motivated by this challenge, we firstly model the dynamic energy flow behavior of solar energy-powered BS by using stochastic queue model, jointly considering instability of solar energy generation, non-linear effects of energy storage, and time varies ...


An Isolated Multiport Dc–Dc Converter For Simultaneous Power Management Of Multiple Different Renewable Energy Sources, Jianwu Zeng, Wei Qiao, Liyan Qu, Yanping Jiao Jan 2014

An Isolated Multiport Dc–Dc Converter For Simultaneous Power Management Of Multiple Different Renewable Energy Sources, Jianwu Zeng, Wei Qiao, Liyan Qu, Yanping Jiao

Faculty Publications from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

This paper proposes a new isolated multiport dc–dc converter for simultaneous power management of multiple renewable energy sources, which can be of different types and capacities. The proposed dc–dc converter only uses one controllable switch in each port to which a source is connected. Therefore, it has the advantages of simple topology and minimum number of power switches. A general topology of the proposed converter is first introduced. Its principle and operation are then analyzed. The proposed converter is applied for simultaneous maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control of a wind/solar hybrid generation system consisting of one ...