Summary This paper deals with the application of model predictive control (MPC) to optimize power flows in a network of interconnected microgrids (MGs). More specifically, a distributed MPC (DMPC) approach is used to compute for each MG how much active power should be exchanged with other MGs and with the outer power grid. Due to the presence of coupled variables, the DMPC approach must be used in a suitable way to guarantee the feasibility of the consensus procedure among the MGs. For this purpose, we adopt a tailored dual decomposition method that allows us to reach a feasible solution while guaranteeing the privacy of single MGs (ie, without having to share private information like the amount of generated energy or locally consumed energy). Simulation results demonstrate the features of the proposed cooperative control strategy and the obtained benefits with respect to other classical centralized control methods.

UR - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/oca.2504 ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Advances in PID Control Y1 - 2011 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - V. Calabrò A1 - E. Crisostomi A1 - A. Landi KW - Robotics PB - INTECH SN - 9789533072678 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Logical composition of Lyapunov functions JF - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL Y1 - 2011 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics VL - 84 UR - http://dx.medra.org/10.1080/00207179.2011.562549 ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Nonlinear Science and Complexity Y1 - 2011 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics PB - Springer SN - 9789048198832 ER - TY - CONF T1 - Stabilization of constrained linear systems via smoothed truncated ellipsoids T2 - IFAC World Congress Y1 - 2011 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - E. Crisostomi A1 - S Grammatico A1 - A. Caiti KW - Robotics JF - IFAC World Congress ER - TY - CONF T1 - A statistical tool for analysing nonlinear properties of dynamical systems T2 - IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Automation and Control Y1 - 2011 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics JF - IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Automation and Control ER - TY - CONF T1 - DCL: a real time portable distributed control telelaboratory T2 - IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Automation and Control Y1 - 2010 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - V. Calabrò A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics JF - IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Automation and Control ER - TY - CHAP T1 - Sensor Systems and Software Y1 - 2010 A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi A1 - A. Munafò KW - Robotics PB - Springer SN - 9783642115271 ER - TY - CONF T1 - Stabilizability of Linear Differential Inclusions via R-Functions T2 - IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS) Y1 - 2010 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi A1 - S Grammatico KW - Robotics JF - IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems (NOLCOS) ER - TY - JOUR T1 - From remote experiments to web-based learning objects: an advanced tele-laboratory for robotics and control systems JF - IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS Y1 - 2009 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics VL - 56 ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Generalised Entropy of Curves for the Analysis and Classification of Dynamical Systems JF - ENTROPY Y1 - 2009 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics VL - 11 ER - TY - CONF T1 - R-composition of Lyapunov functions T2 - 2009 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation Y1 - 2009 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi A1 - S Grammatico KW - Robotics JF - 2009 17th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation UR - http://dx.medra.org/10.1109/MED.2009.5164527 ER - TY - CONF T1 - Stability analysis of dynamical systems via R-functions T2 - Proc. European Control Conference Y1 - 2009 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi A1 - S Grammatico KW - Robotics JF - Proc. European Control Conference ER - TY - CONF T1 - On the use of the generalised entropy of curves to evaluate chaotic behaviours T2 - International Scientific Conference on Physics and Control Y1 - 2009 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics JF - International Scientific Conference on Physics and Control ER - TY - JOUR T1 - Efficient Numerical Approximation of Maximum Entropy Estimates JF - INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTROL Y1 - 2006 A1 - A. Balestrino A1 - A. Caiti A1 - E. Crisostomi KW - Robotics VL - 79 UR - http://dx.medra.org/10.1080/00207170600818373 ER -