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DECENTRALIZED OPTIMAL DISPATCH OF PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTERS IN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

United States Patent Application

20160259314
A1
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Decentralized methods for computing optimal real and reactive power setpoints for residential photovoltaic (PV) inverters are described. Optimal power flow techniques are described that select which inverters will provide ancillary services and compute their optimal real and reactive power setpoints according to specified performance criteria and economic objectives.
Dhople, Sairaj (Minneapolis, MN), Giannakis, Georgios B. (Minnetonka, MN), Dall'Anese, Emiliano (Arvada, CO)
15/ 061,515
March 4, 2016
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under RL-0010-13 awarded by the Institute of Renewable Energy and the Environment. The government has certain rights in the invention.