Experimental Evaluation of Energy Transfers by an Energy Packet Switch in a Digital Microgrid

Zhengqi Jiang, Lenin Ham, Diego Ramos, Alvin J. Sarmiento, Haim Grebel, Roberto Rojas-Cessa

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Abstract

In this paper, we experimentally demonstrate the performance of the recently proposed Energy Packet Switch (EPS) for energy distribution. The \pmb{N}\times\pmb{M} EPS aggregates the energy from N sources and dispatches energy to M outputs, each of which feeds one or many loads. Energy is distributed from a source to a load in the form of energy packets. The operation of the EPS is an enabler device to realize a digital microgrid. We carry out exhaustive experiments to show that the EPS grants energy to keep demand satisfied and even in cases when the demand overwhelms the EPS capacity. Results of the experiments show that the EPS ably grants all energy requests that fall within its capacity, and it controls the distribution of energy under extenuating conditions by approaching a level of fairness. The experiments also show the average time that a request waits for the corresponding grant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2019 the 7th International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering, SEGE 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages68-72
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728124407
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2019
Event7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering, SEGE 2019 - Oshawa, Canada
Duration: Aug 12 2019Aug 14 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of 2019 the 7th International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering, SEGE 2019

Conference

Conference7th IEEE International Conference on Smart Energy Grid Engineering, SEGE 2019
CountryCanada
CityOshawa
Period8/12/198/14/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • EPS testbed
  • controlled-delivery power grid
  • digital grid
  • energy packet switch

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