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8 October 2012, h.14:30 - Room 326 DEI/A

Cooperative Energy Network Management for Smart Microgrids

Masayuki Fujita

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Full-scale introduction of renewables to power systems has become an urgent policy issue of Japan due to the changes in situations after the Great East Japan Earthquake. In order to meet the requirement, it is essential to develop a smart energy management system to achieve real-time supply- demand balance even in the presence of variable energy sources while ensuring robustness against disasters. In this talk, we first outline the social/academic situation after the earthquake and, in particular, introduce a research project which is about to be launched under the initiative of researchers in the field of systems and control. We next move on to our technical work on optimal network management for distributed microgrids, which are expected as a solution to achieving both of stable supply-demand balance and robustness. Here, we focus on reduction of temporal/spatial variability of photovoltaic generation via distributed decision-making of each energy source. Then, we present an algorithm to reach total optimization based on game theoretic cooperative control techniques, and show that the information processing is almost distributed with help from a solar radiation forecasting system. Finally, we demonstrate its effectiveness through simulation by using real data from a forecasting system and a weather satellite.


Masayuki Fujita is a Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Control Engineering at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is also a Program Officer for Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) Core Research for Evolutional Science and Technology (CREST). He received the Dr. of Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University, Tokyo, in 1987. Prior to his appointment at Tokyo Institute of Technology, he held faculty appointments at Kanazawa University and Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. His research interests include passivity-based control in robotics, and applied robust control. He is currently the CSS Vice President Conference Activities. He was a member of CSS Board of Governors. He serves as the Head of SICE Technical Division on Control and served as the Chair of SICE Technical Committee on Control Theory and a Director of SICE. He served as the General Chair of the 2010 IEEE Multi-conference on Systems and Control. He has served/been serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, the IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Automatica, Asian Journal of Control, and an Editor for the SICE Journal of Control, Measurement, and System Integration. He is a recipient of the 2008 IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology Outstanding Paper Award. He also received the 2010 SICE Education Award and the Outstanding Paper Awards from the SICE.