A Game-Theoretic Framework for Resilient and Distributed Generation Control of Renewable Energies in Microgrids

Juntao Chen, Quanyan Zhu

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The integration of microgrids that depend on the renewable distributed energy resources with the current power systems is a critical issue in the smart grid. In this paper, we propose a non-cooperative game-theoretic framework to study the strategic behavior of distributed microgrids that generate renewable energies and characterize the power generation solutions by using the Nash equilibrium concept. Our framework not only incorporates economic factors but also takes into account the stability and efficiency of the microgrids, including the power flow constraints and voltage angle regulations. We develop two decentralized update schemes for microgrids and show their convergence to a unique Nash equilibrium. Also, we propose a novel fully distributed PMU-enabled algorithm which only needs the information of voltage angle at the bus. To show the resiliency of the distributed algorithm, we introduce two failure models of the smart grid. Case studies based on the IEEE 14-bus system are used to corroborate the effectiveness and resiliency of the proposed algorithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7539299
Pages (from-to)285-295
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017



  • distributed control
  • Microgrids
  • non-cooperative game
  • power flow
  • renewable energy
  • resilient
  • smart grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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