SolarSTARTS: Solar-Assisted State-Aware and ResilienT Infrastructure Systems
The incorporation of distributed energy resources (DER), automation, remote control, and data acquisition technologies has the potential to enhance the capability of the power grid to withstand high-impact events (e.g., faults caused by natural disasters) that can adversely affect the continuous supply of electricity to customers, incurring substantial economic losses. The growing use of communication networks and digital devices, however, has made power distribution systems vulnerable to cyberattacks.
Our research develops and demonstrates the integrated, scalable and cost-effective automated resilience management system (ARMS) solution for enhancing the resilience of U.S. critical infrastructure by improving the situational awareness and flexibility of solar PV systems. The proposed solution integrates a variety of modules and technologies to collect, analyze, and visualize data from multiple monitoring and control devices, classify different types of anomalies such as faults and cyberattacks, intelligently restore electricity exploiting PVs and energy storage, and facilitate the response capabilities of system operators.
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