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May 2019 – Seminar on A Distributed Energy Management Strategy for Resilient Shipboard Power System

Dr. Kexing Lai, who graduated from OSU and will join Kansas State University as a Research Assistant Professor, gave us a very interesting presentation on using a distributed energy management strategy to enhance a shipboard microgrid’s resilience. The seminar included both mathematical and application details followed by some interesting discussions with the audiences. Especially thanks EASi for supporting this great event.

Title: A Distributed Energy Management Strategy for Resilient Shipboard Power System

This seminar will be given by Dr. Kexing Lai from OSU. 1.0 hour of CPD credit will be provided to attendees as needed.

Abstract: The shipboard power system of an all-electric ship can be characterized as an isolated microgrid system. To achieve resilient, cost-effective and privacy-preserved operation of the shipboard power system, a novel energy management strategy is introduced in this talk. Currently, a master controller is required for energy management. However, such a centralized energy management strategy suffers from numerous disadvantages. Therefore, a modified nested energy management method is proposed to preserve privacy and run the microgrid system in a distributed manner for plug-and-play operation. Furthermore, the system resilience is enhanced against energy deficiency by reserving more energy in the cloud energy storage system. This is achieved by a distributed algorithm, known as alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM), to obtain the solution of an optimization problem with contradicting objectives. Numerical studies are presented to demonstrate the benefits of proposed energy management system.


5:30 – 6:00 PM: Check in, food, and networking

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Seminar

Date: 2019-05-30

8100 Walton Parkway
New Albany, Ohio
United States 43054
Building: EASi’s Office

Please register through the link below:

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Look forward to seeing you!