Abstracts from the 8th DACH+ Conference on Energy Informatics
The growing prominence of renewable energy sources, which were not considered in existing power system restoration methods, is introducing both flexibilities as well as challenges for the Smart Grid restoration. Advanced monitoring and control functions on distribution level are needed to conduct a safe system restoration. However, in case of power system blackouts, the communication system responsible for these functions can also be severely impaired. The presented project aims at developing an agent-based restoration algorithm for the distribution grid, which uses available renewable resources to restore the communication system and thereby enables sufficient observation and control to restore the overall power system. Starting from blackstart-capable units, the agents communicate with each other to form island grids, which are then expanded and merged with each other.