A Technical Approach to the Energy Blockchain in Microgrids

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The present paper considers some technical issues related to the “energy blockchain” paradigm applied to microgrids. In particular, what appears from the study is that the superposition of energy transactions in a microgrid creates a variation of the power losses in all the branches of the microgrid. Traditional power losses allocation in distribution systems takes into account only generators while, in this work, a real-time attribution of power losses to each transaction involving one generator and one load node is done by defining some suitable indices. Besides, the presence of P-V nodes increases the level of reactive flows and provides a more complex technical perspective. For this reason, reactive power generation for voltage support at P-V nodes poses a further problem of reactive power flow exchange, that is worth of investigation in future works in order to define a possible way of remuneration. The experimental section of the paper considers a Medium Voltage microgrid and two different operational scenarios.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4792-4803
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
Publication statusPublished - 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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