August 19, 2023

Citadels Final Report (GMLC 2.2.1: Citadels)


This is the final project report for the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) Resilient Distribution System (RDS) Citadels project. The primary goal of this GMLC project was to increase the operational flexibly of power systems by engaging microgrids distributedly, coordinated using consensus algorithms. The primary goal was successfully achieved. The primary goal was divided into three areas: Implement peer-to-peer control between microgrid controllers using the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) approach; Develop and implement consensus algorithms on commercially available hardware that allows a group of microgrids to distributedly implement operational controls; Develop the architectures and controls to enable groups of microgrids to coordinate their operations to support the bulk power system during abnormal events, and end-use loads in the event the bulk power systems fail.

Published: August 19, 2023


Schneider K.P., J. Glass, C. Klauber, B. Ollis, M. Reno, A. Dubey, and M. Burck, et al. 2023. Citadels Final Report (GMLC 2.2.1: Citadels) Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

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