Smart Collaborative Distributed Energy Management Systems (S-CoDEMS)

In the wake of a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, earthquake, or flood, the immediate aftermath often leaves communities devastated, with their energy infrastructure severely compromised or completely offline. Access to reliable energy sources is crucial for various aspects of disaster relief efforts, from providing power to emergency shelters to ensuring critical infrastructure like hospitals and communication networks remain operational. Consequently, the distributed control technologies have received a lot of interest from academia and industry recently.

In order to overcome the constraints present in existing disaster response approaches, our research lab (ADAC) is committed to developing the Smart Collaborative Distributed Energy Management System (S-CoDEMS) which continuously adapt the distributed energy devices (DER) dispatching in the physical layer and routing in the cyber layer to provide optimal networked Virtual Power Plants (N-VPP) and networked Micro Grids (N-MG) performance under changing operating conditions, employing a scalable system with plug-and-play capabilities and improved resilience against natural and man-made disasters. The S-CoDEMS employs a consensus-driven approach and strongly emphasizes the integration of distributed energy resources into disaster response protocols. The recovery process in the event of a natural disaster is expected to be significantly accelerated by the use of distributed energy resources.

Principal Attributes of the S-CoDEMS