1.5.03 Increasing Distribution Resiliency Using Flexible DER and Microgrid Assets Enabled by OpenFMB

Through a collaboration of national laboratory, university, and industry partners, this project is developing and testing a flexible architecture that coordinates decentralized and centralized assets within a central distribution management system. The team will use an open-source reference platform, called OpenFMB, for security and interoperability. The new operating strategy will

  • Treat DERs and microgrids as active elements with distributed controls in the system.

  • Incorporate a segment-based, self-healing distribution system that reconfigures based on local and central controls during an unexpected disruption.

  • Allow leveraging of end-use loads as a resource.