Increasing Distribution Resiliency using Flexible DER and Microgrid Assets Enabled by OpenFMB (Decentralized FLISR)

The Need. Distribution systems could achieve increased resiliency through flexible operating strategies.

Objective. This project will accelerate the deployment of resilient and secure distribution concepts, culminating in a field demonstration in South Carolina. It will do this through the flexible operation of traditional assets, distributed energy resources (DERs), and micogrids using OpenFMB, a reference architecture for security and interoperability.

Planned Outcome. This change of treating DERs and microgrids as boundary conditions will enable more system flexibility with adaptive settings. The capabilities developed will be applicable to all of Duke’s service territory: South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.