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Control Theory

The increasing penetration of stochastic and variable renewable power generation (both centralized and distributed) in many electrical transmission and distribution grids decreases the availability of traditional forms of generation used to control real power for balancing load and reactive power for regulating voltage magnitude. These changes are driving an emerging transition to leverage a large latent capability in the grid to control distributed energy resources (DERs), which include distributed generation, battery storage, and loads.