Adaptive Rate-Limit Control for Energy Storage Systems

D Wu, R Todd, Andrew Forsyth

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    An adaptive energy management control with an integrated variable rate-limit function is described for an energy storage system (ESS). The proposed control protects the primary power source(s) in the system as effectively as possible from sudden load transients within the constraints of the available stored energy. The control can be designed to use the available energy more aggressively during load changes in the low or high power regions while offering the lowest possible rate-of-change of main source power, or offer a fixed minimum rate-of-change in power for a given total load and amount of energy. The control design is described in detail and demonstrated experimentally when applied to a super-capacitor energy storage system within an aircraft test facility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)4231-4240
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    Issue number7
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015


    • Energy Management
    • Energy Storage System


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