Doctoral Dissertations


Huaiqi Xie


"There is a growing interest in using renewable energy resources (RES) such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass in power systems. The main incentives for using renewable energy resources include the growing interest in sustainable and clean generation as well as reduced fuel cost. However, the challenge with using wind and solar resources is their indeterminacy which leads to voltage and frequency excursions. In this dissertation, first, the economic dispatch (ED) problem for a community microgrid is studied which explores a community energy market. As a result of this work, the importance of modeling and predicting renewable resources is understood. Hence, a new algorithm based on dictionary learning for prediction of solar production is introduced. In this method, a dictionary is trained to carry various behaviors of the system. Prediction is performed by reconstructing the tail of the upcoming signal using this dictionary. To improve the accuracy of prediction, a new approach based on a novel clustering-based Markov Switched Autoregressive Model is proposed that is capable of predicting short-term solar production. This method extracts autoregressive features of the training data and partitions them into multiple clusters. Later, it uses the representative feature of each cluster to predict the upcoming solar production level. Additionally, a Markov jump chain is added to improve the robustness of this scheme to noise. Lastly, a method to utilize these prediction mechanisms in a preemptive model predictive control is explored. By incorporating the expected production levels, a model predictive controller is designed to preemptively cancel the upcoming excursions"--Abstract, page iv.


Shamsi, Pourya

Committee Member(s)

Crow, Mariesa
Ferdowsi, Mehdi
Kimball, Jonathan W.
McMillin, Bruce M.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2018

Journal article titles appearing in thesis/dissertation

  • Economic dispatch for an agent-based community microgrid
  • Dictionary learning for short-term prediction of solar PV production
  • Clustering-based Markov switching auto-regressive model for short-term prediction of solar production
  • Preemptive control: A paradigm in supporting high renewable penetration levels


xii, 81 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographic references.


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Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

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Thesis Number

T 11327

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