Microgrids: Architectures and Control (Wiley - IEEE)

Microgrids: Architectures and Control (Wiley - IEEE)

Language: English

Pages: 340

ISBN: 1118720687

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Microgrids are the most innovative area in the electric power industry today. Future microgrids could exist as energy-balanced cells within existing power distribution grids or stand-alone power networks within small communities.

A definitive presentation on all aspects of microgrids, this text examines the operation of microgrids – their control concepts and advanced architectures including multi-microgrids. It takes a logical approach to overview the purpose and the technical aspects of microgrids, discussing the social, economic and environmental benefits to power system operation. The book also presents microgrid design and control issues, including protection and explaining how to implement centralized and decentralized control strategies.

Key features:

  • original, state-of-the-art research material written by internationally respected contributors 
  • unique case studies demonstrating success stories from real-world pilot sites from Europe, the Americas, Japan and China
  • examines market and regulatory settings for microgrids, and provides evaluation results under standard test conditions
  • a look to the future – technical solutions to maximize the value of distributed energy along with the principles and criteria for developing commercial and regulatory frameworks for microgrids

Offering broad yet balanced coverage, this volume is an entry point to this very topical area of power delivery for electric power engineers familiar with medium and low voltage distribution systems, utility operators in microgrids, power systems researchers and academics. It is also a useful reference for system planners and operators, manufacturers and network operators, government regulators, and postgraduate power systems students.


Thomas Degner
Aris Dimeas
Alfred Engler
Nuno Gil
Asier Gil de Muro
Guillermo Jiménez-Estévez
George Kariniotakis
George Korres
André Madureira
Meiqin Mao
Chris Marnay
Jose Miguel Yarza
Satoshi Morozumi
Alexander Oudalov
Frank van Overbeeke
Rodrigo Palma Behnke
Joao Abel Pecas Lopes
Fernanda Resende
John Romankiewicz
Christine Schwaegerl
Nikos Soultanis
Liang Tao
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functions can be easily altered to take it into account. Market Policy 1 As discussed in Section 2.7.2, the MGCC aims to minimize the microgrid operational cost. It is assumed that the operator of the MGCC is a non-profit organization and the end-users share the benefits. The scope is to lower electricity prices for the microgrid end-users and protect them, as much as possible, from the volatility of the open market prices. The objective function to be minimized for each one of the

possesses and uses. These resources could be the available fuel for a diesel generator. Another significant characteristic of the agents is that they have partial representation – or no representation at all – of the environment. For example, in a power system the agent of a generator knows only the voltage level of its own bus and it can, perhaps, estimate what is happening in certain buses. However, the agent does not know the status of the whole system. This is the core of the MAS technology,

measured or communications are missing) and the integration of qualitative data for DG, and these uncertainties are reflected in the results. For instance, the value of the load at the bus corresponds to the symmetric boundaries of the values of power injection. These active and reactive power injections are included in the input data as fuzzy measurements. On these membership functions the central values of the initially specified and computed membership functions are slightly shifted. This is

grids, microgrids, power quality and grid integration of wind power. He is currently Manager of the Department of Advance Development at Liebherr Elektronik GmbH. Nuno Gil, Nuno José Gil received his electrical engineering degree from the University of Coimbra and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Porto. He is a researcher in the Power Systems Unit of INESC Porto and assistant professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal. His research interests include integration of

publisher nor the author shall be liable for damages arising here from. If professional advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Microgrid: architectures and control / edited by professor Nikos Hatziargyriou. 1 online resource. Includes bibliographical references and index. Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher; resource not viewed.

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