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title Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using...  

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article title Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming journal Journal of Electric Power Systems Research volume year month pages...

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Towards Reliable Smart Microgrid Behavior Using Runtime Model Synthesis  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The dominant paradigm of centralized power generation, characterized by heavy transmission losses, is being slowly replaced by the smart micro grid, which promises the proliferation of renewable and distributed energy sources. Micro grid reliability ... Keywords: High Assurance, Model-Driven Development, Model Management, Microgrid, SmartGrid, Runtime Models

Mark Allison; Karl A. Morris; Zhenyu Yang; Peter J. Clarke; Fabio M. Costa

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic  

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Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming Title Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming Publication Type Journal Article Refereed Designation Refereed LBNL Report Number LBNL-6309E Year of Publication 2013 Authors Cardoso, Gonçalo, Michael Stadler, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, Ana Barbosa-Póvoa, and Paulo Ferrão Journal Journal of Electric Power Systems Research Volume 103 Pagination 61-69 Date Published 06/2013 Abstract This paper describes the introduction of stochastic linear programming into Operations DER-CAM, a tool used to obtain optimal operating schedules for a given microgrid under local economic and environmental conditions. This application follows previous work on optimal scheduling of a lithium-iron-phosphate battery given the output uncertainty of a 1 MW molten carbonate fuel cell. Both are in the Santa Rita Jail microgrid, located in Dublin, California. This fuel cell has proven unreliable, partially justifying the consideration of storage options. Several stochastic DER-CAM runs are executed to compare different scenarios to values obtained by a deterministic approach. Results indicate that using a stochastic approach provides a conservative yet more lucrative battery schedule. Lower expected energy bills result, given fuel cell outages, in potential savings exceeding 6%.

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Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrid: Models & Tools (Fact Sheet)  

SciTech Connect

This brochure describes Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE), a trademarked process NREL employs to produce conceptual microgrid designs. This systems-based process enables designs to be optimized for economic value, energy surety, and sustainability. Capabilities NREL offers in support of microgrid design are explained.

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2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid  

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States Title Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2009 Authors Stadler, Michael, Chris Marnay, Afzal S. Siddiqui, Judy Lai, Brian Coffey, and Hirohisa Aki Pagination 106 Date Published 03/2006 Publisher LBNL City Berkeley Keywords consortium for electric reliability technology solutions (certs), energy analysis and environmental impacts department Abstract Berkeley Lab has for several years been developing methods for selection of optimal microgrid systems, especially for commercial building applications, and applying these methods in the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This project began with 3 major goals:

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

ed. : special issue on microgrids, International Journal ofG. Venkataramanan: Microgrids in the evolving electricitymore background on microgrids, please see the presentations

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability of islanded microgrids with stochastic generation and prioritized load  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The potential to improve distribution system reliability is a primary motivation behind the development and deployment of microgrids. Previous studies have illustrated substantial reliability benefits of dispatchable ...

Marden, Mirjana Milosevic

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability: Matching the  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBNL-63524 Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability: Matching the Quality under review by the Transactions of the Industry Applications Society of IEE Japan 1 Microgrids of universal homogeneous supply upstream in the grid. Finally, the potential role of microgrids in delivering

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept, LBNL-50829, (2002).by reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. andmacrogrid. In this paper, a microgrid is a local cluster of

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Power flow management of microgrid networks using model predictive control  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, we present a power flow management method for a network of cooperating microgrids within the context of a smart grid by formulating the problem in a model predictive control framework. In order to reliably and economically provide the ... Keywords: Microgrid, Model predictive control, Renewable energy sources, Smart grid, Storage devices

A. Hooshmand; H. A. Malki; J. Mohammadpour

2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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NREL: Technology Deployment - Microgrid Design  

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Microgrid Design Microgrid Design Photo of a microgrid test site at the National Wind Technology Center. NREL designs independent electrical generation and distribution systems called microgrids, which deliver energy that is reliable, economical, and sustainable. NREL experts work with military, government, industry, and other organizations that cannot afford to lose power to develop reliable and cost-effective microgrid systems. Expertise and Knowledge NREL offers microgrid technical expertise and project support that includes engineering, energy analysis and modeling, financial analysis, and energy management. Our comprehensive and innovative approach to microgrid design is called Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrids. The CORE microgrid approach includes advantages such as:

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Distributed Renewable Energy Generation Impacts on Microgrid Operation and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microgrids incorporating distributed generation, and particularly those incorporating renewable energy technologies, have the potential to improve electric power system efficiency and reliability while providing novel benefits to their owners, operators, and the system as a whole. This report focuses on the impact of renewable energy technologies on microgrids and on the larger question of the impact of distributed generation and microgrids on the electric power system.

2002-02-06T23:59:59.000Z

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Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept, Berkeley Lab,Safety Analysis of a Microgrid,, Int. J. of DistributedValue of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2003. Hatziargyriou, N. et al. , Microgrids, An Overview ofequipment combination for microgrids at a few promisingthe reliability benefits of microgrids to DER-CAM analysis

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

G. Venkataramanan, Microgrids in the evolving electricitymore background on microgrids, please see the presentationsthe two Symposiums on Microgrids held at Berkeley, USA in

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes two stylized alternative visions of how the power system might evolve to meet future requirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digital economies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some of the economics of the dispersed vision are explored, and perspectives are presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power quality upstream in the electricity supply chain and on the extremely heterogeneous requirements of end-use loads. It is argued that meeting the demanding requirements of sensitive loads by local provision of high quality power may be more cost effective than increasing the quality of universal homogeneous supply upstream in the legacy grid. Finally, the potential role of microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstrated by reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. and Japan.

LaCommare, Kristina; Marnay, Chris

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

organized and attended many microgrid events, Hiroshi Asano,Energy Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept, LBNL-50829,by reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. and

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model is used to estimate the value an Oakland nursing home, a Riverside high school, and a Sunnyvale data center would need to put on higher electricity service reliability for them to adopt a Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions Microgrid (CM) based on economics alone. A fraction of each building's load is deemed critical based on its mission, and the added cost of CM capability to meet it added to on-site generation options. The three sites are analyzed with various resources available as microgrid components. Results show that the value placed on higher reliability often does not have to be significant for CM to appear attractive, about 25 $/kWcdota and up, but the carbon footprint consequences are mixed because storage is often used to shift cheaper off-peak electricity to use during afternoon hours in competition with the solar sources.

Marnay, Chris; Lai, Judy; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal

2009-05-07T23:59:59.000Z

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DOD/NREL Model Integrates Vehicles, Renewables & Microgrid (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fact sheet on microgrid model created by the Electric Vehicle Grid Integration program at the Fort Carson Army facility.

Not Available

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Introduction to the model-free control of microgrids  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This letter presents the application of the model-free control approach to the microgrid control. We show in simulation that the method allows to control, with a simple controller, voltage, current and power of inverter-based microgrids.

Michel, Loc

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid...  

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goals: to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of...

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This paper describes two stylized alternative visions inpopular currencyof how the power system might evolve to meet futurerequirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digitaleconomies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some ofthe economics of the dispersed vision are explored. Economic perspectivesare presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power qualityupstream in the electricity supply, and also on the extremelyheterogeneous require-ments of end-use loads. Finally, the potential roleof microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstratedby reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. andJapan.

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-31T23:59:59.000Z

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Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

LBNL-55281 The CERTS Microgrid and the Future of the Macrogrid Chris Marnay and Owen C. Bailey contract DE-AC03-76SF00098, and by the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service

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Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

G. Venkataramanan, Microgrids in the Evolving ElectricityCanada, 2006. Marnay, C. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Powerutility customers. Such microgrids are a local clusters of

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Abstract--This paper describes two stylized alternative visions in popular currency of how the power system might evolve to meet future requirements for the high quality electricity service that modern digital economies demand, a supergrids paradigm and a dispersed paradigm. Some of the economics of the dispersed vision are explored. Economic perspectives are presented on both the choice of homogeneous universal power quality upstream in the electricity supply, and also on the extremely heterogeneous requirements of end-use loads. Finally, the potential role of microgrids in delivering heterogeneous power quality is demonstrated by reference to two ongoing microgrid tests in the U.S. and Japan. Index Terms--cogeneration, dispersed storage and generation, power quality, power system economics I.

C. Marnay

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

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and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PSCAD/EMTDC-Based Modeling and Analysis of a Microgrid with Renewable Energy Sources  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Microgrid is a relatively new concept which has gained significant attention recently due to the increasing penetration of distributed energy sources. It brings many benefits to the traditional distribution system. Couples of microgrid testbeds in the forms of either hardware facilities or software simulation systems have been developed to study microgrid issues in many institutes throughout the world. In the work presented in this thesis, a microgrid system model in PSCAD/EMTDC was developed. The proposed microgrid system includes fundamental power system component models, two renewable energy source models (wind and solar) and one energy storage source model. Different case studies were conducted. The results from the simulation case studies showed that the proposed microgrid system in PSCAD had satisfactory performance under different scenarios with renewable energy sources. The proposed microgrid system model can be used for further research on microgrid issues.

Chu, Zhengguo

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

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quality, reliability, and availability, IEEE Power & EnergyReliability, and Availability Chris Marnay EnvironmentalQuality, Reliability, and Availability C. Marnay Ernest

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Berkeley Lab has for several years been developing methods for selection of optimal microgrid systems, especially for commercial building applications, and applying these methods in the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). This project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York, (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage, and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of power quality and reliability (PQR) to the capabilities of DER-CAM. All of these objectives have been pursued via analysis of the attractiveness of a Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid consisting of multiple nameplate 100 kW Tecogen Premium Power Modules (CM-100). This unit consists of an asynchronous inverter-based variable speed internal combustion engine genset with combined heat and power (CHP) and power surge capability. The essence of CERTS Microgrid technology is that smarts added to the on-board power electronics of any microgrid device enables stable and safe islanded operation without the need for complex fast supervisory controls. This approach allows plug and play development of a microgrid that can potentially provide high PQR with a minimum of specialized site-specific engineering. A notable feature of the CM-100 is its time-limited surge rating of 125 kW, and DER-CAM capability to model this feature was also a necessary model enhancement.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa

2009-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Simulation of a Microgrid as a Stochastic Hybrid System  

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1 Modeling and Simulation of a Microgrid as a Stochastic Hybrid System Martin Strelec, Karel Macek, Alessandro Abate Abstract--Microgrids (MGs) are small-scale local energy grids. While dedicated to cover and on approximate dynamic programming) for typical challenges in MGs. Index Terms--Microgrids, Stochastic Hybrid

Abate, Alessandro

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Hybrid Powertrain Optimization for Plug-In Microgrid Power Generation Automated Modeling Laboratory Slide 1 of 28  

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Hybrid Powertrain Optimization for Plug-In Microgrid Power Generation Automated Modeling LaboratoryPlug--InIn MicrogridMicrogrid Power GenerationPower Generation Scott J. MouraScott J. Moura DongsukDongsuk KumKum Hosam Powertrain Optimization for Plug-In Microgrid Power Generation Automated Modeling Laboratory Slide 2 of 28

Krstic, Miroslav

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Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and Delivery Infrastructure  

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Prior contributions to microgrid research by many colleaguesReliability C. Role of the Microgrid Decisionmaker Finally,decisionmaker in a microgrid offers a powerful opportunity

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DOD/NREL Model Integrates Vehicles, Renewables & Microgrid (Fact...  

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locations for systems connecting electric vehicles with solar energy sources and microgrids. A microgrid that integrates renewable generation and vehicle energy storage offers...

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Vehicle to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management (Poster), NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  

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to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management Mike Simpson, Tony Markel, and Michael O'Keefe National Renewable Energy Laboratory INTRODUCTION OPPORTUNITY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Presented at the 4th International Conference on Integration of Renewable & Distributed Energy Resources, December 6-10 , 2010 * Albuquerque, New Mexico U.S. military bases, such as Fort Carson, are interested in opportunities to lower energy consumption and use renewable resources. l Electricity GCV Micro-Grid The Smith Electric Newton all-electric truck Fort Carson Photovoltaic Installation NREL PIX 17631 NREL PIX # 17394 Natural Gas Renewable Energy Truck Fleet Diesel Generators

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Microgrid: A Conceptual Solution  

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Abstract Application of individual distributed generators can cause as many problems as it may solve. A better way to realize the emerging potential of distributed generation is to take a system approach which views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a microgrid. During disturbances, the generation and corresponding loads can separate from the distribution system to isolate the microgrids load from the disturbance (providing UPS services) without harming the transmission grids integrity. This ability to island generation and loads together has a potential to provide a higher local reliability than that provided by the power system as a whole. In this model it is also critical to be able to use the waste heat by placing the sources near the heat load. This implies that a unit can be placed at any point on the electrical system as required by the location of the heat load.

Robert H. Lasseter; Paolo Piagi

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids  

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and O. Bailey, "The CERTS Microgrid and the Future of theet al. , "The CERTS Microgrid Concept," Sacramento, CA, CECvalue of reliability to a microgrid: Simulations of three

Morris, Greg Young

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Complex Systems Modelling Approach for Decentralised Simulation of Electrical Microgrids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The structure and behaviour of Electrical Grids share many of the properties of Complex Computer Systems, with microgrids and other decentralised electrical systems attached to them, so they can be interpreted as Systems of Systems. Furthermore, the ... Keywords: electrical grid, microgrid, agent-based models, complex computer systems, systems of systems

Enrique Kremers; Pablo Viejo; Oscar Barambones; Jose Gonzalez de Durana

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Eto, Integration of Distributed Energy Resources: The CERTSa Microgrid,, Int. J. of Distributed Energy Resources, vol.International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources, vol

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Unified Technique for Dynamic Modeling and Stability Analysis of Microgrid Systems.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This work presents a unified method for dynamic modeling and stability analysis of microgrid power systems. Using the automated state-model generation algorithm, a state-space model (more)

Johnson, Brian B.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The added economic and environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles connected to commercial building microgrids  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

due to EVs. REFERENCES Microgrid Symposiums. Held atStorage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study ofCO 2 ) emissions, a microgrid/distributed-energy-resources (

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Making Microgrids Work  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Distributed energy resources including distributed generation and distributed storage are sources of energy located near local loads and can provide a variety of benefits including improved reliability if they are properly operated in the electrical distribution system. Microgrids are systems that have at least one distributed energy resource and associated loads and can form intentional islands in the electrical distribution systems. This paper gives an overview of the microgrid operation. Microgrid testing experiences from different counties was also provided.

Kroposki, B.; Lasseter, R.; Ise, T.; Morozumi, S.; Papathanassiou, S.; Hatziargyriou, N.

2008-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--The issue of controlled and reliable integration of distributed energy resources into microgrids and large power  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

into microgrids and large power grids has recently gained considerable attention. The microgrid concept, which capabilities. In order to provide uninterruptible power supply to the loads, microgrids are expected to operate. The problem of optimal management of the resources in a microgrid is being widely investigated and recent

Cañizares, Claudio A.

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Facility Microgrids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microgrids are receiving a considerable interest from the power industry, partly because their business and technical structure shows promise as a means of taking full advantage of distributed generation. This report investigates three issues associated with facility microgrids: (1) Multiple-distributed generation facility microgrids' unintentional islanding protection, (2) Facility microgrids' response to bulk grid disturbances, and (3) Facility microgrids' intentional islanding.

Ye, Z.; Walling, R.; Miller, N.; Du, P.; Nelson, K.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Vehicle to Micro-Grid: Leveraging Existing Assets for Reliable Energy Management (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fort Carson, a United States Army installation located south of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is seeking to be a net-zero energy facility. As part of this initiative, the base will be constructing a micro-grid that ties to various forms of renewable energy. To reduce petroleum consumption, Fort Carson is considering grid-connected vehicles (GCVs) such as pure electric trucks to replace some of its on-base truck fleet. As the availability and affordability of distributed renewable energy generation options increase, so will the GCV options (currently, three all-electric trucks are available on the GSA schedule). The presence of GCVs on-base opens up the possibility to utilize these vehicles to provide stability to the base micro-grid. This poster summarizes work to estimate the potential impacts of three electric vehicle grid interactions between the electric truck fleet and the Fort Carson micro-grid: 1) full-power charging without management, 2) full-power charging capability controlled by the local grid authority, and 3) full-power charge and discharge capability controlled by the local grid authority. We found that even at relatively small adoption rates, the control of electric vehicle charging at Fort Carson will aid in regulation of variable renewable generation loads and help stabilize the micro-grid.

Simpson, M.; Markel, T.; O'Keefe, M.

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

2003. Hatziargyriou, N. et al. , Microgrids, An Overview ofand Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings, IEEEequipment combination for microgrids at a few promising

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Storage Technologies on Microgrid Viability Siddiqui, A.S. ,of Storage Technologies on Microgrid Viability List ofStorage Technologies on Microgrid Viability List of Figures

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of Storage Technologies on Microgrid Viability Figure 41.of Storage Technologies on Microgrid Viability List ofStorage Technologies on Microgrid Viability List of Figures

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability:A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In past work, Berkeley Lab has developed the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM). Given end-use energy details for a facility, a description of its economic environment and a menu of available equipment, DER-CAM finds the optimal investment portfolio and its operating schedule which together minimize the cost of meeting site service, e.g., cooling, heating, requirements. Past studies have considered combined heat and power (CHP) technologies. Methods and software have been developed to solve this problem, finding optimal solutions which take simultaneity into account. This project aims to extend on those prior capabilities in two key dimensions. In this research storage technologies have been added as well as power quality and reliability (PQR) features that provide the ability to value the additional indirect reliability benefit derived from Consortium for Electricity Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Microgrid capability. This project is intended to determine how attractive on-site generation becomes to a medium-sized commercial site if economical storage (both electrical and thermal), CHP opportunities, and PQR benefits are provided in addition to avoiding electricity purchases. On-site electrical storage, generators, and the ability to seamlessly connect and disconnect from utility service would provide the facility with ride-through capability for minor grid disturbances. Three building types in both California and New York are assumed to have a share of their sensitive electrical load separable. Providing enhanced service to this load fraction has an unknown value to the facility, which is estimated analytically. In summary, this project began with 3 major goals: (1) to conduct detailed analysis to find the optimal equipment combination for microgrids at a few promising commercial building hosts in the two favorable markets of California and New York; (2) to extend the analysis capability of DER-CAM to include both heat and electricity storage; and (3) to make an initial effort towards adding consideration of PQR into the capabilities of DER-CAM.

Stadler, Michael; Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Lai, Judy; Coffey, Brian; Aki, Hirohisa

2008-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Using advanced measurement systems for microgrid protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Microgrids have been proposed as a way to integrate distributed renewable energy sources while increasing energy supply reliability to the customers. Microgrids can operate either connected to the grid or islanded. Each mode of operation has very different ...

S. S. Venkata; E. Sortomme

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape of the microgrid  

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distinction between microgrids and our familiar arrangementsagreements between microgrids. Fundamentally, theclustered with loads in microgrids that are designed, built,

Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Energy Reliability, Distribution System IntegrationEnergy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Micro-Grid Simulator Tool (SGridSim) using Effective Node-to-Node Complex Impedance (EN2NCI) Models  

SciTech Connect

This paper presents a micro-grid simulator tool useful for implementing and testing multi-agent controllers (SGridSim). As a common engineering practice it is important to have a tool that simplifies the modeling of the salient features of a desired system. In electric micro-grids, these salient features are the voltage and power distributions within the micro-grid. Current simplified electric power grid simulator tools such as PowerWorld, PowerSim, Gridlab, etc, model only the power distribution features of a desired micro-grid. Other power grid simulators such as Simulink, Modelica, etc, use detailed modeling to accommodate the voltage distribution features. This paper presents a SGridSim micro-grid simulator tool that simplifies the modeling of both the voltage and power distribution features in a desired micro-grid. The SGridSim tool accomplishes this simplified modeling by using Effective Node-to-Node Complex Impedance (EN2NCI) models of components that typically make-up a micro-grid. The term EN2NCI models means that the impedance based components of a micro-grid are modeled as single impedances tied between their respective voltage nodes on the micro-grid. Hence the benefit of the presented SGridSim tool are 1) simulation of a micro-grid is performed strictly in the complex-domain; 2) faster simulation of a micro-grid by avoiding the simulation of detailed transients. An example micro-grid model was built using the SGridSim tool and tested to simulate both the voltage and power distribution features with a total absolute relative error of less than 6%.

Udhay Ravishankar; Milos manic

2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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The objective of the CERTS Microgrid Test Bed project was to enhance the ease of integrating energy sources into a microgrid. The project accomplished this objective by developing and demonstrating three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, that significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of generating sources less than 100kW. The techniques comprising the CERTS Microgrid concept are: 1) a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation, islanding the microgrid's load from a disturbance, thereby maintaining a higher level of service, without impacting the integrity of the utility's electrical power grid; 2) an approach to electrical protection within a limited source microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and 3) a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications between sources. These techniques were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations, then through laboratory emulations,and finally through factory acceptance testing of individual microgrid components. The islanding and resychronization method met all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard 1547 and power quality requirements. The electrical protection system was able to distinguish between normal and faulted operation. The controls were found to be robust under all conditions, including difficult motor starts and high impedance faults. The results from these tests are expected to lead to additional testing of enhancements to the basic techniques at the test bed to improve the business case for microgrid technologies, as well to field demonstrations involving microgrids that involve one or more of the CERTS Microgrid concepts. Future planned microgrid work involves unattended continuous operation of the microgrid for 30 to 60 days to determine how utility faults impact the operation of the microgrid and to gage the power quality and reliability improvements offered by microgrids.

Eto, Joe; Lasseter, Robert; Schenkman, Ben; Stevens, John; Klapp, Dave; Volkommer, Harry; Linton, Ed; Hurtado, Hector; Roy, Jean

2009-06-18T23:59:59.000Z

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The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power  

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Gas-Fired Distributed Energy Resource Characterizations,Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.costs, a microgrids distributed energy resources (DER)

Marnay, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Scale DC Microgrids  

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in likely future adoption patterns of microgrids.chairs the annual Symposium on Microgrids, and is Convenorof the CIGR C6.22 Microgrids Evolution Roadmap Working

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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for publication. Each paper was reviewed externally by at least two leading researchers in the field. The topics; · Storage aspects of DER; · Microgrids; · Economic and operational aspects of DER; · Impact on power quality. DGs will make these systems more like the loop system, thereby providing higher reliability of service

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Microgrid Fault Protection Based;#12;Microgrid Fault Protection Based on Symmetrical and Differential Current Components Prepared for Public............................................................................................................................. 12 2. AEP CERTS MICROGRID

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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needed to operate microgrids consisting of generatingdemonstrations involving microgrids that involve one or moreimprovements offered by microgrids. KEYWORDS Field

Eto, Joe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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needed to operate microgrids consisting of generatingdemonstrations involving microgrids that involve one or moreimprovements offered by microgrids. KEYWORDS Field

ETO, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Abstract--Increasing concerns about energy security and reliability are intensifying the interest in microgrid and vehicle-  

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Engineering. Benjamin has worked at Texas Utilities as a distribution engineer and at the Public Service Co. John worked at Public Service Co of New Mexico and Plains Electric G&T Cooperative as a substation. Publications include research centered on composite insulators, the CERTS Microgrid and future work dealing

Hiskens, Ian A.

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Shape of the microgrid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Restrictions on expansion of traditional centralized generating and delivery systems may be becoming so tight in the industrialized countries that they cannot reasonably be expected meet future electricity demand growth at acceptable cost. Meanwhile, technological advances, notably improved power electronics that permit grid interconnection of asynchronous generation sources, is tilting the economics of power generation back towards smaller scales, thereby reversing a century long trend towards the central control paradigm. Special power quality requirements or opportunities for combined heat and power applications make on-site generation an even more attractive option for customers. The existence of a significant amount of electricity sources dispersed throughout the low voltage distribution system could create a power system quite different to the one we are familiar with and creating it offers significant research and engineering challenges. Moreover, the electrical and economic relationships between customers and the distribution utility and among customers may take forms quite distinct from those we know today. For example, rather than devices being individually interconnected in parallel with the grid, they may be grouped with loads in a semi-autonomous neighborhood that could be termed a microgrid. A microgrid is a cluster of small (by the standards of current power systems, e.g. microgrid concept is the notion of a flexible, yet controllable electronic interface between the microgrid and the familiar wider power system, or macrogrid. This interface essentially isolates the two sides electrically; and yet connects them economically by allowing delivery and receipt of electrical energy and ancillary services (EE&AS) at the interface. From the customer side of the interface, the microgrid should appear as an autonomous power system meeting the power quality and reliability requirements of the customer. Such issues as local voltage, reliability, losses and quality of power should be those that support the customers' objectives. From the macrogrid side, however, the microgrid should appear as a legitimate entity akin to current interconnected generators or loads. A key distinction between microgrids and our familiar arrangements is the expanded role of electricity endusers in determining the pattern of development of the overall power system, which must not only accommodate purchases and sales of EE&AS to and from established markets but also contractual agreements between microgrids. Fundamentally, the characteristics and capabilities of the microgrid will be determined by its internal requirements together with the technical, economic, and regulatory opportunities and constraints it faces, and not by established objectives for capacity expansion and reliability of the macrogrid. The goal of Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) work underway at the Berkeley Lab is to anticipate possible patterns of microgrid development that can help focus research efforts on the key technical problems that must be solved to enable microgrid deployment.

Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape of the microgrid  

SciTech Connect

Restrictions on expansion of traditional centralized generating and delivery systems may be becoming so tight in the industrialized countries that they cannot reasonably be expected meet future electricity demand growth at acceptable cost. Meanwhile, technological advances, notably improved power electronics that permit grid interconnection of asynchronous generation sources, is tilting the economics of power generation back towards smaller scales, thereby reversing a century long trend towards the central control paradigm. Special power quality requirements or opportunities for combined heat and power applications make on-site generation an even more attractive option for customers. The existence of a significant amount of electricity sources dispersed throughout the low voltage distribution system could create a power system quite different to the one we are familiar with and creating it offers significant research and engineering challenges. Moreover, the electrical and economic relationships between customers and the distribution utility and among customers may take forms quite distinct from those we know today. For example, rather than devices being individually interconnected in parallel with the grid, they may be grouped with loads in a semi-autonomous neighborhood that could be termed a microgrid. A microgrid is a cluster of small (by the standards of current power systems, e.g. < 500 kW) sources, storage systems, and loads which presents itself to the grid as a legitimate single entity. The heart of the microgrid concept is the notion of a flexible, yet controllable electronic interface between the microgrid and the familiar wider power system, or macrogrid. This interface essentially isolates the two sides electrically; and yet connects them economically by allowing delivery and receipt of electrical energy and ancillary services (EE&AS) at the interface. From the customer side of the interface, the microgrid should appear as an autonomous power system meeting the power quality and reliability requirements of the customer. Such issues as local voltage, reliability, losses and quality of power should be those that support the customers' objectives. From the macrogrid side, however, the microgrid should appear as a legitimate entity akin to current interconnected generators or loads. A key distinction between microgrids and our familiar arrangements is the expanded role of electricity endusers in determining the pattern of development of the overall power system, which must not only accommodate purchases and sales of EE&AS to and from established markets but also contractual agreements between microgrids. Fundamentally, the characteristics and capabilities of the microgrid will be determined by its internal requirements together with the technical, economic, and regulatory opportunities and constraints it faces, and not by established objectives for capacity expansion and reliability of the macrogrid. The goal of Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) work underway at the Berkeley Lab is to anticipate possible patterns of microgrid development that can help focus research efforts on the key technical problems that must be solved to enable microgrid deployment.

Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

2000-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Integration of Distributed Energy The CERTS MicroGrid Concept  

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Integration of Distributed Energy Resources The CERTS MicroGrid Concept CALIFORNIA ENERGY Resources The CERTS MicroGrid Concept Prepared for Transmission Reliability Program Office of Power ­ The CERTS MicroGrid Concept ii Table of Contents 1. Introduction...................................................................................................

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Integration of Distributed Energy The CERTS MicroGrid Concept  

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Integration of Distributed Energy Resources The CERTS MicroGrid Concept CALIFORNIA ENERGY Resources The MicroGrid Concept Appendices Prepared for Transmission Reliability Program Office of Power Program, under Work for Others Contract No. BG 99-39. #12;2 APPENDIX A. MicroGrid Technologies Many small

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

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1334E-2009 1334E-2009 Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States Michael Stadler, Chris Marnay, Afzal Siddiqui, Judy Lai, Brian Coffey, and Hirohisa Aki Environmental Energy Technologies Division Revised March 2009 http://eetd.lbl.gov/EA/EMP/emp-pubs.html The work described in this paper was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Program in the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02- 05CH11231. ERNEST ORLANDO LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY Disclaimer This document was prepared as an account of work sponsored by the United States Government. While this document is believed to contain correct

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Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions CERTS Customer Adoption Model  

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....................................................................................................1 1.2 MICROGRID CONCEPT .....................................................................................................................18 3.5 MICROGRID

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Hybrid Microgrid Model based on Solar Photovoltaics with Batteries and Fuel Cells system for intermittent applications.  

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??Microgrids are a subset of the modern power structure; using distributed generation (DG) to supply power to communities rather than vast regions. The reduced scale (more)

Patterson, Maxx

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) held the Microgrid Workshop on August 30-31, 2011, in San Diego, California. The purpose of the workshop was to convene experts and practitioners to assist the DOE in identifying and prioritizing research and development (R&D) areas in the field of microgrids. The targets of the OE microgrid initiative are to develop commercial scale microgrid systems capable of reducing outage time of required loads by >98% while reducing emissions by >20% and improving system energy efficiencies by >20%, by 2020. Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011.pdf More Documents & Publications

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Advanced Islanded-Mode Control of Microgrids.  

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??This thesis is focused on modeling, control, stability, and power management of electronically-interfaced distributed energy resource (DER) units for microgrids. Voltage amplitude and frequency regulation (more)

Delghavi, Mohammad Bagher

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Shape of the microgrid  

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Shape of the Microgrid Chris Marnay, F Javier Rubio, andautonomous neighborhood that could be termed a microgrid.A microgrid is a cluster of small (by the standards of

Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrid Testing  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

With the publication of IEEE 1574.4 Guide for Design, Operation, and Integration of Distributed Resource Island Systems with Electric Power Systems, there is an increasing amount of attention on not only the design and operations of microgrids, but also on the proper operation and testing of these systems. This standard provides alternative approaches and good practices for the design, operation, and integration of microgrids. This includes the ability to separate from and reconnect to part of the utility grid while providing power to the islanded power system. This presentation addresses the industry need to develop standardized testing and evaluation procedures for microgrids in order to assure quality operation in the grid connected and islanded modes of operation.

Shirazi, M.; Kroposki, B.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Building Scale DC Microgrids  

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Scale DC Microgrids Title Building Scale DC Microgrids Publication Type Conference Proceedings LBNL Report Number LBNL-5729E Year of Publication 2012 Authors Marnay, Chris, Steven...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Technical Advisory Committee Microgrid Test Bed Project 30 April 2008 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Building 90 Room 4133 1

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2012 Microgrid Workshop Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

and Energy Reliability Smart Grid R&D Program Summary Report: 2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop July 30-31, 2012 Chicago, Illinois 2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop Report Page i Acknowledgment The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would like to acknowledge the support provided by the organizations represented on the workshop planning committee in developing the workshop process and sessions. The preparation of this workshop report was coordinated by Energy & Environmental Resources Group, LLC (E2RG). The report content is based on the workshop session discussions, with session summary descriptions taken from the report-out presentations by individual teams during the closing plenary. Contributions to this report by all workshop participants, via expressed viewpoints during the

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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Autonomous Control of Microgrids, IEEE PES Meeting,engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of smallreduction of cost, meshed microgrids and frequency based

Lasseter, R. H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy manager design for microgrids  

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Energy Manager Design for Microgrids Hillier, F. , and G.Energy Manager Design for Microgrids Appendix A: Smart*DER:Manager Design for Microgrids Prepared for the California

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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Diagram of CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Figure 3. Tecogen PrimeCERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed. (California EnergyFigure 1. CERTS Microgrid Test Bed at American Electric

ETO, J.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Energy manager design for microgrids  

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Protection Issues of the Microgrid Concept. CERTS, 2002.and B. J. Kirby. 2003. Microgrid Energy Management SystemEnergy Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept Berkeley, CA:

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE)  

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Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee (wlee@uta.edu) (Funded by DOE) EE www.uta.edu//ee info reliability and efficiency, lower cost of electric power #12;Smart Microgrid Demonstrator Dr. Wei-Jen Lee

Texas at Arlington, University of

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2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) | Department of  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) 2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) The July 30-31, 2012 Microgrid Workshop was presented by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The workshop was held in response to discussions at the preceding DOE Microgrid Workshop, held in August 2011, which called for sharing lessons learned and best practices for system integration from existing projects in the U.S. (including military microgrids) and internationally. An additional purpose of the workshop was to determine system integration gap areas in meeting the DOE program 2020 targets for microgrids and to define specific R&D activities for the needed, but unmet, functional

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2012 Microgrid Workshop Summary Released | Department of Energy  

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2012 Microgrid Workshop Summary Released 2012 Microgrid Workshop Summary Released 2012 Microgrid Workshop Summary Released September 13, 2012 - 2:22pm Addthis The Department of Energy has released the summary report from the July 30-31, 2012 Microgrid Workshop presented by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The workshop was held in response to discussions at the preceding DOE Microgrid Workshop, held in August 2011, which called for sharing lessons learned and best practices for system integration from existing projects in the U.S. (including military microgrids) and internationally. In addition, the purpose of the workshop was to determine system integration gap areas in meeting the DOE program 2020 targets for microgrids and to define specific R&D activities for the needed, but unmet,

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Microgrid cyber security reference architecture.  

SciTech Connect

This document describes a microgrid cyber security reference architecture. First, we present a high-level concept of operations for a microgrid, including operational modes, necessary power actors, and the communication protocols typically employed. We then describe our motivation for designing a secure microgrid; in particular, we provide general network and industrial control system (ICS)-speci c vulnerabilities, a threat model, information assurance compliance concerns, and design criteria for a microgrid control system network. Our design approach addresses these concerns by segmenting the microgrid control system network into enclaves, grouping enclaves into functional domains, and describing actor communication using data exchange attributes. We describe cyber actors that can help mitigate potential vulnerabilities, in addition to performance bene ts and vulnerability mitigation that may be realized using this reference architecture. To illustrate our design approach, we present a notional a microgrid control system network implementation, including types of communica- tion occurring on that network, example data exchange attributes for actors in the network, an example of how the network can be segmented to create enclaves and functional domains, and how cyber actors can be used to enforce network segmentation and provide the neces- sary level of security. Finally, we describe areas of focus for the further development of the reference architecture.

Veitch, Cynthia K.; Henry, Jordan M.; Richardson, Bryan T.; Hart, Derek H.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Summary of CERTS Microgrid Static Switch Power Quality Tests at AEP Dolan, CERTS Microgrid Static Switch Testing Prepared For of the information in this report. #12;#12;AEP DTC Proposed Test Plan ­ CERTS Micro-grid Static Switch Project

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Multi-Microgrids Reliability and Islanding Operation Enhancement, under Different Dispatchable-Renewable DG Units Penetration Levels.  

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??Electrical reliability assurance is a very important aspect of electrical power systems; significant consideration should be given to reliability at both the planning and operation (more)

Essam Abdelkhalek Abdelaty, Mohammed

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced concepts for controlling energy surety microgrids.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Today, researchers, engineers, and policy makers are seeking ways to meet the world's growing demand for energy while addressing critical issues such as energy security, reliability, and sustainability. Many believe that distributed generators operating within a microgrid have the potential to address most of these issues. Sandia National Laboratories has developed a concept called energy surety in which five of these 'surety elements' are simultaneously considered: energy security, reliability, sustainability, safety, and cost-effectiveness. The surety methodology leads to a new microgrid design that we call an energy surety microgrid (ESM). This paper discusses the unique control requirement needed to produce a microgrid system that has high levels of surety, describes the control system from the most fundamental level through a real-world example, and discusses our ideas and concepts for a complete system.

Menicucci, David F.; Ortiz-Moyet, Juan

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Text of article published in IEEE Smart Grid, March 2012. http://smartgrid.ieee.org/march-2012/527-microgrids-an-emerging-technology-to-enhance-power-system-  

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/527-microgrids-an-emerging-technology-to-enhance-power-system- reliability Title: Microgrids: An emerging lies in an emerging paradigm of the electricity grid known as the microgrid. This, in its broader sense that is highly decentralized, i.e., with many microgrids catering to clusters of end-user loads, as #12;opposed

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Energy manager design for microgrids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

On-site energy production, known as distributed energy resources (DER), offers consumers many benefits, such as bill savings and predictability, improved system efficiency, improved reliability, control over power quality, and in many cases, greener electricity. Additionally, DER systems can benefit electric utilities by reducing congestion on the grid, reducing the need for new generation and transmission capacity, and offering ancillary services such as voltage support and emergency demand response. Local aggregations of distributed energy resources (DER) that may include active control of on-site end-use energy devices can be called microgrids. Microgrids require control to ensure safe operation and to make dispatch decisions that achieve system objectives such as cost minimization, reliability, efficiency and emissions requirements, while abiding by system constraints and regulatory rules. This control is performed by an energy manager (EM). Preferably, an EM will achieve operation reasonably close to the attainable optimum, it will do this by means robust to deviations from expected conditions, and it will not itself incur insupportable capital or operation and maintenance costs. Also, microgrids can include supervision over end-uses, such as curtailing or rescheduling certain loads. By viewing a unified microgrid as a system of supply and demand, rather than simply a system of on-site generation devices, the benefits of integrated supply and demand control can be exploited, such as economic savings and improved system energy efficiency.

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and Simulation for Grid Fault Impacts on a DC Microgrid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A micro grid consists of several distributed generation resources and local loads, which provide the solution to supply premium power to remote or specific areas. To the design of a micro grid, it is necessary to perform computer simulation for the planning ... Keywords: DC microgrid, bi-directional inverter, wind turbine, fuel cell, battery

H. C. Su; G. W. Chang; B. W. Liu; J. H. Chen; K. K. Jen; C. H. Chung; J. Z. Wu

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A Microgrid is recognized as an innovative technology to help integrate renewables into distribution systems and to provide additional benefits to a variety of stakeholders, such as offsetting infrastructure investments and improving the reliability of the local system. However, these systems require additional investments for control infrastructure, and as such, additional costs and the anticipated benefits need to be quantified in order to determine whether the investment is economically feasible. This paper proposes a methodology for systematizing and representing benefits and their interrelationships based on the UML Use Case paradigm, which allows complex systems to be represented in a concise, elegant format. This methodology is demonstrated by determining the economic feasibility of a Microgrid and Distributed Generation installed on a typical Canadian rural distribution system model as a case study. The study attempts to minimize the cost of energy served to the community, considering the fixed costs associated with Microgrids and Distributed Generation, and suggests benefits to a variety of stakeholders.

Morris, Greg Young; Abbey, Chad; Joos, Geza; Marnay, Chris

2011-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

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SMART FUEL CELL OPERATED RESIDENTIAL MICRO-GRID COMMUNITY  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

To build on the work of year one by expanding the smart control algorithm developed to a micro-grid of ten houses; to perform a cost analysis; to evaluate alternate energy sources; to study system reliability; to develop the energy management algorithm, and to perform micro-grid software and hardware simulations.

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam (PI/PD)

2005-04-13T23:59:59.000Z

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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, isolating the microgrid's load from the disturbance (and thereby maintaining high level of service) withoutArnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 6.0 Microgrid Test Bed System Checkout (Static Switch) Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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the development of: figure 1. The microgrid laboratory facilities at ISET (source: ISET). Public Grid U=10 k its service territory. A microgrid is under development that again utilizes control- lable primeLBNL-62937 Microgrids: An Overview of Ongoing Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Tecogen CHP Modules to the CERTS research program for the AEP Microgrid Test Bed. Tecogen subcontracted with Youtility Inc. (Hudson was bench-tested at Youtility both individually, and in pairs as a simulated microgrid. Rather than

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Youtility Factory Test Plan are the final results to demonstrate the capabilities of the microgrid algorithm implemented in the Youtility inverter microgrid system. Also, the data provided in this paper only depicts two-unit series operation

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Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Log Prepared For in this report. #12;#12;DTC Registered Procedure - CERTS Microgrid Test Plan Appendix C: TEST LOG Dolan: Assigned Approved by: K. P. Loving Procedure Review Date: 23 Feb. 2008 Appendix C - "CERTS Microgrid Test

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The MicroGrid: a Scientific Tool for Modeling Computational Grids  

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The complexity and dynamic nature of the Internet (and the emerging Computational Grid) demand that middleware and applications adapt to the changes in configuration and availability of resources. However, to the best of our knowledge there are no simulation tools which support systematic exploration of dynamic Grid software (or Grid resource) behavior. We describe our vision and initial efforts to build tools to meet these needs. Our MicroGrid simulation tools enable Globus applications to be run in arbitrary virtual grid resource environments, enabling broad experimentation. We describe the design of these tools, and their validation on microbench marks, the NAS parallel benchmarks, and an entire Grid application. These validation experiments show that the MicroGrid can match actual experiments within a few percent (2% to 4%).

H. J. Song; X. Liu; D. Jakobsen; R. Bhagwan; X. Zhang; K. Taura; A. Chien

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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2012 SG Peer Review - Energy Surety, Microgrids - Mike Hightower, SNL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Support of Renewable and Distributed Support of Renewable and Distributed System Integration and Microgrids Mike Hightower Sandia National Laboratories June 7, 2012 December 2008 Support RDSI and Microgrids Objective Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) FY 09 to FY 11 FY12, authorized FY13, requested Out-year(s) ~$2000K $870K $1000K $1000K Technical Scope To address current shortcomings of power reliability and security, Sandia is investigating advanced microgrid approaches to locate more secure and robust distributed energy generation and storage sources near loads as a way to better manage power generation and to improve overall power reliability and security. Microgrids are equally applicable to military, industrial, and utility distribution applications. Sandia's microgrid research utilizes smart grid

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An experimental study of frequency droop control in a low-inertia microgrid.  

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??The use of distributed generation in microgrid systems is becoming a popular way to provide a reliable source of electricity to critical loads. Efforts in (more)

Bollman, Andrew M.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal  

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Gas-Fired Distributed Energy Resource Characterizations,Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal

Mendes, Goncalo

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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Diagram of CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Figure 3. Tecogen Prime2009 CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed J. ETO, Lawrenceof the CERTS Microgrid Test Bed project was to enhance the

Eto, Joe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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Line Diagram of CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Figure 3. TecogenRoy, N. Lewis. 2008. CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed. (Energy Resources: The MicroGrid Concept. (Lawrence Berkeley

ETO, J.

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102

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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Line Diagram of CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Figure 3. TecogenCALGARY 2009 CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed J. ETO,The objective of the CERTS Microgrid Test Bed project was to

Eto, Joe

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103

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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on Power Delivery CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed R. H.and J. Roy Abstract--. CERTS Microgrid concept captures theas a subsystem or a microgrid. The sources can operate in

Lasseter, R. H.

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed Title CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2010 Authors Lasseter, Robert H., Joseph H. Eto, Ben...

105

Abstract Microgrids are a new concept for future energy dis-tribution systems that enable renewable energy integration and  

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1 Abstract ­ Microgrids are a new concept for future energy dis- tribution systems that enable renewable energy integration and improved energy management capability. Microgrids consist of multiple power quality and power distribution reliability, microgrids need to operate in both grid

Collins, Emmanuel

106

Validation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept The CEC/CERTS Microgrid Testbed  

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the distribution grid, microgrids, control of power systemscosts and create value. Microgrids have the potential to

Nichols, David K.; Stevens, John; Lasseter, Robert H.; Eto, Joseph H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

Synchronization and Power Sharing for Droop-Controlled Inverters in Islanded Microgrids  

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Synchronization and Power Sharing for Droop-Controlled Inverters in Islanded Microgrids John W in an inductive microgrid. We show that a network of loads and DC/AC inverters equipped with power-frequency droop model, distributed control. 1 Introduction A microgrid is a low-voltage electrical network, hetero

Bullo, Francesco

108

Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities  

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LBNL-56E Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S. (English Berkeley National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer. #12;1 Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S. Chris Marnay and Nan Zhou 15 November 2007 1. Introduction Research on microgrids in the U.S. has taken

109

International Microgrid Assessment: ...  

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such as wind and solar, while others can be dispatchable, such as hydropower or biogas. Energy storage is often incorporated into microgrids as a way to deal with...

110

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under  

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for publication. Each paper was reviewed externally by at least two leading researchers in the field. The topics; · Storage aspects of DER; · Microgrids; · Economic and operational aspects of DER; · Impact on power quality. DGs will make these systems more like the loop system, thereby providing higher reliability of service

111

Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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LBNL-56E Japanese Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities in the U specific commercial product, process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise Commission, ) DOE CEC PIER(Public Interest Energy Research Program, ) CM CM MW 1 CM PCC

112

Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

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Energy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems IntegrationEnergy Reliabilitys Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S.  

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Introduction Research on microgrids in the U.S. has taken aAutonomous Control of Microgrids, IEEE Power Engineeringtranslate into a desire for microgrids to seamlessly island

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

114

GE Energy Coupled Microgirid Project -University of Notre Dame -April 7, 2011 Distributive Reactive Control in Coupled Microgrids  

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Reactive Control in Coupled Microgrids Task Objectives and Approach simPower Model of MV Network CERTS Microgrid Models Reactive Control of Voltage Rise Deliverables Schedule Distributed Event-Triggered Control of Coupled Microgrids #12;Task Objectives and Approach Task will develop distributed methods to maximize

Lemmon, Michael

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Safety, Reliability and Risk Analysis: Beyond the Horizon Steenbergen et al. (Eds) 2014 Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00123-7  

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Taylor & Francis Group, London, ISBN 978-1-138-00123-7 Predictive control for reliable microgrid energy to reliable microgrid energy man- agement based on receding horizon control. The microgrid considered management within a microgrid are reported in the literature. For example, (Jimeno, Anduaga, Oyarzabal, & de

Recanati, Catherine

116

Building Scale DC Microgrids  

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and Generation," IEEE Smart- Grid Conf. , 978-1-4577-2159-and Op- eration of Smart Grids with Electric Vehiclemore on microgrids and smart grids as well as CHP, as an

Marnay, Chris

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117

Intentional Islanded Operation of Converter Fed Microgrids Charles K. Sao, Student Member, IEEE, and Peter W. Lehn, Member, IEEE  

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1 Intentional Islanded Operation of Converter Fed Microgrids Charles K. Sao, Student Member, IEEE microgrid and proposes a control scheme to regulate its voltage and frequency. The model, which is formulated in an instantaneously synchro- nized reference frame, shows that the microgrid voltage depends

Lehn, Peter W.

118

Microsoft Word - Microgrid Notice of Intent.docx  

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Notice of Intent to Issue Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement No.: DE-FOA-0000997 Microgrid Research, Development, and Demonstration The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) intends to issue, on behalf of the DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled "Microgrid Research, Development, and Demonstration." The objective of this FOA is to solicit proposals for development and demonstration of commercial-scale microgrid systems having up to 10 megawatts (MW) of aggregated generation capacity. In addition, systems must be proposed that will aid the DOE Microgrid Program with meeting strategic targets by 2020, namely:  reducing outage time of critical loads by >98% at a cost comparable to non-

119

NREL: Technology Transfer - NREL Designing Microgrid to Back Up USAFA  

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NREL Designing Microgrid to Back Up USAFA Critical Loads NREL Designing Microgrid to Back Up USAFA Critical Loads January 30, 2013 NREL grid and dispatchable power experts are helping the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, develop a system to maintain power to critical loads when power is unavailable from the local utility. Under an agreement with USAFA and in collaboration with Colorado Springs Utilities, NREL will design a USAFA microgrid using its Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrid Design process. The four-step CORE process evaluates existing reports, gathers data, analyzes designs, and monitors project implementation and installation. The data gathering and preliminary generation design evaluation phases are nearly complete. Generation options identified during the preliminary

120

NREL: Technology Deployment - NREL Designing Microgrid to Back Up USAFA  

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NREL Designing Microgrid to Back Up USAFA Critical Loads NREL Designing Microgrid to Back Up USAFA Critical Loads January 30, 2013 NREL grid and dispatchable power experts are helping the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, develop a system to maintain power to critical loads when power is unavailable from the local utility. Under an agreement with USAFA and in collaboration with Colorado Springs Utilities, NREL will design a USAFA microgrid using its Continuously Optimized Reliable Energy (CORE) Microgrid Design process. The four-step CORE process evaluates existing reports, gathers data, analyzes designs, and monitors project implementation and installation. The data gathering and preliminary generation design evaluation phases are nearly complete. Generation options identified during the preliminary

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A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid  

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presented in the Campus Microgrids Panel, 2012 IEEE PESstorage and generation, microgrids, PV, fuel cells, power

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

122

Analysis of electric vehicle interconnection with commercial building microgrids  

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Outline global concept of microgrid and electric vehicle (services to a building microgrid produces technology neutral

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Modeling and control of directly connected and inverter interfaced sources in a microgrid.  

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??There has been a keen interest on Distributed Generation (DG) due to their restricted goals of meeting local loads and improving reliability of the overall (more)

Chamana, Manohar

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Optimizing Load Control For A Residential Microgrid In A Collaborative Environment.  

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??Rosenberger, Jay This research is aimed to develop an analytical model for a Residential Microgrid under a collaborative environment. In order to maximize profit, Collaborative (more)

Ahmadi, Majid

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125

Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs:Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S.  

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Research on microgrids in the U.S. has taken a somewhat different path than parallel efforts in Japan and Europe, and this distinction is often noted in international research forums. In general, reliability and power quality in North America is poor compared to other developed countries. For example, in the U.S., the average annual expected outage duration is a few hours, whereas in Japan, it is only a few minutes. Power quality problems in the U.S. are both large scale, such as the August 2003 blackout, and local, such as damaging voltage sags. Meeting the increasingly demanding requirements of a modern digital economy would then seem to offer a more daunting challenge for the U.S. than elsewhere, and certainly, concern that the existing power delivery system will prove inadequate for future gourmet requirements has been a motivating driver of U.S. research. This objective tends to translate into a desire for microgrids to seamlessly island when grid power is interrupted or its quality is inadequate, and to (also seamlessly) reconnect when normal service has been restored. In a sense, the microgrid is perceived as acting as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and sometimes even as a competitor to existing UPS options. Nonetheless, this difference is often over-stated, and the other threads that motivate microgrid research also exist in the U.S., e.g. the desire to expand renewable generation and the need to increase the efficiency of fossil-fired generation by the useful local application of waste heat in combined heat and power (CHP) systems, Further, over time, the differences are blurring as concerns about climate change increasingly dominate objectives worldwide. This article describes the CERTS Microgrid, which is almost certainly the best known U.S. example, and also briefly mentions some other U.S. microgrid research.

Marnay, Chris; Marnay, Chris; Zhou, Nan

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

126

Wireless Communication for Controlling Microgrids: Co-simulation and Performance Evaluation  

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A microgrid with wireless communication links for microgrid control has been designed and developed. The complete simulation model has been developed in MatLab SimuLink with seamless integration of the power subsystem and the communication subsystem. Unlike the conventional co-simulators that usually glue two existing simulators together by creating an interface, which has a steep learning curve, the proposed simulator is a compact single-unit model. Detailed modeling of the power subsystem and communication system is presented as well as the microgrid control architecture and strategies. The impact of different communication system performances on microgrid control has been studied and evaluated in the proposed simulator.

Mao, Rukun [ORNL; Xu, Yan [ORNL; Li, Huijuan [ORNL; Li, Husheng [ORNL

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127

Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with  

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Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co entitled: Online Energy Generation Scheduling for Microgrids with Intermittent Energy Sources and Co schedul- ing. However, accurate prediction cannot be guaranteed due to the small scale of microgrids

Zhang, Junshan

128

Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

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reliability of storage technologies as well as PV dependingreliability and availability of the different technologies such as ICEs, batteries or PVs is important. For example, PVPV depending on the charge / discharge cycle and solar radiation. The reliability /

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid  

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The CERTS Microgrid concept is an advanced approach for enabling integration of, in principle, an unlimited quantity of distributed energy resources into the electricity grid. A key feature of a microgrid, is its ability, during a utility grid disturbance, to separate and isolate itself from the utility seamlessly with no disruption to the loads within the microgrid (including no reduction in power quality). Then, when the utility grid returns to normal, the microgrid automatically resynchronizes and reconnects itself to the grid, in an equally seamless fashion. What is unique about the CERTS Microgrid is that it can provide this technically challenging functionality without extensive (i.e., expensive) custom engineering. In addition, the design of the CERTS Microgrid also provides high system reliability and great flexibility in the placement of distributed generation within the microgrid. The CERTS Microgrid offers these functionalities at much lower costs than traditional approaches by incorporating peer-to-peer and plug-and-play concepts for each component within the Microgrid. The predecessor to the current project involved the construction of and completion of initial testing using the world's first, full-scale, inverter-based, distributed generation test bed. The project demonstrated three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, which collectively significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of small generating sources. The techniques are: (1) a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation; (2) an approach to electrical protection within the microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and (3) a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under both grid and islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications. The work conducted in this phase of RD&D on the CERTS Microgrid Concept builds upon this base of technical accomplishments to prioritize, develop, and then demonstrate technology enhancements to further enhance the business case for microgrids. That is, having demonstrated the technical feasibility of microgrid functions, RD&D optimization efforts are now needed to accelerate commercial deployment. The current phase is a contribution to these efforts. This project involved seven distinct analysis, bench-, and full-scale testing tasks. The first five tasks were described in the original proposal submitted and awarded through DOE's solicitation. Two additional tasks were added to address issues that had been identified in the earlier, first phase of testing.

Lasseter, Robert; Eto, Joe

2010-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

130

International Microgrid Assessment: Governance, INcentives, and...  

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recommendations for a microgrid demonstration program, with specific recommendations for China. This executive summary outlines the drivers for microgrids emphasizing renewable...

131

International Microgrid Assessment: Governance, INcentives, and...  

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Keywords Energy System Planning & Grid Integration, incentives, microgrid Abstract Microgrids can provide an avenue for increasing the amount of distributed generation and...

132

Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids  

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Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids Title Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids Publication Type Presentation Year of Publication 2013 Authors...

133

Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids...  

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Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) On November 7, 2012,...

134

Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide  

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Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide Title Lessons Learned from Microgrid Demonstrations Worldwide Publication Type Report LBNL Report Number LBNL-5825E Year of...

135

The added economic and environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles connected to commercial building microgrids  

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Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.emissions, a microgrid/distributed-energy-resources (DER)Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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LBNL-55281 The CERTS Microgrid and the Future of the Macrogrid Chris Marnay and Owen C. Bailey contract DE-AC03-76SF00098, and by the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service

137

Arnold Schwarzenegger CERTS MICROGRID  

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customers have increasingly sophisticated energy service requirements that require much higher power quality to enhance the distribution system's level of power quality. At the same time, public policies involving for high penetration levels of Extended Microgrid Using (DER) Distributed Energy Resources Robert H

138

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report  

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Microgrids and Distributed Generation. Journal of EnergyMicrogrids and Distributed Generation. Journal of EnergyMicrogrids and Distributed Generation. Journal of Energy

Eto, Joseph H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and Delivery Infrastructure  

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N ATIONAL L ABORATORY Microgrids in the Evolving Electricityopportunity employer. Microgrids in the Evolving Electricityembedded with the load in microgrids. Development and decay

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

140

Analysis of electric vehicle interconnection with commercial building microgrids  

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with commercial building microgrids Michael Stadler, Gonalocommercial building microgrids *) Michael Stadler GonaloSVOW), http://der.lbl.gov/microgrids-lbnl/current-project-

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report  

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3 pages. Lasseter, R.H. 2007. Microgrids and Distributed3 pages. Lasseter, R.H. 2007. Microgrids and Distributed2006. Autonomous Control of Microgrids. IEEE PES Meeting,

Eto, Joseph H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

142

The CERTS microgrid and the future of the macrogrid  

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Energy Manager Design for Microgrids. Berkeley Lab report inunder local control in microgrids are emerging, the CERTSand power systems in microgrids. A description of a specific

Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

143

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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H, Iravani R, Marnay C. Microgrids: an overview of ongoingenable the emergence of microgrids, which are energy sourcesparadigm (see [5]). Although microgrids were historically a

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

144

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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more background on microgrids, please see the presentationsthe two Symposiums on Microgrids held at Berkeley, USA ined. , special issue on microgrids, International Journal of

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

145

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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operating strategy of the microgrid is not known in advance,Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty AfzalGeneration Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Afzal

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

146

A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid  

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The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Chris Marnay, NicholasSanta Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Chris Marnay, IEEE Member,NTRODUCTION A large microgrid project is nearing completion

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

147

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report  

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Control and Design of Microgrid Components. January. 257R.H. 2007. CERTS Microgrid. International Conference onValidation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept: The CEC/CERTS

Eto, Joseph H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

148

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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Energy Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept, LBNL- 50829,the adoption of added microgrid capabilities as well asto allow widespread microgrid introduction. The potential

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

149

2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) ...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) 2012 DOE Microgrid Workshop Summary Report (September 2012) The July 30-31, 2012 Microgrid Workshop was presented by the...

150

Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation  

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N ATIONAL L ABORATORY Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-equal opportunity employer. Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogridutility customers, microgrid solutions the installation of

DeForest, Nicholas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

151

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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Effects of carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and powerGeneration Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty AfzalGeneration Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty Afzal

Siddiqui, Afzal

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

152

Energy manager design for microgrids  

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to a building energy management system already in place to2003. Microgrid Energy Management System Oak Ridge, TN:better. The term energy management systems (EMS) is widely

Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

153

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed R. H. Lasseter, Fellow,play functionality. The tests demonstrated stable behaviorin an autonomous manner. All tests performed as expected and

Lasseter, R. H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

154

Software reliability assessment via fuzzy logic model  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Recently in software engineering it became of great importance to be able to reason about non functional characteristics of software. This holds for a large variety of application areas like embedded and safety-critical software systems as well as service-oriented ... Keywords: fuzzy logic, fuzzy models, service oriented software systems, software reliability

Olga Georgieva; Aleksandar Dimov

2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

System and method for controlling microgrid  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A system for controlling a microgrid includes microgrid assets and a tieline for coupling the microgrid to a bulk grid; and a tieline controller coupled to the tieline. At least one of the microgrid assets comprises a different type of asset than another one of the microgrid assets. The tieline controller is configured for providing tieline control signals to adjust active and reactive power in respective microgrid assets in response to commands from the bulk grid operating entity, microgrid system conditions, bulk grid conditions, or combinations thereof.

Bose, Sumit (Niskayuna, NY); Achilles, Alfredo Sebastian (Bavaria, DE); Liu, Yan (Ballston Lake, NY); Ahmed, Emad Ezzat (Munich, DE); Garces, Luis Jose (Niskayuna, NY)

2011-07-19T23:59:59.000Z

156

Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S.  

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Microgrid Research Activities in the U.S. Chris Marnay andadditional funding for microgrid demonstrations in 2008 [4].provide a boost to U.S. microgrid research and results of

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

157

Validation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept The CEC/CERTS Microgrid Testbed  

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TESTBED S TATUS The CEC/CERTS Microgrid testbed project teambe sought where the CERTS Microgrid concept can be employed.on appropriateness of the CERTS Microgrid for the particular

Nichols, David K.; Stevens, John; Lasseter, Robert H.; Eto, Joseph H.

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

158

Data Analysis and Visualization for Electric Microgrids: A Case Study on the FortZED RDSI Microgrid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Electric micro grids generate a significant amount of measurement data by virtue of the constituent distributed smaller capacity assets. Data reduction for performance quantification and visualization techniques for micro grids is presented here. The ... Keywords: Data analysis, data reduction, enhanced situational awareness, GUI, microgrids, peak load reduction, reliability, visualization

Mayank Panwar, Daniel Zimmerle, Siddharth Suryanarayanan

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

159

Integration & Operation of a Microgrid at Santa Rita Jail  

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Integration & Operation of a Microgrid at Santa Rita JailIntegration & Operation of a Microgrid at Santa Rita JailJail will become a true microgrid, with full CERTS Microgrid

DeForest, Nicholas

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

160

Microgrid Feasibility Study Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Many electricity customers in rural areas in the northeastern part of the United States have been experiencing power outages lasting ten hours and longer, which far exceeds the Customer Average Interruption Duration Index target of approximately two hours.One possible solution would be to operate these remote communities as a microgrid when the power supply line is out of service. The utility contracted with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to conduct a feasibility study to ...

2013-12-19T23:59:59.000Z

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161

H? robust control of DC-AC interfaced microsource in microgrids  

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This paper focuses on the direct current -- alternating current (DC-AC) interfaced microsource based H robust control strategies in microgrids. It presents detail of a DC-AC interfaced microsource model which is connected to the ... Keywords: DC-AC interfaced microsource, H? robust control, Microgrid, f-v droop characteristic, smooth switching

Chun-Xia Dou; Fang Zhao; Xing-Bei Jia; Dong-Le Liu

2013-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

162

Energy storage sizing for improved power supply availability during extreme events of a microgrid with renewable energy sources.  

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??A new Markov chain based energy storage model to evaluate the power supply availability of microgrids with renewable energy generation for critical loads is proposed. (more)

Song, Junseok

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

163

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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power grid by involving microgrids, which are localisedPepermans et al. , 2005). Microgrids utilising small-scale,

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Statistical analysis of solar irradiation in a distributed microgrid  

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irradiation in a distributed microgrid A Thesis submitted inin a distributed microgrid by James Patrick Harper Master of

Harper, James Patrick

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

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and N. Zhou, Distributed Generation with Heat Recovery andAdoption Model distributed generation US Department ofcosts for distributed generation (DG) investments. In

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

166

Definition: Microgrids | Open Energy Information  

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Microgrids Microgrids Jump to: navigation, search Dictionary.png Microgrids A microgrid is an electrical system that includes multiple loads and distributed energy resources that can be operated in parallel with the broader utility grid or as an electrical island.[1] View on Wikipedia Wikipedia Definition View on Reegle Reegle Definition No reegle definition available, No reegle definition available., Distributed generation, also called on-site generation, dispersed generation, embedded generation, decentralized generation, decentralized energy or distributed energy, generates electricity from many small energy sources. Currently, industrial countries generate most of their electricity in large centralized facilities, such as fossil fuel nuclear or hydropower plants. These plants have excellent economies of scale, but usually

167

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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1. CERTS Microgrid Test Bed at American Electric Power PhotoCredit: American Electric Power Figure 2. One-Line DiagramVOLKOMMER, American Electric Power, USA E. LINTON AND HECTOR

Eto, Joe

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Effect of Heat and Electricity Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study of Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

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to large scale distributed generation systems e.g. , 300 kWand N. Zhou, Distributed Generation with Heat Recovery andAdoption Model distributed generation US Department of

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

169

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed Title CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed Publication Type Journal Article LBNL Report Number LBNL-3553E Year of Publication 2011 Authors Lasseter, Robert H., Joseph H. Eto, Ben Schenkman, John Stevens, Harry T. Volkommer, David Klapp, Ed Linton, Hector Hurtado, and Joyashree Roy Journal IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Volume 26 Start Page 325 Issue 1 Date Published 01/2011 Keywords distributed energy resources (der) Abstract CERTS Microgrid concept captures the emerging potential of distributed generation using a system approach. CERTS views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a "microgrid". The sources can operate in parallel to the grid or can operate in island, providing UPS services. The system can disconnect from the utility during large events (i.e. faults, voltage collapses), but may also intentionally disconnect when the quality of power from the grid falls below certain standards. CERTS Microgrid concepts were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations, then through laboratory emulations, and finally through factory acceptance testing of individual microgrid components. The islanding and resynchronization method met all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard 1547 and power quality requirements. The electrical protection system was able to distinguish between normal and faulted operation. The controls were found to be robust under all conditions, including difficult motor starts and high impedance faults. Keywords: CHP, UPS, distributed generation, intentional islanding, inverters, microgrid, CERTS, power vs. frequency droop, voltage droop.

170

Impact of load type on microgrid stability  

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Microgrids show great promise as a means of integrating distributed generation sources into the public grid distribution system. In order to provide uninterrupted,high quality power to local loads, microgrids must have the ...

Monnin, Jared P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

Dynamics and challenges of microgrids implementation  

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Microgrids have the capability of operating on an island mode as well as an integrated mode with the smart grid, depending on the requirement and objectives. Recently, microgrids projects have gained popularity both in ...

Sabhlok, Vikalp Pal

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

172

Microgrid Selection and Operation for Commercial  

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LBNL-313E Microgrid Selection and Operation for Commercial Buildings in California and New York---GGGrrriiiddd CCCooonnnfffeeerrreeennnccceee,,, GGGlllyyyfffaaadddaaa,,, GGGrrreeeeeeccceee,,, 222999­­­333000 MMMaaayyy 222000000888 Microgrid

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Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One -How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved  

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Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One -How the CERTS Microgrid Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One -How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One -How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice Congress, concerned about the reliability of national electricity transmission, turned to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for guidance in the late 1990s. What started as a conversation about maximizing distributed generation to relieve stress on an overtaxed grid has evolved into on-the-ground applications. Proponents envision limitless industrial and commercial applications. Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One -How the CERTS Microgrid Evolved from Concept to Practice More Documents & Publications Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations October 2011 -

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Energy Security: Microgrid Planning and Design (Presentation)  

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Energy Security: Microgrid Planning and Design presentation to be given at the 2012 WREF in Denver, CO.

Giraldez, J.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

175

Information Technology Solutions Energy Surety Microgrid  

communities, emergency response, etc. in utilizing renewable energy sources when traditional sources fail or are inadequate. Energy Surety Microgrid

176

Microgrids: distributed on-site generation  

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Microgrids: distributed on-site generation Suleiman Abu-Sharkh, Rachel Li, Tom Markvart, Neil Ross for Climate Change Research Technical Report 22 #12;1 Microgrids: distributed on-site generation Tyndall production by small scale generators in close proximity to the energy users, integrated into microgrids

Watson, Andrew

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Multiagent Coordination in Microgrids via Wireless Networks  

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Multiagent Coordination in Microgrids via Wireless Networks Hao Liang, BBCR Group, University of Waterloo Abstract The future smart grid is expected to be an integration of intelligent microgrids featured to facilitate pervasive microgrid monitoring and control at a high flexibility and low deployment cost. In order

Zhuang, Weihua

178

Diploma Thesis Distributed Secondary Control in Microgrids  

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Diploma Thesis Distributed Secondary Control in Microgrids Hedi Bouattour May 10, 2013 Betreuer. Dr.-Ing. Frank Allgöwer #12;#12;Contents 1 Introduction 1 1.1 Microgrids and Control in AC networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2.5 Droop-Controlled Microgrid

Bullo, Francesco

179

Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

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............................................................................................ 19 2.5 Arizona Public Service Company (APS) (Narrative form Arizona Public Service Company Narrative Sandia National Laboratories Narrative Oak Ridge National technologies at their own research facilities. The Arizona Public Service Company efforts included

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

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International Journal of Distributed Energy Resources (using (DER): distributed energy resources, Proc. of IEEEH. Eto : Integration of Distributed Energy Resources: The

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Microgrids and Heterogeneous Power Quality and Reliability  

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by embedded generation within the distribution system, byof local generation embedded in the distribution system. Ingeneration, long distance bulk transmission of energy over centrally operated high voltage meshed grids, and local distribution

Marnay, Chris

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power  

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HVAC, Controls, 2008 Microgrid Symposiums. Held at Berkeley,and annual energy costs, a microgrids distributed energyadoption. INTRODUCTION A microgrid is defined as a cluster

Marnay, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

183

Microgrids, virtual power plants and our distributed energy future  

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Opportunities for VPPs and microgrids will only increase dramatically with time, as the traditional system of building larger and larger centralized and polluting power plants by utilities charging a regulated rate of return fades. The key questions are: how soon will these new business models thrive - and who will be in the driver's seat? (author)

Asmus, Peter

2010-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

184

Stochastic computational models for accurate reliability evaluation of logic circuits  

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As reliability becomes a major concern with the continuous scaling of CMOS technology, several computational methodologies have been developed for the reliability evaluation of logic circuits. Previous accurate analytical approaches, however, have a ... Keywords: fault tolerance, logic circuits, reliability evaluation, stochastic computation, stochastic computational model

Hao Chen; Jie Han

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

185

Integration of distributed energy resources. The CERTS Microgrid Concept  

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Systems-Interconnected MicroGrids - Power Parks 4. M i c r o5. Control Methods for MicroGrids 5.1 Microsource Control6. Protective Relaying and MicroGrids 6.1 Events Occurring

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

186

Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation  

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electricity. The benefits of microgrids are however a two-customer-operated microgrids can potentially reduce theIf the utility expects microgrids like SRJ to engage in this

DeForest, Nicholas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

187

The CERTS microgrid and the future of the macrogrid  

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of a Laboratory-Scale Microgrid Phase 2: Operationand Control Two-Inverter Microgrid. N R E L Report No. SR-and S.D. Labinov. 2002. Microgrid Energy Management System.

Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen C.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

188

Electric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids  

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Electric Grid State Estimators for Distribution Systems with Microgrids Jing Huang, Vijay Gupta to identify the correct topology. Simulation studies with microgrid induced changes are presented, forecasting- aided state estimation, unscented Kalman filter, recursive Bayesian estimation, microgrid 1

Gupta, Vijay

189

Integration of distributed energy resources. The CERTS Microgrid Concept  

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Energy Resources The CERTS MicroGrid Concept Prepared forTechnology Solutions (CERTS) MicroGrid concept assumes anflexibility allows the CERTS MicroGrid to present itself to

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

190

Microgrid Fault Protection Based on Symmetrical and Differential Current Components  

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Microgrid Fault Protection Based on Symmetrical and Differential Current Components Prepared.........................................................................................8 2. AEP CERTS MICROGRID .........................................................................9 ........................................................................67 #12;3 Index of Figures Figure 1: Schematic representation of the AEP CERTS microgrid

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery Abstract--. CERTS Microgrid concept captures the emerging potential of distributed generation using a system approach. CERTS views generation and associated loads as a subsystem or a "microgrid". The sources can operate in parallel to the grid or can operate in island, providing UPS services. The system can disconnect from the utility during large events (i.e. faults, voltage collapses), but may also intentionally disconnect when the quality of power from the grid falls below certain standards. CERTS Microgrid concepts were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations,

192

Reliability Models for Facility Location: The Expected Failure Cost ...  

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Aug 25, 2003 ... Reliability Models for Facility Location: The Expected Failure Cost Case. Lawrence V. Snyder (larry.snyder ***at*** lehigh.edu) Mark S. Daskin...

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A load shedding scheme for inverter based microgrids.  

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??Over the last decade, penetration of microgrids containing distributed generation (DG) sources has increased in grid distribution systems. This requires the stable operation of microgrids (more)

Ojeda, Alejandro P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

194

Web-Based Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids  

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Web-Based Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids Title Web-Based Economic and Environmental Optimization of Microgrids Publication Type Conference Paper LBNL Report...

195

Generation Scheduling in Microgrids under Uncertainties in Power Generation.  

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??Recently, the concept of Microgrids (MG) has been introduced in the distribution network. Microgrids are defined as small power systems that consist of various distributed (more)

Zein Alabedin, Ayman

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Multi-building microgrids for a distributed energy future in...  

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Multi-building microgrids for a distributed energy future in Portugal Title Multi-building microgrids for a distributed energy future in Portugal Publication Type Conference...

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CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report  

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Laboratory Test Bed. California Energy Commission, PublicCERTS Microgrid, California Energy Commission R&D Forum, 4CERTS Microgrid, California Energy Commission R&D Forum, 4

Eto, Joseph H.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid  

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A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Title A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Publication Type Report Year of Publication 2012 Authors Marnay,...

199

Validation of the CERTS Microgrid Concept The CEC/CERTS MicrogridTestbed  

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The development of test plans to validate the CERTSMicrogrid concept is discussed, including the status of a testbed.Increased application of Distributed Energy Resources on the Distributionsystem has the potential to improve performance, lower operational costsand create value. Microgrids have the potential to deliver these highvalue benefits. This presentation will focus on operationalcharacteristics of the CERTS microgrid, the partners in the project andthe status of the CEC/CERTS microgrid testbed. Index Terms DistributedGeneration, Distributed Resource, Islanding, Microgrid,Microturbine

Nichols, David K.; Stevens, John; Lasseter, Robert H.; Eto,Joseph H.

2006-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Assessing the reliability of linear dynamic transformer thermal modelling  

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Assessing the reliability of linear dynamic transformer thermal modelling X. Mao, D.J. Tylavsky and G.A. McCulla Abstract: Improving the utilisation of transformers requires that the hot-spot and top. An alternative method for assessing transformer model reliability is provided. 1 Introduction The maximally

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Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal  

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effective adoption of microgrid capabilities, which meansthat all results include microgrid capabilities, such asbreakdown occurs. to microgrid system, whether it is in

Mendes, Goncalo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

202

A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids  

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Iravani, and C. Marnay, "Microgrids," IEEE Power and EnergyA procedure for evaluating microgrids technical and economicand G. Strbac, "Can microgrids provide a new paradigm for

Morris, Greg Young

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal  

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None of the dual-typologies microgrids has purchased switch2010, Special Issue on Microgrids and Energy Management,ABORATORY Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy

Mendes, Goncalo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

204

Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid  

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Autonomous Control of Microgrids, IEEE PES Meeting,the business case for microgrids. DOE and the Californiaengineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of small

Lasseter, Robert

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

205

Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption  

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Application of MicroGrids Power System Engineering ResearchLasseter 2002). These microgrids will operate according toauthority. By contrast microgrids will develop in accordance

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

206

Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply  

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of Commercial Building Microgrids, IEEE Transactions onEconomic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supplyof creating an incentive for microgrids to provide reactive

Appen, Jan von

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

207

Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid  

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from each microgrid generation source. In theory this wouldfrom each microgrid generation source. In theory this wouldup to conventional generation sources within a microgrid to

Lasseter, Robert

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

208

Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply  

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Group, October 2010. [7] Microgrid Symposiums, Berkeley (compensation ranges from a microgrid cost perspective forsystem wide impacts of microgrid participation in reactive

Appen, Jan von

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

209

Impact of load type on microgrid stability.  

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??Microgrids show great promise as a means of integrating distributed generation sources into the public grid distribution system. In order to provide uninterrupted,high quality power (more)

Monnin, Jared P

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

210

On the benefits and costs of microgrids.  

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??This thesis examines the benefits that Microgrids can provide to a variety of stakeholders and considers their costs. A flexible framework is proposed in which (more)

Weyrich Morris, Gregory

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

211

Definition: Microgrid Controller | Open Energy Information  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

electrical system to maintain acceptable frequency and voltage.1 Related Terms microgrids, distributed energy resource References https:www.smartgrid.govcategory...

212

Energy Surety Microgrid - Energy Innovation Portal  

The Energy Surety Microgrid (ESM) is a Risk Assessment Methodology (RAM) which is a vulnerability assessment for the critical power delivery functions and needs of ...

213

Decoding the `Nature Encoded' Messages for Distributed Energy Generation Control in Microgrid  

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The communication for the control of distributed energy generation (DEG) in microgrid is discussed. Due to the requirement of realtime transmission, weak or no explicit channel coding is used for the message of system state. To protect the reliability of the uncoded or weakly encoded messages, the system dynamics are considered as a `nature encoding' similar to convolution code, due to its redundancy in time. For systems with or without explicit channel coding, two decoding procedures based on Kalman filtering and Pearl's Belief Propagation, in a similar manner to Turbo processing in traditional data communication systems, are proposed. Numerical simulations have demonstrated the validity of the schemes, using a linear model of electric generator dynamic system.

Gong, Shuping; Lai, Lifeng; Qiu, Robert C

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

214

A review of DC micro-grid protection  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an overview of DC micro-grid is described, which includes the status of DC micro-grid protection and its future development. The paper presents the key techniques of DC micro-grid protection. So far, standards, guidelines and techniques ... Keywords: DC micro-grid, protection, protective devices, structures, technological gaps

Yuhong Xie, Jia Ning, Yanquan Huang, Junbo Jia, Zhihui Jian

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

215

Control and Power Management of Converter Fed Microgrids  

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1 Control and Power Management of Converter Fed Microgrids Charles K. Sao, Member, IEEE, and Peter in parallel in a VSC fed microgrid. Each current controlled VSC in such a microgrid has its own VPD/FQB controller that sets its current references to regulate the voltage and frequency of a common microgrid bus

Lehn, Peter W.

216

A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A large microgrid project is nearing completion at Alameda Countys twenty-two-year-old 45 ha 4,000-inmate Santa Rita Jail, about 70 km east of San Francisco. Often described as a green prison, it has a considerable installed base of distributed energy resources (DER) including an eight-year old 1.2 MW PV array, a five-year old 1 MW fuel cell with heat recovery, and considerable efficiency investments. A current US$14 M expansion adds a 2 MW-4 MWh Li-ion battery, a static disconnect switch, and various controls upgrades. During grid blackouts, or when conditions favor it, the Jail can now disconnect from the grid and operate as an island, using the on-site resources described together with its back-up diesel generators. In other words, the Santa Rita Jail is a true microgrid, or ?grid, because it fills both requirements, i.e. it is a locally controlled system, and it can operate both grid connected and islanded. The batterys electronics includes Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology (CERTS) Microgrid technology. This enables the battery to maintain energy balance using droops without need for a fast control system.

Marnay, Chris; DeForest, Nicholas; Lai, Judy

2012-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

217

Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control  

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1 Transformer Thermal Modeling: Improving Reliability Using Data Quality Control Daniel J. Tylavsky--Eventually all large transformers will be dynamically loaded using models updated regularly from field measured data. Models obtained from measured data give more accurate results than models based on transformer

218

Distributed control for optimal reactive power compensation in smart microgrids  

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We consider the problem of optimal reactive power compensation for the minimization of power distribution losses in a smart microgrid. We first propose an approximate model for the power distribution network, which allows us to cast the problem into the class of convex quadratic, linearly constrained, optimization problems. We also show how this model provides the tools for a distributed approach, in which agents have a partial knowledge of the problem parameters and state, and can only perform local measurements. Then, we design a randomized, gossip-like optimization algorithm, providing conditions for convergence together with an analytic characterization of the convergence speed. The analysis shows that the best performance can be achieved when we command cooperation among agents that are neighbors in the smart microgrid topology. Numerical simulations are included to validate the proposed model and to confirm the analytic results about the performance of the proposed algorithm.

Bolognani, Saverio

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

219

Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption  

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Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept. Berkeley Lab1. Energy Characteristics of Microgrids Individual MembersEffects of a Carbon Tax on Microgrid Combined Heat and Power

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

220

Component Reliability Extensions for Fractal component model  

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that the model is an abstraction and, therefore, it may represent behavior not possible in the original program. Consequently, a model checker may then find errors that are not present in the program (i.e., false negatives, a component cannot be checked in isolation because it does not form a complete program (with the main method

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Communication technologies for BCIT Smart Microgrid  

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This paper conducts a topical review of the requirements for end-to-end communication systems as the backbone for command and control within Smart Microgrids. The initial lab and field test results from the evaluation of WiMAX and ZigBee as BCIT Microgrid ...

Giuseppe Stanciulescu; Hassan Farhangi; Ali Palizban; Nikola Stanchev

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

222

Effects of a carbon tax on combined heat and power adoption by a microgrid  

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Application of MicroGrids. Power System Engineering Researchand consumed locally within microgrids (Grids) that are

Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Siddidqui, Afzal S.; Stadler, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

223

Optical fiber reliability models M. John Matthewson  

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Systems containing optical fiber have design lives on the order of decades so that models for assessing and promising areas for future work are proposed. 1. INTRODUCTION Mechanical failure of optical fiber must tail can be controlled by proof testing the fiber which truncates the distribution (dashed line

Matthewson, M. John

224

Models for Battery Reliability and Lifetime: Applications in Design and Health Management (Presentation)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This presentation discusses models for battery reliability and lifetime and the Battery Ownership Model.

Smith, K.; Neubauer, J.; Wood, E.; Jun, M.; Pesaran, A.

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

225

Identification of transparent, compact, accurate and reliable linguistic fuzzy models  

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Transparency, accuracy, compactness and reliability all appear to be vital (even though somewhat contradictory) requirements when it comes down to linguistic fuzzy modeling. This paper presents a methodology for simultaneous optimization of these criteria ... Keywords: Complexity reduction, Fuzzy modeling, Interpretability of fuzzy systems

Andri Riid; Ennu Rstern

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

226

The added economic and environmental value of plug-in electric vehicles connected to commercial building microgrids  

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N. et al. , (2007), Microgrids, An Overview of Ongoingto commercial building microgrids Michael Stadler, Ilanto commercial building microgrids 1 Michael Stadler a,b) ,

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

227

Smart Energy Management and Control for Fuel Cell Based Micro-Grid Connected Neighborhoods  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fuel cell power generation promises to be an efficient, pollution-free, reliable power source in both large scale and small scale, remote applications. DOE formed the Solid State Energy Conversion Alliance with the intention of breaking one of the last barriers remaining for cost effective fuel cell power generation. The Alliances goal is to produce a core solid-state fuel cell module at a cost of no more than $400 per kilowatt and ready for commercial application by 2010. With their inherently high, 60-70% conversion efficiencies, significantly reduced carbon dioxide emissions, and negligible emissions of other pollutants, fuel cells will be the obvious choice for a broad variety of commercial and residential applications when their cost effectiveness is improved. In a research program funded by the Department of Energy, the research team has been investigating smart fuel cell-operated residential micro-grid communities. This research has focused on using smart control systems in conjunction with fuel cell power plants, with the goal to reduce energy consumption, reduce demand peaks and still meet the energy requirements of any household in a micro-grid community environment. In Phases I and II, a SEMaC was developed and extended to a micro-grid community. In addition, an optimal configuration was determined for a single fuel cell power plant supplying power to a ten-home micro-grid community. In Phase III, the plan is to expand this work to fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhoods (mini-grid). The economic implications of hydrogen cogeneration will be investigated. These efforts are consistent with DOEs mission to decentralize domestic electric power generation and to accelerate the onset of the hydrogen economy. A major challenge facing the routine implementation and use of a fuel cell based mini-grid is the varying electrical demand of the individual micro-grids, and, therefore, analyzing these issues is vital. Efforts are needed to determine the most appropriate means of implementing micro-grids and the costs and processes involved with their extended operation. With the development and availability of fuel cell based stand-alone power plants, an electrical mini-grid, encompassing several connected residential neighborhoods, has become a viable concept. A primary objective of this project is to define the parameters of an economically efficient fuel cell based mini-grid. Since pure hydrogen is not economically available in sufficient quantities at the present time, the use of reforming technology to produce and store excess hydrogen will also be investigated. From a broader perspective, the factors that bear upon the feasibility of fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhoods are similar to those pertaining to the electrification of a small town with a localized power generating station containing several conventional generating units. In the conventional case, the town or locality would also be connected to the larger grid system of the utility company. Therefore, in the case of the fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhoods, this option should also be available. The objectives of this research project are: To demonstrate that smart energy management of a fuel cell based micro-grid connected neighborhood can be efficient and cost-effective;To define the most economical micro-grid configuration; and, To determine how residential micro-grid connected fuel cell(s) can contribute to America's hydrogen energy future.

Dr. Mohammad S. Alam

2006-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

228

The CERTS microgrid and the future of the macrogrid  

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The blackouts of summer 2003 underscored the dependence of western economies on reliable supply of electricity with tight tolerances of quality. While demand for electricity continues to grow, expansion of the traditional electricity supply system is constrained and is unlikely to keep pace with the growing thirst western economies have for electricity. Furthermore, no compelling case has been made that perpetual improvement in the overall power quality and reliability (PQR) delivered is possible or desirable. An alternative path to providing for sensitive loads is to provide for generation close to them. This would alleviate the pressure for endless improvement in grid PQR and might allow the establishment of a sounder economically based level of universal grid service. Providing for loads by means of local power generation is becoming increasingly competitive with central station generation for a number of reasons, four key ones being non-technical constraints on expansion of the grid, improvements in small scale technologies, opportunities for CHP application, and the ubiquitous nature of sensitive loads in advanced economies. Along with these new technologies, concepts for operating them partially under local control in microgrids are emerging, the CERTS Microgrid being one example. It has been demonstrated in simulation, and a laboratory test of a three microturbine system is planned for early 2005, to be followed by a field demonstration. A systemic energy analysis of a southern California naval base building demonstrates a current economic on-site power opportunity.

Marnay, Chris; Bailey, Owen C.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

229

Adaptive strategy for demosaicing microgrid polarimeter imagery  

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Microgrid imaging polarimeters consist of a focal plane array sensor with linear polarization filters of differing orientations overlaid at each pixel, similar in concept to the arrangement of spectral filters in a color CCD Bayer pattern camera. However, ...

Bradley M. Ratliff; Charles F. LaCasse; J. Scott Tyo

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

230

Microgrid Lab at the Hangzhou Dianzi University  

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Microgrid Lab at the Hangzhou Dianzi University Speaker(s): Jianmin Zhang Qianzhi Zhang Date: August 6, 2012 - 4:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of Contact: Chris Marnay...

231

A load shedding scheme for inverter based microgrids  

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Over the last decade, penetration of microgrids containing distributed generation (DG) sources has increased in grid distribution systems. This requires the stable operation of microgrids when connected to the distribution ...

Ojeda, Alejandro P

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

232

Impact of PV forecasts uncertainty in batteries management in microgrids  

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Impact of PV forecasts uncertainty in batteries management in microgrids Andrea Michiorri Arthur-based battery schedule optimisation in microgrids in presence of network constraints. We examine a specific case

Recanati, Catherine

233

Cooperative Energy Network Optimization for Distributed Microgrids: Game Theoretic Approach  

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Cooperative Energy Network Optimization for Distributed Microgrids: Game Theoretic Approach Y. Wasa. 1 5) 6, 7) 8) 6, 9) 10) 7) Receding Horizon Fig. 1: Distributed Microgrids4) 2 2.1 n V := {1

234

Statistical Modeling of Photovoltaic Reliability Using Accelerated Degradation Techniques (Poster)  

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We introduce a cutting-edge life-testing technique, accelerated degradation testing (ADT), for PV reliability testing. The ADT technique is a cost-effective and flexible reliability testing method with multiple (MADT) and Step-Stress (SSADT) variants. In an environment with limited resources, including equipment (chambers), test units, and testing time, these techniques can provide statistically rigorous prediction of lifetime and other interesting parameters, such as failure rate, warranty time, mean time to failure, degradation rate, activation energy, acceleration factor, and upper limit level of stress. J-V characterization can be used for degradation data and the generalized Eyring model can be used for the thermal-humidity stress condition. The SSADT model can be constructed based on the cumulative damage model (CEM), which assumes that the remaining test united are failed according to cumulative density function of current stress level regardless of the history on previous stress levels.

Lee, J.; Elmore, R.; Jones, W.

2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

235

Micro-Grids for Colonias (OE 14.09) Kick-Off Meeting  

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Micro-Grids for Colonias Micro-Grids for Colonias A Technology Development/Transfer Project Presentation to the DOE 2010 Smart Grid Peer Review Dean Schneider, Ph.D., PE Texas Center for Applied Technology Texas Engineering Experiment Station The Texas A&M University System d-schneider@tamu.edu The Problem * They call it "Luz Verde" - Colonias: Communities along the US - Mexico border lacking one or more essential services: water, wastewater, or electricity - Usually illegally subdivided - Small to large acreages - Low socioeconomic opportunities The Problem * Texas Model Subdivision Rules are in place to prevent additional Colonia development * Many residents economically cannot meet requirement in the near term A Solution * Install temporary micro-grid systems designed to provide essential levels of

236

Control Strategies for Distributed Energy Resources to Maximize the Use of Wind Power in Rural Microgrids  

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The focus of this paper is to design control strategies for distributed energy resources (DERs) to maximize the use of wind power in a rural microgrid. In such a system, it may be economical to harness wind power to reduce the consumption of fossil fuels for electricity production. In this work, we develop control strategies for DERs, including diesel generators, energy storage and demand response, to achieve high penetration of wind energy in a rural microgrid. Combinations of centralized (direct control) and decentralized (autonomous response) control strategies are investigated. Detailed dynamic models for a rural microgrid are built to conduct simulations. The system response to large disturbances and frequency regulation are tested. It is shown that optimal control coordination of DERs can be achieved to maintain system frequency while maximizing wind power usage and reducing the wear and tear on fossil fueled generators.

Lu, Shuai; Elizondo, Marcelo A.; Samaan, Nader A.; Kalsi, Karanjit; Mayhorn, Ebony T.; Diao, Ruisheng; Jin, Chunlian; Zhang, Yu

2011-10-10T23:59:59.000Z

237

Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids  

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1 Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids Mehdi Savaghebia , Juan is proposed for selective compensation of main voltage harmonics in a grid- connected microgrid. The aim level. Keywords Distributed Generator (DG); microgrid; grid-connected; voltage harmonics compensation. 1

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

238

Droop-Controlled Inverters in Microgrids are Kuramoto Oscillators  

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Droop-Controlled Inverters in Microgrids are Kuramoto Oscillators John W. Simpson-Porco Florian D and renewable energy, we study the parallel operation of DC/AC inverters in a lossless microgrid. We show; Electric power systems; Load flow solutions; 1. INTRODUCTION Microgrids appear to be the most natural

Bullo, Francesco

239

Title: Experimental Platform for Novel Distributed Microgrids Control Solutions  

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Title: Experimental Platform for Novel Distributed Microgrids Control Solutions Principal Investigator: Wenxin Liu Sponsor: U.S. Department of Defense Office of Naval Research Summary: Microgrid can, and can operate autonomously without connecting to power grid. The microgrid concept is a big step toward

Nishiguchi, Michele

240

Secondary Control for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in an Islanded Microgrid  

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Secondary Control for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in an Islanded Microgrid Mehdi Savaghebi1 microgrid. The aim of the proposed control approach is to enhance the voltage quality at the point of common unbalance. Keywords-distributed generation; microgrid; secondary control; voltage unbalance compensation I

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

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241

Understanding the Role of Buildings in a Smart Microgrid  

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Understanding the Role of Buildings in a Smart Microgrid Yuvraj Agarwal Computer Science and Engineering UC San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093-0404 gupta@cs.ucsd.edu Abstract--A `smart microgrid' refers ad- justments. At the scale of a small town, a microgrid is connected to the wide-area electrical

Gupta, Rajesh

242

Phase Locked Loop Control of Inverters in a Microgrid  

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Phase Locked Loop Control of Inverters in a Microgrid Matthew Surprenant Dept of ECE University Venkataramanan Dept of ECE University of Wisconsin Madison, WI, USA Abstract--Microgrids are small for inverter-based microsources within a mi- crogrid. The general control philosophy within a microgrid

Hiskens, Ian A.

243

TOWARDS REAL-TIME GENERATION SCHEDULING IN MICROGRIDS WITH  

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TOWARDS REAL-TIME GENERATION SCHEDULING IN MICROGRIDS WITH PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE LIAN LU, JINLONG TU, CHI-KIN CHAU, MINGHUA CHEN, ZHAO XU AND XIAOJUN LIN INTRODUCTION Microgrid is an emerging- generation improves generation efficiency by 2-3x. A key problem in microgrid operations is how to schedule

Zhang, Junshan

244

The Overview of Research on Microgrid Protection Development  

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In general, the microgrid can operate in both grid-connection mode and islanded mode that challenges the traditional over-current protection scheme in the distribution network. The novel research and development of protection, including both the microgrid ... Keywords: microgrid, distribution network, protecion, automation transformation, controller

Wei Jiang; Zheng-you He; Zhi-qian Bo

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

245

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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LBNL-60592 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui'06 1 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Afzal Siddiqui University a California-based microgrid's decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates

246

A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid  

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A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, and Judy Lai in the Campus Microgrids Panel, 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting 22-26 Jul 2012, San Diego, CA USA This work storage and generation, microgrids, PV, fuel cells, power quality, power system economics, energy

247

Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island  

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Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island Prepared for U.S. Department Island microgrids By Sentech, Inc. Bethesda, Maryland And University of Hawaii Hawaii Natural Energy for technologies to be used in future installation of Big Island microgrids Subtask 2.2 Deliverable #4 Prepared By

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui  

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1 Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty++++ Afzal Siddiqui University, CA 94720-8163, USA, c_marnay@lbl.gov ABSTRACT. This paper examines a California-based microgrid-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity

Guillas, Serge

249

Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in Islanded Microgrids  

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Hierarchical Control Scheme for Voltage Unbalance Compensation in Islanded Microgrids Mehdi@et.aau.dk Abstract-- The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented, recently. In this paper, a hierarchical scheme which includes primary and secondary control levels is proposed for islanded microgrids

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

250

DECENTRALIZED CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR COUPLING MICROGRIDS INTO DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS 1 Task 1: Coupling Low-Voltage Microgrids into  

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DECENTRALIZED CONTROL ARCHITECTURE FOR COUPLING MICROGRIDS INTO DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS 1 Task 1: Coupling Low-Voltage Microgrids into Mid-Voltage Distribution Systems Zhao Wang, Student Member, IEEE-voltage (LV) microgrids. At the same time, reactive power is dispatched coordinatively so that voltage

Lemmon, Michael

251

Department of Mechanical Engineering Presents: "Towards Optimal Investment, Planning and Control of Microgrids"  

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of Microgrids" Mohsen A. Jafari, Ph.D. Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering Rutgers University Friday on the optimal investment, planning, and control of distributed micro-grids. A micro-grid is characterized by its of microgrids quite challenging problems. From the power grid point of view, microgrids are resource nodes

Keaveny, Tony

252

2012 SG Peer Review - SDE&G Borrego Springs Microgrid - Tom Bialek, SDG&E  

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Peer Review Meeting Peer Review Meeting SDG&E Borrego Springs Microgrid Demonstration Project Thomas Bialek, PhD, PE Principal Investigator June 8, 2012 December 2008 Borrego Springs Microgrid Demonstration Project Objective Life-cycle Funding ($K) Budget Period 1 FY2008 - FY2010 Budget Period 2 FY2011 - FY2013 Total DOE Funding $1,241 $6,237 $7,477 Technical Scope Conduct a pilot scale "proof-of concept" demonstration of how advanced information- based technologies and distributed energy resources (DER) may increase asset utilization and reliability of the power grid in support of the national agenda. Establish a microgrid demonstration to prove the effectiveness of integrating multiple DER technologies, energy storage, feeder automation system technologies, and outage management

253

Synchronization and power sharing for droop-controlled inverters in islanded microgrids  

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Motivated by the recent and growing interest in smart grid technology, we study the operation of DC/AC inverters in an inductive microgrid. We show that a network of loads and DC/AC inverters equipped with power-frequency droop controllers can be cast ... Keywords: Coupled oscillators, Distributed control, Inverters, Kuramoto model, Power-system control, Smart power applications, Synchronization

John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian DRfler, Francesco Bullo

2013-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Stochastic PV performance/reliability model : preview of alpha version.  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Problem Statement: (1) Uncertainties in PV system performance and reliability impact business decisions - Project cost and financing estimates, Pricing service contracts and guarantees, Developing deployment and O&M strategies; (2) Understanding and reducing these uncertainties will help make the PV industry more competitive (3) Performance has typically been estimated without much attention to reliability of components; and (4) Tools are needed to assess all inputs to the value proposition (e.g., LCOE, cash flow, reputation, etc.). Goals and objectives are: (1) Develop a stochastic simulation model (in GoldSim) that can represent PV system performance as a function of system design, weather, reliability, and O&M policies; (2) Evaluate performance for an example system to quantify sources of uncertainty and identify dominant parameters via a sensitivity study; and (3) Example System - 1 inverter, 225 kW DC Array latitude tilt (90 strings of 12 modules {l_brace}1080 modules{r_brace}), Weather from Tucumcari, NM (TMY2 with annual uncertainty).

Stein, Joshua S.; Miller, Steven P.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid  

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and J. Eto, The CERTS Microgrid Concept, White paper forR.H. , P. Piagi, Microgrid: A Conceptual Solution, PESC04for Special Application in a Microgrid, IEEE PES General

Lasseter, Robert

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

256

Microgrid Selection and Operation for Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

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N ATIONAL L ABORATORY Microgrid Selection and Operation fore 2 9 3 0 M a y 2 0 0 8 Microgrid Selection and OperationIn this paper, a microgrid is defined as a cluster of

Marnay, Chris; Environmental Energy Technologies Division

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Effects of a carbon tax on combined heat and power adoption by a microgrid  

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Energy Resources: The CERTS MicroGrid Concept. Berkeley Laband Power Adoption by a Microgrid Chris Marnay, Jennifer L.and Power Adoption by a Microgrid Chris Marnay ? , Jennifer

Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Siddidqui, Afzal S.; Stadler, Michael

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption  

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This paper describes the economically optimal adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) by a hypothetical California microgrid consisting of a group of commercial buildings over an historic test year, 1999. The optimization is conducted using a customer adoption model (DER-CAM) developed at Berkeley Lab and implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). A microgrid is a semiautonomous grouping of electricity and heat loads interconnected to the existing utility grid (macrogrid) but able to island from it. The microgrid minimizes the cost of meeting its energy requirements (consisting of both electricity and heat loads) by optimizing the installation and operation of DER technologies while purchasing residual energy from the local combined natural gas and electricity utility. The available DER technologies are small-scale generators (microgrid is allowed to install CHP-enabled DER technologies, its carbon emissions are mitigated more than without CHP, demonstrating the potential benefits of small-scale CHP technology for climate change mitigation. Reciprocating engines with heat recovery and/or absorption cooling tend to be attractive technologies for the mild southern California climate, but the carbon mitigation tends to be modest compared to purchasing utility electricity because of the predominance of relatively clean central station generation in California.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the economically optimal adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) by a hypothetical California microgrid consisting of a group of commercial buildings over an historic test year, 1999. The optimization is conducted using a customer adoption model (DER-CAM) developed at Berkeley Lab and implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). A microgrid is a semiautonomous grouping of electricity and heat loads interconnected to the existing utility grid (macrogrid) but able to island from it. The microgrid minimizes the cost of meeting its energy requirements (consisting of both electricity and heat loads) by optimizing the installation and operation of DER technologies while purchasing residual energy from the local combined natural gas and electricity utility. The available DER technologies are small-scale generators (< 500 kW), such as reciprocating engines, microturbines, and fuel cells, with or without combined heat and power (CHP) equipment, such as water and space heating and/or absorption cooling. By introducing a tax on carbon emissions, it is shown that if the microgrid is allowed to install CHP-enabled DER technologies, its carbon emissions are mitigated more than without CHP, demonstrating the potential benefits of small-scale CHP technology for climate change mitigation. Reciprocating engines with heat recovery and/or absorption cooling tend to be attractive technologies for the mild southern California climate, but the carbon mitigation tends to be modest compared to purchasing utility electricity because of the predominance of relatively clean central station generation in California.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

2004-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Sustainable Microgrid for charging electric vehicles from on-road contactless power transfer systems:.  

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??A sustainable microgrid for supplying power to electric vehicles (EVs) is investigated in this thesis. The energy produced by the microgrid would be directly transferred (more)

Stamati, T.E.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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261

Presentation to the EAC - Microgrids and DoD Facilities - Jeffrey...  

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New revenue streams DoD Drivers Economics Energy security Smart Microgrids 6 DoD and Microgrids Must include an interconnected set of loads and generation...

262

Why Two Grids Can Be Better Than One -How the CERTS Microgrid...  

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& Publications Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Presentations October 2011 - Microgrids Microgrid Workshop Report August 2011 Comments of the New America Foundation's Open...

263

Integration of distributed energy resources. The CERTS Microgrid Concept  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Evolutionary changes in the regulatory and operational climate of traditional electric utilities and the emergence of smaller generating systems such as microturbines have opened new opportunities for on-site power generation by electricity users. In this context, distributed energy resources (DER)--small power generators typically located at users' sites where the energy (both electric and thermal) they generate is used--have emerged as a promising option to meet growing customer needs for electric power with an emphasis on reliability and power quality. The portfolio of DER includes generators, energy storage, load control, and, for certain classes of systems, advanced power electronic interfaces between the generators and the bulk power provider. This white paper proposes that the significant potential of smaller DER to meet customers' and utilities' needs can be best captured by organizing these resources into MicroGrids.

Lasseter, Robert; Akhil, Abbas; Marnay, Chris; Stephens, John; Dagle, Jeff; Guttromsom, Ross; Meliopoulous, A. Sakis; Yinger, Robert; Eto, Joe

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Optimization and Control of Cooling Microgrids for Data Centers  

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Abstract Reliable operation of todays data centers requires a tremendous amount of electricity to power both the IT equipment and the supporting cooling facilities. As much as half of total data center electricity consumption can be attributed to the cooling systems required to maintain the thermal status of IT equipment. In order to lower the electricity usage of the cooling system and hence reduce the data center environmental footprint, alternative cooling resources, such as water and air-side economizers, are being exploited to supplement or replace the traditional chilled water based cooling schemes. The various cooling resource options, together with the mechanisms to distribute and deliver the cooling resource to IT equipment racks, constitute a cooling microgrid. In this paper, we present a holistic perspective for the optimization and control of the data

Rongliang Zhou; Zhikui Wang; Alan Mcreynolds; Cullen E. Bash; Thomas W; Christian Rocky Shih

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Sharing renewable energy in smart microgrids  

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Renewable energy harvested from the environment is an attractive option for providing green energy to homes. Unfortunately, the intermittent nature of renewable energy results in a mismatch between when these sources generate energy and when homes demand ... Keywords: battery, energy sharing, microgrids, renewable energy

Ting Zhu, Zhichuan Huang, Ankur Sharma, Jikui Su, David Irwin, Aditya Mishra, Daniel Menasche, Prashant Shenoy

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

The implications of carbon taxation on microgrid adoption of small-scale on-site power generation using a multi-criteria approach  

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Application of MicroGrids. Power System Engineeringtogether with loads in microgrids (Grids). These clustersand consumed locally within microgrids (Grids) that are

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; de Almeida, Anibal T.; Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November  

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Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) On November 7, 2012, Clean Energy States Aliance (CESA) hosted a webinar with Connecticut DEEP in conjuction with Sandia National Lab and DOE on State and Federal Energy Storage Technology Partnership (ESTAP). The four guest speakers were Veronica Szczerkowski (CT DEEP), Imre Gyuk (DOE), Matt Lazarewicz (CESA consultant), and Dan Borneo (Sandia). The combined presentations are available below. Webinar Presentation: Energy Storage Solutions for Microgrids (November 2012) More Documents & Publications Energy Storage Systems 2012 Peer Review Presentations - Day 3, Session 1 Fact Sheet: Energy Storage Technology Advancement Partnership (October

268

Microgrid Research in Japan: An Update on NTT Facilities' Sendai...  

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and potentially selling back at other times. Three key potential features of microgrids are: 1. its design around total system energy requirements, 2. its provision of...

269

Adaptive load control of microgrids with non-dispatchable generation.  

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??Intelligent appliances have a great potential to provide energy storage and load shedding for power grids. Microgrids are simulated with high levels of wind energy (more)

Brokish, Kevin Martin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Introduction to Distributed Generation and the CERTS Microgrid  

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operation of small-scale generators clustered with loads in local groupings called microgrids. Conceptually and in simulation, a electrical engineering system that will allow...

271

Control and Protection of Multi-DER Microgrids.  

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??This dissertation proposes a power management and control strategy for islanded microgrids, which consist of multiple electronically-interfaced distributed energy resource (DER) units, to achieve a (more)

Etemadi, Amir Hossein

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

NREL: Energy Systems Integration - Increasing the Value of Microgrids...  

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The agenda and workshop presentations are below. Agenda An Example Commercial True Microgrid: Santa Rita Jail DC - The Power to Change the World: From Data Centers to Whole...

273

Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation  

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Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation Title Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation Publication Type Conference Proceedings Refereed Designation Refereed...

274

Microgrid V2G Charging Station Interconnection Testing (Presentation)  

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This presentation by Mike Simpson of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) describes NREL's microgrid vehicle-to-grid charging station interconnection testing.

Simpson, M.

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Real-time State Estimation on Micro-grids Ying Hu, Anthony Kuh, Aleksandar Kavcic  

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transmission and distribution networks which may include HVDC and MVDC, energy storage, microgrids, renewable

Kavcic, Aleksandar

276

IEC61850 based operation, control and management of utility connected microgrid using wireless technology  

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Communications for monitoring, control and management of microgrid are very important for smart operation. This paper analyzed the information of microgrid for monitoring, control and management purposes and maps them according to power system automation ... Keywords: IEC61850, Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, distributed energy resources (DERs), microgrid, microgrid communication network (MCN)

Mojaharul Islam; Hong-Hee Lee

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply  

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Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply Jan von Appen1 , Chris. This paper outlines the economic potential of DERs coordinated in a microgrid to provide reactive power possibilities of creating an incentive for microgrids to provide reactive power. Index Terms ­ microgrids

278

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed - PIER Final Project Report  

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The objective of the CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed project was to enhance the ease of integrating small energy sources into a microgrid. The project accomplished this objective by developing and demonstrating three advanced techniques, collectively referred to as the CERTS Microgrid concept, that significantly reduce the level of custom field engineering needed to operate microgrids consisting of small generating sources. The techniques comprising the CERTS Microgrid concept are: 1) a method for effecting automatic and seamless transitions between grid-connected and islanded modes of operation; 2) an approach to electrical protection within the microgrid that does not depend on high fault currents; and 3) a method for microgrid control that achieves voltage and frequency stability under islanded conditions without requiring high-speed communications. The techniques were demonstrated at a full-scale test bed built near Columbus, Ohio and operated by American Electric Power. The testing fully confirmed earlier research that had been conducted initially through analytical simulations, then through laboratory emulations, and finally through factory acceptance testing of individual microgrid components. The islanding and resychronization method met all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers 1547 and power quality requirements. The electrical protections system was able to distinguish between normal and faulted operation. The controls were found to be robust and under all conditions, including difficult motor starts. The results from these test are expected to lead to additional testing of enhancements to the basic techniques at the test bed to improve the business case for microgrid technologies, as well to field demonstrations involving microgrids that involve one or mroe of the CERTS Microgrid concepts.

Eto, Joseph H.; Eto, Joseph H.; Lasseter, Robert; Schenkman, Ben; Klapp, Dave; Linton, Ed; Hurtado, Hector; Roy, Jean; Lewis, Nancy Jo; Stevens, John; Volkommer, Harry

2008-07-25T23:59:59.000Z

279

A Bootstrap Method for Software Reliability Assessment Based on a Discretized NHPP Model  

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We discuss a bootstrap method for software reliability assessment based on a discretized no homogeneous Poisson process (NHPP) model. Ordinarily, model parameters of the discretized NHPP model are estimated by using the regression analysis based on the ... Keywords: Software reliability assessment, Discretized NHPP model, Regression analysis, Bootstrap method

Shinji Inoue; Shigeru Yamada

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Grid Reliability Performance Metrics Using Phasor Data and Model-less Algorithms,  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Reliability Performance Metrics Using Reliability Performance Metrics Using Phasor Data and Model-less Algorithms, Prototype Development and Field Test Carlos Martinez - Advanced Systems Researchers (ASR) cmartinez@asresearchers.com June 27-28 2013 Washington, DC DOE/OE Transmission Reliability Program 2 Project Objective LOAD-GENERATION CONTROL RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE REALTIME MONITORING GRID RELIABILITY PERFORMANCE PHASOR BASED AND MODELESS REALTIME MONITORING RESEARCH, PROTOTYPE AND FIELD TEST ALL APPLICATIONS IN PRODUCTION PROJECT OBJECTIVES 3 Project Analytics Approach 4 Accomplishments to be Completed in FY 2013 * Deliver to MISO the Extended Prototype Functional Specification * Complete Research, Test and Validation of Grid Post- Disturbance Reliability Metrics

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A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, and Judy Lai  

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A Green Prison: A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, and Judy Lai Environmental Energy Technologies Division January 22, 2012 http://eetd.lbl.gov/EA/EMP/emp-pubs.html presented in the Campus Microgrids Panel, 2012 IEEE PES General Meeting 22-26 Jul 2012, San Diego, CA USA This work described in this paper was funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration Program of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. It also builds on work previously supported by the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions with funding provided by the California Energy Commission, Public Interest Energy Research Program, under Work for Others

282

Renewable Energy Microgrid Testbed at NASA Ames Research  

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Renewable Energy Microgrid Testbed at NASA Ames Research Center Joel Kubby, Dan O'Leary, Zachary #12;Goals · Set-up a unique microgrid test-bed for renewable energy generation, monitoring and storage · Use the facility for testing systems integration, optimization and control of new renewable energy

Lee, Herbie

283

LBNL-51771 Journal Effects of a Carbon Tax on Microgrid  

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LBNL-56E Japanese Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities in the U specific commercial product, process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise Commission, ) DOE CEC PIER(Public Interest Energy Research Program, ) CM CM MW 1 CM PCC

284

LBNL-56E Japanese Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs  

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LBNL-56E Japanese Status of Overseas Microgrid Programs: Microgrid Research Activities in the U specific commercial product, process, or service by its trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise Commission, ) DOE CEC PIER(Public Interest Energy Research Program, ) CM CM MW 1 CM PCC

285

Estimation of system reliability using a semiparametric model  

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An important problem in reliability engineering is to predict the failure rate, that is, the frequency with which an engineered system or component fails. This paper presents a new method of estimating failure rate using ...

Wu, Leon

286

The implications of carbon taxation on microgrid adoption of small-scale on-site power generation using a multi-criteria approach  

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of Carbon Taxation on Microgrid Adoption of Small-Scale On-1 Microgridopen market. iv Introduction Microgrid Concept The analysis

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; de Almeida, Anibal T.; Marnay, Chris; Rubio, F. Javier

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty  

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid Under Uncertainty Speaker(s): Afzal Siddiqui Date: July 24, 2006 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 This study examines a California-based microgrid's decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates on natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastc, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find natural gas generation cost thresholds that trigger DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid accelerates DG investment, while the option to disconnect entirely from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an

288

Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, and Availability  

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by embedded generation within the distribution system, byof local generation embedded in the distribution system thatgeneration, long distance bulk transmis- sion of energy over centrally operated high voltage meshed grids, and local distribution

Marnay, Chris

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

The Added Economic and Environmental Value of Solar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and Power  

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N. et al. , (2007), Microgrids, An Overview of OngoingSolar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat andSolar Thermal Systems in Microgrids with Combined Heat and

Marnay, Chris

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricity and heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energy quality  

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Venkataramanan, 2006, Microgrids in the Evolving ElectricityN ATIONAL L ABORATORY Microgrids: An emerging paradigm forFrance, 4-9 June 2007 Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for

Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricity and heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energy quality  

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Strategies for a Microgrid with Multiple DistributedEnergy Resources: The CERTS Microgrid Concept, CEC, P500-03-role of the Grid (microgrid) paradigm in revolutionising

Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Assessment of the Economic Potential of Microgrids for Reactive Power Supply  

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As power generation from variable distributed energy resources (DER) grows, energy flows in the network are changing, increasing the requirements for ancillary services, including voltage support. With the appropriate power converter, DER can provide ancillary services such as frequency control and voltage support. This paper outlines the economic potential of DERs coordinated in a microgrid to provide reactive power and voltage support at its point of common coupling. The DER Customer Adoption Model assesses the costs of providing reactive power, given local utility rules. Depending on the installed DER, the cost minimizing solution for supplying reactive power locally is chosen. Costs include the variable cost of the additional losses and the investment cost of appropriately over-sizing converters or purchasing capacitors. A case study of a large health care building in San Francisco is used to evaluate different revenue possibilities of creating an incentive for microgrids to provide reactive power.

Appen, Jan von; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Momber, Ilan; Klapp, David; Scheven, Alexander von

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

293

Reliability properties of bivariate conditional proportional hazard rate models  

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In this paper, we study reliability properties in two classes of bivariate continuous distributions based on specification of conditional hazard functions. These classes were constructed by conditioning on two different kinds of events in Arnold and ... Keywords: 62E10, 62H05, Bivariate exponential distribution, Conditionally specified distributions, Dependence measures, Failure rate, Hazard gradient

Jorge Navarro; Jos MarA Sarabia

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

294

Semiempirical Model for the Reliability of a Matched Filter Frequency Estimator for Doppler Lidar  

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The author proposes a heuristic semiempirical model for predicting the reliability of a matched-filter frequency estimator applied to Doppler lidar signals. The model is tuned by a single coefficient ? empirically related to the ratio of the ...

Alain Dabas

1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

295

The Implications of Carbon Taxation on Microgrid Adoption of Small-Scale On-Site Power Generation Using  

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LBNL-49309 The Implications of Carbon Taxation on Microgrid Adoption of Small-Scale On-Site Power .................................................................................................................1 1.1 Microgrid Concept

296

CERTS: Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions - Research Highlights  

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neces- sary to connect microgrids effectively to the powerreliability services that microgrids might provide. KEYindustry workshop on microgrids for CEC PIER. Developed

Eto, Joseph

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

The MicroGrid: Using Emulation to Predict Application Performance in Diverse Grid Network Environments  

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Improvements in networking and middleware technology are enabling large-scale grids that aggregate resources over wide-area networks to support applications at unprecedented levels of scale and performance. Unfortunately, existing middleware and tools can not in general inform a user as to the suitability of a given grid topology for a specific grid application. Instead, users generally develop ad hoc performance models for mapping their applications to resource and network topologies. Because application behavior alone is complex, and resource and network behavior further complicate the picture, users are typically reduced to nearly blind experimentation to discover how to deploy their application in the new grid environment. Only after the fact can a user discovers if the match was a good one. Further, even after finding a desirable configuration, there is no basis on which to determine if a much better configuration exists. We present a richer methodology for evaluating grid software and diverse grid environments based on the MicroGrid grid emulator. With the MicroGrid, users, grid researchers, or grid operators can define and emulate arbitrary collections of resources and networks. This allows study of an existing grid testbed under controlled conditions or even to study the efficacy of higher performance environments than are available today. Further, the MicroGrid supports direct execution of grid applications unchanged. These application can be written with MPI, C, C++, Perl, and/or Python and use the Globus middleware. This enables detailed and accurate study of application behavior.

Huaxia Xia; Holly Dail ; Henri Casanova *; Andrew Chien

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

298

Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa | Open  

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Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa Agency/Company /Organization: IEEE Sector: Energy Focus Area: Grid Assessment and Integration Topics: Co-benefits assessment, - Energy Access Resource Type: Technical report Website: ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=1709540 UN Region: Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa Language: English References: Modified Microgrid Concept for Rural Electrification in Africa[1] "With the population of 13.4% of the world and a land area of 15%, Africa has only 2% of the world's industrial capacity. Its per capita income is only 15% of the world average and only consumes 3% of world energy. Many

299

Localizing Micro-grids Research for the SE Asian Region  

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Localizing Micro-grids Research for the SE Asian Region Localizing Micro-grids Research for the SE Asian Region Speaker(s): Cheng-Guan (Michael) Quah Valerie Choy Date: December 3, 2010 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 This presentation discusses developments (and test-beds) of micro-grids and distributed generation systems that are on-going in Singapore and poses the question as to whether simpler versions of such systems would be applicable to meet the challenges of rural electrification and energy poverty particularly those of its closest neighbors. Southeast Asia is an ethnically and culturally diverse region comprising more than 10 nations where 160 million people still live without electricity. Off-grid electrification for rural village communities and eco-resorts using DG and micro-grid systems are conceivable but many technical, political, cultural

300

Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid under Uncertainty  

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This paper examines a California-based microgrid?s decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit fuelled by natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find a natural gas generation cost threshold that triggers DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid increases DG investment, while the option to disconnect from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold boundary and find that high electricity price volatility relative to that of natural gas generation cost delays investment while simultaneously increasing the value of the investment. We conclude by using this result to find the implicit option value of the DG unit when two sources of uncertainty exist.

Marnay, Chris; Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2008-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

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A Method for CHP System Evaluation & Microgrid Demonstrations...  

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be presented that show the characteristics of Japanese dispersed power systems and microgrids. Mr. Sakakura is a Ph.D. student at TUAT with a research focus on Energy System...

302

Hardware simulation of diesel generator and microgrid stability  

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Over the last few years, people have begun to depend less on large power plants with extensive distribution systems, and more on local distributed generation sources. A microgrid, a local collection of distributed generators, ...

Zieve, Michael M

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Social SCADA and Demand Response for sustainable isolated microgrids  

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A critical aspect concerning an effective development of isolated microgrids is economical sustainability. Most of the efforts are related to social responsibility of local productive companies that look for avoiding long term commitments with the community. ...

R. Palma-Behnke; D. Ortiz; L. Reyes; G. Jimenez-Estevez; N. Garrido

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Adaptive load control of microgrids with non-dispatchable generation  

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Intelligent appliances have a great potential to provide energy storage and load shedding for power grids. Microgrids are simulated with high levels of wind energy penetration. Frequency-adaptive intelligent appliances are ...

Brokish, Kevin Martin

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake...  

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Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Speaker(s): Keiichi Hirose Date: March 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar HostPoint of...

306

Cooperative operation and optimal design for islanded microgrid  

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Considering the operation constraints of main equipments, this paper addresses an optimization design and coordinated operation control strategy for an islanded microgrid including wind generator, photovoltaic, diesel generator and energy storage (Wind-PV-DG-ESS). ...

Chengshan Wang; Mengxuan Liu; Li Guo

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Building reliable activity models using hierarchical shrinkage and mined ontology  

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Activity inference based on object use has received considerable recent attention. Such inference requires statistical models that map activities to the objects used in performing them. Proposed techniques for constructing these models (hand definition, ...

Emmanuel Munguia Tapia; Tanzeem Choudhury; Matthai Philipose

2006-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Program on Technology Innovation: The Galvin Electricity Initiative Microgrid Workshop  

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EPRI organized The Microgrid Workshop and Roundtable for the Galvin Electricity Initiative, held in Chicago, Illinois, June 27-28, 2006. The privately funded initiative's goal is to create the Perfect Power System, one that is trouble free for consumers and not susceptible to failure. The Microgrid Workshop and Roundtable supported that goal by featuring a combination of formal presentations and roundtable discussions in which participants exchanged experiences and collectively developed lists of issues ...

2007-03-30T23:59:59.000Z

309

CERTS Microgrid Laboratory Test Bed  

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emerging potential of distributed generation using a systemKeywords: CHP, UPS, distributed generation, intentionalmanagement systems, distributed generation, and modeling

Lasseter, R. H.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Economic and Emergency Operations of the Storage System in a Microgrid.  

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?? Storage system is one of the critical components of the microgrid. Storage system has broad applicability in short-term and long-term operations of microgrid. Storage (more)

Shaghayegh, Bahramirad

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Key findings from the U.S. Department of Energy 2011 microgrid workshop  

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) convened a microgrid workshop in August 2011. The workshop brought together more than 50 experts and practitioners to develop technical performance and cost targets for the microgrid, as well as technology development ...

Dan T. Ton

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

On-chip COMA Cache-coherence protocol for Microgrids of Microthreaded Cores  

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On-chip COMA Cache-coherence protocol for Microgrids of Microthreaded Cores Li Zhang Chris Jesshope and the development of a co-simulator to the Microgrid CMP emulator. 1 Introduction It is now widely accepted

Jesshope, Chris

313

A chronological probabilistic production cost model to evaluate the reliability contribution of limited energy plants  

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The growth of renewables in power systems has reinvigorated research and regulatory interest in reliability analysis algorithms such as the Baleriaux/Booth convolution-based probabilistic production cost (PPC) model. ...

Leung, Tommy (Tommy Chun Ting)

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS IN MULTISCALE MODELLING OF RELIABILITY OF NEW GENERATION NANO-DEVICES  

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TWO POSTDOC POSITIONS IN MULTISCALE MODELLING OF RELIABILITY OF NEW GENERATION NANO-DEVICES Two nano-devices. These posts are part of an international MORDRED project funded by EU FP7 to develop new

Saunders, Mark

315

Capstone Project-Design and Implementation of a Customer Driven Microgrid Satish J. Ranade and Joydeep Mitra  

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Capstone Project- Design and Implementation of a Customer Driven Microgrid Satish J. Ranade and subsystem designs that ultimately result in the construction and operation of a microgrid. Background: A microgrid customer-driven microgrid consists of small generation sources and storage installed by customers

Johnson, Eric E.

316

Control and Protection of Power Electronics Interfaced Distri-buted Generation Systems in a Customer-Driven Microgrid  

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in a Customer-Driven Microgrid Fang Z. Peng, Yun Wei Li and Leon M. Tolbert Abstract ­ This paper discusses-driven microgrid (CDM). Particularly, the following topics will be addressed: microgrid system configurations); renewable energy source (RES); micro-source; microgrid; customer-driven micro- grid (CDM), power electronics

Tolbert, Leon M.

317

Control of Inverter-Connected Sources in Autonomous Microgrids Ian A. Hiskens Eric M. Fleming  

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Control of Inverter-Connected Sources in Autonomous Microgrids Ian A. Hiskens Eric M. Fleming interconnection strate- gies. The resulting microgrid concept allows sub-networks of sources and loads to maintain to a microgrid, explores controller behaviour. The investigation considers disconnection from the main grid

Hiskens, Ian A.

318

Online energy generation scheduling for microgrids with intermittent energy sources and co-generation  

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Microgrids represent an emerging paradigm of future electric power systems that can utilize both distributed and centralized generations. Two recent trends in microgrids are the integration of local renewable energy sources (such as wind farms) and the ... Keywords: combined heat and power generation, energy generation scheduling, microgrids, online algorithm

Lian Lu; Jinlong Tu; Chi-Kin Chau; Minghua Chen; Xiaojun Lin

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Study on the operation of a low-voltage AC microgrid with multiple distributed generations  

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This paper aims to study the operation of a grid-connected low-voltage AC microgrid with multiple distributed generations (DGs). First of all, a 400 V low-voltage AC microgrid integrated with a 30 kW microturbine generator, a 13 kW photovoltaic generation ... Keywords: distributed generators, distribution systems, microgrids, steady-state analysis, three-phase power flow

Wei-Tzer Huang

2010-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Microgrid Power Electronic Converters: State of the Art and Future Challenges  

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Microgrid Power Electronic Converters: State of the Art and Future Challenges M. Jamil, B. Hussain converters used in microgrids. The paper focuses primarily on grid connected converters. Different topologies as they are variable in nature. Distributed generators (DG), including renewable sources, within microgrids can help

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Aalborg Universitet Supervisory Control of an Adaptive-Droop Regulated DC Microgrid with Battery  

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Aalborg Universitet Supervisory Control of an Adaptive-Droop Regulated DC Microgrid with Battery Control of an Adaptive-Droop Regulated DC Microgrid with Battery Management Capability. I E E E, 2013 #12;1 Supervisory Control of an Adaptive-Droop Regulated DC Microgrid with Battery Management

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

322

An Automatic Load Sharing Approach for a DFIG Based Wind Generator in a Microgrid  

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An Automatic Load Sharing Approach for a DFIG Based Wind Generator in a Microgrid M. A. Barik and H.ravishankar@unsw.edu.au Abstract--The aim of this paper is to manage the load variation of a microgrid by controlling the wind by simulating a benchmark microgrid test system. Simulation results show that the proposed control scheme

Pota, Himanshu Roy

323

Design and Verification of Smart and Scalable DC Microgrids for Emerging Regions  

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Design and Verification of Smart and Scalable DC Microgrids for Emerging Regions P. Achintya solutions that displace fossil fuels and are financially viable for developing regions. A novel DC microgrid-testing of the technical and economic viability of the microgrid system are presented. I. INTRODUCTION Millions

Sanders, Seth

324

Stability, Power Sharing, & Distributed Secondary Control in Droop-Controlled Microgrids  

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Stability, Power Sharing, & Distributed Secondary Control in Droop-Controlled Microgrids John W, Denmark Email: qsh@et.aau.dk Abstract--Motivated by the recent and growing interest in microgrids, we study the operation of droop-controlled DC/AC inverters in an islanded microgrid. We present a necessary

Bullo, Francesco

325

Control of Parallel-Connected Bidirectional AC-DC Converters in Stationary Frame for Microgrid  

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Control of Parallel-Connected Bidirectional AC-DC Converters in Stationary Frame for Microgrid-- With the penetration of renewable energy in modern power system, microgrid has become a popular application worldwide. In this paper, parallel-connected bidirectional converters for AC and DC hybrid microgrid application

Teodorescu, Remus

326

Optimal power flow in microgrids using event-triggered optimization Pu Wan and Michael D. Lemmon  

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Optimal power flow in microgrids using event-triggered optimization Pu Wan and Michael D. Lemmon Abstract-- Microgrids are power generation and distribution systems in which users and generators-triggered distributed optimization algorithm to solve the optimal power flow (OPF) problem in microgrids. Under event

Lemmon, Michael

327

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY (TO APPEAR) 1 Robust Energy Management for Microgrids  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY (TO APPEAR) 1 Robust Energy Management for Microgrids to failures, distributed energy management is of paramount importance in smart grids, especially in microgrids for a microgrid with high renewable energy penetration and demand-side management operating in grid-connected mode

Giannakis, Georgios

328

Demo Abstract: Toward Data-driven Demand-Response Optimization in a Campus Microgrid  

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Demo Abstract: Toward Data-driven Demand-Response Optimization in a Campus Microgrid Yogesh Simmhan-driven demand response optimization (DR) in the USC campus microgrid, as part of the Los An- geles Smart Grid consumer in Los Angeles, is serving as a campus microgrid testbed and ex- ploring informatics

Prasanna, Viktor K.

329

The MicroGrid: Using Online Simulation to Predict Application Performance in Diverse Grid Network Environments  

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The MicroGrid: Using Online Simulation to Predict Application Performance in Diverse Grid Network- croGrid grid online simulator. With the MicroGrid, users, grid researchers, or grid operators can today. Further, the MicroGrid supports direct execution of grid applications unchanged

Chien, Andrew A.

330

A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids  

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A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids Greg Young Morris1 , Chad, The electric power system of the future - Integrating supergrids and microgrids, Bologna, Italy, 13Morris@gmail.com A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids G YOUNG MORRIS1 , GYoung

331

Demand Side Management for Wind Power Integration in Microgrid Using Dynamic Potential Game Theory  

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Demand Side Management for Wind Power Integration in Microgrid Using Dynamic Potential Game Theory the intermittency in wind power generation. Our focus is on an isolated microgrid with one wind turbine, one fast supply and demand in an isolated microgrid [2], which is an important concept for renewable energy

Huang, Jianwei

332

Pricing Games among Interconnected Microgrids Gaurav S. Kasbekar and Saswati Sarkar  

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1 Pricing Games among Interconnected Microgrids Gaurav S. Kasbekar and Saswati Sarkar Abstract--We consider a scenario with multiple independent microgrids close to each other in a region that are connected to each other and to the central grid (macrogrid). In each time slot, a given microgrid may produce more

Sarkar, Saswati

333

Aalborg Universitet A Distributed Control Strategy for Coordination of an Autonomous LVDC Microgrid  

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Aalborg Universitet A Distributed Control Strategy for Coordination of an Autonomous LVDC Microgrid Strategy for Coordination of an Autonomous LVDC Microgrid Based on Power-Line Signalling. I E E E Control Strategy for Coordination of an Autonomous LVDC Microgrid Based on Power-Line Signalling Tomislav

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

334

Analysis of electric vehicle interconnection with commercial building microgrids  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The outline of this presentation is: (1) global concept of microgrid and electric vehicle (EV) modeling; (2) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM); (3) presentation summary - how does the number of EVs connected to the building change with different optimization goals (cost versus CO{sub 2}); (3) ongoing EV modeling for California: the California commercial end-use survey (CEUS) database, objective: 138 different typical building - EV connections and benefits; (4) detailed analysis for healthcare facility: optimal EV connection at a healthcare facility in southern California; and (5) conclusions. Conclusions are: (1) EV Charging/discharging pattern mainly depends on the objective of the building (cost versus CO{sub 2}); (2) performed optimization runs show that stationary batteries are more attractive than mobile storage when putting more focus on CO{sub 2} emissions. Why? Stationary storage is available 24 hours a day for energy management - more effective; (3) stationary storage will be charged by PV, mobile only marginally; (4) results will depend on the considered region and tariff - final work will show the results for 138 different buildings in nine different climate zones and three major utility service territories.

Stadler, Michael; Mendes, Goncalo; Marnay, Chris; M& #233; gel, Olivier; Lai, Judy

2011-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability-economics analysis models for photovoltaic power systems. Volume 1  

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This report describes the development of modeling techniques to characterize the reliability, availability, and maintenance costs of photovoltaic power systems. The developed models can be used by designers of PV systems in making design decisions and trade-offs to minimize life-cycle energy costs.

Stember, L.H.; Huss, W.R.; Bridgman, M.S.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in  

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). The methodology emerging from the RISMC pathway is not a conventional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA)-based one; rather, it relies on a reactor systems simulation framework in which

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Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework The Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization (RISMC) pathway is a set of activities defined under the U.S. Department of Energy Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program. The overarching objective of RISMC is to support plant life-extension decision-making by providing a state-of-knowledge characterization of safety margins in key systems, structures, and components (SSCs). The methodology emerging from the RISMC pathway is not a conventional probabilistic risk assessment (PRA)-based one; rather, it relies on a reactor systems simulation framework in which

338

Reliability-yield allocation for semiconductor integrated circuits: modeling and optimization  

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This research develops yield and reliability models for fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits and develops optimization algorithms that can be directly applied to these models. Since defects cause failures in microelectronics systems, accurate yield and reliability models considering these defects as well as optimization techniques determining efficient defect-tolerant schemes are essential in semiconductor manufacturing and nanomanufacturing to ensure manufacturability and productivity. The defect-based yield model considers various types of failures, fault-tolerant schemes such as hierarchical redundancy and error correcting code, and burn-in effects, simultaneously. The reliability model counts on carry-over single-cell failures accompanied by the failure rate of the semiconductor integrated circuits under the assumption of an error correcting code policy. The redundancy allocation problem, which seeks to ?nd an optimal allocation of redundancy that maximizes system reliability, is one of the representative problems in reliability optimization. The problem is typically formulated as a nonconvex integer nonlinear programming problem that is nonseparable and coherent. Two iterative heuristics, tree and scanning heuristics, and variants are studied to obtain local optima and a branch-and-bound algorithm is proposed to ?nd the global optimum for redundancy allocation problems. The proposed algorithms engage a multiple-search paths strategy to accelerate efficiency. Experimental results of these algorithms indicate that they are superior to the existing algorithms in terms of computation time and solution quality. An example of memory semiconductor integrated circuits is presented to show the applicability of both the yield and reliability models and the optimization algorithms to fault-tolerant semiconductor integrated circuits.

Ha, Chunghun

2004-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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DERIREC 22@Microgrid (Smart Grid Project) | Open Energy Information  

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DERIREC 22@Microgrid (Smart Grid Project) DERIREC 22@Microgrid (Smart Grid Project) Jump to: navigation, search Project Name DERIREC 22@Microgrid Country Spain Headquarters Location Barcelona, Spain Coordinates 41.387917°, 2.169919° Loading map... {"minzoom":false,"mappingservice":"googlemaps3","type":"ROADMAP","zoom":14,"types":["ROADMAP","SATELLITE","HYBRID","TERRAIN"],"geoservice":"google","maxzoom":false,"width":"600px","height":"350px","centre":false,"title":"","label":"","icon":"","visitedicon":"","lines":[],"polygons":[],"circles":[],"rectangles":[],"copycoords":false,"static":false,"wmsoverlay":"","layers":[],"controls":["pan","zoom","type","scale","streetview"],"zoomstyle":"DEFAULT","typestyle":"DEFAULT","autoinfowindows":false,"kml":[],"gkml":[],"fusiontables":[],"resizable":false,"tilt":0,"kmlrezoom":false,"poi":true,"imageoverlays":[],"markercluster":false,"searchmarkers":"","locations":[{"text":"","title":"","link":null,"lat":41.387917,"lon":2.169919,"alt":0,"address":"","icon":"","group":"","inlineLabel":"","visitedicon":""}]}

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Distributed Generation Investment by a Microgrid UnderUncertainty  

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This paper examines a California-based microgrid s decision to invest in a distributed generation (DG) unit that operates on natural gas. While the long-term natural gas generation cost is stochastic, we initially assume that the microgrid may purchase electricity at a fixed retail rate from its utility. Using the real options approach, we find natural gas generating cost thresholds that trigger DG investment. Furthermore, the consideration of operational flexibility by the microgrid accelerates DG investment, while the option to disconnect entirely from the utility is not attractive. By allowing the electricity price to be stochastic, we next determine an investment threshold boundary and find that high electricity price volatility relative to that of natural gas generating cost delays investment while simultaneously increasing the value of the investment. We conclude by using this result to find the implicit option value of the DG unit.

Siddiqui, Afzal; Marnay, Chris

2006-06-16T23:59:59.000Z

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Reliability-economics analysis models for photovoltaic power systems. Volume 2. [SOLREL  

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This report describes the development of modeling techniques to characterize the reliability, availability, and maintenance costs of photovoltaic power systems. The developed models can be used by designers of PV systems in making design decisions and trade-offs to minimize life-cycle energy costs. Three actual intermediate PV system designs were modeled as examples. The input data estimates used and the results of the analyses are presented.

Stember, L.H.; Huss, W.R.; Bridgman, M.S.

1982-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

Nondestructive Evaluation: Probabilistic Reliability Model for Thermally Aged Cast Austenitic Stainless Steel Piping  

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A probabilistic fracture mechanics (PFM) method has been developed to support the evaluation of the effects of thermal aging embrittlement on the reliability of reactor coolant cast austenitic stainless steel (CASS) piping components. The probabilistic method relies on modeling of the contributing elements of a deterministic analysis (for example, geometry, loading conditions, materials, and known degradation ...

2012-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

343

Reviewing progress in PJM's capacity market structure via the new reliability pricing model  

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The Reliability Pricing Model introduces significant changes to the capacity market structure of PJM. The main feature of the RPM design is a downward-sloping demand curve, which replaces the highly volatile vertical demand curve. The authors review the latest RPM structure, results of the auctions, and the future course of the implementation process. (author)

Sener, Adil Caner; Kimball, Stefan

2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

344

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 1 and 2: Testing and Modeling Results; Preprint  

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The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) investigates root causes of wind turbine gearbox premature failures and validates design assumptions that affect gearbox reliability using a combined testing and modeling approach. Knowledge gained from the testing and modeling of the GRC gearboxes builds an understanding of how the selected loads and events translate into internal responses of three-point mounted gearboxes. This paper presents some testing and modeling results of the GRC research during Phase 1 and 2. Non-torque loads from the rotor including shaft bending and thrust, traditionally assumed to be uncoupled with gearbox, affect gear and bearing loads and resulting gearbox responses. Bearing clearance increases bearing loads and causes cyclic loading, which could contribute to a reduced bearing life. Including flexibilities of key drivetrain subcomponents is important in order to reproduce the measured gearbox response during the tests using modeling approaches.

Keller, J.; Guo, Y.; LaCava, W.; Link, H.; McNiff, B.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Meeting Human Reliability Requirements through Human Factors Design, Testing, and Modeling  

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In the design of novel systems, it is important for the human factors engineer to work in parallel with the human reliability analyst to arrive at the safest achievable design that meets design team safety goals and certification or regulatory requirements. This paper introduces the System Development Safety Triptych, a checklist of considerations for the interplay of human factors and human reliability through design, testing, and modeling in product development. This paper also explores three phases of safe system development, corresponding to the conception, design, and implementation of a system.

R. L. Boring

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

A Note on Static Software Reliability Models by GMDH: Comparison with a Multiple Regression Model  

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This paper provides a new approach to estimate the software reliability by the data sets obtained from the upper process of software development. The approach employs the group method of data handling (GMDH) which can be considered as an extension of ... Keywords: Software reliability, GMDH, Software project data, Software quality management, Regression analysis

Mitsuhiro Kimura; Ryohei Shimada

2012-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

On-chip COMA cache-coherence protocol for microgrids of microthreaded cores  

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This paper describes an on-chip COMA cache coherency protocol to support the microthread model of concurrent program composition. The model gives a sound basis for building multi-core computers as it captures concurrency, abstracts communication and identifies resources, such as processor groups explicitly and where mapping and scheduling is performed dynamically. The result is a model where binary compatibility is guaranteed over arbitrary numbers of cores and where backward binary compatibility is also assured. We present the design of a memory system with relaxed synchronisation and consistency constraints that matches the characteristics of this model. We exploit an on-chip COMA organisation, which provides a flexible and transparent partitioning between processors and memory. This paper describes the coherency protocol and consistency model and describes work undertaken on the validation of the model and the development of a co-simulator to the Microgrid CMP emulator. 1

Li Zhang; Chris Jesshope

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrids , Zhichuan Huang  

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Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrids Ting Zhu , Zhichuan Huang , Ankur Sharma , Jikui Su § Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst ABSTRACT Renewable energy harvested from nature of renewable energy results in a mismatch between when these sources generate energy and when

Shenoy, Prashant

349

Efficient demand assignment in multi-connected microgrids  

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With the proliferation of distributed generation, an electrical load can be satisfied either by a centralized generator or by local/nearby distributed generators. Given a set of resource demands in a collection of geographically co-located microgrids ... Keywords: switching

Kirill Kogan, Sergey Nikolenko, Srinivasan Keshav, Alejandro Lopez-Ortiz

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

A BEP analysis of energy supply for sustainable urban microgrids  

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The paper shows the use of GIS and other program to identify the technical and economic feasibility of a self-sufficient community in energy supply/demand, through the integration of ICT, intelligent infrastructure (smart grid) and the economic analysis ... Keywords: BEP, BIPV, distributed generation, geographic information systems, microgrids, urban energy consumption

Pasquale Balena; Giovanna Mangialardi; Carmelo Maria Torre

2012-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Investigating Plug-in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Microgrid  

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PHEVs/PEVs have received increasing attention because of their low pollution emissions, low energy dependence, and high fuel economy. In the near future, most PHEV/PEV enabled parking decks are expected to be powered by small-scale and onsite distributed ... Keywords: Plug-in Electric Vehicle, Microgrid, Smart Grid

Mengqi Wang; Tao Jin

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Image reconstruction for two-color microgrid polarimetric imagers  

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A Fourier domain method for reconstructing passive Stokes imagery from a two-color microgrid polarization imager is presented in this paper. This new filter-based technique is designed to avoid aliased spectrum content caused by sampling in a checkerboard ...

Daniel A. LeMaster

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Multiagent System for Priority-Based Load Shedding in Microgrid  

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The electricity consumption in the world is constantly increasing, and our lives become more and more dependent on electricity. There are several new paradigms proposed in the field of power grid. In Japan, especially after the Great East Japan Earthquake ... Keywords: Smart Grid, Microgrid, Multiagent System

Takumi Kato, Hideyuki Takahashi, Kazuto Sasai, Yujin Lim, Hak-Man Kim, Gen Kitagata, Tetsuo Kinoshita

2013-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Differential energy based microgrid protection against fault conditions  

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A differential energy based fault protection in microgrid is presented in this paper. Initially the currents at the respective buses are retrieved and processed through a novel time-frequency transform known as S-transform to generate time-frequency ...

S. R. Samantaray; Geza Joos; I. Kamwa

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Thin?film conducting microgrids as transparent heat mirrors  

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A new type of transparent heat mirror for solar?energy applications has been fabricated by chemically etching a Sn?doped In2O3 film to form a transparent conducting microgrid. For square openings 2.5 ?m on a side

John C. C. Fan; Frank J. Bachner; R. A. Murphy

1976-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Hierarchical Control and Management of Virtual Microgrids for Vehicle Electrification  

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network. Keywords: Smart Grids, vehicle electrification, microgrids, control, distribution networks of electrical power generation and delivery. A Smart Grid is an intelligent and automated energy grid that renovating distribution networks should be given the priority in implementing Smart Grids. This is because

Zhang, Hongwei

357

Modeling and Analysis of Price-Responsive Loads in the Operation of Smart Grids.  

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??In this thesis, a demand elasticity model is developed and tested for the dispatch of high voltage power systems and microgrids. The price obtained from (more)

Ramos-Gaete, Felipe

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Challenges for a reliable shell model description of the neutrinoless double beta decay matrix elements  

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Assuming that the neutrinos are Majorana particles and the neutrinoless double beta (0{nu}{beta}{beta}) decay is observed, a reliable 0{nu}{beta}{beta} matrix element is necessary to decide the neutrino mass hierarchy and the minimum neutrino mass. Many nuclear structure techniques, including the shell model, are presently used to calculate these matrix elements. In the last few years one could see a slow convergence of these results, but not yet at a level of 20 several shell model effective interactions and varying other parameters, finding results in a range that spans about 20In this contribution we describe challenges for obtaining reliable shell model 0{nu}{beta}{beta} matrix elements, with emphasis to {sup 76}Ge and {sup 82}Se decays.

Horoi, Mihai [Department of Physics, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859 (United States)

2011-12-16T23:59:59.000Z

359

Advanced modeling and simulation to design and manufacture high performance and reliable advanced microelectronics and microsystems.  

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An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers having broad expertise in materials processing and properties, materials characterization, and computational mechanics was assembled to develop science-based modeling/simulation technology to design and reproducibly manufacture high performance and reliable, complex microelectronics and microsystems. The team's efforts focused on defining and developing a science-based infrastructure to enable predictive compaction, sintering, stress, and thermomechanical modeling in ''real systems'', including: (1) developing techniques to and determining materials properties and constitutive behavior required for modeling; (2) developing new, improved/updated models and modeling capabilities, (3) ensuring that models are representative of the physical phenomena being simulated; and (4) assessing existing modeling capabilities to identify advances necessary to facilitate the practical application of Sandia's predictive modeling technology.

Nettleship, Ian (University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA); Hinklin, Thomas; Holcomb, David Joseph; Tandon, Rajan; Arguello, Jose Guadalupe, Jr. (,; .); Dempsey, James Franklin; Ewsuk, Kevin Gregory; Neilsen, Michael K.; Lanagan, Michael (Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA)

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

Investigation of the Technical and Economic Feasibility of Micro-Grid Based Power Systems  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The power industry began as micro-grids, small power systems unconnected to a bulk power system. Today, because of the advent of new distributed resource technologies, better control systems, the need for improved distribution system performance, and various constraints associated with continued expansion of the traditional bulk power system, there is new interest in returning to micro-grid approaches for some applications. The new micro-grids of the 21st century can perform much better than the early 20...

2001-12-12T23:59:59.000Z

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Control method for multi-microgrid systems in smart grid environment -- Stability, optimization and smart demand participation  

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This paper presents a control strategy for microgrids in smart grid environment. A hierarchical control strategy is developed to ensure stability and to optimize operation of microgrid. Communication, control and advanced metering infrastructure of smart ...

Mohammadhassan A. Sofla; Roger King

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

362

Multi-Building Microgrids for a Distributed Energy Future in Portugal  

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typical Portuguese services buildings. Volumetric charge (/demanding HLTH+OFF multi-building RES LODG EDUC HLTH BCif adopting the ICES - multi-building microgrid concept. The

Mendes, Goncalo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

363

Value and Technology Assessment to Enhance the Business Case for the CERTS Microgrid  

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placement of distributed generation within the microgrid.inverter-based, distributed generation test bed. The projecttarget markets for distributed generation on the East and

Lasseter, Robert

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

364

Optimal Co-Design of Microgrids and Electric Vehicles: Synergies, Simplifications and the Effects of Uncertainty.  

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??The burgeoning electrification of automobiles is causing convergence of the transportation and electrical power systems. This is visible in localized micropower systems, or microgrids, that (more)

Whitefoot, John W.

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

To grate a liquid into tiny droplets by its impact on a hydrophobic microgrid  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

We report on experiments of drop impacting a hydrophobic microgrid of typical spacing a few tens of micrometers. Above a threshold in impact speed

P. Brunet; F. Lapierre; F. Zoueshtiagh; V. Thomy; A. Merlen

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

366

A Multi-Objective Production Inventory Model with Backorder for Fuzzy Random Demand Under Flexibility and Reliability  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In this paper, an Economic Production Quantity (EPQ) model is developed with flexibility and reliability consideration of production process in an imprecise and uncertain mixed environment. The model has incorporated fuzzy random demand, an imprecise ... Keywords: Flexibility, Fuzzy random variable, Imprecise preparation time, Interval arithmetic, Reliability

Nita H. Shah; Hardik Soni

2011-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

367

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 4, NO. 2, JUNE 2013 1087 Reliability Modeling and Evaluation of Power  

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IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 4, NO. 2, JUNE 2013 1087 Reliability Modeling and Evaluation, and Mirrasoul J. Mousavi, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Smart grid technologies leveraging advancements of smart grid monitoring and proposes a mathemat- ical model to assess its impact on power grid reliability

Fu, Yong

368

Panel: Microgrid Research and Field Testing IEEE PES General Meeting, 24-28 June 2007, Tampa, FL 1 In general, a microgrid can operate in both the grid-connected  

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Panel: Microgrid Research and Field Testing IEEE PES General Meeting, 24-28 June 2007, Tampa, FL 1 Abstract In general, a microgrid can operate in both the grid-connected mode and the islanded mode where the microgrid is interfaced to the main power system by a fast semiconductor switch called static switch, (SS

369

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

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Publications Publications Screenshot of the cover of an NREL report, titled Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Project Report: Findings from Phase 1 and Phase 2 testing. The NREL wind research program's Gearbox Reliability Collaborative publishes reports and presentations of its activities. General Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 3 Gearbox 2 Test Plan 2013 DOE/NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: All Members Meeting Agenda 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Phase 1 and 2: Testing and Modeling Results 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update: A Brief (Presentation) Jan 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Update (Presentation) April 2012 NREL Collaborates to Improve Wind Turbine Technology (Fact Sheet) 2012 Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Phase 1 and 2 Overview

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New Power Electronics Converter Interfacing a Hybrid Dc/Ac Microgrid M. Alibeik, E. C. dos Santos Jr.  

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New Power Electronics Converter Interfacing a Hybrid Dc/Ac Microgrid M. Alibeik, E. C. dos Santos possible to combine ac and dc subgrids to form the hybrid microgrid. The main advantage of the hybrid microgrid is that it has higher efficiency and lesser power conversion. In this work is proposed a new

Zhou, Yaoqi

371

IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 30, NO. 6, JULY 2012 1061 Decentralized Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via  

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Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Hao Liang, Student Member, IEEE, Bong) Shen, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--As essential building blocks of the future smart grid, microgrids can output, we present a heterogeneous wireless network architecture for microgrids. Low-cost short- range

Shen, Xuemin "Sherman"

372

Abstract--The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented recently. In this paper, a hierarchical scheme is  

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1 1 Abstract-- The concept of microgrid hierarchical control is presented recently. In this paper) in an islanded microgrid. Unbalance compensation is achieved by sending proper control signals to the DGs local unbalance. Index Terms--Distributed generator (DG), hierarchical control, microgrid, secondary control

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

373

Voltage Stabilization in Microgrids Using Quadratic Droop Control John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian Dorfler, Francesco Bullo  

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Voltage Stabilization in Microgrids Using Quadratic Droop Control John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian D the operation of DC/AC inverters in an inductive microgrid. We consider the problem of voltage stability correspondence with the solutions of a reduced power flow equation. For the common case of a parallel microgrid

Bullo, Francesco

374

Copyright 2013 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission from: Real-world Performance of a CERTS Microgrid in Manhattan  

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Copyright © 2013 IEEE. Reprinted, with permission from: Real-world Performance of a CERTS Microgrid to Special Section on Microgrids for Sustainable Energy: IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy microgrid technology enabled the Brevoort, a 1950's era luxury co-op tower in Greenwich Village, NY

375

Further Results on Distributed Secondary Control in Microgrids Hedi Bouattour, John W. Simpson-Porco, Florian Dorfler, and Francesco Bullo  

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Further Results on Distributed Secondary Control in Microgrids Hedi Bouattour, John W. Simpson for primary droop control and secondary control in inductive microgrids. Building on our recent work, we study the problem of set point design in primary-controlled microgrids, and provide a choice of droop coefficients

Bullo, Francesco

376

Micro-Grids for Colonias (TX)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes the results of the final implementation and testing of a hybrid micro-grid system designed for off-grid applications in underserved Colonias along the Texas/Mexico border. The project is a federally funded follow-on to a project funded by the Texas State Energy Conservation Office in 2007 that developed and demonstrated initial prototype hybrid generation systems consisting of a proprietary energy storage technology, high efficiency charging and inverting systems, photovoltaic cells, a wind turbine, and bio-diesel generators. This combination of technologies provided continuous power to dwellings that are not grid connected, with a significant savings in fuel by allowing power generation at highly efficient operating conditions. The objective of this project was to complete development of the prototype systems and to finalize and engineering design; to install and operate the systems in the intended environment, and to evaluate the technical and economic effectiveness of the systems. The objectives of this project were met. This report documents the final design that was achieved and includes the engineering design documents for the system. The system operated as designed, with the system availability limited by maintenance requirements of the diesel gensets. Overall, the system achieved a 96% availability over the operation of the three deployed systems. Capital costs of the systems were dependent upon both the size of the generation system and the scope of the distribution grid, but, in this instance, the systems averaged $0.72/kWh delivered. This cost would decrease significantly as utilization of the system increased. The system with the highest utilization achieved a capitol cost amortized value of $0.34/kWh produced. The average amortized fuel and maintenance cost was $0.48/kWh which was dependent upon the amount of maintenance required by the diesel generator. Economically, the system is difficult to justify as an alternative to grid power. However, the operational costs are reasonable if grid power is unavailable, e.g. in a remote area or in a disaster recovery situation. In fact, avoided fuel costs for the smaller of the systems in use during this project would have a payback of the capital costs of that system in 2.3 years, far short of the effective system life.

Dean Schneider; Michael Martin; Renee Berry; Charles Moyer

2012-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

377

Prospects for Microgrids in the Republic of South Africa  

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Prospects for Microgrids in the Republic of South Africa Prospects for Microgrids in the Republic of South Africa Speaker(s): S.P. Chowdhury Sunetra Chowdhury Date: October 12, 2011 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay The South African utility Eskom is the main key player for the energy business in South Africa. Eskom owns the electricity networks and most of the electricity generation, transmission and distribution leading to monopolistic energy market in the country. The South African economy is quite strong in the African Continent and the energy demand has been growing very fast in the country. Most of the current energy mix is coming from coal fired thermal power stations in addition with a small fraction from nuclear as well as open cycle gas turbine and a bit of hydro power.

378

Introduction to Distributed Generation and the CERTS Microgrid  

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Introduction to Distributed Generation and the CERTS Microgrid Introduction to Distributed Generation and the CERTS Microgrid Speaker(s): Chris Marnay Date: December 3, 2002 - 12:00pm Location: Bldg. 90 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Kristina LaCommare This is a first in a series of at least 5 seminars around the winter break to survey Distributed Energy Resources (DER) research questions and various Berkeley capabilities available to address them. The electricity industry in industrialized countries may be about to reverse a century long trend towards ever larger scale, ever more centrally controlled power systems. The emergence of technologies that are competitive at small scales, close to loads, in large part because of the opportunities created to capture waste heat and locally control power quality might signal a radical

379

Microgrids in the Evolving Electricity Generation and DeliveryInfrastructure  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The legacy paradigm for electricity service in most of the electrified world today is based on the centralized generation-transmission-distribution infrastructure that evolved under a regulated environment. More recently, a quest for effective economic investments, responsive markets, and sensitivity to the availability of resources, has led to various degrees of deregulation and unbundling of services. In this context, a new paradigm is emerging wherein electricity generation is intimately embedded with the load in microgrids. Development and decay of the familiar macrogrid is discussed. Three salient features of microgrids are examined to suggest that cohabitation of micro and macro grids is desirable, and that overall energy efficiency can be increased, while power is delivered to loads at appropriate levels of quality.

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

380

Effects of a carbon tax on microgrid combined heat and power adoption  

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load profiles default energy tariffs (in this work from theEnergy Characteristics of Microgrids Individual Members Table 2. SDG&E TariffTariff Type Season Load Period Non-coincident Demand Charge ($/kW) Coincident Demand Charge ($/kW) Energy

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A fuzzy cognitive maps-petri nets energy management system for autonomous polygeneration microgrids  

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Autonomous polygeneration microgrids (APM) are a relatively new approach in covering specific needs like power, potable water and fuel for transportation, in remote areas. This approach has been proved to be technically feasible nowadays and even present ... Keywords: APM, FCMs, FPEMS, Fuzzy cognitive maps, Microgrids, PEM, PN, PSO, Particle swarm optimization, Petri nets, Polygeneration

George Kyriakarakos; Anastasios I. Dounis; Konstantinos G. Arvanitis; George Papadakis

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

382

Toward smart microgrid with renewable energy: an overview of network design, security, and standards  

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An increasing demand for efficient and safe electricity management has motivated the development of smart grid and accelerated the technical research for smart grid. On one side, a smart microgrid has been recently given an interest as a relatively small-scale, ... Keywords: distributed energy resources (DER), network design, renewable energy, security, smart microgrid, state of the art of research and standard trend

Mihui Kim

2013-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

383

Original article: Selective compensation of voltage harmonics in grid-connected microgrids  

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In this paper, a novel approach is proposed for selective compensation of main voltage harmonics in a grid-connected microgrid. The aim of compensation is to provide a high voltage quality at the point of common coupling (PCC). PCC voltage quality is ... Keywords: Distributed generator (DG), Grid-connected, Microgrid, Voltage harmonics compensation

Mehdi Savaghebi, Juan C. Vasquez, Alireza Jalilian, Josep M. Guerrero, Tzung-Lin Lee

2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

384

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY Electric Power Micro-grids: Opportunities and Challenges  

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Recommendations for Technologies for Microgrids on the Big Island Prepared for U.S. Department Island microgrids By Sentech, Inc. Bethesda, Maryland And University of Hawaii Hawaii Natural Energy commercial product, process, or service by tradename, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does

385

Complementary Effect of Wind and Solar Energy Sources in a Microgrid  

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Complementary Effect of Wind and Solar Energy Sources in a Microgrid M. A. Barik, Student Member. Index Terms--Microgrid, renewable energy sources, reactive power mismatch, solar integration, voltage-mass energy, etc. Of them wind and solar energy is broadly used for their characteristics. This paper presents

Pota, Himanshu Roy

386

Control of Inverter-Connected Sources in Autonomous Microgrids Ian A. Hiskens Eric M. Fleming  

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into account the phase-locked loop (PLL) dynamics. An example, in which two SOFC plants provide power of a simple microgrid.1 The generators, in this case solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), are grid connected. When the circuit breaker opens, however, buses 1 to 4 form an autonomous microgrid, with the two SOFC sources

387

The Control Strategy Based on Improved Droop Method of Microgrid-Connected Inverters  

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A control strategy of inverters is proposed based on the control requirements of the distributed power sources in the microgrid, which realizes the seamless transition between the grid-connected mode and islanding mode. When the microgrid is connected ... Keywords: improved droop method, tranditional droop method, PQ control, V/f control

Sha Tian; Xiangqian Tong; Biying Ren

2010-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

388

Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami  

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Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Performance of the Sendai Microgrid During the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami Speaker(s): Keiichi Hirose Date: March 23, 2012 - 12:00pm Location: 90-3122 Seminar Host/Point of Contact: Chris Marnay This seminar provides an overview of the Sendai Microgrid, and outlines its behavior during the earthquake and its aftermath. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake of unprecedented violence occurred in the Tohoku region, along Japan's Pacific Coast. The extremely intense vibrations severely damaged electric utility facilities, and the subsequent tsunami washed away many coastal towns and villages. The Sendai Microgrid at Tohoku Fukushi University, located northwest of downtown Sendai, had been built and demonstrated over the four years beginning in 2005. The Microgrid was

389

Reliability of Current Biokinetic and Dosimetric Models for Radionuclides: A Pilot Study  

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This report describes the results of a pilot study of the reliability of the biokinetic and dosimetric models currently used by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) as predictors of dose per unit internal or external exposure to radionuclides. The study examines the feasibility of critically evaluating the accuracy of these models for a comprehensive set of radionuclides of concern to the NRC. Each critical evaluation would include: identification of discrepancies between the models and current databases; characterization of uncertainties in model predictions of dose per unit intake or unit external exposure; characterization of variability in dose per unit intake or unit external exposure; and evaluation of prospects for development of more accurate models. Uncertainty refers here to the level of knowledge of a central value for a population, and variability refers to quantitative differences between different members of a population. This pilot study provides a critical assessment of models for selected radionuclides representing different levels of knowledge of dose per unit exposure. The main conclusions of this study are as follows: (1) To optimize the use of available NRC resources, the full study should focus on radionuclides most frequently encountered in the workplace or environment. A list of 50 radionuclides is proposed. (2) The reliability of a dose coefficient for inhalation or ingestion of a radionuclide (i.e., an estimate of dose per unit intake) may depend strongly on the specific application. Multiple characterizations of the uncertainty in a dose coefficient for inhalation or ingestion of a radionuclide may be needed for different forms of the radionuclide and different levels of information of that form available to the dose analyst. (3) A meaningful characterization of variability in dose per unit intake of a radionuclide requires detailed information on the biokinetics of the radionuclide and hence is not feasible for many infrequently studied radionuclides. (4) The biokinetics of a radionuclide in the human body typically represents the greatest source of uncertainty or variability in dose per unit intake. (5) Characterization of uncertainty in dose per unit exposure is generally a more straightforward problem for external exposure than for intake of a radionuclide. (6) For many radionuclides the most important outcome of a large-scale critical evaluation of databases and biokinetic models for radionuclides is expected to be the improvement of current models. Many of the current models do not fully or accurately reflect available radiobiological or physiological information, either because the models are outdated or because they were based on selective or uncritical use of data or inadequate model structures. In such cases the models should be replaced with physiologically realistic models that incorporate a wider spectrum of information.

Leggett, Richard Wayne [ORNL; Eckerman, Keith F [ORNL; Meck, Robert A. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

2008-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

390

RELY: A reliability modeling system for analysis of sodium-sulfur battery configurations  

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In support of the Office of Energy Storage and Distribution of the US Department of Energy (DOE), Pacific Northwest Laboratory has produced a microcomputer-based software package, called RELY, to assess the impact of sodium-sulfur cell reliability on constant current discharge battery performance. The Fortran-based software operates on IBM microcomputers and IBM-compatibles that have a minimum of 512K of internal memory. The software package has three models that provide the following: (1) a description of the failure distribution parameters used to model cell failure, (2) a Monte Carlo simulation of battery life, and (3) a detailed discharge model for a user-specified battery discharge cycle. 6 refs., 31 figs., 4 tabs.

Hostick, C.J.; Huber, H.D.; Doggett, W.H.; Dirks, J.A.; Dovey, J.F.; Grinde, R.B.; Littlefield, J.S.; Cuta, F.M.

1987-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

Building reliability growth model using sequential experiments and the Bayesian theorem for small datasets  

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Early in the process of developing a new product, on hand data is usually scarce and it is hard to assess product reliability. Many previous studies thus assume prior product failure distribution in the area of reliability estimation. However, when real ... Keywords: Bayesian method, Reliability assessment, Reliability growth, Small data

Der-Chiang Li; Fengming M. Chang; Kuei-Ching Chen

2010-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

392

Physics-Based Stress Corrosion Cracking Component Reliability Model cast in an R7-Compatible Cumulative Damage Framework  

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This is a working report drafted under the Risk-Informed Safety Margin Characterization pathway of the Light Water Reactor Sustainability Program, describing statistical models of passives component reliabilities.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Lowry, Peter P.; Layton, Robert F.; Toloczko, Mychailo B.; Johnson, Kenneth I.; Sanborn, Scott E.

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

393

A Markov Model for Assessing the Reliability of a Digital Feedwater Control System  

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A Markov approach has been selected to represent and quantify the reliability model of a digital feedwater control system (DFWCS). The system state, i.e., whether a system fails or not, is determined by the status of the components that can be characterized by component failure modes. Starting from the system state that has no component failure, possible transitions out of it are all failure modes of all components in the system. Each additional component failure mode will formulate a different system state that may or may not be a system failure state. The Markov transition diagram is developed by strictly following the sequences of component failures (i.e., failure sequences) because the different orders of the same set of failures may affect the system in completely different ways. The formulation and quantification of the Markov model, together with the proposed FMEA (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) approach, and the development of the supporting automated FMEA tool are considered the three major elements of a generic conceptual framework under which the reliability of digital systems can be assessed.

Chu,T.L.; Yue, M.; Martinez-Guridi, G.; Lehner, J.

2009-02-11T23:59:59.000Z

394

Science-Based Simulation Model of Human Performance for Human Reliability Analysis  

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Human reliability analysis (HRA), a component of an integrated probabilistic risk assessment (PRA), is the means by which the human contribution to risk is assessed, both qualitatively and quantitatively. However, among the literally dozens of HRA methods that have been developed, most cannot fully model and quantify the types of errors that occurred at Three Mile Island. Furthermore, all of the methods lack a solid empirical basis, relying heavily on expert judgment or empirical results derived in non-reactor domains. Finally, all of the methods are essentially static, and are thus unable to capture the dynamics of an accident in progress. The objective of this work is to begin exploring a dynamic simulation approach to HRA, one whose models have a basis in psychological theories of human performance, and whose quantitative estimates have an empirical basis. This paper highlights a plan to formalize collaboration among the Idaho National Laboratory (INL), the University of Maryland, and The Ohio State University (OSU) to continue development of a simulation model initially formulated at the University of Maryland. Initial work will focus on enhancing the underlying human performance models with the most recent psychological research, and on planning follow-on studies to establish an empirical basis for the model, based on simulator experiments to be carried out at the INL and at the OSU.

Dana L. Kelly; Ronald L. Boring; Ali Mosleh; Carol Smidts

2011-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

395

P.: Quick simulation methods for estimating the unreliability of regenerative models of large highly reliable systems  

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We investigate fast simulation techniques for estimating the unreliability in large Markovian models of highly reliable systems for which analytical0numerical techniques are difficult to apply+ We first show mathematically that for small time horizons, the relative simulation error, when using the importance sampling techniques of failure biasing and forcing, remains bounded as component failure rates tend to zero+ This is in contrast to naive simulation where the relative error tends to infinity+ For large time horizons where these techniques are not efficient, we use the approach of first bounding the unreliability in terms of regenerative-cycle-based measures and then estimating the regenerative-cycle-based measures using importance sampling; the latter can be done very efficiently+ We first use bounds developed in the literature for the asymptotic distribution of the time to hitting a rare set in regenerative systems+ However, these bounds are close to the unreliability only for a certain range of time horizons+ We develop new bounds that make use of the special structure of the systems that we consider and are close to the unreliability for a much wider range of time horizons+ These techniques extend to non-Markovian, highly reliable systems as long as the regenerative structure is preserved+ 2004 Cambridge University Press 0269-9648004 $16+00 339340 M. K. Nakayama and P. Shahabuddin 1.

Marvin K. Nakayama; Perwez Shahabuddin

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

396

2000, HCS Research Lab. All Rights Reserved. Reliability Modeling of SCI Ring-Based Topologies  

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the Handbook for Reliability Prediction of Electronic Equipment (MIL-HDBK-217F) [23]. These reliabilities-11, March 2000. 22. K. Kibria, Interconnect Systems Solution, http://www.iss-us.com/LincCore.htm 23. MIL-HDBK

George, Alan D.

397

System reliability prediction model based on evidential reasoning algorithm with nonlinear optimization  

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In this paper, a novel reliability prediction technique based on the evidential reasoning (ER) algorithm is developed and applied to forecast reliability in turbocharger engine systems. The focus of this study is to examine the feasibility and validity ... Keywords: Evidential reasoning, Forecasting, Nonlinear optimization, Reliability

Chang-Hua Hu; Xiao-Sheng Si; Jian-Bo Yang

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

398

Load Response Fundamentally Matches Power System Reliability Requirements  

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Responsive load is the most underutilized reliability resource available to the power system. Loads are frequently barred from providing the highest value and most critical reliability services; regulation and spinning reserve. Advances in communications and control technology now make it possible for some loads to provide both of these services. The limited storage incorporated in some loads better matches their response capabilities to the fast reliability-service markets than to the hourly energy markets. Responsive loads are frequently significantly faster and more accurate than generators, increasing power system reliability. Incorporating fast load response into microgrids further extends the reliability response capabilities that can be offered to the interconnected power system. The paper discusses the desired reliability responses, why this matches some loads' capabilities, what the advantages are for the power system, implications for communications and monitoring requirements, and how this resource can be exploited.

Kirby, Brendan J [ORNL

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

399

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

400

A Green Prison: The Santa Rita Jail Campus Microgrid  

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and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

Marnay, Chris

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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401

Reconsideration of Software Reliability Measurements  

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In this paper, we discuss the major weaknesses of the software reliability measurements currently used and propose a new model of software reliability estimation. For the time being, the software reliability models are employed far from ubiquitous. As ...

Shiyi Xu

2007-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

402

Chronological Reliability Model Incorporating Wind Forecasts to Assess Wind Plant Reserve Allocation: Preprint  

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Over the past several years, there has been considerable development and application of wind forecasting models. The main purpose of these models is to provide grid operators with the best information available so that conventional power generators can be scheduled as efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible. One of the important ancillary services is reserves, which involves scheduling additional capacity to guard against shortfalls. In a recent paper, Strbac and Kirschen[1] proposed a method to allocate the reserve burden to generators. Although Milligan adapted this technique to wind plants[2], neither of these papers accounts for the wind forecast in the reliability calculation. That omission is rectified here. For the system studied in this paper, we found that a reserve allocation scheme using 1-hour forecasts results in a small allocation of system reserve relative to the rated capacity of the wind power plant. This reserve allocation is even smaller when geographically dispersed wind sites are used instead of a large single site.

Milligan, M. R.

2002-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

403

Hardware Development of a Laboratory-Scale Microgrid Phase 2: Operation and Control of a Two-Inverter Microgrid  

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This report summarizes the activities of the second year of a three-year project to develop control software for microsource distributed generation systems. In this phase, a laboratory-scale microgrid was expanded to include: (1) Two emulated distributed resources; (2) Static switchgear to allow rapid disconnection and reconnection; (3) Electronic synchronizing circuitry to enable transient-free grid interconnection; (4) Control software for dynamically varying the frequency and voltage controller structures; and (5) Power measurement instrumentation for capturing transient waveforms at the interconnect during switching events.

Illindala, M. S.; Piagi, P.; Zhang, H.; Venkataramanan, G.; Lasseter, R. H.

2004-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Storage Viability and Optimization Web Service  

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Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study ofBerkeley Lab, Berkeley, CA, USA Microgrid Symposium. Held atfor a building or microgrid. Definitions of a microgrid can

Stadler, Michael

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

405

2012 SG Peer Review - Smart Inverter Controls and Microgrid Interoperation at DECC - Tom Rizy, ORNL  

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g g Peer Review Meeting Smart Inverter Controls & Microgrid Interoperation at the Distributed Energy Communications & Controls (DECC) Lab ( ) D. Tom Rizy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) June 7 th 2012 June 7 th , 2012 Smart Inverter (SI) Controls and Microgrid (MG) Interoperation Microgrid (MG) Interoperation Objectives * D l d SI l f l i l DECC Microgrid * Develop and test SI controls for multiple renewable/nonrenewable DER. * Develop MG controls and communication requirements for high penetration DER. * I l t MG t DECC L b Technical Scope * Implement MG at DECC Lab. * Transfer technology to industry. Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY12 FY13 Out- Technical Scope * Develop advanced smart inverter control consisting of local droop (P-f, Q-V) control integrated with secondary closed

406

A Framework for the Evaluation of the Cost and Benefits of Microgrids  

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wind energy due in part to the good availability of wind[25],[26].The benefitbenefits to a variety of stakeholders. KEYWORDS Distributed Generation, Distribution Planning, Microgrids, Wind Energy

Morris, Greg Young

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

2012 SG Peer Review - CERTS Microgrid Test Bed - Joe Eto, LBNL  

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Peer Peer Review Meeting Peer Review Meeting The CERTS Microgrid Test Bed g Joe Eto Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 7 June 2012 The CERTS Microgrid Test Bed Objective To lower the cost and improve the performance of clusters of smaller distributed energy resources and loads when operated in an integrated manner when operated in an integrated manner, i.e., as microgrids Life-cycle Funding Summary ($K) Prior to FY12, FY13, Out-year(s) Technical Scope The CERTS Microgrid Test Bed is being expanded through the addition of new hardware elements: 1) a CERTS- compatible conventional synchronous generator ; 2) an FY 12 , authorized , requested y ( ) 2500K 1000K 1000K 2500K energy management system relying on software as a service (SaaS) for dispatch; 3) a commercially available, stand-alone

408

Toward data-driven demand-response optimization in a campus microgrid  

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We describe and demonstrate a prototype software architecture to support data-driven demand response optimization (DR) in the USC campus microgrid, as part of the Los Angeles Smart Grid Demonstration Project. The architecture includes a semantic ...

Yogesh Simmhan; Viktor Prasanna; Saima Aman; Sreedhar Natarajan; Wei Yin; Qunzhi Zhou

2011-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

409

Magnetic anisotropy in a permalloy microgrid fabricated by near-field optical lithography  

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We report the fabrication and magnetic properties of permalloy microgrids prepared by near-field optical lithography and characterized using high-sensitivity magneto-optical Kerr effect techniques. A fourfold magnetic anisotropy induced by the grid architecture is identified.

S. P. Li; A. Lebib; D. Peyrade; M. Natali; Y. Chen; W. S. Lew; J. A. C. Bland

2001-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

410

CERTS customer adoption model  

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while the emergence of microgrids represents the second.Microgrids will develop their own independent operationallayer, and between microgrids, given its own requirements.

Rubio, F. Javier; Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Marnay, Chris; Hamachi, Kristina S.

2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

411

Integration& Operation of a Microgrid at Santa Rita Jail  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Santa Rita Jail is a 4,500 inmate facility located in Dublin CA, approximately 40 miles (65 km) east of San Francisco. Over the past decade, a series of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) installations and efficiency measures have been undertaken to transform the 3MW facility into a"Green Jail". These include a 1.2MW rated rooftop PV system installed in 2002, a 1MW molten carbonate fuel cell with CHP, and retrofits to lighting and HVAC systems to reduce peak loads. With the upcoming installation of a large-scale battery and fast static disconnect switch, Santa Rita Jail will become a true microgrid, with full CERTS Microgrid functionality. Consequently, the jail will be able to seamlessly disconnect from the grid and operate as an island in the event of a disturbance, reconnecting again once the disturbance has dissipated. The extent to which that jail is capable of islanding is principally dependant on the energy capacity of the battery-one focus of this investigation. Also presented here are overviews of the DER currently installed at the jail, as well as the value it provides by offsetting the purchase of electricity under the current Pacific Gas& Electric (PG&E) tariff.

Chevron Energy Solutions; Alameda County; DeForest, Nicholas; Lai, Judy; Stadler, Michael; Mendes, Goncalo; Marnay, Chris; Donadee, Jon

2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

412

The comparison of three photovoltaic system designs using the photovoltaic reliability and performance model (PV-RPM).  

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Most photovoltaic (PV) performance models currently available are designed to use irradiance and weather data and predict PV system output using a module or array performance model and an inverter model. While these models can give accurate results, they do so for an idealized system. That is, a system that does not experience component failures or outages. We have developed the Photovoltaic Reliability and Performance Model (PV-RPM) to more accurately model these PV systems by including a reliability component that simulates failures and repairs of the components of the system, as well as allow for the disruption of the system by external events such as lightning or grid disturbances. In addition, a financial component has also been included to help assess the profitability of a PV system.

Miller, Steven P.; Granata, Jennifer E.; Stein, Joshua S.

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

413

Compatibility Tests for Dissimilar Types of Distributed Generation Powering a Microgrid  

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Microgrids are small power systems that can operate independently of the bulk power system. They are composed of one or more distributed resources (DR) and electrical loads that are interconnected by a distribution system. Most of today's microgrids are fairly simple in design, consisting of a single generator supplying a dedicated load or of multiple identical generating units ganged to operate much like a single unit. This report addresses technical issues involved when dissimilar generators are used.

2003-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

414

Building model analysis applications with the Joint Universal Parameter IdenTification and Evaluation of Reliability (JUPITER) API  

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The open-source, public domain JUPITER (Joint Universal Parameter IdenTification and Evaluation of Reliability) API (Application Programming Interface) provides conventions and Fortran-90 modules to develop applications (computer programs) for analyzing ... Keywords: Calibration, Model discrimination, Optimization, Sensitivity, Uncertainty

Edward R. Banta; Mary C. Hill; Eileen Poeter; John E. Doherty; Justin Babendreier

2008-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

415

Panel on Microgrids Systems International Conference on System of Systems Engineering, April 16-18, 2007 San Antonio Abstract--Application of individual distributed generators can  

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, isolating the microgrid's load from the disturbance (and thereby maintaining high level of service) withoutArnold Schwarzenegger Governor CERTS MICROGRID LABORATORY TEST BED Test Plan Section 6.0 Microgrid Test Bed System Checkout (Static Switch) Prepared For: California Energy Commission Public Interest

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286 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, VOL. 1, NO. 3, DECEMBER 2010 Short-Term Load Forecast of Microgrids by a New  

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of Microgrids by a New Bilevel Prediction Strategy Nima Amjady, Senior Member, IEEE, Farshid Keynia, Member, IEEE, and Hamidreza Zareipour, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Microgrids are a rapidly growing sector. In the operation of a microgrid, forecasting the short-term load is an important task. With a more accurate short

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Mitigation of Voltage and Current Harmonics in Grid-Connected Microgrids Savaghebi, Mehdi; Guerro, Josep M.; Jalilian, Alireza ; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez  

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Mitigation of Voltage and Current Harmonics in Grid-Connected Microgrids Savaghebi, Mehdi; Guerro-Connected Microgrids. In Proceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE), 2012;Mitigation of Voltage and Current Harmonics in Grid-Connected Microgrids Mehdi Savaghebi1 , Josep M. Guerrero

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

418

IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. XX, NO. XX, MONTH 20XX 1 Decentralized Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via  

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Economic Dispatch in Microgrids via Heterogeneous Wireless Networks Hao Liang, Student Member, IEEE, Bong) Shen, Fellow, IEEE Abstract--As essential building blocks of the future smart grid, microgrids can output, we propose a heterogeneous wireless network architecture for microgrids. Low-cost short- range

Zhuang, Weihua

419

A study on software reliability prediction models using soft computing techniques  

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Accurate software reliability prediction can not only enable developers to improve the quality of software but also provide useful information to help them for planning valuable resources. In this paper, we examine an analytical perspective of software ...

Pradeep Kumar; Yogesh Singh

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Package and board level reliability modeling of advanced CSP pakages for telecommunication applications.  

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??Market for telecommunication products (e.g., mobile phones) is very competitive, demanding products which are more reliable, higher performance, lighter, smaller, cheaper, and shorter time-to-market. These (more)

Tee, Tong Yan.

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Generalized beta prior models on fraction defective in reliability test planning  

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In many reliability analyses, the probability of obtaining a defective unit in a production process should not be considered constant even though the process is stable and in control. Engineering experience or previous data of similar or related products ... Keywords: 62N03, 62N05, Average producer and consumer risks, Generalized beta distribution, Maximum entropy prior, Quantiles, Reliability demonstration sampling plan, Shifted exponential distribution

Arturo J. Fernndez; Carlos J. Prez-Gonzlez

2012-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Electricity Reliability  

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lines and bar graph Electricity Reliability The Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) conducts research, develops, and disseminates new methods, tools,...

423

Power electronics reliability analysis.  

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This report provides the DOE and industry with a general process for analyzing power electronics reliability. The analysis can help with understanding the main causes of failures, downtime, and cost and how to reduce them. One approach is to collect field maintenance data and use it directly to calculate reliability metrics related to each cause. Another approach is to model the functional structure of the equipment using a fault tree to derive system reliability from component reliability. Analysis of a fictitious device demonstrates the latter process. Optimization can use the resulting baseline model to decide how to improve reliability and/or lower costs. It is recommended that both electric utilities and equipment manufacturers make provisions to collect and share data in order to lay the groundwork for improving reliability into the future. Reliability analysis helps guide reliability improvements in hardware and software technology including condition monitoring and prognostics and health management.

Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley

2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Microsoft PowerPoint - DOD Microgrid 102513 SHORT.pptx  

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Success Stories in DOE's Success Stories in DOE's ARRA Smart Grid Program Steve Bossart, Senior Energy Analyst Smart Grids & Microgrids for Government & Military Symposium October 24-25, 2013, Arlington, VA ‹#› Topics * OE ARRA Smart Grid Program * OE ARRA Smart Grid Progress * Case Studies/Success Stories * Life After ARRA Smart Grid ‹#› DOE OE ARRA Smart Grid Program ‹#› American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ($4.5B) * Smart Grid Investment Grants (99 projects) - $3.4 billion Federal; $4.7 billion private sector - > 800 PMUs covering almost 100% of transmission - ~ 8000 distribution automation circuits - > 15 million smart meters * Smart Grid Demonstration Projects (32 projects) - $685 million Federal; $1 billion private sector - 16 storage projects - 16 regional demonstrations

425

Design and Performance of Solar Decathlon 2011 High-Penetration Microgrid: Preprint  

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The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The Solar Decathlon 2011 was held in Washington, D.C., from September 23 to October 2, 2011 . A high-penetration microgrid was designed, installed, and operated for the Solar Decathlon 2011 to grid-connect 19 highly energy-efficient, solar-powered competition houses to a single utility connection point. The capacity penetration of this microgrid (defined as maximum PV generation divided by maximum system load over a two-week period) was 74% based on 1-minute averaged data. Temporary, ground-laid conductors and electrical distribution equipment were installed to grid-connect the Solar Decathlon village, which included the houses as well as other electrical loads used by the event organizers. While 16 of the houses were connected to the 60 Hz microgrid, three houses from Belgium, China, and New Zealand were supplied with 50 Hz power. The design of the microgrid, including the connection of the houses powered by 50 Hz and a standby diesel generator, is discussed in this paper. In addition to the utility-supplied net energy meters at each house, a microgrid monitoring system was installed to measure and record energy consumption and PV energy production at 1-second intervals at each house. Bidirectional electronic voltage regulators were installed for groups of competition houses, which held the service voltage at each house to acceptable levels. The design and successful performance of this high-penetration microgrid is presented from the house, microgrid operator, and utility perspectives.

Stafford, B.; Coddington, M.; Butt, R.; Solomon, S.; Wiegand, G.; Wagner, C.; Gonzalez, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Modeling the impact of RTS on the reliability of ring oscillators  

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In this work we studied the effects of carrier capture and emission by traps located at the silicon and silicon dioxide interface, called RTS (Random Telegraph Signal). A brief theoretical study of the physics behind carrier capture and emission and ... Keywords: interface traps, jitter, noise, random telegraph signal (RTS), reliability, ring oscillator, variability

Maurcio Banaszeski da Silva; Gilson Wirth

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

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he focuses on distributed generation investment underscheduling of distributed generation, real options analysisPlanning for Distributed Generation in a Competitive

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

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its end-use energy loads, energy tariff structures and fuelEnergy costs are calculated using a detailed representation of utility tariff

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Added Value of Reliability to a Microgrid: Simulations of Three California Buildings  

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are chosen, but an absorption chiller is installed, largelythe installation of an absorption chiller fired with NG,

Marnay, Chris

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

DEGRADATION SUSCEPTIBILITY METRICS AS THE BASES FOR BAYESIAN RELIABILITY MODELS OF AGING PASSIVE COMPONENTS AND LONG-TERM REACTOR RISK  

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Conventional probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) are not well-suited to addressing long-term reactor operations. Since passive structures, systems and components are among those for which refurbishment or replacement can be least practical, they might be expected to contribute increasingly to risk in an aging plant. Yet, passives receive limited treatment in PRAs. Furthermore, PRAs produce only snapshots of risk based on the assumption of time-independent component failure rates. This assumption is unlikely to be valid in aging systems. The treatment of aging passive components in PRA does present challenges. First, service data required to quantify component reliability models are sparse, and this problem is exacerbated by the greater data demands of age-dependent reliability models. A compounding factor is that there can be numerous potential degradation mechanisms associated with the materials, design, and operating environment of a given component. This deepens the data problem since the risk-informed management of materials degradation and component aging will demand an understanding of the long-term risk significance of individual degradation mechanisms. In this paper we describe a Bayesian methodology that integrates the metrics of materials degradation susceptibility being developed under the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Proactive Management of Materials of Degradation Program with available plant service data to estimate age-dependent passive component reliabilities. Integration of these models into conventional PRA will provide a basis for materials degradation management informed by the predicted long-term operational risk.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Lowry, Peter P.; Toyooka, Michael Y.; Ford, Benjamin E.

2011-07-17T23:59:59.000Z

431

Analysis of electric vehicle interconnection with commercial building microgrids  

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Presented at the UCLA Smart Grid Thought Leadership Forumand Energy Reliabilitys Smart Grids Program in the U.S.

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Game Theoretic Approach for Elastic and Inelastic Demand Management in Microgrid  

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Smart grid, which consists of many small microgrids, leads to a more stable and secure grid. In this paper, we proposed a game theoretic approach using a novel combinational pricing signal for the demand side management in a microgrid. We classified the appliance in a smart grid into appliance with elastic energy demand and appliance with inelastic appliance. We use game-theoretic approach to analyze the interaction between the microgrid operator and end users as well as among end users themself. We formulate the problem as a single leader, multiple followers Stackelberg game. An unique Stackelberg-Nash equilibrium is derived under two-fold pricing at first and then extended to case of uniform pricing scheme. 1

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2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Distributed energy resources in practice: A case study analysis and validation of LBNL's customer adoption model  

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for analysis of microgrids, or small semi-autonomousdecisions of hypothetical microgrids offer insight into the

Bailey, Owen; Creighton, Charles; Firestone, Ryan; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael

2003-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Progressive Dynamical Drive Train Modeling as Part of NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Gearbox Reliabiity Collaborative seeks to integrate several numerical models into the wind turbine drive train design process. This paper describes these models.

Oyague, F.

2008-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Progressive Dynamical Drive Train Modeling as Part of NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (Poster)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Gearbox Reliabiity Collaborative seeks to integrate several numerical models into the wind turbine drive train design process. This paper decribes these models.

Oyague, F.

2008-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Natural Circulation in Water Cooled Nuclear Power Plants Phenomena, models, and methodology for system reliability assessments  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In recent years it has been recognized that the application of passive safety systems (i.e., those whose operation takes advantage of natural forces such as convection and gravity), can contribute to simplification and potentially to improved economics of new nuclear power plant designs. In 1991 the IAEA Conference on ''The Safety of Nuclear Power: Strategy for the Future'' noted that for new plants the use of passive safety features is a desirable method of achieving simplification and increasing the reliability of the performance of essential safety functions, and should be used wherever appropriate''.

Jose Reyes

2005-02-14T23:59:59.000Z

437

Variability management of safety and reliability models: an intermediate model towards systematic reuse of component fault trees  

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Reuse of fault trees helps in reducing costs and effort when conducting Fault Tree Analyses (FTAs) for a set of similar systems. Some approaches have been proposed for the systematic reuse of fault trees along with the development of a product line of ... Keywords: component fault trees, fault tree analysis, product line engineering, safety and reliability, variability management

Carolina Gmez; Peter Liggesmeyer; Ariane Sutor

2010-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

438

RELIABILITY MODELS OF AGING PASSIVE COMPONENTS INFORMED BY MATERIALS DEGRADATION METRICS TO SUPPORT LONG-TERM REACTOR OPERATIONS  

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Paper describes a methodology for the synthesis of nuclear power plant service data with expert-elicited materials degradation information to estimate the future failure rates of passive components. This method should be an important resource to long-term plant operations and reactor life extension. Conventional probabilistic risk assessments (PRAs) are not well suited to addressing long-term reactor operations. Since passive structures and components are among those for which replacement can be least practical, they might be expected to contribute increasingly to risk in an aging plant; yet, passives receive limited treatment in PRAs. Furthermore, PRAs produce only snapshots of risk based on the assumption of time-independent component failure rates. This assumption is unlikely to be valid in aging systems. The treatment of aging passive components in PRA presents challenges. Service data to quantify component reliability models are sparse, and this is exacerbated by the greater data demands of age-dependent reliability models. Another factor is that there can be numerous potential degradation mechanisms associated with the materials and operating environment of a given component. This deepens the data problem since risk-informed management of component aging will demand an understanding of the long-term risk significance of individual degradation mechanisms. In this paper we describe a Bayesian methodology that integrates metrics of materials degradation susceptibility with available plant service data to estimate age-dependent passive component reliabilities. Integration of these models into conventional PRA will provide a basis for materials degradation management informed by predicted long-term operational risk.

Unwin, Stephen D.; Lowry, Peter P.; Toyooka, Michael Y.

2012-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Demands placed on waste package performance testing and modeling by some general results on reliability analysis  

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Waste packages for a US nuclear waste repository are required to provide reasonable assurance of maintaining substantially complete containment of radionuclides for 300 to 1000 years after closure. The waiting time to failure for complex failure processes affecting engineered or manufactured systems is often found to be an exponentially-distributed random variable. Assuming that this simple distribution can be used to describe the behavior of a hypothetical single barrier waste package, calculations presented in this paper show that the mean time to failure (the only parameter needed to completely specify an exponential distribution) would have to be more than 10{sub 7} years in order to provide reasonable assurance of meeting this requirement. With two independent barriers, each would need to have a mean time to failure of only 10{sup 5} years to provide the same reliability. Other examples illustrate how multiple barriers can provide a strategy for not only achieving but demonstrating regulatory compliance.

Chesnut, D.A.

1991-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability...  

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American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses...

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CKow -- A More Transparent and Reliable Model for Chemical Transfer to Meat and Milk  

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JRC) Ispra: Italy, 2003. RTI Methodology for predictingbiotransfer factors; RTI Project Number 08860.002.015,regression (hereafter called RTI model) which is recommended

Rosenbaum, Ralph K.

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Electricity Reliability  

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and reliability of the energy infrastructure, and facilitating recovery from disruptions to energy supply. MajorElectricity Delivery and Energy Reliability High Temperature Superconductivity (HTS) Visualization on the nation's energy delivery system Superconductors are important to meeting the nation's energy needs

443

Connectivity and Bidirectional Energy Transfer in DC Microgrid Featuring Different Voltage Characteristics  

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In this paper, the connectivity issues related to linking two DC buses featuring different voltage characteristics, in terms of voltage level and ripple, in a DC micro grid are identified, analyzed and discussed. A controlled DC-DC converter was used ... Keywords: Bidirectional energy transfer, buck-boost converter, DC distribution systems, DC microgrids, voltage ripple

Mustafa Farhadi, Ahmed Mohamed, Osama Mohammed

2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

444

Magnetic anisotropy in a permalloy microgrid fabricated by near-field optical lithography  

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We report the fabrication and magnetic properties of permalloy microgrids prepared by near-field optical lithography and characterized using high-sensitivity magneto-optical Kerr effect techniques. A fourfold magnetic anisotropy induced by the grid architecture is identified. {copyright} 2001 American Institute of Physics.

Li, S. P.; Lebib, A.; Peyrade, D.; Natali, M.; Chen, Y.; Lew, W. S.; Bland, J. A. C.

2001-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

445

The CERTS Microgrid and the Future of the Chris Marnay and Owen C. Bailey  

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LBNL-55281 The CERTS Microgrid and the Future of the Macrogrid Chris Marnay and Owen C. Bailey contract DE-AC03-76SF00098, and by the California Energy Commission Public Interest Energy Research Program not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service

446

A Holonic Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Smart Micro-Grid  

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A Holonic Control Architecture for a Heterogeneous Multi-Objective Smart Micro-Grid Sylvain Frey--Designing the control infrastructure of future "smart" power grids is a challenging task. Such grids will integrate scales. Smart grids will need to control these in order to attain global objectives at the macro

Diaconescu, Ada

447

Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Ag microgrid connected Ti O 2 nanocrystalline films  

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One reason for the high degree of photogenerated carrier recombination was found to be the charge accumulation caused by the uneven reaction area on the photocatalyst surface. The authors connected Ti O 2 nanoparticles with conducting Ag microgrid. Obvious photocatalytic activity improvement (81%) over the pure Ti O 2 was observed

Feng Pan; Junying Zhang; Weiwei Zhang; Tianmin Wang; Chao Cai

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

448

An Architecture of MicroGrid Based on Role on Autonomous Decentralized System  

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This paper presents a conceptual architecture for Micro Grid. The approach utilizes the strategy of control and coordination from Role Autonomous Decentralized System (RoADS) for autonomous operation of a Micro Grid. This architecture aims to optimize ... Keywords: MicroGrid, Role, Role Autonomous Decentralized System (RoADS), Role Field, Data Field Dual-driven Architecture (RDDA), Coordination, EMS

Peng Li; Tianhu Ma; Yongdong Tan

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

449

Multi Agent System based fault location and isolation in a smart microgrid system  

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In this paper, a Multi Agent System (MAS) based on sequence current magnitudes and current direction is proposed for fault location and isolation in a smart microgrid system. Each of the fault types has a different impact on the sequence current components, ...

Seetaram Alwala; Ali Feliachi; M. A. Choudhry

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

450

A Secure Energy Routing Mechanism for Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrid  

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A Secure Energy Routing Mechanism for Sharing Renewable Energy in Smart Microgrid Ting Zhu Sheng and wind turbines on every house sharing renewable energy among houses. How to efficiently and optimally share energy is a challenging problem. In order to efficiently share renewable energy, routing protocols

Massachusetts at Amherst, University of

451

TOWARDS RELIABLE STOCHASTIC DATA-DRIVEN MODELS APPLIED TO THE ENERGY SAVING IN  

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layers as per the intrinsic nature of the signals to be modeled. We also envision room-level systems able through state-based models. The third case concerns the season prediction using building data, building. Systems like heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) represent the major source of consumption

Recanati, Catherine

452

Distributed energy resources customer adoption modeling with combined heat and power applications  

SciTech Connect

In this report, an economic model of customer adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) is developed. It covers progress on the DER project for the California Energy Commission (CEC) at Berkeley Lab during the period July 2001 through Dec 2002 in the Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) Distributed Energy Resources Integration (DERI) project. CERTS has developed a specific paradigm of distributed energy deployment, the CERTS Microgrid (as described in Lasseter et al. 2002). The primary goal of CERTS distributed generation research is to solve the technical problems required to make the CERTS Microgrid a viable technology, and Berkeley Lab's contribution is to direct the technical research proceeding at CERTS partner sites towards the most productive engineering problems. The work reported herein is somewhat more widely applicable, so it will be described within the context of a generic microgrid (mGrid). Current work focuses on the implementation of combined heat and power (CHP) capability. A mGrid as generically defined for this work is a semiautonomous grouping of generating sources and end-use electrical loads and heat sinks that share heat and power. Equipment is clustered and operated for the benefit of its owners. Although it can function independently of the traditional power system, or macrogrid, the mGrid is usually interconnected and exchanges energy and possibly ancillary services with the macrogrid. In contrast to the traditional centralized paradigm, the design, implementation, operation, and expansion of the mGrid is meant to optimize the overall energy system requirements of participating customers rather than the objectives and requirements of the macrogrid.

Siddiqui, Afzal S.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Stadler, Michael; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Marnay, Chris

2003-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

453

Effects of a carbon tax on combined heat and power adoption by a microgrid  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper describes the economically optimal adoption and operation of distributed energy resources (DER) by a hypothetical California microgrid ((mu)Grid) consisting of a group of commercial buildings over an historic test year, 1999. The optimization is conducted using a customer adoption model (DER-CAM) developed at Berkeley Lab and implemented in the General Algebraic Modeling System (GAMS). A (mu)Grid is a semiautonomous grouping of electricity and heat loads interconnected to the existing utility grid (macrogrid) but able to island from it. The (mu)Grid minimizes the cost of meeting its energy requirements (consisting of both electricity and heat loads) by optimizing the installation and operation of DER technologies while purchasing residual energy from the local combined natural gas and electricity utility. The available DER technologies are small-scale generators (< 500 kW), such as reciprocating engines, microturbines, and fuel cells, with or without CHP equipment, such as water- and space-heating and/or absorption cooling. By introducing a tax on carbon emissions, it is shown that if the (mu)Grid is allowed to install CHP-enabled DER technologies, its carbon emissions are mitigated more than without CHP, demonstrating the potential benefits of small-scale CHP technology for climate change mitigation. Reciprocating engines with heat recovery and/or absorption cooling tend to be attractive technologies for the mild southern California climate, but the carbon mitigation tends to be modest compared to purchasing utility electricity because of the predominance of relatively clean generation in California.

Marnay, Chris; Edwards, Jennifer L.; Firestone, Ryan M.; Ghosh, Srijay; Siddidqui, Afzal S.; Stadler, Michael

2002-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

454

About the Reliability of Manual Model PV Corrections to Improve Forecasts  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The National Weather Forecast Centre of Mto-France has developed a tool that corrects the state of the atmosphere within the Action de Recherche Petite Echelle Grande Echelle (ARPEGE) operational global model by adjusting the potential vorticity ...

Philippe Arbogast; Karine Maynard; Catherine Piriou

2012-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

455

NREL Carbon Metabolism Modeling Intends to Make Biofuels Engineering Routine and Reliable (Fact Sheet)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientists, supported by the Department of Energy (DOE) Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing (SciDAC) Program, have assembled and simulated a model of key eukaryotic carbon metabolism that intends to move biochemical simulations into new realms of chemical fidelity.

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2011-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

456

Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricityand heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energyquality  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The first major paradigm shift in electricity generation,delivery, and control is emerging in the developed world, notably Europe,North America, and Japan. This shift will move electricity supply awayfrom the highly centralised universal service quality model with which weare familiar today towards a more dispersed system with heterogeneousqualities of service. One element of dispersed control is the clusteringof sources and sinks into semi-autonomous mu grids (microgrids).Research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RD3) of mu gridsare advancing rapidly on at least three continents, and significantdemonstrations are currently in progress. This paradigm shift will resultin more electricity generation close to end-uses, often involvingcombined heat and power application for building heating and cooling,increased local integration of renewables, and the possible provision ofheterogeneous qualities of electrical service to match the requirementsof various end-uses. In Europe, mu grid RD3 is entering its third majorround under the 7th European Commission Framework Programme; in the U.S.,one specific mu grid concept is undergoing rigorous laboratory testing,and in Japan, where the most activity exists, four major publiclysponsored and two privately sponsored demonstrations are in progress.This evolution poses new challenges to the way buildings are designed,built, and operated. Traditional building energy supply systems willbecome much more complex in at least three ways: 1. one cannot simplyassume gas arrives at the gas meter, electricity at its meter, and thetwo systems are virtually independent of one another; rather, energyconversion, heat recovery and use, and renewable energy harvesting mayall be taking place simultaneously within the building energy system; 2.the structure of energy flows in the building must accommodate multipleenergy processes in a manner that permits high overall efficiency; and 3.multiple qualities of electricity may be supplied to various buildingfunctions.

Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

2007-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

457

Materials Reliability Program: Finite-Element Model Validation for Dissimilar Metal Butt-Welds (MRP-316)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Residual stresses imparted by the welding process are a principal factor in the process of primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of Alloy 82/182 nickel-alloy dissimilar metal (DM) piping butt welds in pressurized water reactors (PWRs). Analytical models are frequently used to simulate the welding process in order to predict the residual stress distribution in the weld and base material as an input to crack growth calculations. The crack growth calculations, in turn, have demonstrated a high sen...

2011-12-20T23:59:59.000Z

458

Analysis of electric vehicle interconnection with commercial building microgrids  

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Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.National Laboratorys Distributed Energy Resources CustomerDivision DER-CAM The Distributed Energy Resources Customer

Stadler, Michael

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

459

Optimal Technology Selection and Operation of Microgrids in Commercial Buildings  

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L ABORATORY Optimal Technology Selection and Operation ofEnvironmental Energy Technologies Division 15 January 2007for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions with funding

Marnay, Chris; Venkataramanan, Giri; Stadler, Michael; Siddiqui, Afzal; Firestone, Ryan; Chandran, Bala

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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This document is a preprint of the final paper: Shafiee, Qobad; Vasquez, Juan C.; Guerrero, Josep M.; , "Distributed secondary control for islanded MicroGrids -A networked control systems approach," IECON 2012 -38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial El  

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.; , "Distributed secondary control for islanded MicroGrids - A networked control systems approach," IECON 2012 - 38://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=6389034&isnumber=6388505 1 Distributed Secondary Control for Islanded MicroGrids ­ A Networked Control presents a novel approach to conceive the secondary control in droop-controlled MicroGrids

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

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This document is a preprint of the final paper: Savaghebi, M.; Vasquez, J.C.; Jalilian, A.; Guerrero, J.M.; Tzung-Lin Lee; , "Selective harmonic virtual impedance for voltage source inverters with LCL filter in microgrids," Energy Conversion  

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with LCL filter in microgrids," Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2012 IEEE , vol., no., pp in Microgrids Mehdi Savaghebi1 , Juan C. Vasquez2 , Alireza Jalilian1 , Josep M. Guerrero2 , and Tzung-Lin Lee3 source inverters ended with LCL filters for microgrid applications. The control approach consists

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

462

Publications  

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S. Siddiqui, Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, Ana Barbosa-Pvoa, and Paulo Ferro. "Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming."...

463

Afzal Siddiqui  

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S. Siddiqui, Chris Marnay, Nicholas DeForest, Ana Barbosa-Pvoa, and Paulo Ferro. "Microgrid Reliability Modeling and Battery Scheduling Using Stochastic Linear Programming."...

464

A technique for early software reliability prediction  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

In early developmental stages of software, failure data is not available to determine the reliability of software. But developers need reliability prediction for quality assessment and resource planning. We propose a model based on Reliability Block ...

Rakesh Tripathi; Rajib Mall

2005-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

465

Introduction of the Renewable Micro-Grid Test-Bed Dr. Wenxin Liu  

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Turbine: PMSM, 3kW, 8.3A Wind Generator: PMSM, 3kW, 8.3A 3 AC/DC Converter & DC/AC Inverter Wind Wind Turbine #1 3kW, 8.3A Wind Turbine #2 3kW Wind Generator #2 3kW RS232 Communication Renewable-bed Wind Turbine Generator Simulators ES Simulator AC Load M/G Set 1 Overview of the Micro-grid Test

Johnson, Eric E.

466

Microgrid Dispatch for Macrogrid Peak-Demand Mitigation  

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Energy Reliability, Distributed Energy Program of the U.S.myriad of on-site distributed energy resources (DER) locatedTariff (PG&E 2012) The Distributed Energy Resources Customer

DeForest, Nicholas

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

467

Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. 2010 STRATEGIC PLAN June 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS OE's Declaration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....

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Online energy generation scheduling for microgrids with intermittent energy sources and cogeneration. arXiv preprint arXiv:1211.4473  

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Microgrids represent an emerging paradigm of future electric power systems that can utilize both distributed and centralized generations. Two recent trends in microgrids are the integration of local renewable energy sources (such as wind farms) and the use of co-generation (i.e., to supply both electricity and heat). However, these trends also bring unprecedented challenges to the design of intelligent control strategies for microgrids. Traditional generation scheduling paradigms rely on perfect prediction of future electricity supply and demand. They are no longer applicable to microgrids with unpredictable renewable energy supply and with co-generation (that needs to consider both electricity and heat demand). In this paper, we study online algorithms for the microgrid generation scheduling problem with intermittent

Lian Lu; Jinlong Tu; Chi-kin Chau; Minghua Chen; Xiaojun Lin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

469

ASSESSMENT OF COMBINED HEAT AND POWER SYSTEM "PREMIUM POWER" APPLICATIONS IN CALIFORNIA  

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Storage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study ofother benefits to the CHP or microgrid system host site. Seecapability in a CERTS Microgrid configuration in reference [

Norwood, Zack

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

470

Modeling of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Interactions with a Sustainable Community Grid in the Azores  

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in the energy management of microgrid systems. PEVs can beeventually available in a microgrid system. Recentthe link between a microgrid and an electric vehicle can

Mendes, Goncalo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

471

Application of the Software as a Service Model to the Control of Complex Building Systems  

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as controllable loads. Microgrids can operate safely in asite production of heat, microgrids have the capability toturbines and grouped in microgrids can introduce a rich set

Stadler, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

472

Modeling of Plug-in Electric Vehicles Interactions with a Sustainable Community Grid in the Azores  

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to commercial building microgrids. In Proceedings of the 2A key technology for ICES are microgrids, systems capable ofbetween PEV batteries and microgrids, together with the role

Mendes, Goncalo

2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

473

Modeling Electric Vehicle Benefits Connected to Smart Grids  

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Iravani, and C. Marnay, Microgrids, An Overview of OngoingEVs with commercial smartgrids/microgrids, which may include

Stadler, Michael

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

474

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

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Projects Projects Gearbox deficiencies are the result of many factors. Through gearbox modeling and testing, condition monitoring, and the failure database, the collaborative is expanding the industry's knowledge base, recommending efficient and cost-effective improvements, and facilitating immediate improvements in the gearbox life cycle. Gearbox Modeling and Testing Illustration of representative gearbox including the hub, main bearing, main shaft, gearbox, brake, high speed shaft, generator, and bed plate. A complete gearbox redesign has been completed in a collaborative effort between NREL and industry partners. This process documented and analyzed the design process and produced a new gearbox design that integrates knowledge from previous Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) activities.

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North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Corporation (NERC): Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; assesses adequacy annually via a ten-year forcast and winter and summer forecasts; monitors the bulk power systems; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC): Reliability Considerations from the Integration of Smart Grid More Documents & Publications Re: DOE Request for Information - Implementing the National Broadband Plan by Studying the Communications Requirements of Electric Utilities to

476

Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simple reliability, to power quality, to the new blend of reliability and power quality analysis that is now developing. This report was sponsored by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Inconsistencies presently exist in commonly agreed-upon practices for measuring the reliability of the distribution systems. However, efforts are being made by a number of organizations to develop solutions. In addition, there is growing interest in methods or standards for measuring power quality, and in defining power quality levels that are acceptable to various industries or user groups. The problems and solutions vary widely among geographic areas and among large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and municipal utilities; but there is still a great degree of commonality. Industry organizations such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have made tremendous strides in preparing self-assessment templates, optimization guides, diagnostic techniques, and better definitions of reliability and power quality measures. In addition, public utility commissions have developed codes and methods for assessing performance that consider local needs. There is considerable overlap among these various organizations, and we see real opportunity and value in sharing these methods, guides, and standards in this report. This report provides a ''toolkit'' containing synopses of noteworthy reliability measurement practices. The toolkit has been developed to address the interests of three groups: electric power users, utilities, and regulators. The report will also serve to support activities to develop and share information among industry and regulatory participants about critical resources and practices. The toolkit has been developed by investigating the status of indices and definitions, surveying utility organizations on information sharing, and preparing summaries of reliability standards and monitoring requirements--the issues, needs, work under way, existing standards, practices and guidelines--for the following three classifications: (1) terms and definitions of reliability; (2) power quality standards, guidelines, and measurements; and (3) activities and organizations developing and sharing information on distribution reliability. As these synopses of reliability measurement practices are provided, it must be noted that an economic penalty may be associated with requiring too high a reliability level from the distribution system for all customers. It may be appropriate for the distribution system to supply only some base, generally accepted level of reliability. This base level would be adequate for the majority of customers. Users who need a higher level may find it economical to supply using distributed energy resources (DER) and other local solutions to reliability and power quality needs. Local solutions implemented by the customer may be the most cost-effective method for addressing the more stringent needs of a digital economy. These local solutions include energy storage, small distributed generators, and microgrids. This report also considers the market's role in addressing reliability issues and requirements. The customer's needs are discussed in view of issues such as power quality requirements of digital electronic equipment, the cost of outages, the cost of storage and new infrastructure, and natural gas prices. The market role in addressing these issues and requirements is explored. The economic considerations associated with the reliability issues are discussed, as well as the levels at which these economic decisions could be made. Finally, a discussion is provided of the role DER could play in addressing

Kueck, JD

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

477

Measurement Practices for Reliability and Power Quality  

SciTech Connect

This report provides a distribution reliability measurement ''toolkit'' that is intended to be an asset to regulators, utilities and power users. The metrics and standards discussed range from simple reliability, to power quality, to the new blend of reliability and power quality analysis that is now developing. This report was sponsored by the Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Inconsistencies presently exist in commonly agreed-upon practices for measuring the reliability of the distribution systems. However, efforts are being made by a number of organizations to develop solutions. In addition, there is growing interest in methods or standards for measuring power quality, and in defining power quality levels that are acceptable to various industries or user groups. The problems and solutions vary widely among geographic areas and among large investor-owned utilities, rural cooperatives, and municipal utilities; but there is still a great degree of commonality. Industry organizations such as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the American Public Power Association (APPA), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) have made tremendous strides in preparing self-assessment templates, optimization guides, diagnostic techniques, and better definitions of reliability and power quality measures. In addition, public utility commissions have developed codes and methods for assessing performance that consider local needs. There is considerable overlap among these various organizations, and we see real opportunity and value in sharing these methods, guides, and standards in this report. This report provides a ''toolkit'' containing synopses of noteworthy reliability measurement practices. The toolkit has been developed to address the interests of three groups: electric power users, utilities, and regulators. The report will also serve to support activities to develop and share information among industry and regulatory participants about critical resources and practices. The toolkit has been developed by investigating the status of indices and definitions, surveying utility organizations on information sharing, and preparing summaries of reliability standards and monitoring requirements--the issues, needs, work under way, existing standards, practices and guidelines--for the following three classifications: (1) terms and definitions of reliability; (2) power quality standards, guidelines, and measurements; and (3) activities and organizations developing and sharing information on distribution reliability. As these synopses of reliability measurement practices are provided, it must be noted that an economic penalty may be associated with requiring too high a reliability level from the distribution system for all customers. It may be appropriate for the distribution system to supply only some base, generally accepted level of reliability. This base level would be adequate for the majority of customers. Users who need a higher level may find it economical to supply using distributed energy resources (DER) and other local solutions to reliability and power quality needs. Local solutions implemented by the customer may be the most cost-effective method for addressing the more stringent needs of a digital economy. These local solutions include energy storage, small distributed generators, and microgrids. This report also considers the market's role in addressing reliability issues and requirements. The customer's needs are discussed in view of issues such as power quality requirements of digital electronic equipment, the cost of outages, the cost of storage and new infrastructure, and natural gas prices. The market role in addressing these issues and requirements is explored. The economic considerations associated with the reliability issues are discussed, as well as the levels at which these economic decisions could be made. Finally, a discussion is

Kueck, JD

2005-05-06T23:59:59.000Z

478

Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. Achieving Energy Reliability TOGETHER. 2010 STRATEGIC PLAN June 2010 This plan reflects OE's ongoing development of a strategy to achieve the...

479

Microgrid Selection and Operation for Commercial Buildings in California and New York States  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Energy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems IntegrationEnergy Reliability, Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration

Marnay, Chris; Environmental Energy Technologies Division

2008-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

480

Carbyne contamination in carbon-coated TEM microgrids made from vacuum-resistive heating deposition from a graphite rod  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Carbyne contamination was found to exist on the as-prepared carbon-coated transmission electron microscope (TEM) microgrids made by the method of vacuum-resistive heating deposition from a graphite rod. It is a source to bring mistaken and confusing information to the samples being studied by TEM.

Li Hanying; Sun Jingzhi; Wang Youwen; Chen Hongzheng; Cao Jian; Wang Mang

2004-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

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481

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - About the Gearbox Reliability  

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About the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative About the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Premature gearbox failures have a significant impact on the cost of wind farm operations. In 2007, NREL initiated the Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC). The project combines field testing, dynamometer testing, analysis, modeling, condition monitoring, development of a failure database, and operations and maintenance research in a multi-pronged approach to determine why wind turbine gearboxes do not always achieve their expected design life-the time period that manufacturers expect them to last. The collaborative of manufacturers, owners, operators, researchers, and consultants focuses on gearbox modeling and testing and the development of a gearbox failure database. Collaborative members also investigate gearbox

482

Grid reliability management tools  

SciTech Connect

To summarize, Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) is engaged in a multi-year program of public interest R&D to develop and prototype software tools that will enhance system reliability during the transition to competitive markets. The core philosophy embedded in the design of these tools is the recognition that in the future reliability will be provided through market operations, not the decisions of central planners. Embracing this philosophy calls for tools that: (1) Recognize that the game has moved from modeling machine and engineering analysis to simulating markets to understand the impacts on reliability (and vice versa); (2) Provide real-time data and support information transparency toward enhancing the ability of operators and market participants to quickly grasp, analyze, and act effectively on information; (3) Allow operators, in particular, to measure, monitor, assess, and predict both system performance as well as the performance of market participants; and (4) Allow rapid incorporation of the latest sensing, data communication, computing, visualization, and algorithmic techniques and technologies.

Eto, J.; Martinez, C.; Dyer, J.; Budhraja, V.

2000-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

483

Integrated Building Energy Systems Design Considering Storage Technologies  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

DC, USA, October 28th 2008. Microgrid Symposium. Held atStorage and Reliability on Microgrid Viability: A Study ofand CO 2 emissions, a microgrids distributed energy

Stadler, Michael

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

484

Protection and Control of Active Distribution Networks and Microgrids.  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

??This thesis is mainly focused on (i) modeling and control of Electronically Coupled Distributed Energy Resources (EC-DERs) under severe network imbalances and transient incidents, and (more)

Zamani, Mohammad Amin

2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

485

This document is a preprint of the final paper: Savaghebi, M.; Jalilian, A.; Vasquez, J. C.; Guerrero, J. M.; , "Secondary Control for Voltage Quality Enhancement in Microgrids," Smart Grid, IEEE Transactions on , vol.3, no.4, pp.1893-1902, Dec. 2012. doi  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

.; Guerrero, J. M.; , "Secondary Control for Voltage Quality Enhancement in Microgrids," Smart Grid, IEEE for enhancement of Sensitive Load Bus (SLB) voltage quality in microgrids. The control structure consists control scheme. Index Terms--Distributed Generator (DG), microgrid, voltage harmonics, voltage unbalance

Vasquez, Juan Carlos

486

Power electronics reliability.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The project's goals are: (1) use experiments and modeling to investigate and characterize stress-related failure modes of post-silicon power electronic (PE) devices such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) switches; and (2) seek opportunities for condition monitoring (CM) and prognostics and health management (PHM) to further enhance the reliability of power electronics devices and equipment. CM - detect anomalies and diagnose problems that require maintenance. PHM - track damage growth, predict time to failure, and manage subsequent maintenance and operations in such a way to optimize overall system utility against cost. The benefits of CM/PHM are: (1) operate power conversion systems in ways that will preclude predicted failures; (2) reduce unscheduled downtime and thereby reduce costs; and (3) pioneering reliability in SiC and GaN.

Kaplar, Robert James; Brock, Reinhard C.; Marinella, Matthew; King, Michael Patrick; Stanley, James K.; Smith, Mark A.; Atcitty, Stanley

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

487

Electricity & Energy Reliability  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ENERGY RELIABILITY Human Capital Management Strategic Plan FY2007 Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Human Capital Management Strategic Plan September 2006...

488

Material Reliability Program: Development of Material Constitutive Model for Irradiated Austenitic Stainless Steels (MRP-135-Rev. 1)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The report describes a material behavior model for irradiated stainless steel types 316 and 304 for use in performing functionality evaluations of bolted and welded connections in pressurized water reactor (PWR) internals components subjected to plant operating conditions. The model is to be used in a finite-element-based analysis methodology. The model considers the effects of temperature, cold work, and irradiation on material behavior characteristics, which include the elastic-plastic stress-strain cu...

2010-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

489

Enhanced photocatalytic activity of Ag microgrid connected TiO{sub 2} nanocrystalline films  

SciTech Connect

One reason for the high degree of photogenerated carrier recombination was found to be the charge accumulation caused by the uneven reaction area on the photocatalyst surface. The authors connected TiO{sub 2} nanoparticles with conducting Ag microgrid. Obvious photocatalytic activity improvement (81%) over the pure TiO{sub 2} was observed, which is attributed to the electron-hole pairs separation by the metal-semiconductor contact and the large specific area of metal grid, which increased the O{sub 2} absorption and transported the electrons to the sites needed for the deoxidize reactions. This structure lowers the electron accumulation on the particles and improves the utilization ratio of the photoexcited carriers.

Pan Feng; Zhang Junying; Zhang Weiwei; Wang Tianmin; Cai Chao [Center of Materials Physics and Chemistry, Beihang University, Beijing 100083 (China)

2007-03-19T23:59:59.000Z

490

Electric Power Infrastructure Reliability and Security (EPIRS) Reseach and Development Initiative  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Power systems have become increasingly complex and face unprecedented challenges posed by population growth, climate change, national security issues, foreign energy dependence and an aging power infrastructure. Increased demand combined with increased economic and environmental constraints is forcing state, regional and national power grids to expand supply without the large safety and stability margins in generation and transmission capacity that have been the rule in the past. Deregulation, distributed generation, natural and man-made catastrophes and other causes serve to further challenge and complicate management of the electric power grid. To meet the challenges of the 21st century while also maintaining system reliability, the electric power grid must effectively integrate new and advanced technologies both in the actual equipment for energy conversion, transfer and use, and in the command, control, and communication systems by which effective and efficient operation of the system is orchestrated - in essence, the 'smart grid'. This evolution calls for advances in development, integration, analysis, and deployment approaches that ultimately seek to take into account, every step of the way, the dynamic behavior of the system, capturing critical effects due to interdependencies and interaction. This approach is necessary to better mitigate the risk of blackouts and other disruptions and to improve the flexibility and capacity of the grid. Building on prior Navy and Department of Energy investments in infrastructure and resources for electric power systems research, testing, modeling, and simulation at the Florida State University (FSU) Center for Advanced Power Systems (CAPS), this project has continued an initiative aimed at assuring reliable and secure grid operation through a more complete understanding and characterization of some of the key technologies that will be important in a modern electric system, while also fulfilling an education and outreach mission to provide future energy workforce talent and support the electric system stakeholder community. Building upon and extending portions of that research effort, this project has been focused in the following areas: (1) Building high-fidelity integrated power and controls hardware-in-the-loop research and development testbed capabilities (Figure 1). (2) Distributed Energy Resources Integration - (a) Testing Requirements and Methods for Fault Current Limiters, (b) Contributions to the Development of IEEE 1547.7, (c) Analysis of a STATCOM Application for Wind Resource Integration, (d) Development of a Grid-Interactive Inverter with Energy Storage Elements, (e) Simulation-Assisted Advancement of Microgrid Understanding and Applications; (3) Availability of High-Fidelity Dynamic Simulation Tools for Grid Disturbance Investigations; (4) HTS Material Characterization - (a) AC Loss Studies on High Temperature Superconductors, (b) Local Identification of Current-Limiting Mechanisms in Coated Conductors; (5) Cryogenic Dielectric Research; and (6) Workshops, education, and outreach.

Rick Meeker; L. Baldwin; Steinar Dale; Alexander Domijan; Davild Larbalestier; Hui Li; Peter McLaren; Sastry Pamidi; Horatio Rodrigo; Michael Steurer

2010-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

491

Reliability-based design optimization using efficient global reliability analysis.  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Finding the optimal (lightest, least expensive, etc.) design for an engineered component that meets or exceeds a specified level of reliability is a problem of obvious interest across a wide spectrum of engineering fields. Various methods for this reliability-based design optimization problem have been proposed. Unfortunately, this problem is rarely solved in practice because, regardless of the method used, solving the problem is too expensive or the final solution is too inaccurate to ensure that the reliability constraint is actually satisfied. This is especially true for engineering applications involving expensive, implicit, and possibly nonlinear performance functions (such as large finite element models). The Efficient Global Reliability Analysis method was recently introduced to improve both the accuracy and efficiency of reliability analysis for this type of performance function. This paper explores how this new reliability analysis method can be used in a design optimization context to create a method of sufficient accuracy and efficiency to enable the use of reliability-based design optimization as a practical design tool.

Bichon, Barron J. (Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX); Mahadevan, Sankaran (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN); Eldred, Michael Scott

2010-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

492

Materials Reliability Program: Validation of Welding Residual Stress Models for PWR Piping Dissimilar Metal Welds (MRP-271)  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The residual stresses imparted by the welding process are a principal factor in primary water stress corrosion cracking (PWSCC) of Dissimilar Metal (DM) piping butt welds in PWRs. Analytical models are frequently used to simulate the welding process in order to predict the residual stress distribution in the weld and base material as an input to crack growth calculations. The crack growth calculations have demonstrated a high sensitivity to the welding residual stress distribution inputs. As part of the ...

2009-12-22T23:59:59.000Z

493

Gearbox Reliability Collaborative: Test and Model Investigation of Sun Orbit and Planet Load Share in a Wind Turbine Gearbox; Preprint  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper analyzes experimental measurement of the sun gear orbit in dynamometer testing and describes its relation to the other measured responses of the planetary stage. The relation of the sun orbit to component runout, component flexibility, gear coupling alignment, planet load share, and planet position error will be investigated. Equations describing the orbit of the sun gear in the test cases are derived. Rigid and flexible multibody models of the full gearbox are investigated and compared to sun and planet measurements. This paper shows that the sun gear's path may be influenced by gear coupling responses and gearbox structural flexibilities.

LaCava, W.; Keller, J.; McNiff, B.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

494

Auto reliability project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Reliability is defined as the probability that an item (system, subsystem, or component) performs according to specifications. When test data are sparse (such as with a new concept design), expert judgment can be used to estimate reliability. Using expert ...

Jane M. Booker; Thomas R. Bement

2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

495

NREL: Gearbox Reliability Collaborative - Gearbox Reliability Collaborative  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

All Members Meeting All Members Meeting The Gearbox Reliability Collaborative (GRC) All Members Meeting was held on February 4-5, 2013. The meeting covered advancements made across the NREL GRC project and the latest industry updates on gearbox reliability and operations and maintenance practices. The presentations covered gearbox design updates, gearbox testing updates, experimental data analysis, and operations and maintenance research. Presentations Monday, February 4 Time Presenter Organization Presentation 8:30 a.m. Paul Veers NREL Welcome 8:45 a.m. Mike Derby DOE Overview 9:05 a.m. Jon Keller NREL Gearbox Reliability Collaborative Status and Plans 9:20 a.m. Hal Link NREL New Gearbox #2 Test Plan 9:40 a.m. Hal Link NREL NWTC Dynos and Grid Simulator 10:00 a.m. Jon Keller/Brian McNiff NREL/MLI Gearbox Reliability Collaborative, Phase 3: High Speed Shaft Bearing Loads

496

Increasing the Reliability of Reliability Diagrams  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The reliability diagram is a common diagnostic graph used to summarize and evaluate probabilistic forecasts. Its strengths lie in the ease with which it is produced and the transparency of its definition. While visually appealing, major long-...

Jochen Brcker; Leonard A. Smith

2007-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

497

Architectural design for reliability  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Design-for-reliability concepts can be applied to the products of the construction industry, which includes buildings, bridges, transportation systems, dams, and other structures. The application of a systems approach to designing in reliability emphasizes the importance of incorporating uncertainty in the analyses, the benefits of optimization analyses, and the importance of integrating reliability, safety, and security. 4 refs., 3 figs.

Cranwell, R.M.; Hunter, R.L.

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

498

Reliability and Markets Program Information  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE))

Summary of the Tranmission Reliability program's Reliability and Markets activity area. The program helps to increase grid reliability and reduce costs for customers using integrated market and...

499

Microgrids: An emerging paradigm for meeting building electricity and heat requirements efficiently and with appropriate energy quality  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

and Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integrationand Energy Reliability, Distribution System Integration

Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

500

Reliability and maintainability program  

SciTech Connect

The program's goals are to accelerate the adoption of active solar energy systems in building applications by improving the reliability and maintainability of installed systems. The project is designed to accomplish this by providing the latest information; by assisting the industry in improving reliability and maintainability; by assisting in design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of reliable and durable systems; and by assisting in the development of codes and standards. Work and accomplishments in these areas are enumerated. (LEW)

Eden, A.

1981-05-01T23:59:59.000Z