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Title: Microgrid Controllers : Expanding Their Role and Evaluating Their Performance

Abstract

Microgrids have long been deployed to provide power to customers in remote areas as well as critical industrial and military loads. Today, they are also being proposed as grid-interactive solutions for energy-resilient communities. Such microgrids will spend most of the time operating while synchronized with the surrounding utility grid but will also be capable of separating during contingency periods due to storms or temporary disturbances such as local grid faults. Properly designed and grid-integrated microgrids can provide the flexibility, reliability, and resiliency needs of both the future grid and critical customers. These systems can be an integral part of future power system designs that optimize investments to achieve operational goals, improved reliability, and diversification of energy sources.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
OSTI Identifier:
1373086
Report Number(s):
NREL/JA-5D00-68069
Journal ID: ISSN 1540-7977
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IEEE Power & Energy Magazine; Journal Volume: 15; Journal Issue: 4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; microgrids; hardware; generators; testing; real-time systems; integrated circuit modeling

Citation Formats

Maitra, Arindam, Pratt, Annabelle, Hubert, Tanguy, Wang, Dean, Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Handa, Rachna, Baggu, Murali, and McGranaghan, Mark. Microgrid Controllers : Expanding Their Role and Evaluating Their Performance. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2690519.
Maitra, Arindam, Pratt, Annabelle, Hubert, Tanguy, Wang, Dean, Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Handa, Rachna, Baggu, Murali, & McGranaghan, Mark. Microgrid Controllers : Expanding Their Role and Evaluating Their Performance. United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2690519.
Maitra, Arindam, Pratt, Annabelle, Hubert, Tanguy, Wang, Dean, Prabakar, Kumaraguru, Handa, Rachna, Baggu, Murali, and McGranaghan, Mark. Sat . "Microgrid Controllers : Expanding Their Role and Evaluating Their Performance". United States. doi:10.1109/MPE.2017.2690519.
@article{osti_1373086,
title = {Microgrid Controllers : Expanding Their Role and Evaluating Their Performance},
author = {Maitra, Arindam and Pratt, Annabelle and Hubert, Tanguy and Wang, Dean and Prabakar, Kumaraguru and Handa, Rachna and Baggu, Murali and McGranaghan, Mark},
abstractNote = {Microgrids have long been deployed to provide power to customers in remote areas as well as critical industrial and military loads. Today, they are also being proposed as grid-interactive solutions for energy-resilient communities. Such microgrids will spend most of the time operating while synchronized with the surrounding utility grid but will also be capable of separating during contingency periods due to storms or temporary disturbances such as local grid faults. Properly designed and grid-integrated microgrids can provide the flexibility, reliability, and resiliency needs of both the future grid and critical customers. These systems can be an integral part of future power system designs that optimize investments to achieve operational goals, improved reliability, and diversification of energy sources.},
doi = {10.1109/MPE.2017.2690519},
journal = {IEEE Power & Energy Magazine},
number = 4,
volume = 15,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sat Jul 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}