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Title: Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability

Abstract

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.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley NationalLaboratory, Berkeley, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE. Ofc of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability.Office of Electric Transmission and Distribution
OSTI Identifier:
926894
Report Number(s):
LBNL-62460
R&D Project: 6793TD; BnR: TD5003340
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 2007 Power Conversion Conference, Nagoya, Japan,4 April 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
32; 29

Citation Formats

Marnay, Chris. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Marnay, Chris. Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability. United States.
Marnay, Chris. Wed . "Microgrids and Heterogeneous Security, Quality, Reliability, andAvailability". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/926894.
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