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Microgrids for Rural Areas

Research and case studies  

Edited by Rajeev Kumar Chauhan, Kalpana Chauhan, Sri Niwas Singh

Large rural areas in some regions of the world are still grappling with the challenge of electrification. The optimal solution is to provide reliable energy without adding more fossil fuel plants by using distributed renewable generation.

Microgrids are part of that solution; they are small networks of electricity users, with a local generator that is attached to a centralized larger grid, but which is also able to function independently. They need to be robust and resilient in order to provide reliable power, including in harsh climates. For remote areas microgrids have the advantage of offering an electricity supply even if there are problems with the larger power grid.

This book focuses on the challenges of rural electrification, particularly in poorer regions. It covers low voltage DC distribution system for various applications including charging of electric vehicles (EV). Written by a large team of authors with a wide range of relevant experiences, the book addresses microgrid architectures, converters, energy storage, control, EV integration, business models and economic scheduling, and the role of blockchain technology. The authors have used case studies to provide illustrative examples of the technologies discussed and solutions proposed.

About the Editors

Dr. Rajeev Kumar Chauhan is an Assistant Professor and project head at the Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, India. He was associated with University of Texas at Austin, USA and University of Manchester, UK as visiting scientist and research scientist respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE and member of IE (India). He has received some reputed national and international awards for his research contributions in the area of microgrid systems.

Dr. Kalpana Chauhan is an Associate Professor at Galgotias College of Engineering and Technology, India. She was associated with University of Texas at Austin as visiting scientist. She is a senior member of IEEE, WIE, IAS and Associate member of IE (India). She has received some reputed national and international awards for her research contributions in electrical engineering.

Professor Sri Niwas Singh is a Vice-Chancellor at MMMUT Gorakhpur and on leave from Professor (HAG), Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India. He is an IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Vice-Chairman, Technical Activities 2019-2020. Prof. Singh is Fellows of IEEE, INAE, IET(UK), IE(I), IETE and Life Member of ISCEE. He has received various reputed national and international awards for his research contributions in electrical engineering and services.



Item Subjects:
Energy Engineering

Publication Year: 2020

Pages: 350

ISBN-13: 978-1-78561-998-4

Format: HBK

Editors: Rajeev Kumar Chauhan, Kalpana Chauhan, Sri Niwas Singh

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