Variability, Scalability and Stability of Microgrids
A microgrid is a small network of electricity users with a local source of supply that is usually attached to a larger grid but can function independently. The interconnection of small scale generating units, such as PV and wind turbines, and energy storage systems, such as batteries, to a low voltage distribution grid involves three major challenges: variability, scalability, and stability. It must keep delivering reliable and stable power also when changing, or repairing, any component, or under varying wind and solar conditions. It also must be able to accept additional units, i.e. be scalable. This reference discusses these three challenges facing engineers and researchers in the field of power systems, covering topics such as demand side energy management, transactive energy, optimizing and sizing of microgrid components. Case studies and results provide illustrative examples in each chapter.
About the Editors
S.M. Muyeen is an Associate Professor at Curtin University, Australia. His research interests include power system stability and control, electrical machine, FACTS, energy storage systems, renewable energy, HVDC systems, and smart grids. He has published over 200 articles in different journals and international conferences, and 6 books as an author or editor.
Syed M. Islam is currently the Dean of School of Science Engineering and Information Technology at Federation University Australia. He was previously the John Curtin Distinguished Professor in Electrical Power Engineering and the founding Director of Centre for Smart Grid and Sustainable Power Systems at Curtin University, Australia. His research interests are in Wind Energy Conversion Systems, Condition Monitoring of Transformers, Grid Connection of Renewables, and Smart Power Systems.
Frede Blaabjerg is a Professor in the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark, head of the Center of Reliable Power Electronics (Corpe), and a highly renowned author. His research encompasses control, power electronics, energy savings, network quality, solar power and wind power. Prof. Blaabjerg is laureate of the Global Energy Prize, 2019.
S.M. Muyeen, Syed Mofizul Islam, Frede Blaabjerg