Control and Design of Microgrids

control and design of microgrids

The work shows that the microgrid architecture is a viable solution for including distributed generation in a power system. This novel approach requires some features such as plug and play and peer to peer for each of the units in the subsystem to operate correctly.

Microgrid Communications using SDN Tech

microgrid communications

Providing ubiquitous communications connectivity that is flexible and scalable to microgrids everywhere is crucial to ensure seamless microgrid interconnection and integration with main grids and to exploit the full potential of microgrid technology. As utilities embark on the microgrid deployment journey, SDN network technologies can play an integral role to provide the everywhere connectivity they need.

Communication Infrastructures for Microgrids

communication infrastructures

Testing smart grid information and communication (ICT) infrastructures is imperative to ensure that they meet industry requirements and standards and do not compromise the grid reliability. Within the micro-grid, this requires identifying and testing ICT infrastructures for communication between distributed energy resources, building, substations, etc.

IT Challenges for the Smart Microgrid

IT challenges microgrid

The efficiency and viability of innovative energy management applications, or the “core of the smart grid,” depends on the ability to capture fine- grained, real-time, energy-related sensor data, such as power consumption/power generation meter values, and control commands (e.g., direct load- control commands for devices which support control functions).

Cyber Security for Microgrids

Cyber Security

This document summarizes the on-going cyber security work and resulting cyber security reference architecture for a secure microgrid control system network. The architecture presented here provides guidelines and security recommendations for the implementation of a secure microgrid control system at Department of Defense (DOD) installations. The microgrid is designed using the Energy Surety MicrogridTM (ESM) methodology developed by Sandia National Laboratories (SNL).

Architecture of Microgrids

microgrid architecture

Agile EaSA applies risk-based management and
commercial best practices to achieve a best-value solution Grid-Interop Forum 2009
for the customer. The iterative and agile, incremental nature of the EaSA provides visibility into architecting and development progress while leveraging customer expertise to conduct analysis and design activities that reduce risk during the execution of the engineering lifecycle.

Technical Challenges of Microgrids

technical challenges

Recently, microgrid technology in small-scale
distributed power generation system combined with power electronic system will produce the concept of the future network technologies. A main function of microgrid is to ensure stable operation during faults and various network disturbances.

Oracle Microgrid Approach

oracle microgrids

Microgrids are autonomous electricity environments that operate within a larger electric utility grid. While the concept is not new, microgrids are gaining new attention in the industry as a potentially efficient solution to combined challenges.

Hybrid Microgrid: Reducing Diesel

Hybrid Microgrids

In many remote microgrid applications, a diesel genset is the go-to solution to provide continuous power. Generators operate most efficiently near their maximum output, but their efficiency decreases, and fuel use per kWh increases, as
the load drops. In situations where the genset is oversized relative to the average load, often because peak demand is much higher than the average demand, the generator will frequently operate at sub-optimal efficiencies, burning unnecessary diesel fuel.