Driving Complexity out of Microgrid Design

microgrid design

In this week’s Industry Perspectives, Scott Manson, of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, explains why we need simpler microgrid design and more "elegant" control strategies.  About two decades ago, one of the first programmable logic controller (PLC) systems I coded was controlling an expensive machine called a sheeter. This machine … [Read more...]

How to Design and Operate a Microgrid

This paper describes how to design and operate a microgrid by examining a microgrid installed for the US Department of Defense at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. The microgrid is composed of two natural gas generators, a battery energy storage inverter, renewables, and a static switch. Design considerations for this retrofit application with a high … [Read more...]

Distribution Grid Modernization

Distribution Grid Modernization

Distribution Grid modernization is transforming the operation and management of electric distribution systems from manual, paper-driven business processes to electronic, computer-assisted decision- making. At the center of this business transformation is the distribution management system (DMS), which provides a foundation from which optimal levels … [Read more...]

Design of Industrial Microgrids

Microgrid Design

The white paper demonstrates the feasibility of industrial micro- grids by design of an actual industrial network with on-site distributed generation to temporarily keep crucial consumers in operation in islanded mode, and to increase reliability in the case of blackouts. The objective of this white paper was to determine the design requirements … [Read more...]