Control and Design of Microgrids

control and design of microgrids

Economic, technology and environmental incentives are changing the face of electricity generation and transmission. Centralized generating facilities are giving way to smaller, more distributed generation partially due to the loss of traditional economies of scale. Distributed generation encompasses a wide range of prime mover technologies, such as … [Read more...]

Microgrid Communications using SDN Tech

microgrid communications

As power utilities strive to improve the reliability of electricity delivery and become eco-sustainable, microgrids are gaining in popularity. However, there are challenges in extending network to microgrid communications. In order to enhance microgrid communications, the technology SDN is being used as a new way to communicate with microgrids. … [Read more...]

Microgrids for disaster preparation

Disaster Preparation

Whilst recent natural disasters such as the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011 caused horrific physical damage and loss of life, they also demonstrated the fragility of today’s electricity systems. Major electricity outages around the world are growing in number and scope, bringing significant costs to local industry and the community. In the case … [Read more...]

Communication Infrastructures for Microgrids

communication infrastructures

With the recent technological advancements in communication infrastructures, mobile and cloud computing, smart devices, and power electronics, a renewed interest in power systems research has emerged. When these enabling technologies are jointly utilized to sense and actuate power generation, distribution, and demand, the resulting smart- grid has … [Read more...]

Microgrid Controller MGC600

Microgrid Controller

ABB`s microgrid controller and renewable integration platform provides a modular and scalable solution that integrates renewable power generation into microgrids that previously operated solely on fossil fuel. The key is to design a renewable power plant that can maximize return on investment, while delivering a stable, safe and reliable power … [Read more...]

Technical Challenges of Microgrids

technical challenges

Microgrids are becoming increasingly attractive to consumers and as such in the future, a great number of them will be installed at consumer’s sites. In this situation, conventional distribution networks that accept distributed generation connections may face serious technical challenges when its control and protection functions become more … [Read more...]

Battery Technology for Microgrids

Battery Technology for Microgrids

As large scale battery technology and economies of scale continue to improve, many industrial utilities are investigating the use of battery technology as the basis for Grid Energy Storage Systems (GESS). Based in Victoria, Australia, AusNet Services chose to trial the technology to explore the ability to manage peak demand with the potential to … [Read more...]