Title

The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) System: The Energy Internet

Abstract

This paper presents an architecture for a future electric power distribution system that is suitable for plug-and-play of distributed renewable energy and distributed energy storage devices. Motivated by the success of the (information) Internet, the architecture described in this paper was proposed by the NSF FREEDM Systems Center, Raleigh, NC, as a roadmap for a future automated and flexible electric power distribution system. In the envisioned “Energy Internet,” a system that enables flexible energy sharing is proposed for consumers in a residential distribution system. The key technologies required to achieve such a vision are presented in this paper as a result of the research partnership of the FREEDM Systems Center.

Department(s)

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Distributed Generation; Distribution Automation; Microgrid; Smart Grid

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Electric power distribution
Energy storage
Power electronics
Renewable energy

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0018-9219

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2011 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), All rights reserved.


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