The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) System: The Energy Internet
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.
A. Q. Huang et al., "The Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management (FREEDM) System: The Energy Internet," Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 99, no. 1, pp. 133-148, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Nov 2010.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/JPROC.2010.2081330
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Distributed Generation; Distribution Automation; Microgrid; Smart Grid; Electric power distribution; Energy storage; Power electronics; Renewable energy
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01 Nov 2010