"A micro-grid is a strong interconnection of distribution energy resources close to the loads. Though these micro-grids can solve many problems that beset the present-day grid, indiscriminate application can cause serious problems. A thorough study is needed to identify the potential problems and to develop effective techniques to mitigate them.
Micro-grids can operate with the main grid system to support the grid voltage or as an isolated system to support customers isolated from the grid. In islanding operations, the micro-grid can continue to supply power to the customers thereby increasing the reliability of the power system. During operations connected to the grid, the micro-grid can supply power to the grid. This thesis investigates the micro-grid operations both when connected to the grid and during islanding of the system. In a micro-grid with wind turbines, when the main grid is disconnected, a reactive power source would be needed to keep the wind power generation. Also the load change scenario has been simulated to investigate the problems that would arise when there is a change in the load requirements. In addition to the above, the use of Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) for the purpose of stabilizing the micro-grid voltage during short circuit faults is also simulated"--Abstract, page iii.
Chowdhury, Badrul H.
Kimball, Jonathan W.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
M.S. in Electrical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center
Intelligent Systems Center
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 68 pages
© 2008 Nikhil Kumar Ardeshna, All rights reserved.
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Electric power systems
Wind power plants
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Ardeshna, Nikhil Kumar, "Optimizing micro-grid operations in the presence of wind generation" (2008). Masters Theses. 59.
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