Masters Theses


"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.

Committee Member(s)

Ferdowsi, Mehdi
Kimball, Jonathan W.


Electrical and Computer Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Electrical Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology. Intelligent Systems Center


The author acknowledges the financial support of the Intelligent Systems Centre (ISC). Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla.

Research Center/Lab(s)

Intelligent Systems Center


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2008


ix, 68 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-67).


© 2008 Nikhil Kumar Ardeshna, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Restricted Access

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Subject Headings

Electric power systems
Wind power plants

Thesis Number

T 9397

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