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Capability chart: A new tool for grid-tied microgrid operation

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Abstract


  • Increasing penetration of distributed resources have enabled the development of the microgrid concept. Similar to traditional generators, microgrids can participate in the energy market to achieve technical, economical and environmental benefits. In order to facilitate the participation in energy markets, microgrid operators need to be aware of the full capability of the microgrids. This paper presents a systematic approach for developing a capability chart for a grid-tied microgrid which represents the active and reactive power capability at the grid supply point. Capability charts have been developed for two different microgrids and the impacts of different modelling aspects have been analysed under several scenarios. Furthermore, operating points of the capability charts have been verified using time-domain simulations.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • A. V. Jayawardena, L. G. Meegahapola, D. A. Robinson & S. Perera, "Capability chart: A new tool for grid-tied microgrid operation," in 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, 2014, pp. 1-5.

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  • 2-s2.0-84908409095

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4529&context=eispapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3512

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  • 1

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  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • Increasing penetration of distributed resources have enabled the development of the microgrid concept. Similar to traditional generators, microgrids can participate in the energy market to achieve technical, economical and environmental benefits. In order to facilitate the participation in energy markets, microgrid operators need to be aware of the full capability of the microgrids. This paper presents a systematic approach for developing a capability chart for a grid-tied microgrid which represents the active and reactive power capability at the grid supply point. Capability charts have been developed for two different microgrids and the impacts of different modelling aspects have been analysed under several scenarios. Furthermore, operating points of the capability charts have been verified using time-domain simulations.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • A. V. Jayawardena, L. G. Meegahapola, D. A. Robinson & S. Perera, "Capability chart: A new tool for grid-tied microgrid operation," in 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, 2014, pp. 1-5.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84908409095

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4529&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/3512

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 5

Place Of Publication


  • United States