Title

Distributed control and energy storage requirements of networked Dc microgrids

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2015

Department

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Microgrids are a key technology to help improve the reliability of electric power systems and increase the integration of renewable energy sources. Interconnection and networking of smaller microgrids into larger systems have potential for even further improvements. This paper presents a novel approach to a distributed droop control and energy storage in networked dc microgrids. Distributed control is necessary to prevent single points of failure along with flexibility and adaptability to changing energy resources. The results show that systems with random sources and fast update rates, a networked microgrid structure can minimize required energy storage requirements.

Publisher's Statement

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conengprac.2015.06.008

Publication Title

Control Engineering Practice

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