Micro-grid system based on renewable power generation units

Iqbal, Tariq and Ahshan, Razzaqul and Mann, George K. I. and Quaicoe, John (2010) Micro-grid system based on renewable power generation units. In: CCECE 2010, 2-5 May 2010, Calgary, AB, Canada.

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Micro-grid system is currently a conceptual solution to fulfill the commitment of reliable power delivery for future power systems. Renewable power sources such as wind and hydro offer the best potential for emission free power for future micro-grid systems. This paper presents a micro-grid system based on wind and hydro power sources and addresses issues related to operation, control, and stability of the system. The micro-grid system investigated in this paper represents a case study in Newfoundland, Canada. It consists of a small hydro generation unit and a wind farm that contains nine variable-speed, double-fed induction generator based wind turbines. Using Matlab/Simulink, the system is modeled and simulated to identify the technical issues involved in the operation of a micro-grid system based on renewable power generation units. The operational modes, technical challenges and a brief outline of conceptual approaches to addressing some of the technical issues are presented for further investigation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/14703
Item ID: 14703
Keywords: Renewable power generation, Distributed generation, Micro-grid, Simulation
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: May 2010
Date Type: Completion
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2010.5575112
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