Micro-grid system based on renewable power generation units

R. Ahshan, M. T. Iqbal, George K.I. Mann, John E. Quaicoe

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Abstract

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 variablespeed, 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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 23rd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2010 23rd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2010 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: May 2 2010May 5 2010

Other

Other2010 23rd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2010
CountryCanada
CityCalgary, AB
Period5/2/105/5/10

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Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Micro-grid
  • Renewable power generation
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Ahshan, R., Iqbal, M. T., Mann, G. K. I., & Quaicoe, J. E. (2010). Micro-grid system based on renewable power generation units. In 2010 23rd Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2010 [5575112] https://doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2010.5575112