Real-time monitoring and control of a microgrid - Pilot project: Hardware and software

Nasser Hosseinzadeh*, Ali Mousavi, Abbas Teirab, Shahriar Varzandeh, Amer Al-Hinai

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Abstract

This paper explains the development of a small-scale microgrid, which is equipped with a dedicated wireless communication network and a real-time monitoring and control system. The microgrid was formed by combining four renewable energy systems (RESs) located in different parts of the university campus. The aim of the project was to collect data from embedded sensors in each of these RESs, and design and implement an on-line near real-time monitoring system to enable observation of their performances simultaneously. Challenges that have been addressed are 1) security of information going through a dedicated communication channel; 2) time synchronisation of the data packets, which were transmitted at the same time, but received at the access point at slightly different times; 3) capability of the system for the interoperabilty of different types of inverters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728150437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019 - Nadi, Fiji
Duration: Nov 26 2019Nov 29 2019

Publication series

Name2019 29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019

Conference

Conference29th Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2019
Country/TerritoryFiji
CityNadi
Period11/26/1911/29/19

Keywords

  • Interoperability
  • Microgrid
  • Real-time monitoring and control
  • Renewable Energy
  • Smart grid
  • Time synchronization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Hardware and Architecture

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