Low-inertia AC microgrids are a collection of heterogeneous renewable-energy resources and energy-storage devices (such as photovoltaic arrays, batteries, fuel cells) that are interfaced to a distribution system through power-electronic inverters. In this work, we focus on islanded microgrids that are controlled and operated independently from the bulk power system. Such systems are envisioned to play a key role in increasing electricity access in unserved (and under served) portions of the world; as well as in applications such as disaster relief. Voltage source inverters play the role of the energy-conversion interface between low-inertia DC-energy resources and the AC electrical network in such systems. (See Fig. 1.)
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||2017 51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - May 10 2017|
|Event||51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017 - Baltimore, United States|
Duration: Mar 22 2017 → Mar 24 2017
|Name||2017 51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017|
|Other||51st Annual Conference on Information Sciences and Systems, CISS 2017|
|Period||3/22/17 → 3/24/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation under the CAREER award, ECCS-1453921, and grant ECCS-1509277.
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