Journal article

Microgrids: Overview and guidelines for practical implementations and operation

A Cagnano, E De Tuglie, P Mancarella

Applied Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2020

Abstract

A microgrid is a small portion of a power distribution system with distributed generators along with energy storage devices and controllable loads which can give rise to a self-sufficient energy system. From the utility grid side, a microgrid is seen as an equivalent generator that is able to seamlessly disconnect and operate autonomously once a fault affects the main grid. The design, installation and operation of such systems lead to dealing with a number of technical and operational challenges including control, protection and infrastructure requirements. To help designers and researchers address these challenges and draw potential recommendations for practical microgrid implementations, ..

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