Thesis / Dissertation

Hierarchical Economic Model Predictive Control of an Isolated Microgrid

Will Challis Clarke, Christopher Manzie (ed.)

Published : 2020


Isolated microgrids are small power systems which are electrically isolated from the main electricity grid. They have existed for many decades in mine sites, remote communities and other locations where connection to major electricity networks is not feasible. Historically, fossil fuel generators - typically diesel - have been the primary source of power in these systems. However, in recent years, solar PV and wind, coupled with energy storage have been included in many isolated microgrid designs. While the inclusion of these technologies has the potential to significantly reduce both the cost of supplying electricity and greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy management and control strat..

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