Analysis, modeling, and simulation of autonomous microgrids with a high penetration of renewables

Anthony M. Giacomoni, Steven Y. Goldsmith, S. Massoud Amin, Bruce F. Wollenberg

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Abstract

Autonomous microgrids are operated and coordinated by intelligent automatic controls without any reliance on human intervention. In this paper, a simulation framework utilizing sequential Monte Carlo simulations is developed to investigate the performance of autonomous microgrids that have the ability to interconnect to achieve adequate load service. Detailed models of the various microgrid components and interconnection policies implemented are provided. In order to minimize the exposure of each microgrid to vulnerabilities, it is also desired that the number of interconnections be minimal. Using the developed framework, various simulation scenarios are explored. Results show the impact of storage capacity, intermittent distributed energy resources (DERs), and the ability to interconnect occasionally with other microgrids on each microgrid's security and reliability as measured using standard risk indices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 11 2012
Event2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 22 2012Jul 26 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2012 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period7/22/127/26/12

Keywords

  • Distributed Energy Resources
  • Microgrids
  • Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Power Systems
  • Smart Grids

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