A Smart Power Electronic Multiconverter for the Residential Sector
AbstractThe future of the grid includes distributed generation and smart grid technologies. Demand Side Management (DSM) systems will also be essential to achieve a high level of reliability and robustness in power systems. To do that, expanding the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and Energy Management Systems (EMS) are necessary. The trend direction is towards the creation of energy resource hubs, such as the smart community concept. This paper presents a smart multiconverter system for residential/housing sector with a Hybrid Energy Storage System (HESS) consisting of supercapacitor and battery, and with local photovoltaic (PV) energy source integration. The device works as a distributed energy unit located in each house of the community, receiving active power set-points provided by a smart community EMS. This central EMS is responsible for managing the active energy flows between the electricity grid, renewable energy sources, storage equipment and loads existing in the community. The proposed multiconverter is responsible for complying with the reference active power set-points with proper power quality; guaranteeing that the local PV modules operate with a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm; and extending the lifetime of the battery thanks to a cooperative operation of the HESS. A simulation model has been developed in order to show the detailed operation of the system. Finally, a prototype of the multiconverter platform has been implemented and some experimental tests have been carried out to validate it. View Full-Text
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Guerrero-Martinez, M.A.; Milanes-Montero, M.I.; Barrero-Gonzalez, F.; Miñambres-Marcos, V.M.; Romero-Cadaval, E.; Gonzalez-Romera, E. A Smart Power Electronic Multiconverter for the Residential Sector. Sensors 2017, 17, 1217.
Guerrero-Martinez MA, Milanes-Montero MI, Barrero-Gonzalez F, Miñambres-Marcos VM, Romero-Cadaval E, Gonzalez-Romera E. A Smart Power Electronic Multiconverter for the Residential Sector. Sensors. 2017; 17(6):1217.Chicago/Turabian Style
Guerrero-Martinez, Miguel A.; Milanes-Montero, Maria I.; Barrero-Gonzalez, Fermin; Miñambres-Marcos, Victor M.; Romero-Cadaval, Enrique; Gonzalez-Romera, Eva. 2017. "A Smart Power Electronic Multiconverter for the Residential Sector." Sensors 17, no. 6: 1217.
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