Power Controlling, Monitoring and Routing Center Enabled by a DC-Transformer †
AbstractThe penetration of various types of renewable sources and on-site storage devices have recently focused attention towards DC power distribution in consumer grids to achieve the target of zero/positive energy buildings and communities. To achieve this target, the most important component is the DC consumer grid architecture which can integrate not only renewable sources and storage, but also enable the implementation in any conventional AC distribution network without any significant upgrade. To this end, a unique DC Transformer enabled DC microgrid architecture is presented in this paper. The architecture, called PCmRC (power controlling monitoring routing center) is proposed to manage distributed energy sources and storage at any stage and also directly interconnects the DC consumer grid with the conventional AC power grid. This paper also investigates detailed control algorithms of each component and the DC Transformer topology in addition to proposing four unique stages of grid operational modes to enhance the overall grid stability in any operational condition. The main objectives are to maximize the exploitation of renewable sources, to decrease reliance on fossil fuels, to boost the overall efficiency of the grid by reducing the power conversion losses and demand side management in all possible forms. The simulation platform is designed in MATLAB/Simulink. Simulation results of several types of case studies show the effectiveness of the proposed power distribution and management model. View Full-Text
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Younus, S.A.M.; Nardello, M.; Tosato, P.; Brunelli, D. Power Controlling, Monitoring and Routing Center Enabled by a DC-Transformer †. Energies 2017, 10, 403.
Younus SAM, Nardello M, Tosato P, Brunelli D. Power Controlling, Monitoring and Routing Center Enabled by a DC-Transformer †. Energies. 2017; 10(3):403.Chicago/Turabian Style
Younus, Syed A.M.; Nardello, Matteo; Tosato, Pietro; Brunelli, Davide. 2017. "Power Controlling, Monitoring and Routing Center Enabled by a DC-Transformer †." Energies 10, no. 3: 403.
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