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Energies 2017, 10(6), 776; doi:10.3390/en10060776

Enhanced Microgrid Dynamic Performance Using a Modulated Power Filter Based on Enhanced Bacterial Foraging Optimization

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Faculty of Engineering, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
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Electrical Power & Machine Department, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig 44519, Egypt
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Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4, Canada
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Academic Editor: Paras Mandal
Received: 24 December 2016 / Revised: 22 May 2017 / Accepted: 30 May 2017 / Published: 6 June 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Conservation in Infrastructures 2016)
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This paper presents a design of microgrid (MG) with enhanced dynamic performance. Distributed energy resources (DER) are widely used in MGs to match the various load types and profiles. DERs include solar PV cells, wind energy sources, fuel cells, batteries, micro gas-engines and storage elements. MG will include AC/DC circuits, developed power electronics devices, inverters and power electronic controllers. A novel modulated power filters (MPF) device will be applied in MG design. Enhanced bacterial foraging optimization (EBFO) will be proposed to optimize and set the MPF parameters to enhance and tune the MG dynamic response. Recent dynamic control is applied to minimize the harmonic reference content. EBFO will adapt the gains of MPF dynamic control. The present research achieves an enhancement of MG dynamic performance, in addition to ensuring improvements in the power factor, bus voltage profile and power quality. MG operation will be evaluated by the dynamic response to be fine-tuned by MPF based on EBFO. Digital simulations have validated the results to show the effectiveness and efficient improvement by the proposed strategy. View Full-Text
Keywords: enhanced bacterial foraging optimization (EBFO); energy conservation; microgrid (MG); modulated power filters (MPF); performance optimization enhanced bacterial foraging optimization (EBFO); energy conservation; microgrid (MG); modulated power filters (MPF); performance optimization
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Othman, A.M.; Gabbar, H.A. Enhanced Microgrid Dynamic Performance Using a Modulated Power Filter Based on Enhanced Bacterial Foraging Optimization. Energies 2017, 10, 776.

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