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Energies 2017, 10(9), 1419; https://doi.org/10.3390/en10091419

Study and Analysis of an Intelligent Microgrid Energy Management Solution with Distributed Energy Sources

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School of Electrical Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University, Vellore, Tamilnadu 632014, India
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Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg 2006, South Africa
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Faculty of Engineering, Østfold University College, Kobberslagerstredet 5, 1671 Kråkeroy-Fredrikstad, Norway
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Received: 11 July 2017 / Revised: 12 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 September 2017 / Published: 16 September 2017

Abstract

In this paper, a robust energy management solution which will facilitate the optimum and economic control of energy flows throughout a microgrid network is proposed. The increased penetration of renewable energy sources is highly intermittent in nature; the proposed solution demonstrates highly efficient energy management. This study enables precise management of power flows by forecasting of renewable energy generation, estimating the availability of energy at storage batteries, and invoking the appropriate mode of operation, based on the load demand to achieve efficient and economic operation. The predefined mode of operation is derived out of an expert rule set and schedules the load and distributed energy sources along with utility grid. View Full-Text
Keywords: energy management system; microgrid; distributed energy sources; energy storage system energy management system; microgrid; distributed energy sources; energy storage system
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Ganesan, S.; Padmanaban, S.; Varadarajan, R.; Subramaniam, U.; Mihet-Popa, L. Study and Analysis of an Intelligent Microgrid Energy Management Solution with Distributed Energy Sources. Energies 2017, 10, 1419.

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