Next Article in Journal
A Review on Nanocomposite Materials for Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries
Next Article in Special Issue
A Framework for Proactive Resource Provisioning in IaaS Clouds
Previous Article in Journal
Effects of Radial Gap Ratio between Impeller and Vaned Diffuser on Performance of Centrifugal Compressors
Previous Article in Special Issue
Preparation of Titania on Stainless Steel by the Spray-ILGAR Technique as Active Photocatalyst under UV Light Irradiation for the Decomposition of Acetaldehyde
Article Menu
Issue 7 (July) cover image

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Appl. Sci. 2017, 7(7), 733; doi:10.3390/app7070733

Development of a Modelling and Simulation Method for Residential Electricity Consumption Analysis in a Community Microgrid System

1
Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi 62102, Taiwan
2
Nuclear Instrumentation Division, Institute of Nuclear Energy Research, Taoyuan 32546, Taiwan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Shoou-Jinn Chang, Teen-Hang Meen and Stephen D. Prior
Received: 22 June 2017 / Revised: 7 July 2017 / Accepted: 11 July 2017 / Published: 17 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Selected Papers from IEEE ICASI 2017)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [4462 KB, uploaded 18 July 2017]   |  

Abstract

There is an increasing number of microgrid applications for power system networks at different voltage levels. Community microgrid systems are also being encouraged in order to increase energy efficiency, reduce electricity bills, and alleviate the reliability problem with respect to power delivery for local residential users. Understanding electricity information can help in effective management and control of various energy sources operated in community microgrid systems. This paper thus aims to develop a simulation-based electricity analysis scheme for a real community microgrid configuration using a proposed modelling methodology, simulation mechanisms, and a power balancing control strategy under the MATLAB environment. Simulation results considering different weather conditions report the observed performance of electricity analysis. In addition, calculations of electricity bills depending on two electricity rates are discussed, representing the benefits of electricity bill reduction when electricity users accepted the power supply from community microgrid systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: microgrid; community microgrid; electricity analysis; MATLAB/Simulink microgrid; community microgrid; electricity analysis; MATLAB/Simulink
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Liu, Y.-J.; Chen, S.-I.; Chang, Y.-R.; Lee, Y.-D. Development of a Modelling and Simulation Method for Residential Electricity Consumption Analysis in a Community Microgrid System. Appl. Sci. 2017, 7, 733.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Appl. Sci. EISSN 2076-3417 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top