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Modelling and Optimization in Microgrids

50Hertz Transmission GmbH, 10557 Berlin, Germany
Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, 50370 Wroclaw, Poland
VSB—Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 70833 Ostrava, Czech Republic
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Academic Editor: Rodolfo Araneo
Energies 2017, 10(4), 523;
Received: 5 December 2016 / Revised: 16 March 2017 / Accepted: 11 April 2017 / Published: 12 April 2017
The expansion of renewable energies is progressing strongly. The influence on the power supply networks by the variability of the infeed must be met with new concepts. In this paper, we investigate the possibilities of integrating microgrids as a cooperating unit in the power supply network to support further expansion of renewable energy sources (RES) power plants. In this paper, a differentiation of microgrids from similar network structures is established, and a classification of proposed groups is made. Then, after the description of the simulation of the components in a microgrid, with practical advice, an example model is shown, which aids the dimensioning of the components within a microgrid to achieve a specified goal. View Full-Text
Keywords: microgrid; classification; simulation; optimization; renewable energy sources (RES); storage; electric vehicles (EVs) microgrid; classification; simulation; optimization; renewable energy sources (RES); storage; electric vehicles (EVs)
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Porsinger, T.; Janik, P.; Leonowicz, Z.; Gono, R. Modelling and Optimization in Microgrids. Energies 2017, 10, 523.

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