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Real-Time Minimization Power Losses by Driven Primary Regulation in Islanded Microgrids

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Institute of Energy Science, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi 10000-04, Vietnam
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Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models, University of Palermo, 90128 Palermo, Italy
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Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Da Nang—University of Science and Technology, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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CEA-INES, 73370 Le Bourget-du-lac, France
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Energies 2020, 13(2), 451; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13020451
Received: 6 December 2019 / Revised: 8 January 2020 / Accepted: 11 January 2020 / Published: 17 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Management System for Smart Grids)
Islanded microgrids are small networks that work independently from the main grid. The frequency and voltage in islanded microgrids are affected directly by the output power of distributed generators and power demand variations. In this work, a real-time driven primary regulation, which relies on optimized P-f droop coefficients, is proposed. In all operating conditions, it minimizes the power losses for islanded microgrids. The proposed configuration will allow the optimization modules to interact with each other and adjust parameters producing a suitable power sharing among generators. The methodology is tested based on a hardware-in-the-loop experimental set-up where distributed generators are connected to a group of loads. A parametric analysis is implemented for verification of the effectiveness of the proposed configuration as well as the improvement of the system reliability. View Full-Text
Keywords: microgrids; minimum losses; droop control; real-time optimal power flow microgrids; minimum losses; droop control; real-time optimal power flow
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Tran, Q.T.; Riva Sanseverino, E.; Zizzo, G.; Di Silvestre, M.L.; Nguyen, T.L.; Tran, Q.-T. Real-Time Minimization Power Losses by Driven Primary Regulation in Islanded Microgrids. Energies 2020, 13, 451.

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