Distributed Generation: Systems, Performance and Emerging Technologies


Tao Lin (Editor)
School of Electrical Engineering Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Hubei Collaborative Innovation Center for High-efficient Utilization of Solar Energy, Wuhan, China

Series: Electrical Engineering Developments
BISAC: TEC007000

This book systematically discusses (a) Distributed Generation (DG), which operates in a single, stand-alone controllable system mode, and (b) the Microgrid (MG) powered by DG, along with the technical concepts, the impact on power systems, control and optimization techniques, and their applications. It includes ten chapters that focus on the following five aspects:

1) An overview of distributed generation is introduced in Chapter One, and the technical concept of the microgrid is introduced in Chapter Eight with detail.
2) As the main element of distributed generation (DG), a smart inverter system for the control of active and reactive power in a grid-tied mode, which is treated as an interface between grid and the RES (Renewable Energy System), is studied concretely in Chapter Two.
3) The influence of distributed generation on power systems, including the impact of DG on the planning and operation of power systems, the impact of DG on power quality, and power system protection are concretely described and analyzed in Chapters Three, Four and Five, respectively.
4) The control and optimization technologies for DG and MG. These techniques include: the Economic Model Predictive Control (EMPC) strategy for the solution of pricing management in community-based microgrids (MGs), which consider economic benefits as the control and optimization objects; the distributed control and optimization techniques for islanded microgrids (MGs) that consider stability as the control and optimization objects; the intelligent load shedding for stability enhancement in an autonomous microgrid; and the recovery (restoration) control after a contingency situation. These are all investigated in Chapters Six, Seven, Eight and Nine, respectively.
5) The applications of renewable energy technology, such as efficient artisanal light fishing technologies that exploit lake light physics and light-fish interactions, are specifically presented in Chapter Ten.

This book can be used as a teaching reference for professors and researchers, or as a reference book for university seniors and graduate students to carry out their research work. It can also be used to guide engineering applications, for example, and as a reference book for engineers and on-site personnel in electrical power systems. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Integration of the Distributed Generation: The Steps to Move Towards a New Model of Distribution Networks
Cipriano Reino-Rio, Antonio Colmenar-Santos and David Borge-Diez (Industrial Engineering Higher Technical School, Spanish University for Distance Education (UNED), Madrid, Spain)

Chapter 2. A Smart Inverter System for the Control of Active and Reactive Power
Olawale Ibrahim Adekola and Atanda Kamoru Raji (Department of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 3. Impact of the Distributed Generation on Optimal Operation and Planning of the Electrical Networks
Florina Scarlatache and Gheorghe Grigoraş (Power Systems Department, “Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi, Iasi, Romania)

Chapter 4. Probabilistic Harmonic Power Flow under the Background of Distributed Generation
Tao Lin, Guangzheng Yu, Xialing Xu, Fuzhang Wu, and Mingzheng Yang (School of Electrical Engineering Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Understanding the Influence of Photovoltaic (PV) Power Generation on Power System Protection
Tao Lin, Xue Zhai, Xialing Xu, Baoping Chen, Wen Hong, and Xunzhe Wang (School of Electrical Engineering Wuhan University, China, and others)

Chapter 6. Cost-Effective Supervision of Community Microgrids with Guaranteed Battery Lifetime: A Model Predictive Control Approach
Francesco Tedesco, Lubna Mariam, Malabika Basu, Alessandro Casavola, and Michael F. Conlon (University of Calabria, Italy, and others)

Chapter 7. Distributed Control and Optimization Techniques for Microgrids
Qiang Li, Feixiong Chen and Minyou Chen (State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment System Security and New Technology, School of Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China)

Chapter 8. Intelligent Load Shedding for Stability Enhancement in an Autonomous Microgrid System
A,A. Aminou Moussavou, AK. Raji and M. Adonis (Department of Electrical Electronic and Computer Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa)

Chapter 9. Resiliency Assessment of Electric Power Distribution Systems
Bananeh Ansari, Alireza Soroudi, Marcelo Godoy Simoes, and Andrew Keane (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Colorado School of Mines, CO, USA, and others)

Chapter 10. Renewable Energy Technology Implementation under Uncertainty: Efficient Artisanal Light Fishing Technologies Exploiting Lake Light Physics and Light-Fish Interactions
Mark P. McHenry, David Doepel and Ben O. Onyango (The School of Veterinary and Life Sciences, Murdoch University, Western Australia, and others)

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