Power Quality Impacts in a Typical Microgrid
- Arangarajan Vinayagam, Asma Aziz, K.S.V. Swarna, Suiyang Khoo, Alex Stojcevski
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- Arangarajan Vinayagam
Available Online October 2015.
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- microgrid; distributed generation; power quality; renewable energy; power electronics
- Microgrid (MG) power system plays an important role to fulfill reliable and secure energy supply to critical loads of communities as well as for communities in remote area. Distributed Generation (DG) sources integrated in a MG provides numerous benefits, at the same time leads to power quality issues in the MG power distribution network. Power Quality (PQ) issue arises due to the integration of an intermittent nature of Renewable Energy (RE) sources with advanced Power Electronics (PE) converter technology. Also, presence of non-linear and unbalancing loads in MG seems to affect PQ of the energy supply in power distribution network. In this paper, PQ impacts like; power variation, voltage variation, Total Harmonic Distortion (THD), and Unbalance voltage level have been analysed in Low Voltage (LV) distribution network of typical MG power system model. In this study, development of MG model and PQ impact analysis through simulation has been done in PSS-Sincal software environment. Analysis results from the study can be used as a guideline for developing a real and independent MG power system with improved PQ conditions.
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TY - CONF AU - Arangarajan Vinayagam AU - Asma Aziz AU - K.S.V. Swarna AU - Suiyang Khoo AU - Alex Stojcevski PY - 2015/10 DA - 2015/10 TI - Power Quality Impacts in a Typical Microgrid BT - 2015 International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering PB - Atlantis Press SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/seee-15.2015.20 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/seee-15.2015.20 ID - Vinayagam2015/10 ER -