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JEET, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2018
A Stable Operation Strategy in Micro-grid Systems without Diesel Generators
Dae-Seok Rho
Area A - Electric Power Engineering
Abstract Recently, as one of the countermeasures to reduce carbon dioxide(CO2) for global warming problems, operation methods in micro-grid systems replacing diesel generator with renewable energy sources including wind power(WP) and photovoltaic(PV) system have been studied and presented in energetic manners. However, it is reported that some operation problems in microgrid systems without diesel generator for carbon-free island are being occurred when large scaled WP systems are at start-up. To overcome these problems, this paper proposes an operation strategy in micro-grid systems by adapting control devices such as CVCF(constant voltage constant frequency) ESS(energy storage system) for constant frequency and voltage regulation, load control ESS for balancing demand and supply and SVC(static-var compensator) for reactive power compensation. From the simulation results based on the various operation scenarios, it is confirmed that the proposed operation strategy in micro-grid systems without diesel generators is a useful tool to perform a stable operation in micro-grid systems without diesel generator and also make a contribution to reduce carbon dioxide in micro-grid systems.
Keyword Micro-grid systems,Diesel generators,Operation strategy,CVCF ESS,Load control ESS,SVC,PV systems,WP system,CO2 reduction,PSCAD/EMTDC
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