Impact of load type on microgrid stability
Author(s)Monnin, Jared P
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
James L. Kirtley, Jr.
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Microgrids show great promise as a means of integrating distributed generation sources into the public grid distribution system. In order to provide uninterrupted,high quality power to local loads, microgrids must have the ability to operate independently of or in parallel with the local utility. Transitioning between independent operation, also called "islanded" operation, and utility connected operation can induce stability problems in the microgrid, especially when islanding is fault induced. Software simulation suggests that induction motor loads on the microgrid significantly decrease stability during fault induced islanding. To validate the software simulations and to investigate the impact of load type on microgrid stability, we have built a hardware system that simulates the operation of a microgrid.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 2012.This electronic version was submitted by the student author. The certified thesis is available in the Institute Archives and Special Collections.CD-ROM contains PDF of thesis and MDL file.Both MIT Institute Archives and Barker Library copy: with CD-ROM.Cataloged from student submitted PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.