Power management, control and protection of DC microgrids

S. Mirsaeidi, X. Dong, Y. Wu, H. Wang, Dimitrios Tzelepis

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Abstract

DC microgrids have been gaining a continually increasing interest over the past couple of years both in academia and industry due to the provision of numerous benefits in comparison with AC ones. The most important ones include higher reliability and efficiency, simpler control and natural interface with renewable energy sources, and electronic loads and energy storage systems. With rapid emergence of these components in modern power systems, the importance of DC in today’s society is gradually being brought to a whole new level. In this study, first, the power management issues in a DC microgrid is discussed. Subsequently, a review on available techniques used for addressing the control and protection challenges microgrids is provided. Apart from describing the
most relevant options presented to date and classifying them in specific groups, the most important benefits and drawbacks of each approach are presented. Finally, some conclusions and research directions for implementation of future DC microgrids are pointed out
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 16 Oct 2017
Event7th International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation & Protection: APAP2017 - Hyatt Regnency Jeju, Jeju, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 16 Oct 201719 Oct 2017

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation & Protection
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju
Period16/10/1719/10/17

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Keywords

  • DC microgrids
  • grid-connected mode
  • islanded mode
  • power management
  • control and protection approaches

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Mirsaeidi, S., Dong, X., Wu, Y., Wang, H., & Tzelepis, D. (2017). Power management, control and protection of DC microgrids. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Advanced Power System Automation & Protection, Jeju, Korea, Republic of.