Control of Standalone Microgrid

Control of Standalone Microgrid

1st Edition - July 8, 2021

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  • Editors: Anuradha Tomar, Prerna Gaur, Ritu Kandari, Neeraj Gupta
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230220
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128234310

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Control of Standalone Microgrid looks at a practical and systematic elaboration of the architecture, design and control of standalone microgrids. It is oriented towards more advanced readers who want to enhance their knowledge in the fields of power engineering, sustainable energy, microgrids and their control. With an enriched collection of topics pertaining to the architecture and control of standalone microgrids, this book presents recent research that will bring advancements in the current power system scenario, discussing operational and technical issues due to high penetration of distributed generation units. Including executable plans for standalone microgrid systems this book enables researchers and energy executives to understand the future of energy delivery systems as well as global case studies and models to apply control techniques for standalone microgrids and protection schemes which provide a deeper level of understanding.

Key Features

  • Includes significant case studies and global case studies of control techniques and protection schemes
  • Provides a working guideline in the design, analysis and development of Standalone microgrid and its applications
  • Features detailed description of the types and components of standalone microgrids, modeling and simulation and performance analysis


Researchers, professionals working in the field of Renewable Energy Sources, Power Systems, Microgrids and their control. Energy engineers, renewable energy experts, R&D organizations and industry professionals engaged in research in the field of Renewable Energy and Standalone Microgrids

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Introduction of Standalone Microgrids
    Chapter 1: Integration of distributed energy resources in power systems
    Overview of Technical Challenges
    Available Technologies and Ongoing Developments
    Need for increasing the resilience of the grid

    Chapter 2: Operational and Environmental aspects of standalone microgrids
    Operational aspects of distribution systems
    The use of distributed energy resources to create environmentally friendly power system

    Section 2: Architecture of Standalone Microgrids
    Chapter 3: Modeling and characterization of Microgrid units
    Design and Operation of an Islanded Microgrid
    Sizing of a stand-alone microgrid
    Case Studies

    Chapter 4: Modelling of Communication Architecture
    Communication Architecture of Standalone Microgrids
    Sensitivity and transient stability analysis
    Case Studies

    Chapter 5: Scope for architecture improvement for standalone microgrids
    Current Status of research on architecture of standalone microgrids
    Scope for improvement in future microgrids
    Case Studies

    Section 3: Control of Standalone Microgrids
    Chapter 6: Hierarchical Control-I
    Implementation of hierarchical control in islanded microgrids
    Hierarchical predictive control of microgrids in islanded operation
    Case studies

    Chapter 7: Hierarchical Control-II
    Hierarchical Control with distributed control
    Hierarchical control of islanded microgrid with dynamic load power sharing
    Case studies

    Chapter 8: Coordinated Control
    Coordinated control issues in islanded microgrids
    Techniques to achieve Coordinated Control
    Case studies

    Chapter 9: Adaptive Control-I
    Adaptive droop control
    Adaptive control for energy management
    Case studies

    Chapter 10: Adaptive Control-II
    Adaptive technique for distributed control
    Case studies

    Chapter 11. Predictive techniques
    Model predictive control
    Finite control set model predictive control
    Distributed predictive control
    Case studies

    Chapter 12: Intelligent methods-I
    Fuzzy logic based techniques
    Adaptive intelligent technique

    Chapter 13:  Intelligent methods-II
    Multi-agent based techniques
    Artificial Intelligence based techniques
    Case studies

    Chapter 14: Plug and Play Operation
    Need of Plug and Play operation
    Related Issues
    Strategies to achieve PnP
    Case studies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 362
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: July 8, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128230220
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128234310

About the Editors

Anuradha Tomar

Dr. Anuradha Tomar has 12 years of experience and currently is working as Postdoctoral researcher at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. She has received her B.E Degree in Electronics Instrumentation & Control with Honours (2007) from University of Rajasthan and M.Tech Degree with Honours in Power System (2009) from National Institute of Technology Hamirpur. She has received her Ph. D in Electrical Engineering, from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. Dr. Tomar has committed her research work for the development of sustainable, energy efficient solutions for the empowerment of society. Her research interest are Photovoltaic systems, Microgrid, Energy conservation and Automation. She has authored or co-authored 69 research/review papers in various reputed International, National Journals, and Conferences. Her research interests include photovoltaic systems, microgrids, energy conservation. She has also filled seven Indian patents on her name. Dr. Tomar is Senior member of IEEE, LM of ISTE, IETE, IEI, and IAENG.

Affiliations and Expertise

Postdoctoral Researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Prerna Gaur

Prof. Prerna Gaur completed her Ph.D. from Delhi University in the field of Artificial Intelligence and control, B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from G.B. Pant University of Technology and Agriculture, Pantnagar in 1988, M.Tech from Delhi College of Engineering in 1996. She has over 6 years of Industry experience and 26 years of Teaching experience in Delhi College of Engineering (later DTU, Delhi) and NSUT, Delhi(erstwhile NSIT). She is Director, East Campus, NSUT and has served as Head in Instrumentation and Control Department, NSUT between 2018-Jan21. She has more than 140 research papers in International Journals and IEEE Conferences. She has organized IICPE2010 and INDICON2020 IEEE international Conferences in NSUT. Besides teaching, she is actively associated with IEEE (Senior Member), ISTE (Life Member), IETE Fellow, and IE (Fellow) as well. Her major areas of research include Renewable Energy, Power Electronics, Power Quality, Artificial Intelligent based Control, Electrical Drives.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head of ICE Division, Netaji Subhas University, Dwarka, India

Ritu Kandari

Ritu Kandari received the B.Tech. degree from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, India in 2010 and M.Tech. degree from Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technologies and Research in 2012. She joined HMR Institute of Technology and Management, Delhi as an assistant professor in August 2012. She is a senior research fellow (SRF) in renewable energy at IGDTUW, Delhi. She has organized many international and national conferences, faculty development programs and short-term courses. Her research interests include control and operation of microgrids, renewable, integration of renewable in existing grid.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Fellow (SRF) in Renewable Energy, IGDTUW, Delhi, India

Neeraj Gupta

Dr. Neeraj Gupta is Ph.D. in power systems from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India. He is a senior member of IEEE. He was a faculty with the Thapar University, from 2008 to 2009, Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering, Ahmedabad, India, in 2015 and NIT Hamirpur from 2015 to 2018 and presently, he has been working as an Assistant professor with the Electrical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, J&K, India. His work has been published in Q-1 international journals of repute like IEEE, Elsevier etc. He is also in the scientific advisory/organizing secretary of many reputed conferences of the country. He is referee of reputed journals of IEEE, Elsevier, Taylor and Francis, IET etc. His research interests include uncertainty quantification of power system, probabilistic power system, solar, wind, and electric vehicle technologies, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, prediction etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant professor, Electrical Engineering Department, National Institute of Technology, Srinagar, J&K, India

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