The increasing penetration of distributed energy resource (DER), distributed generation (DG) and energy storage system (ESS) units in distribution grids leads to the emergence of the concepts of active distribution networks (ADNs), microgrids, and virtual power plants. Nowadays, the use of electronically-coupled distributed energy resources is of great interest that can provide the power of demand side alone or in a small electricity grid. A microgrid is a small-scale power grid in low voltage network that must be able to locally solve energy issues and enhance the flexibility and can operate either in grid-connected or islanded/autonomous mode of operation. To study them, researchers need an appropriate set of methods, software tools, analogous to those exist for large interconnected power systems.The book Microgrids and Methods of Analysis addresses systematic analysis, control/protection systems design, and optimal operation of a distribution system under high penetration of DERs analogous to those that exist for large interconnected power systems.
Provides professional guidlines for system planners
Explores further research, development, and optimization of existing and new microgrids
Addresses analytical methods used for microgrid analysis using advanced research
Postgraduate students, University professors and lecturers, Researchers and industry experts working on smart grids and future distribution systems
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Microgrid Control Strategies 3. Power Flow of Microgrids 4. Fault Analysis 5. Operation under Unbalanced Conditions 6. Microgrid Protection 7. Optimal Sizing and Siting of Microgrids 8. Optimal Power Management
Gevork B. Gharehpetian received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1996 Tehran University, Tehran, Iran, graduating with First Class Honors. As a Ph.D. student, he has received scholarship from DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) from 1993 to 1996 and he was with High Voltage Institute of RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany. He has been holding the Assistant Professor position at Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) from 1997 to 2003, the position of Associate Professor from 2004 to 2007 and has been Professor since 2007.
He was selected by the Ministry of Science Research and Technology (SMRT) as the distinguished professor of Iran, by IAEEE (Iranian Association of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) as the distinguished researcher of Iran, by Iran Energy Association (IEA) as the best researcher of Iran in the field of energy, by the SMRT as the distinguished researcher of Iran, and by The Academy of Science of the Islamic Republic of Iran as the distinguished professor of electrical engineering and was awarded the National Prize in 2008, 2010, 2018, 2018 and 2019, respectively. Based on the Web of Science database (2005-2015), he is among world’s top 1% elite scientists according to ESI (Essential Science Indicators) ranking system.
He is the author of more than 1100 journal and conference papers. His teaching and research interest include Smart Grid, Microgrids, FACTS and HVDC Systems, Monitoring of Power Transformers and its Transients.
Affiliations and Expertise
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Hamid Reza Baghaee received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT) in 2017. Since 2007 to 2017, he had been a teaching and research assistant in department of electrical engineering. He is author of one published chapter book, 40 journal and 50 conference papers and owner of one registered patents. His special fileds of interest are micro and smart grids, application of power electronic in power systems, distributed generation and renewable energies, power system operation, and control, and application of artificial intelligence in power systems. Dr. Baghaee is the winner of three national and international prizes, as the best dissertation award, from Iranian scientific organization of smart grids (ISOSG) in December 2017, Iranian energy association (IEA) in February 2018 and AUT in December 2018 for his PhD dissertation. He is also reviewer of several IEEE and IET journals and guest editor of several special issues in IEEE, IET and MDPI, and member of scientific committees of several IEEE conferences.
Affiliations and Expertise
Reaching and Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering Department, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran
Masoud M. Shabestary received his Ph.D. degree in Energy Systems at the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada, in 2019. During his Ph.D., he received outstanding awards and scholarships including Vanier scholarship from the government of Canada, Alberta Innovates Scholarship, Killam Memorial Scholarship, and President’s Prize of Distinction. From 2011 to 2013, he served as a Researcher at the FACTS laboratory of Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, where he also received his B.Sc. degree in Power Systems in 2011. His research interests include Smart Grids, Intelligent Energy Systems, Microgrids, Renewable Energies, and Distributed Generations.
Affiliations and Expertise
Researcher, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada