Microgrid controller standardization – principles and implementation

G. Joos and J. Reilly

 

2018/04/20

Abstract

Microgrids are being successfully promoted and deployed as a means to integrate distributed energy resources into distribution systems and manage the combined generation and load as a single entity. This paper demonstrates, by means of successful standardization efforts, that despite the wide range of possible implementations of microgrids and their control system, there are core functions that define the microgrid and exploit the benefits of implementing a microgrid. It presents the standards that define a minimal set of core functions, develops the functional specification of the control system and proposes test approaches and metrics. These core functions allow a basic
microgrid control system to be specified and tested for conformance to the proposed standards.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 16)
Pages: 392-397 Date of Publication: 2018/04/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2018/03/23
REF: 322-18 Issue Date: April 2018
DOI:10.24084/repqj16.322 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

G. Joos1 and J. Reilly2
1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Montreal, QC, Canada
2. Reilly Associates. New Jersey, USA

Key words

Microgrid control system, Distributed Energy Resources, Interconnection, Integration, Distribution System, Standards.

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