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Energy Management of Distributed Generation Systems

Edited by Lucian Mihet-Popa, ISBN 978-953-51-2474-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2473-3, 260 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published July 13, 2016 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/61476
Edited Volume

The book contains 10 chapters, and it is divided into four sections. The first section includes three chapters, providing an overview of Energy Management of Distributed Systems. It outlines typical concepts, such as Demand-Side Management, Demand Response, Distributed, and Hierarchical Control for Smart Micro-Grids. The second section contains three chapters and presents different control algorithms, software architectures, and simulation tools dedicated to Energy Management Systems. In the third section, the importance and the role of energy storage technology in a Distribution System, describing and comparing different types of energy storage systems, is shown. The fourth section shows how to identify and address potential threats for a Home Energy Management System. Finally, the fifth section discusses about Economical Optimization of Operational Cost for Micro-Grids, pointing out the effect of renewable energy sources, active loads, and energy storage systems on economic operation.