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Development and Integration of Microgrids

Edited by Wenping Cao

Anhui University


The utilization of AC or DC microgrids across the world has increased dramatically over the years and has led to development opportunities as well as technical challenges when they are connected to the main grids or used as stand-alone systems. This book overviews the development of AC/DC microgrids; explains the microgrid concepts, design and control considerations, discusses operational and technical issues, as well as interconnection and integration of these systems. This book is served as a reference for a general audience of researchers, academics, PhD students and practitioners in the field of power engineering.

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Development and Integration of MicrogridsEdited by Wenping Cao

Published: August 16th 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65582

ISBN: 978-953-51-3400-8

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3399-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4709-1

Copyright year: 2017

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15482 Total Chapter Downloads

10 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

18 Dimensions Citations


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1. Overview of Technical Challenges, Available Technologies and Ongoing Developments of AC/DC Microgrids

By Reza Sabzehgar


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2. Distributed Energy Resources to Improve the Power Quality and to Reduce Energy Costs of a Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid

By Luisa Alfieri, Antonio Bracale, Pierluigi Caramia and Guido Carpinelli


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3. Future of Microgrids with Distributed Generation and Electric Vehicles

By Syed Abid Ali Shah Bukhari, Wen-Ping Cao, Toufique Ahmed Soomro and Du Guanhao


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4. A Generalized Voltage Control Algorithm for Smooth Transition Operation of Microgrids

By Jing Wang and Bouna Mohamed Cisse


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5. Design and Operation of an Islanded Microgrid at Constant Frequency

By Daming Zhang and John Fletcher


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6. Detection and Operation of Unintentional Islands in the Presence of Distributed Generation Units

By Narayanan Krishnan, Shahbaz A. Siddiqui and Manoj Fozdar


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7. Design of an Energy Management System for Secure Integration of Renewable Energy Sources into Microgrids

By Luis I. Minchala, Youmin Zhang and Oliver Probst


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8. FutureGrid: Use of Microgrids in Underserved Communities

By Andrew Hubble and Taha Selim Ustun


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9. Energy Management in Microgrids: A Combination of Game Theory and Big Data‐Based Wind Power Forecasting

By Zhenyu Zhou, Fei Xiong, Chen Xu and Runhai Jiao


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10. Operation of Plug-In Electric Vehicles for Voltage Balancing in Unbalanced Microgrids

By Guido Carpinelli, Fabio Mottola, Daniela Proto and Angela Russo


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11. Hybrid AC/DC Microgrid Mode-Adaptive Controls

By Eneko Unamuno and Jon Andoni Barrena


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