Renewable Energy Sources and DGs

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Grid Connected RESs and Ancillary Services

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Microgrids: Dynamics and Modeling

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Microgrid Planning

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Microgrid Protection

The idea is to find new solutions including advanced control and estimation methods for protection of AC and DC microgrids.

Virtual Inertia

Compared to the conventional power systems with synchronous machines, the microgrids with distributed generators (DGs) have either very small or no inertia which is the main source of stability. A solution towards the microgrid stability enhancement is to provide virtual inertia, by using the concept of virtual synchronous generator (VSG). The VSG simulates the dynamic behavior of a SG represented by its fundamental swing equation to create virtual inertia. Unlike a real synchronous machine, the parameters of VSG can be controlled to enhance the dynamic response of the system.

Energy Management in Microgrids

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Modern Power Grids: Operation and Control

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Microgrid Course

Microgrids are an ideal way to intelligently integrate renewable resources, enable customer participation in the electricity enterprise, add reliability, bring diversification of energy sources, reduce carbon emissions and costs. They form the building blocks of the modern, smart power grid. This course provides both theoretical knowledge and practical foundation for understanding of Microgrids. Different aspects of these small-scale power systems, current challenges and research directions will be examined in detail.