As we have discussed many times, Smart Power Grids is one of the four essential research themes at the LIINES. Our work generally advocates the concept of power grid enterprise control and a number of blogposts have been devoted to the topic. One novel aspect of this work is the use of microgrids which may coordinate their own renewable energy but also have the potential to island themselves from the rest of the grid. Microgrids — as the name suggests — are relatively small and so their reliable operation requires careful attention to its design & planning. In a sense, each generation, load, line and bus must be carefully considered.
To that effect, we thought we’d share Siemens’ take on the subject. Their recent IEEE PES Webinar on Microgrid Strategic Planning has recently been put up on youtube.
Full text of our smart power grid reference papers may be found on the LIINES publication page: http://amfarid.scripts.mit.edu
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