Large rural areas in some regions of the world are still grappling with the challenge of electrification. The optimal solution is to provide reliable energy without adding more fossil fuel plants by using distributed renewable generation.
Microgrids are part of that solution; they are small networks of electricity users, with a local generator that is attached to a centralized larger grid, but which is also able to function independently. They need to be robust and resilient in order to provide reliable power, including in harsh climates. For remote areas microgrids have the advantage of offering an electricity supply even if there are problems with the larger power grid.
This book focuses on the challenges of rural electrification, particularly in poorer regions. It covers low voltage DC distribution system for various applications including charging of electric vehicles (EV). Written by a large team of authors with a wide range of relevant experiences, the book addresses microgrid architectures, converters, energy storage, control, EV integration, business models and economic scheduling, and the role of blockchain technology. The authors have used case studies to provide illustrative examples of the technologies discussed and solutions proposed.
- Chapter 1: Overview of microgrids for rural areas and low-voltage applications
- Chapter 2: Microgrid architectures
- Chapter 3: The microgrid investment and planning in rural locations
- Part II: Optimization, control and storage
- Chapter 4: Assessment of energy saving for integrated CVR control with large-scale electric vehicle connections in microgrids
- Chapter 5: Application of energy storage technologies on energy management of microgrids
- Chapter 6: Control technique for integration of smart dc microgrid to the utility grid
- Chapter 7: Energy management system of a microgrid using particle swarm optimization (PSO) and communication system
- Chapter 8: Reconfiguration of distribution network using different optimization techniques
- Chapter 9: Intelligent optimization scheduling of isolated microgrids considering energy storage integration, traditional generation, and renewable energy uncertainty costs
- Chapter 10: ADMM-based consensus droop control and distributed pinning droop control of isolated AC microgrids
- Part III: Converters
- Chapter 11: Extendable multiple outputs hybrid converter for AC/DC microgrid
- Chapter 12: Multi-input converters for distributed energy resources in microgrids
- Chapter 13: Modeling and control of DC-DC converters for DC microgrid application
- Part IV: Case studies
- Chapter 14: Case studies of microgrids systems
- Chapter 15: Smart grid road map and challenges for Turkey
- Chapter 16: Nanogrids: good practices and challenges in the projects in Colombia
- Chapter 17: Distributed generation deployment in the Libyan MV network: adverse impacts on practised protection scheme in the DN
- Chapter 18: Conclusions and future scopes
Dayalbagh Education Institute (Deemed University), Department of Electrical Engineering, Agra, India.
Rajeev Kumar Chauhan is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India. He was associated with University of Texas at Austin, United States, and University of Manchester, United Kingdom, as a visiting scientist and a research scientist, respectively. He is a senior member of IEEE and a member of IE (India). He has received some reputed national and international awards for his research contributions in the area of microgrid systems.Kalpana Chauhan Assistant Professor.
Central University of Haryana, Department of Electrical Engineering, Mahendergarh, India.
Kalpana Chauhan is Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Central University of Haryana, Mahendragarh, India. She was associated with University of Texas at Austin as a visiting scientist. She is a senior member of IEEE, WIE, IAS and an associate member of IE (India). She has received some reputed national and international awards for her research contributions in electrical engineering.Sri Niwas Singh Vice-Chancellor.
Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India.
Sri Niwas Singh is Vice-Chancellor at MMMUT Gorakhpur and on leave from Professor (HAG), Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Kanpur, India. He is an IEEE Region 10 (Asia-Pacific) Vice-Chairman, Technical Activities 2019–2020. Prof. Singh is Fellows of IEEE, INAE, IET(UK), IE(I), IETE and life member of ISCEE. He has received various reputed national and international awards for his research contributions in electrical engineering and services.