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Autonomous operation of multiple interconnected microgrids with self-healing capability

Shahnia, F.ORCID: 0000-0002-8434-0525, Chandrasena, R.P.S., Rajakaruna, S. and Ghosh, A. (2013) Autonomous operation of multiple interconnected microgrids with self-healing capability. In: 2013 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting, 21 - 25 July 2013, Vancouver, BC Canada

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This paper shows how multiple interconnected microgrids can operate in autonomous mode in a self–healing medium voltage network. This is possible if based on network self– healing capability, the neighbour microgrids are interconnected and a surplus generation capacity is available in some of the Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) of the interconnected microgrids. This will reduce or prevent load shedding within the microgrids with less generation capacity. Therefore, DERs in a microgrid are controlled such that they share the local load within that microgrid as well as the loads in other interconnected microgrids. Different control algorithms are proposed to manage the DERs at different operating conditions. On the other hand, a Distribution Static Compensator (DSTATCOM) is employed to regulate the voltage. The efficacy of the proposed power control, sharing and management among DERs in multiple interconnected microgrids is validated through extensive simulation studies using PSCAD/EMTDC.

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