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Control of an islanded microgrid

Jakopo, Tafara (2017) Control of an islanded microgrid. Honours thesis, Murdoch University.

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This thesis presents a detailed investigative process into the study of the control of an islanded microgrid. This investigation is done through the research and exploration of multiple existing control techniques for the control of a microgrid and then by analysing them to identify the areas where the existing methods can be altered in order to reduce or mitigate common operational issues.

The final goal was to use the gathered information to develop an innovative strategy that may be used to control an islanded microgrid. However, due to various challenges faced over the course of the project – this goal was not achieved.

In light of this, the aim of this thesis was for it to became a research focused development of a body of work that may be useful or potentially serve as a point of reference for future studies in the control of an islanded microgrid.

1. P & PI Controller Regulation & Response Times
2. Natural Load Sharing Amongst Distributed Generators
3. Secondary Frequency-Load Control Mechanisms
4. Controllable Storage Systems
5. Automated Load Shedding in Microgrids
6. Stabilizer Control Strategies

By developing this list of factors and considerations, this thesis project aims to be a useful resource for future studies performed in the topic of islanded microgrid control. The aspiration is that by collating extensive background, theoretical and technical research in this project, the efficiency of those who may want to continue work in this area of study will be improved.

Item Type: Thesis (Honours)
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering and Information Technology
Supervisor(s): Shafiullah, GM
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