Recent developments in microgrids and example cases around the world—A review

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Ustun, Taha Selim, Ozansoy, Cagil ORCID: 0000-0002-9375-9571 and Zayegh, Aladin (2011) Recent developments in microgrids and example cases around the world—A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 15 (8). pp. 4030-4041. ISSN 1364-0321


Climate change concerns due to the rising amounts of the carbon gas in the atmosphere have in the last decade or so initiated a fast pace of technological advances in the renewable energy industry. Such developments in technology and the move towards cleaner sources of energy have made distributed generation (DG) from renewable resources more desirable. However, it is a known fact that rising penetrations of DG can have adverse impacts on the grid structure and its operation. The microgrid concept is a solution proposed to control the impact of DG and make conventional grids more suitable for large scale deployments of DG. Covering many aspects of the power systems and power electronics fields, microgrids have become a very popular research field. This paper reviews the background and the concept of a microgrid, the current status of the literature, on-going research projects, and the relevant standards. It also presents a review of the microgrid pilot projects around the world in further detail and discusses the potential avenues for further research.

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Item type Article
DOI 10.1016/j.rser.2011.07.033
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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 8506 Energy Storage, Distribution and Supply
Keywords ResPubID23027, distributed generation, IEEE Standard 1547, microgrid control, microgrid management system, protection, renewable energy
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