Photovoltaics in microgrids: An overview of grid integration and energy management aspects

Seddik Bacha, Damien Picault, Bruno Burger, Ion Etxeberria-Otadui, Joao Martins

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Abstract

The microgrid vision contains several aspects, and a commonly admitted one is a portion of grid with its own means of production and energy flow controls. Photovoltaic (PV) generation is geographically the most distributed means of electricity production. In this sense, the integration of PVs in microgrids seems natural. The intermittency of PV generation can be compensated not only by using energy storage technologies but also by demand-side management and exchanges with other power networks: the main grid and surrounding microgrids. Many aspects still have to be investigated in the fields of power electronics, information communications technologies (ICTs), protections, and power quality (PQ) issues, to make this association a reality.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7063339
Pages (from-to)33-46
Number of pages14
JournalIeee Industrial Electronics Magazine
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • CONNECTED PV SYSTEMS
  • DISTRIBUTED GENERATION
  • POWER-ELECTRONICS
  • OPERATION
  • RELIABILITY
  • ENERGY
  • INTEGRATION
  • COMPONENTS
  • RESOURCES
  • DESIGN

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