Visible to the public Microgrid Design and Control of a Hybrid Building Complex

TitleMicrogrid Design and Control of a Hybrid Building Complex
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2020
AuthorsQuigley, Kevin, Enslin, Johan H., Nazir, Moazzam, Greenwood, Austin
Conference Name2020 IEEE 11th International Symposium on Power Electronics for Distributed Generation Systems (PEDG)
Date PublishedOct. 2020
ISBN Number978-1-7281-6990-3
KeywordsBuildings, Cogeneration, Combined heat and power (CHP), control theory, distributed generation, Economics, Human Behavior, Islanding, micro-grids, Microgrids, photovoltaics (PV), PSCAD renewable generation, pubcrawl, reliability theory, resilience, Resiliency, Scalability, Turbines, virtual power plants (VPP)
AbstractMicrogrids are a promising alternative to the traditional distribution systems due to their highly desirable features, such as, reliability, resiliency, and efficiency. This paper covers the design, simulation, and economic analysis of a theoretically designed modern, mixed-use commercial and residential building on a feeder in Charleston, SC, USA. The designed system is simulated in PSCAD/EMTDC. The system combines a natural gas CHP turbine and generator block set, solar photovoltaics (PV), and a battery energy storage system (BESS). It is planned to provide power through a DC lighting bus and an AC to several different commercial load profiles as well as 40 apartments of varying sizes. Additionally, a comprehensive economic analysis is completed with available or estimated pricing to prove the feasibility of such a project.
Citation Keyquigley_microgrid_2020