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A Novel Control Strategy for Autonomous Operation of Isolated Microgrid with Prioritized Loads

  • R. Hari Kumar
  • S. Ushakumari
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Abstract

Maintenance of power balance between generation and demand is one of the most critical requirements for the stable operation of a power system network. To mitigate the power imbalance during the occurrence of any disturbance in the system, fast acting algorithms are inevitable. This paper proposes a novel algorithm for load shedding and network reconfiguration in an isolated microgrid with prioritized loads and multiple islands, which will help to quickly restore the system in the event of a fault. The performance of the proposed algorithm is enhanced using genetic algorithm and its effectiveness is illustrated with simulation results on modified Consortium for Electric Reliability Technology Solutions (CERTS) microgrid.

Keywords

Microgrid Load shedding Reconfiguration Genetic Algorithm Prioritized Loads 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringCollege of Engineering TrivandrumThiruvananthapuramIndia

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