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Control and Optimization of Distributed Generation Systems

  • Magdi S. Mahmoud
  • Fouad M. AL-Sunni

Part of the Power Systems book series (POWSYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Modeling and Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 3-45
    3. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 47-86
  3. Architectures and Integration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 89-157
    3. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 159-208
    4. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 209-248
  4. Communication and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 251-308
    3. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 309-377
    4. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 379-466
    5. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 467-530
    6. Magdi S. Mahmoud, Fouad M. AL-Sunni
      Pages 531-576
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 577-578

About this book

Introduction

This text is an introduction to the use of control in distributed power generation. It shows the reader how reliable control can be achieved so as to realize the potential of small networks of diverse energy sources, either singly or in coordination, for meeting concerns of energy cost, energy security and environmental protection.

The book demonstrates how such microgrids—interconnecting groups of generating units and loads within a local area—can be an effective means of balancing electrical supply and demand. It takes advantage of the ability to connect and disconnect microgrids from the main body of the power grid to give flexibility in response to special events, planned or unplanned.

In order to capture the main opportunities for expanding the power grid and to present the plethora of associated open problems in control theory Control and Optimization of Distributed Generation Systems is organized to treat three key themes, namely:

  • system architecture and integration;
  • modelling and analysis; and
  • communications and control.

Each chapter makes use of examples, simulations and appropriate problems to help the reader study. Tools helpful to the reader in accessing the mathematical analysis presented within the main body of the book are given in an appendix.

Control and Optimization of Distributed Generation Systems will enable readers new to the field of distributed power generation and networked control, whether experienced academics migrating from another field or graduate students beginning a research career, to familiarize themselves with the important points of the control and regulation of microgrids. It will also be useful for practising power engineers wishing to keep abreast of changes in power grids necessitated by the diversification of generating methods.

Keywords

Distributed Generation Systems Intelligent Control Networked Control Systems Power Microgrids Smart Grids

Authors and affiliations

  • Magdi S. Mahmoud
    • 1
  • Fouad M. AL-Sunni
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Systems EngineeringKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Systems Engineering DepartmentKing Fahd University of Petroleum and MineralsDhahranSaudi Arabia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16910-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-16909-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-16910-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-1287
  • Series Online ISSN 1860-4676
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