Laboratory-Scale Microgrid System for Control of Power Distribution in Local Energy Networks – Part I: Theory and Design

  • Rasel Mahmud
  • Arash NejadpakEmail author


One of the promising solutions to achieve sustainable energy systems in future smart cities is to deploy microgrids in local energy networks. Due to the decentralized nature of microgrids, large-scale utilization of these resources will increase the reliability of the energy systems as well as facilitating the integration of renewable energy resources to enable more environmentally-friendly energy network. This chapter presents development of a highly reconfigurable, laboratory–scale microgrid testbed. The proposed microgrid system integrates several distributed generation (DG) units representing photovoltaic panel, wind turbine, battery energy storage and etc. The schematic of the proposed system can be customized to investigate numerous grid architectures and control scenarios. In this study, the loads and energy resource allocation are realized by assessment of the loads and resources priority. Therefore, a hierarchical procedure will take place to allocate the power to different buses in microgrid. In the next chapter, we describe the test-bed implementation of the designed microgrid.


Microgrid Design Hardware Testbed Distributed generation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA
  2. 2.National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)GoldenUSA
  3. 3.Electrical Engineering DepartmentUniversity of North DakotaGrand ForksUSA

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