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What role for microgrids?


Platt, G and Berry, A and Cornforth, D, What role for microgrids?, Smart grid: integrating renewable, distributed and efficient energy, Elsevier Inc, FP Sioshansi (ed), Sydney, pp. 185-207. ISBN 9780123864529 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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The microgrid concept offers a stepping stone along the path to autonomous, intelligent low-emissions electricity systems, by creating a localized low-emissions smart grid that allows advanced control while being compatible with current electricity infrastructure. With such promise, microgrids are of growing interest to grid operators around the world, as ways of enhancing the performance of both developed and undeveloped electricity systems. The operation of microgrids, however, is not without its challenges. This chapter reviews microgrid technology, detailing worldwide research and developments of this technology, while also presenting examples of the technical challenges needing to be addressed before widespread rollout.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:microgrids, applications of microgrids, benefits of microgrid
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Distributed computing and systems software
Research Field:Distributed systems and algorithms
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the information and computing sciences
UTAS Author:Berry, A (Mr Adam Berry)
ID Code:122014
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2017-10-25
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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