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AC ship microgrids: control and power management optimization


Al-Falahi, MDA and Tarasiuk, T and Jayasinghe, SG and Jin, Z and Enshaei, H and Guerrero, JM, AC ship microgrids: control and power management optimization, Energies, 11, (6) Article 1458. ISSN 1996-1073 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3390/en11061458


At sea, the electrical power system of a ship can be considered as an islanded microgrid. When connected to shore power at berth, the same power system acts as a grid connected microgrid or an extension of the grid. Therefore, ship microgrids show some resemblance to terrestrial microgrids. Nevertheless, due to the presence of large dynamic loads, such as electric propulsion loads, keeping the voltage and frequency within a permissible range and ensuring the continuity of supply are more challenging in ship microgrids. Moreover, with the growing demand for emission reductions and fuel efficiency improvements, alternative energy sources and energy storage technologies are becoming popular in ship microgrids. In this context, the integration of multiple energy sources and storage systems in ship microgrids requires an efficient power management system (PMS). These challenging environments and trends demand advanced control and power management solutions that are customized for ship microgrids. This paper presents a review on recent developments of control technologies and power management strategies proposed for AC ship microgrids.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:droop control, hierarchical control, isochronous control, power management, ship microgrids
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Al-Falahi, MDA (Mr Monaaf Al-Falahi)
UTAS Author:Jayasinghe, SG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)
UTAS Author:Enshaei, H (Dr Hossein Enshaei)
ID Code:126377
Year Published:2018
Web of Science® Times Cited:41
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-06-07
Last Modified:2019-09-10
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