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Smart grid in isolated power systems - practical operational experiences


Nikolic, D and Negnevitsky, M, Smart grid in isolated power systems - practical operational experiences, Energy Procedia, 159 pp. 466-471. ISSN 1876-6102 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2018.12.039


Moving away from a centralized diesel generation plant, future isolated power systems will increasingly depend on renewable generation which can be distributed across larger areas, due to lower energy density of renewable resources. In future distributed generation systems, a key enabling technology for operating high renewable energy penetration system will be a high-speed communications infrastructure. This new infrastructure can then be used for real-time power system monitoring and control of customers loads, as well as for control of the distributed generation. Our paper presents the concept of a high-speed wireless network capable of real-time monitoring and control of both loads and distributed generation across an isolated power system. The paper also presented real-world measurements taken during a multi-year operation of an isolated power system, and specifically, presented how utilizing communications networks can prove beneficial to increasing renewable penetration in the system whilst preserving power system stability.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:demand response, isolated power systems, microgrids, smart grids
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy storage, distribution and supply
Objective Field:Energy services and utilities
UTAS Author:Negnevitsky, M (Professor Michael Negnevitsky)
ID Code:139769
Year Published:2019
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2020-07-02
Last Modified:2020-08-14
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