Clean generation in microgrids

Clean generation in microgrids

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The aim of this chapter is to present a broad overview of the main clean generation methods existing today in microgrids. Since a complete and detailed analysis of each of them would become impractical for a single chapter in a book, and also considering that there exist advanced technical literature addressing these types of generation, the clean generation systems are succinctly described, and the main characteristics, including current market status and some advantages and disadvantages, are presented. Conventional centralised power generation, such as nuclear and fossil-fuel-based power centralised power plants, are not included in this chapter. Following the sections presenting the different generation systems, the last section presents a case study of a microgrid covering a small city located in a cold region in Japan showing that in a given microgrid interconnected with a larger centralised grid, its annual total demand can be supplied with 100% of clean energy and renewable energy.

Chapter Contents:

  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.1.1 Overview
  • 6.1.2 Chapter's aim and scope
  • 6.2 Conventional clean generation
  • 6.2.1 Wind generation
  • 6.2.2 Solar generation
  • 6.2.3 Hydro generation
  • 6.2.4 Geothermal generation
  • 6.2.5 Cogeneration
  • 6.3 Unconventional clean generation
  • 6.3.1 Bioenergy
  • 6.3.2 Ocean energy
  • 6.3.3 Waste-to-energy
  • 6.3.4 Fuel cell
  • 6.4 Case study
  • 6.4.1 Introduction
  • 6.4.2 System under study
  • Location
  • Transmission network
  • Renewable generation
  • Storage systems
  • 6.4.3 Operation strategy
  • Long-term planning and operation
  • Daily planning and operation
  • Instantaneous operation and control
  • 6.4.4 Simulation results
  • Annual supply and demand evaluation
  • Instantaneous energy balance
  • 6.4.5 Conclusion
  • Nomenclature
  • References

Inspec keywords: distributed power generation; power system interconnection; nuclear power stations; fossil fuels

Other keywords: Japan; power centralised power plants; clean energy; microgrid interconnection; small city; clean generation; current market status; fossil-fuel; centralised power generation; nuclear power plants; renewable energy

Subjects: Distributed power generation; Power system management, operation and economics

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