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Introduction

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Microgrids are a collection of loads and local generations that are also normally connected to the legacy grid. However, the grid connection may be simply for reliability reason, if the local generations and loads match. The grid may just serve as a trading link depending on the mutual need. Considering its many other benefits, microgrid market is growing more rapidly; nowadays, more than 1,840 projects that represent a power capacity of almost 19,280 MW are under development worldwide. According to a research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the microgrid market will exceed $19 billion by 2024 [1]. This chapter presents an overview, technical challenges, and future important issues of microgrid developments.

Chapter Contents:

  • 1.1 Microgrid fundamentals and its anatomy
  • 1.2 Microgrid technical aspects
  • 1.2.1 Microgrid control issues
  • 1.2.2 Power electronics in microgrid
  • 1.2.3 Addressing power electronics reliability in microgrid
  • 1.2.4 Use of energy storage systems in microgrid
  • 1.2.5 Microgrid information and communication technology
  • 1.2.6 Stability and protection issues of microgrid
  • 1.3 Microgrid future form
  • 1.3.1 Addressing scalability and variability
  • 1.3.2 Transformation of microgrid to virtual power plant
  • 1.3.3 Future trends of power electronics and its adaptation in microgrid
  • 1.3.4 Future trends of energy storage technology
  • 1.3.5 Future form of microgrid communication
  • 1.4 What is in this book?
  • 1.5 Conclusions
  • References

Inspec keywords: distributed power generation; market research; power generation economics; power generation reliability

Other keywords: local generations; load collections; legacy grid; microgrid developments; microgrid market; trading links; trading link; power capacity; grid connection

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

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