Chapter 9

Distribution Generation Optimization and Energy Management

Barry Hayes    National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland

Abstract

This chapter provides an introduction to optimization and energy management for distributed generation (DG) systems. This includes methods for the size of DG units and assessing the optimal locations in electricity distribution networks for connection of DG. Some basic principles of optimization are introduced, and examples of optimization of the size and location of DG units are presented.

This chapter also discusses the optimal power flow and voltage optimization problems in the context of DG. In addition to this, the concept of the microgrid is introduced, and the applications of microgrids ...

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