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Energy Storage for Sustainable Microgrid by David Wenzhong Gao

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Chapter 1

Basic Concepts and Control Architecture of Microgrids

This chapter discusses the basic concepts and control structures of microgrids. Nowadays, distributed generation technology is becoming increasingly mature, and is deployed as active distribution networks working cooperatively with conventional power grids. In addition, the issues of exhaustible natural resources, fluctuating fossil fuel prices and the security of electricity have encouraged governments around the world to hold positive attitudes toward the development of emerging microgrids. Future microgrids will allow high renewable penetration and become building blocks of smart grids thanks to advanced communication and information technology. As the underlying scientific and ...

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