Describing the formation, integration, planning, composition and operation of microgrids, this book explains how local power systems can address limitations in conventional electric power grids and provides insights into the practical implementation needs and outcomes of microgrid technology. All aspects of microgrid design and applications are covered, including the main technologies involved in microgrids and other local area power and energy systems. The reliability and economic characteristics of microgrid system architecture, energy storage and grid interaction are explored in depth. Over 300 illustrations and real-world application examples make this a fully self-contained resource, ideal for graduate students and professionals in electrical, mechanical and chemical engineering and materials science.
Part I. Motivation: 1. Introduction; 2. Component reliability and system availability; 3. Economics;
Part II. Technologies: 4. Power electronic interfaces; 5. Power generation sources; 6. Energy storage;
Part III. Integration: 7. System architecture; 8. Operation and control; 9. Grid interaction; 10. Applications; 11. Appendix.