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Alavi, F. (author)
In this thesis, we design control algorithms for power scheduling of a fleet of fuel cell cars in a microgrid. Fuel cell cars are a relatively new type of vehicles. The driving force of these cars comes from an electrical motor and in order to generate the required electricity for the operation of the motor, the vehicle is equipped with a fuel...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Marín, Luis Gabriel (author), Cruz, Nicolás (author), Sáez, Doris (author), Sumner, Mark (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author)
Prediction interval modelling has been proposed in the literature to characterize uncertain phenomena and provide useful information from a decision-making point of view. In most of the reported studies, assumptions about the data distribution are made and/or the models are trained at one step ahead, which can decrease the quality of the...
journal article 2019
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Diehl, J.C. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
To improve access to electricity, decentralized, solar-based off-grid solutions like Solar Home Systems (SHSs) and rural micro-grids have recently seen a prolific growth. However, electrical load profiles, usually the first step in determining the electrical sizing of off-grid energy systems, are often non-existent or unreliable, especially when...
journal article 2019
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Narayan, N.S. (author), Chamseddine, Ali (author), Vega Garita, V.E. (author), Qin, Z. (author), Popovic, J. (author), Bauer, P. (author), Zeman, M. (author)
Off-grid solar home systems (SHSs) currently constitute a major source of providing basic electricity needs in un(der)-electrified regions of the world, with around 73 million households having benefited from off-grid solar solutions by 2017. However, in and of itself, state-of-the-art SHSs can only provide electricity access with adequate...
journal article 2019
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van der Blij, N.H. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Spaan, M.T.J. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Changes in distribution grids pose significant challenges with respect to the control and management of these grids. Stability and decentralized control are vital to ensure the availability and accessibility of plug-and-play dc distribution grids that are (temporarily) without communication. Therefore, this paper presents guidelines for these...
journal article 2018
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Fan, Songli (author), Ai, Qian (author), Piao, L. (author)
Battery energy storage (BES) and demand response (DR) are considered to be promising technologies to cope with the uncertainty of renewable energy sources (RES) and the load in the microgrid (MG). Considering the distinct prediction accuracies of the RES and load at different timescales, it is essential to incorporate the multi-timescale...
journal article 2018
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Shekhar, A. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bandyopadhyay, S. (author), Mackay, L.J. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Low voltage dc distribution grids face issues associated with arc faults, aggravated by the absence of current zero crossing. The focus of this paper is to comprehensively develop a method of series arc fault detection at the load side power electronics, based on the electrode dependent initial voltage drop occurring at the arc initiation....
journal article 2018
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van der Blij, N.H. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Spaan, M.T.J. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
Many modelling methods for the analysis of dc distribution grids only consider monopolar configurations and do not allow for mutual couplings to be taken into account. The modelling method presented in this paper aims to deal with both of these issues. A state-space approach was chosen for its flexibility and computational speed. The derived...
journal article 2018
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Mackay, L.J. (author), van der Blij, N.H. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
AbstractDue to an increasing number of power generation units and load devices operating with direct current (DC) at distribution level, there is a potential benefit of leading efforts toward building a DC distribution system. However, the implementation of DC distribution systems faces important challenges, including the market inertia of AC...
journal article 2017
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Llanos, Jacqueline (author), Morales, Raúl (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author), Sáez, Doris (author), Lacalle, Matías (author), Marín, Luis Gabriel (author), Hernández, Roberto (author), Lanas, Fernando (author)
This study presents a novel load estimation method for isolated communities that do not receive energy or only receive it for a limited time each day. These profiles have been used to determine the installed capacity of generating units for microgrid electrification projects. The social characteristics and lifestyles of isolated communities...
journal article 2017
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Caquilpan, V. (author), Sáez, Doris (author), Hernández, Roberto (author), Llanos, Jacqueline (author), Roje, T. (author), Nunez Vicencio, Alfredo (author)
Microgrids are suitable electrical solutions for providing energy in rural zones. However, it is challenging to propose in advance a good design of the microgrid because the electrical load is difficult to estimate due to its highly dependence of the residential consumption. In this paper, a novel estimation methodology for the residential load...
conference paper 2017
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Alavi, F. (author), van de Wouw, N. (author), De Schutter, B.H.K. (author)
Recently, the idea of using fuel cell vehicles as the future way of producing electricity has emerged. A fuel cell car has all the necessary devices on board to convert the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity. This paper considers a scenario where a parking lot for fuel cell cars acts as a virtual power plant. In order to describe the...
conference paper 2016
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Korkas, Christos D. (author), Baldi, S. (author), Michailidis, Iakovos (author), Boutalis, Yiannis (author), Kosmatopoulos, Elias B. (author)
Microgrids equipped with small-scale renewable-energy generation systems and energy storage units offer challenging opportunity from a control point of view. In fact, in order to improve resilience and enable islanded mode, micro-grid energy management systems must dynamically manage controllable loads by considering not only matching energy...
conference paper 2016
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Korkas, C (author), Baldi, S. (author), Michailidis, I (author), Kosmatopoulos, EB (author)
Integration of renewable energy sources in microgrids can be achieved via demand response programs, which change the electric usage in response to changes in the availability and price of electricity over time. This paper presents a novel control algorithm for joint demand response management and thermal comfort optimization in microgrids...
journal article 2016
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Marafante, E (author), Mackay, L.J. (author), Hailu, T.G. (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
DC microgrids can connect directly dc renewable energy sources with increasing amount of dc loads. In this paper it is looked for possible architectures for integrating PV panels into dc microgrids, by means of microconverter strings. Three topologies are considered, featuring only buck microconverters and only boost microconverters, since they...
conference paper 2015
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Baldi, S. (author), Karagevrekis, A (author), Michailidis, IT (author), Kosmatopoulos, EB (author)
Electrical smart microgrids equipped with small-scale renewable-energy generation systems are emerging progressively as an alternative or an enhancement to the central electrical grid: due to the intermittent nature of the renewable energy sources, appropriate algorithms are required to integrate these two typologies of grids and, in particular,...
journal article 2015
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Mackay, L.J. (author), Hailu, T.G. (author), Chandra Mouli, G.R. (author), Ramirez Elizondo, L.M. (author), Ferreira, J.A. (author), Bauer, P. (author)
The traditional ac power system is challenged by the increased amount of distributed energy resources. Enormous changes and investments are necessary in order to achieve an ac smart grid capable of coping with the challenges introduced. In dc, solutions seem to be more straightforward since most of the distributed energy sources and most of the...
conference paper 2015
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