distributed generation system Articles

  • Control and protection of distribution systems with distributed generators

    Unquestionably, in the last years, the number of generators connected directly to electric power distribution systems has increased. In addition, the main statistics and signals show that such tendency could become even more intense in the coming years. As a consequence of this policy, many technical factors related to control, protection, operation and analysis of distribution systems should be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of distributed generation modelling on performance of distribution systems

    Due to the continuous increase of distributed generation (DG) penetration into distribution systems, load flow analysis always needs improvement to be more flexible, fast and computationally efficient especially when integrating DG with existing distribution systems. The work in this paper is divided into two parts; in the first part a new algorithm is developed to solve the power flow problem ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the benefits of a provision of system services by distributed generation

    Distributed Generation (DG) units are said to have the potential to become an integral part of the future power systems. Today, DG units are characterised by high specific investment costs, but nevertheless are politically promoted because of their high degree of energy efficiency and their capability of reducing the current dependency on fossil fuels. However, at longer term DG units have to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation systems in the microgrid

    This paper investigates the operation and control of multiple Distributed Generation (DG) systems interconnected to the utility in the form of microgrid. The developed model of the microgrid consists of microturbine generation system, converter-based DG system with stiff DC source, synchronous-generator-based DG system and wind power system with induction generator. The Simulation model of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hardware-in-the-Loop testing platform for distributed generation systems

    The rapid validation of the expected performance of distributed generation installations is a critical step in the design process. However, the plethora of distributed generator types and the uniqueness of the load characteristics make the testing quite challenging. This paper introduces an original approach to Hardware-in-the-Loop simulation aimed to evaluate the performance and suitability of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grid interconnection of microturbine-based distributed generation system

    Distributed Generation (DG) is predicted to play an important role in the electric power system in the near future. The insertion of DG systems into existing electric systems has a great impact on real-time system operation and planning. It is widely accepted that Microturbine Generation (MTG) systems are currently attracting much attention for meeting customers' needs in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Developing Decentralised Distributed Generation in Africa

    Many countries in the developed world created power generation networks based upon large centralised power generation stations with significant investment in power transmission and distribution networks. From the African context this has not happened yet there is a huge need to increase power generation capacity. The thought of addressing this through a small number of large gas, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Protection requirement graph for interconnection of distributed generation on distribution level

    In this paper, the protection issues related to distributed generation in distribution networks are considered. Especially, the requirements for the generation unit's protection are discussed. A new graphical approach is used for finding the unambiguous limits of operation. The method is based on using present network planning systems applied widely among network companies. The features and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Graph-based approach for generating virtual water distribution systems in the software VIBe

    Application of virtual case studies (VCS) is a well established technique in environmental engineering to test measures, approaches, models or software. However, preparation of VCS for an infrastructure network is a tedious task. In literature, approaches can be found which generate very simplified VCS, which are only partly comparable with real world case studies. VCS which are more comparable ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A general framework of chlorine decay modeling at a pilot-scale water distribution system

    Understanding the variation of chlorine concentrations in water distribution systems is important for determining the schedule of rechlorination. Maintaining an appropriate chlorine concentration in domestic tap water and a sustainable residual chlorine in water distribution systems is an important commitment to ensure high drinking water quality. A generic modeling framework is proposed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Characteristics of modern nonlinear loads and their influence on systems with distributed generation

    Nonlinear electronic loads may demonstrate unexpected reactions to variations in power system voltage. This effect of the electrical load may be very significant in distributed generation power systems containing relatively small generators. This paper reviews modern nonlinear electronic load current consumption mechanisms and provides typical current waveforms. Based on extensive measurements ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Programmed PWM to improve power quality in systems with distributed generation units

    Pulse-Width Modulated (PWM) inverters are widely applied in Distributed Generation (DG) units and power quality equipment owing to their excellent performance and flexible control means. Programmed PWM (PPWM), as a special type of optimal PWM strategy, theoretically allows for setting the fundamental and the selected harmonic amplitudes directly to arbitrary values. The algorithms for solving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Anti-islanding protection and islanding operation of grid-connected hydropower distributed generation

    Salient issues associated with the connection of hydropower distributed generation (HPDG) into distribution networks include operation and voltage regulation, grid connection and control interaction, anti-islanding protection and islanding operation, and operation of protective devices. Better understanding of these issues and finding solutions to these problems are timely and important to the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Improvement of power supply to rural customers through grid-interactive distributed generation

    The integration of Distributed Generation (DG) into distribution grid systems introduces problems in network operation, control and protection. Key issues associated with DG inclusion are voltage or current control, cost-effective operation, protection coordination and network transients. Better understanding of these issues and finding solutions to these problems are important to power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of power electronics with the US DOE distributed generation programme

    Power electronics play an important role in achieving affordable, highly fuel-efficient fuel cell power generation plants and will enable the US Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy Fuel Cells programme to achieve higher national goals: environmental, economic and energy security. The initial focus on power electronics has been to understand the interactions between the SOFC stack, the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and opportunities of distributed generation fuelled by renewable energy sources

    The key issue to the widespread of distributed generation (DG) is the ability to safely, reliably and economically interconnect new energy sources with the existing distribution network 'utility grid'. With the rising prices of petroleum fuel sources, a high expected penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) such as wind and solar as part of the emerging DG fuel resource are expected to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effective distribution of edible oils

    Edible oil was injected at five sites to promote reductive dechlorination. The edible oil was injected as a non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) or as an emulsion of oil, an emulsifier, and water. At Dover Air Force Base, injection of the emulsion into a barrier resulted in greater distribution of the total organic carbon (TOC) and more rapid dechlorination than direct injection of the edible oil into ...


    By Terra Systems, Inc. (TSI)

  • Chlorate formation in water distribution systems: a modeling study

    Chlorine-based disinfection agents are known to favor the production of disinfection by-products (DBPs), whose concentrations are restricted by international guidelines to ensure a safe consumption of drinking water. Hence, it is important to understand the behavior of DBPs within water distribution networks (WDNs) to avoid users' exposure to concentrations higher than guideline values. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Distributed intelligence in autonomous multi-vehicle systems

    To make better use of existing infrastructures, new control methods are under development. In the Intelligent Infrastructures programme, an infrastructure is seen as a multi-agent system, with more or less autonomous subsystems that are related to each other in hierarchical, coordinated, cooperative, or non-cooperative way. Current controls for multi-vehicle systems are based on the hierarchical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power control strategy for grid connected permanent magnet synchronous generator of a distributed generation unit

    This paper describes the studies on the operation and control of a variable speed wave energy conversion system. The wave energy conversion system considered is oscillating–water–column (OWC) based Wells turbine driven permanent magnet synchronous generator connected to the grid by means of fully controlled frequency converter. In such systems primary aim is to achieve a low distortion, high ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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