Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science


Author’s Name : Ranjith T R | Yogesha B  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 10 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 61-64

Abstract – Micro-grid is a promising area that might provide a solid solution for more and more stress on the utility supply and transmission line. Generally micro-grid comprise of renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV), wind, fuel cell (FC) stack etc., as micro-grid involves renewable energy sources which have a significantly different dynamic behavior, dissimilar generating capacities and disruptive effects such as voltage dips and fluctuations, frequency variation, and harmonic distortion are handled through centralized monitoring in conjunction with hierarchical control. The reliability and sustainability of the resulting complex micro-grid architecture is ensured through the proposed reconfigurable control and power network of the micro-grid, supported by a hybrid communication layer comprising controller area network (CAN) and RS-232 protocols. The proposed architecture is strengthened by an additional ‘supervisory’ layer comprising a supervisory controller that supports long-term optimization of micro-grid operation under normal conditions and governs interim role assignments to control layers during crisis.   

Keywords— Renewable energy sources, smart micro-grid, reconfigurability, CAN, hybrid communication


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