Optimum Operation and Control of Hybrid System with Multiple Renewable Resources and Electric Vehicles

Document Type

News Article


The advancement in technology, environmental concerns, emerging power markets and deregulation of electric power utilities are leading to increased interconnection of renewable energy resources to the utility system. The benefits of interconnection of these resources are improved reliability, power quality, efficiency along with environmental benefits. Interconnecting large number of small renewable energy sources with diverse characteristics to low voltage network causes many technical problems. A typical micro-grid system consists of distributed generators, storage devices, electric vehicles, industrial or residential loads and distribution feeders and operate in both grid connected and standalone island mode using local sources of power.

Currently variable speed drives, lighting, electric vehicles, batteries and electronics constitute major part of the load. The DC power can be supplied to these loads from DC microgrid system with usage of minimum converters with decreased losses. Most of the micro-generation sources are interfaced with power electronic devices. The operation of the microgrid system should be managed and coordinated efficiently to realize the benefits of the DG sources. Hence proper coordinated control strategies are required to develop for efficient operation of the microgrid system with multiple renewable energy resources.

Publication Date

Spring 10-30-2022