Performance evaluation of fuel cell and microturbine as distributed generators in a microgrid

Azah Mohamed, Muhammad Nizam, A. A. Salam

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Abstract

This paper presents dynamic models of distributed generators (DG) and investigates dynamic behaviour of the DG units within a microgrid system. The DG units include micro turbine, fuel cell and the electronically interfaced sources. The voltage source converter is adopted as the electronic interface which is equipped with its controller to maintain stability of the microgrid during small signal dynamics. This paper also introduces power management strategies and implements the DG load sharing concept to maintain the microgrid operation in standalone, grid-connected and islanding modes of operation. The results demonstrate the operation and performance of the microturbine and SOFC as distributed generators in a microgrid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)554-570
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume30
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Fuel cell
  • Microgrid
  • Microturbine

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Performance evaluation of fuel cell and microturbine as distributed generators in a microgrid. / Mohamed, Azah; Nizam, Muhammad; Salam, A. A.

In: European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 30, No. 4, 2009, p. 554-570.

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Mohamed, Azah ; Nizam, Muhammad ; Salam, A. A. / Performance evaluation of fuel cell and microturbine as distributed generators in a microgrid. In: European Journal of Scientific Research. 2009 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 554-570.
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