Integrated Solar PV-Battery and Micro-Hydro Based Low-Voltage Autonomous DC Microgrid for Rural Electrification

Muchande, Shrishell and Thale, Sushil and Wandhare, Rupesh Ganpatrao (2020) Integrated Solar PV-Battery and Micro-Hydro Based Low-Voltage Autonomous DC Microgrid for Rural Electrification. In: 47th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2020, 15 June 2020 to 21 August 2020, Calgary.

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The decreasing cost and simplicity in deployment of Solar-Photovoltaic (SPV) system have led to its penetration extended to the highly remote/rural areas. The SPV systems possessing non-dispatchable characteristics are typically deployed in the form of a DC microgrid or an AC microgrid in such areas. For rural electrification, a low voltage DC microgrid with SPV source suitably integrated with local resources like wind or micro-hydro generation plant supported with energy storage becomes highly desirable to enhance the availability of power throughout the day. This paper presents implementation and control of an autonomous Integrated SPV-battery and Micro-hydro based DC microgrid (DC-MG) meeting the need of electrical energy in remote rural areas. This paper proposes the hierarchical power control which enhances the operational reliability and flexibility. © 2020 IEEE.

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Wandhare, Rupesh Ganpatrao
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomous; DC microgrid; distributed battery energy storage; hierarchical control; micro-hydro; solar PV
Subjects: Electrical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Electrical Engineering
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Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2022 09:50
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