Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yahia Baghzouz, Committee Chair
First Committee Member
Second Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
Laxmi P. Gewali
Number of Pages
A distribution system that is equipped with distributed generators, such as roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, can operate as a microgrid (i.e., separated from the grid) under some specific conditions. A key feature of a microgrid is its ability to separate and isolate itself from the utility seamlessly with little or no disruption to the loads within the microgrid. Then, when the utility grid returns to normal, the microgrid automatically resynchronizes and reconnects itself to the grid, in an equally seamless manner. This thesis addresses the conditions necessary for proper microgrid operation: these include local generation-load mismatch, local energy storage, load switching, and voltage and frequency control. Computer simulations using Matlab/Simulink will be conducted under various scenarios to validate such necessary conditions.
Distributed systems; Electrical grids; Islanding; Local energy storage; Microgrids; Photovoltaic (PV) panels
Electrical and Computer Engineering | Power and Energy
Venu, Chandu, "Islanded operation of a distribution feeder with distributed generation" (2009). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 164.