On Benefits and Challenges of Nested Microgrids
Paper in proceedings, 2019

Nesting of microgrids enhances supply reliability, operational efficiency. and ancillary service support by optimizing distributed energy resource utilization. The availability of local reserve capacity within the nested microgrids (NMGs) enhances the local black start capability and can provide extra ancillary services to the main grid. However, NMG requires complex control and multiple communication layers, which makes it more vulnerable to control instability and cyber-attacks. Coordination of multivendor MGs is another challenge. This paper reviews the structure of a NMG, its associated benefits, challenges, and measures to assess its potential for large-scale application.

nested microgrids

black-start

communication layer

Ancillary service

resiliency

renewable energy

frequency reserve

reliability

Author

Shoaib Salim Inamdar

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Rabindra Mohanty

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Peiyuan Chen

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

Ritwik Majumder

ABB Sweden

Massimo Bongiorno

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Electric Power Engineering, Power grids and Components

2019 IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC)

8994363

11th IEEE PES Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference
Macau, China,

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Areas of Advance

Energy

Roots

Basic sciences

Subject Categories

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Energy Systems

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1109/APPEEC45492.2019.8994363

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5/20/2020