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Addition and Impact of New Renewable Electrical Energy Sources on Existing Power Grid

EasyChair Preprint no. 801

8 pagesDate: March 1, 2019


Due to the increasing concern about environmental effects of fossil fuel electric energy generation, renewable energy systems and especially wind and solar energy generation have attracted great interests in recent years. The solar cell panels are used to harness the energy from the nature and produce electricity. The voltage regulating capability of Wind Turbine Generators (WTG) varies with generator technology and manufacturer. Solar and wind generators behave differently and their performance as well as their effects on the load and power grid can be studied utilizing, commercially available DIgiSILENT® PowerFactory, MATLAB-SIMULINK®, PLEXIM® and Homer software. MATLAB-SIMULINK® and PLEXIM® can readily perform calculation and simulation of individual units while the power flow and grid stability analysis can be done utilizing PowerFactory.  On the other hand HOMER software package is capable of handling overall system feasibility and cost analysis.  In this paper, we propose a hybrid electric system which mixes solar and wind turbine generator as an alternative for conventional supply of electrical generator like thermal and hydroelectric technology. A graduate course is developed and offered to address hybrid energy and battery systems. Students in Hybrid and Battery System course are required to investigate hybrid electric systems with alternative energy sources such as wind and solar.

This paper presents:

  • Modeling and simulation of solar cell panels
  • Power Grid Simulation
  • Voltage profile for bus
  • Controlling real and reactive power via wind turbines and solar panels
  • Power flow analysis results obtained from PowerFactory software
  • Integration of MATLAB, Homer and PowerFactory software packages into a graduate course
  • Student Survey regarding the use of Simulation Software Packages

Keyphrases: Battery, Education, Grid, renewable energy, Solar, storage, Wind

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  author = {Masoud Fathizadeh},
  title = {Addition and Impact of New Renewable Electrical Energy Sources on Existing Power Grid},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 801},

  year = {EasyChair, 2019}}
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