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Microgrids – Concept and Present Status

September 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer Program by Prof Arindam Ghosh

A microgrid is defined as an aggregation of electrical loads and generation. To the utility, a microgrid is an electrical load that can be controlled in magnitude. This load could be constant, or could increase at night when electricity is cheaper, or could be held at zero during times of system stress. A microgrid can improve the reliability of the power supply, possibly at a lower cost. The technology can be effectively used for combined heat and power applications. It reduces the transmission power loss. It reduces the environmental impacts. It is also well suited for off-grid, remote area applications.

The microgrid concept has been around for over a decade now. It has matured from this to demonstration and implementation phases though research and development activities. This talk will start with the basic concepts of both ac and dc microgrids. This will be followed by the operation and control challenges of microgrids. Finally, the usefulness of microgrids under the smart grid umbrella will be outlined.


Tuesday, 11th September 2018, 6pm at the University of Melbourne. RSVP at  https://pes-vic-dlp-july-2018.eventbrite.com.au/Enquiries to pes.victorian@ieee.org


Unimelb – EEE Building, Brown Theatre

Wilson Ave, Carlton
Melbourne, VIC 3053 Australia