A view of microgrids
Article first published online: 19 JUL 2012
© 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment
Volume 2, Issue 1, pages 86–103, January/February 2013
How to Cite
Lopes, J. A. P., Madureira, A. G. and Moreira, C. C. L. M. (2013), A view of microgrids. WIREs Energy Environ., 2: 86–103. doi: 10.1002/wene.34
- Issue published online: 14 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 19 JUL 2012
Large-scale integration of distributed energy resources in low voltage distribution grids will have a serious impact on power system operation. The development of the microgrid concept is presented as a solution to overcome some of the negative impacts of massive microgeneration deployment. It has paved the way for an active network management approach within the smart grid paradigm. The microgrid concept is able to address the integration of geographically dispersed energy resources, thus avoiding significant technical problems that may affect the security of operation.