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Review of Grid Interconnection Requirements and Synchronization Controllers for Dispersed Minigrids

Review of Grid Interconnection Requirements and Synchronization Controllers for Dispersed Minigrids

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Abstract
As of 2019, the world population without electricity access is estimated to 770 million with most of these communities residing in sub-Saharan Africa. Nevertheless, between 2000 and 2019 the Indian population with electricity access has grown from 43% to 99%. Minigrids have played a major role in the efforts of increasing access to electricity in rural areas. However, interconnecting minigrids to each-other or to the main grid remains still a challenge both due to lack of clear protocols and of technically matured controllers to manage the synchronization. In this paper, a review of existing interconnection guidelines is presented and their relevance for the interconnection of minigrids is assessed. Furthermore, existing synchronization controllers are reviewed highlighting their applicability for minigrids.
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 257626
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 285180
Language
English
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Energy Research / Energisystemer
  • India
Year
Publisher
IEEE
Book
2021 IEEE PES/IAS PowerAfrica
ISBN
978-1-6654-0311-5