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control & dynamics
how they are applied in power system microgrids
I n t h Is Issu e , on e book Is
re viewed, Control and Dynamics in
Power Systems and Microgrids, written
by Lingling Fan. According to the reviewer, "students and industry practitioners alike would be well served by
reading" this book.
Control and Dynamics
in Power Systems and
By Lingling Fan
the effects of renewable energy development are increasing at a time when
transmission investments are decreasing. In many places, the structure of
the power grid is returning to the more
isolated city regions that were the norm
before high-voltage transmission linked
larger geographic areas. today's transmission system is stressed by an increasing lack of inertia, poor frequency control, and the need for improved voltage
control. Changes are happening.
✔ Variable energy resources depend on the availability of wind
✔ system maintenance work is compressed to minimize market impacts while avoiding outages during critical operational periods.
✔ energy transfers continue to increase as power is bought and sold
across continents to meet load.
✔ energy storage is playing a more
significant role in the system.
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✔ Combined heat and power is be-
coming a more common technology for distributed generation.
the smart grid is an outgrowth of this
evolution as a result of communications
systems having low cost and increased
capabilities. Competitive markets, such
as transactive energy, further complicate
the operation and planning of the system. students and industry practitioners
alike would be well served by reading
Control and Dynamics in Power Sys-
tems and Microgrids.
the control of any system is most
important for operation and planning
studies. this book covers all aspects of
dynamic simulation and control under
the assumption that readers are familiar with steady-state behavior, which
is not discussed in this text. the book
has two goals: 1) to show how to model
generation by fully considering the
increased use of power electronics for
converter control and coordination and
2) to introduce consensus control for
the text starts with dynamic simulation as the fundamental basis for all control simulations. After reviewing fundamental material, Control and Dynamics
in Power Systems and Microgrids demonstrates practical examples with MAtLAb code. Python code is also provided
for those without access to MAtLAb.
Readers can use sCILAb, the free MAtLAb equivalent, for performing simulation work. since simulation is the basis
for solving control, dynamics, and voltage
problems, the reader is given an excellent
foundation for the rest of the text.
the power plant model is developed
using space vector and complex vector
transformation for Park's generator equations. the author states that space vector and vector transformation is a more
straightforward approach compared to
Park's transformation. this makes this
book an excellent supplement to more
fundamental texts in power system analysis, especially the author's targeted text
by bergen and Vittal.
the last section of Control and Dy -
namics in Power Systems and Microgrids
applies the previous material to microgrids
by comprehensively discussing technical issues and solutions for their successful development. Coverage thoroughly
considers microgrid problems. Microgrid