TY - CHAP A1 - Edward J. Donahue ED1 - Mahmoud Ghofrani Y1 - 2019-09-11 PY - 2019 T1 - Microgrids: Applications, Solutions, Case Studies, and Demonstrations N2 - The integration of recent and emerging energy technologies in the existing electric grid requires modifications in several aspects of the grid, including its architecture, protection, operation, and control. Micro-grid provides a solution for integrating distributed energy resources such as renewable energy generation, energy storage systems, electric vehicles, controllable loads, etc. and delivers flexibility, security, and reliability by operating in both grid-connected and isolated modes. This book provides an overview of micro-grid solutions, applications, and implementations. State-of-the-art methods for micro-grid operation, optimization, and control are presented. Distributed energy resources and their interactions in micro-grids are also studied. In addition, micro-grid designs, architectures, and standards are covered, as are micro-grid protection strategies and schemes for different operation modes. BT - Micro-grids SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.83560 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.83560 SN - 978-1-78984-062-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-19 ER -