Hardware-based microgrid testbed to facilitate development of Distributed Energy Resource (DER) systems for sustainable growth

Peter B. Idowu, Raja Suryadevara

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Abstract

Distributed energy resource (DER) systems that can combine small-scale conventional energy sources with diverse renewable energy options and storage are ideal for addressing electrification needs of small communities, as well as proactively mitigating negative impacts of fossil energy sources on the environment. It is therefore imperative for academic institutions that wish to play a role in addressing energy challenges for sustainable rural development to be adequately equipped with a hardware testbed for the study and analysis of DER systems. This work features a 45kW hardware testbed installation at Penn State Harrisburg, highlighting its design, construction, and its uses in academic instruction and research. A case study on electric loading characteristics of the network is presented to illustrate its relevance and the potential for its use in preparing a skilled workforce for a new energy economy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012037
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume746
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - May 13 2021
Event3rd International Conference on Life and Applied Sciences for Sustainable Rural Development, ICLAS-SURE 2020 - Central Java, Indonesia
Duration: Nov 18 2020Nov 19 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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