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Modeling of a Networked Community Microgrid with High Solar Penetration Considering Control Dynamics of Inverter-Based Resources

Publication Type
Conference Paper
Book Title
2023 IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America (ISGT-LA)
Publication Date
Page Numbers
120 to 124
Publisher Location
New Jersey, United States of America
Conference Name
Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Latin America 2023 (ISGT-LA 2023)
Conference Location
San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States of America
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Conference Date

Microgrids help facilitate the integration of renewable energy in distribution-level grids and increase the resilience of the electric grid to extreme weather, especially in rural areas. Compared to traditional microgrids, a networked microgrid leverages multiple grid-forming sources to form a potential meshed grid and is more flexible in operation. This paper demonstrates the simulation modeling of an actual networked microgrid located in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. The model contains representations of power inverters that connect the battery energy storage systems and photovoltaic generation systems to the networked microgrid and is capable of simulating fast grid transients as well as long-term operation of the networked microgrid. The modeling technique for power inverters allows the time-efficient simulation of the microgrid with a minimal penalty on model accuracy.