Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking. First International Conference, E-Energy 2010, Athens, Greece, October 14-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

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Development of a Simulation Tool for Evaluating the Performance of the Pilot Microgrid at Gaidouromantra-Kythnos

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-19322-4_16,
        author={Evangelos Rikos and Stathis Tselepis},
        title={Development of a Simulation Tool for Evaluating the Performance of the Pilot Microgrid at Gaidouromantra-Kythnos},
        proceedings={Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking. First International Conference, E-Energy 2010, Athens, Greece, October 14-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-ENERGY},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={Microgrids Simulation Renewable Energy Sources Distributed generation Photovoltaics},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-19322-4_16}
    }
    
  • Evangelos Rikos
    Stathis Tselepis
    Year: 2012
    Development of a Simulation Tool for Evaluating the Performance of the Pilot Microgrid at Gaidouromantra-Kythnos
    E-ENERGY
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-19322-4_16
Evangelos Rikos1,*, Stathis Tselepis1,*
  • 1: Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
*Contact email: vrikos@cres.gr, stselep@cres.gr

Abstract

The concept of “Microgrid” is one of the most promising architectures expected to support the transition from present to future Electricity Grids by integrating large amounts of Renewable Energy Sources. The numerous benefits of microgrids have attracted attention and during the last decade several projects and researches have focused on this field. Within different European projects the pilot microgrid located at Gaidouromantra, in Kythnos island was constructed in order to electrify a number of vacation houses. In this paper, a simulation model for this microgrid together with some simple guidelines for modeling such systems are presented. The model was developed for testing the system performance under different operating conditions as a subtask of the FP6 EU project More-Microgrids. Specifically, the selected mathematical models and assumptions are presented. In addition, simulation results and discussion of them are given compared also with real data measurements which validate the model accuracy.