Microgrid Architectures and Enabling Technologies

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This two-part seminar provides an overview of AC and DC Microgrid architectures, components, and hierarchies. The challenges of maintaining reliable and optimal operation of an autonomous local power system are also introduced. This is followed by a closer look at the enabling technologies by focusing on the major modules of a representative DC Microgrid. These include distributed energy resources and their performance curves, power electronic converters, and the role of a SCADA system, in addition to practical aspects of their design.



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  • Boise State University
  • 1020 South Manitou Avenue
  • Boise, Idaho
  • United States 83706
  • Building: MEC
  • Room Number: 114
  • Starts 18 July 2019 08:10 AM
  • Ends 22 July 2019 02:00 AM
  • All times are US/Mountain
  • No Admission Charge
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Ahmed Oteafy

Microgrid Architectures and Enabling Technologies
Part 1: AC & DC Microgrids Overview
Part 2: Design of a DC Microgrid

This two-part seminar provides an overview of AC and DC Microgrid architectures, components, and hierarchies. The challenges of maintaining reliable and optimal operation of an autonomous local power system are also introduced. This is followed by a closer look at the enabling technologies by focusing on the major modules of a representative DC Microgrid. These include distributed energy resources and their performance curves, power electronic converters, and the role of a SCADA system, in addition to practical aspects of their design.

Biography:

Dr. Oteafy is an assistant professor of electrical engineering and JSEC director at Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA. He teaches power and control courses such as renewable energy, power electronics, and modern control theory. His research encompasses electric motors and generators, nonlinear control theory and applications, parameter identification and modeling, and stability analyses. Currently, his focus is on microgrids R&D and the development of a Boeing funded solar car project.