|Institution:||Curtin University of Technology|
|Department:||Electrical and Computer Engineering|
|Full text PDF:||http://espace.library.curtin.edu.au:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=225397&local_base=gen01-era02|
This thesis proposes innovative ways of designing and controlling a small to medium size islanded or utility grid connected power system consisting of diesel generators, renewable energy sources and battery energy storages such that both fossil fuel usage and size of expensive battery bank can be minimized and the level of penetration of renewable energy can be raised to unprecedented levels. Computer software simulations and experimental results verify the proposed design and control strategies.