Online Strategizing Distributed Renewable Energy Resource Access in Islanded Microgrids
The smart grid, perceived as the next generation power grid, uses two-way flow of electricity and information to create a widely distributed automated energy delivery network. By grouping distributed renewable energy generations and loads, a microgrid, which is seen as one of the cornerstones of the future smart grids, can disconnect from the macrogrid and function autonomously. This intentional islanding of generations and loads has the potential to provide a higher local reliability than that provided by the power system as a whole. One of the fundamental issues for a user in an islanded microgrid is how to find the one among the Distributed Renewable Energy Resources (DRERs) in a microgrid, which can supply the power most efficiently, effectively and reliably, as its power supply source.