A commercial building based microgrid performance investigation

Jiannan Liu*, Junwei Lu, M. J. Hossain, Hui Li

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In order to overcome the problems which distributed generations bring to the power system, the microgrid concept is proposed. For the power quality consideration, the introduction of the static synchronous compensators and the active power filters may lead to complexity and extra cost to the system. Therefore, an appropriate control strategy for the microgrid is developed in this paper to combine the power quality improvement function to the interlinking converter. This paper investigated the performance of a commercial building based microgrid system. The proposed control strategy enables the microgrid to achieve the active power, reactive power, and harmonics compensation functions. Different scenarios are carried out through simulation based on the real case data. The simulation results show that the microgrid performs effectively with the grid under different cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability in Energy and Buildings 2018
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of the 10th International Conference in Sustainability on Energy and Buildings (SEB'18)
EditorsPrasad Kaparaju, Robert J. Howlett, John Littlewood, Chandima Ekanyake, Ljubo Vlacic
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030042936
ISBN (Print)9783030042929
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventInternational Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings (10th : 2018) - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 24 Jun 201826 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameSmart Innovation, Systems and Technologies
ISSN (Print)2190-3018
ISSN (Electronic)2190-3026


ConferenceInternational Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings (10th : 2018)
Abbreviated titleSEB'18
CityGold Coast


  • Distributed generation
  • Microgrid
  • Reactive power
  • Harmonics compensation


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