Distributed energy management analysis for microgrids

Muhammad Majid Hussain, Waqas Javed, Rizwan Akram, Tasmiyah Javed, Abdul Razaq, Muhammad Siddique

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A key method of reducing energy usage and bills is collaborative demand management of buildings, and smart distribution networks using local renewable energy integrated sources. Emerging technologies such as the IOT (internet of things) can be integrated with grids, allowing bidirectional communication between customers and suppliers, while supporting remote management and monitoring of live energy usage. These systems create opportunities to deal with the distributed aggregation and control of distributed energy resources (DERs). Investigating how DERs are used at residential level in buildings such as smart houses reveal new possibilities relating to how the demand side can be made more efficient. In the long term, reducing energy demand during onpeak hours is a step towards creating a clean energy future. The primary goal of this paper is to observe and investigate how specific DSM strategies minimize energy consumption while maximizing efficiency with the use of new emerging technologies. A software called ETAP is used to analyse the integration of distributed generation such as renewable energy sources (RES) to utilize local power storage. In short, this is useful in providing flexibility to consumers. A PV system was also tested with an individual domestic load using an energy management system. This test examined how appliance energy usage can be reduced and shows why a management system is required to optimally utilize a PV system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationPowering Net Zero Emissions, UPEC 2021 - Proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665443890
ISBN (Print)9781665443906
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sept 2021
Event56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference: Powering Net Zero Emissions - held virtually and hosted by Teesside University, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20213 Sept 2021
Conference number: 56th

Publication series

Name2021 56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference: Powering Net Zero Emissions, UPEC 2021 - Proceedings


Conference56th International Universities Power Engineering Conference
Abbreviated titleUPEC 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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  • Energy management
  • Distributed energy resources
  • PV system
  • ETAP


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