Graduate Exam Abstract

Pawan Singh

M.S. Final

October 30, 2015, 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Mechanical Engineering Conference room


Abstract: The analysis of the electrical system dates back to the days when analog network analyzers were used. With the advent of digital computers, many programs were written for power-flow and short circuit analysis for the improvement of electrical system. The real-time computer simulations can answer the what-if scenarios in the existing or the proposed power system. In the first part of the thesis the standard IEEE- 13 Node distribution feeder is developed and validated on a real-time platform. The concept and the challenges of the real- time simulation are studied and addressed. Distributed energy resources includes distributed generation and distributed storage, some of the commonly used distributed resources and storage devices like diesel engine, solar photovoltaic array, and battery storage system are modeled and simulated on a real-time platform. The microgrid encompasses a portion of an electric power distribution which is located downstream of the distribution substation. Normally, the microgrid operates in interconnected mode with the grid; however, scheduled or forced isolation can take place. In such conditions, the microgrid must have the ability to operate stably and autonomously. The microgrid can operate in grid connected and islanded mode, both the operating modes are studied in the last chapter. Towards the end a simple microgrid controller is developed for energy management and protection for the microgrid.

Adviser: Dr. Siddharth Suryanarayanan
Non-ECE Member: Dr. Dan Zimmerle
Member 3: Dr. Sudipta Chakrabortty
Addional Members:


Program of Study:
ECE 461
ENGR 531
ECE 501
ECE 509
ECE 530
ECE 565
ECE 699
ECE 699