Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Graduate Exam Abstract

Pawan Singh
M.S. Final
Oct 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