Power System Analysis of a Microgrid using ETAP
Sneha Kulkarni1, Sunil Sontakke2
1Sneha Sudhir Kulkarni, Department of Electrical Engineering, Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology, Ashta, Tal.- Walwa, Dist.- Sangli, Maharashtra, India.
2Prof. Sunil Sontakke, Department of Electrical Engineering, Annasaheb Dange College of Engineering and Technology, Ashta, Tal.- Walwa, Dist.- Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Manuscript received on April 03, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on April 09, 2015. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2015. | PP: 53-57 | Volume-3 Issue-5, April 2015. | Retrieval Number: E0850043515/2015©BEIESP
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Abstract: Due to evolution in the power system, the development of smaller generating systems such as micro turbines, Wind Turbines, Solar PV system, etc., have opened new opportunities for onsite power generation which is located at user’s site called Distributed Energy Resources (DER). The significant potential of DER to meet customers need and utilities independently can be captured by organizing these resources into Microgrid. Power System study and analyses are mandatory parts of power system engineering. This paper deals with a Micro Grid simulation in Electrical Transient Analyzer Program (ETAP). This paper is focused on the detailed analyses by using the most modern software ETAP, which performs numerical calculations of large integrated power system with fabulous speed besides, generating output reports which will be helpful in implementation of a Microgrid system. In this software, Off-line monitoring is made which includes current flowing in every branch, power factor, active and reactive power flow, short circuit analysis and harmonic distortion etc. of large power system. Based upon the recorded data obtained from an actual Microgrid which has been implemented in ETAP for Off-line monitoring and analyses.
Keywords: DER, DG, ETAP, Microgrid, Distributed Generation, Load flow, Introduction.