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System and method for controlling microgrid

United States Patent

July 19, 2011
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A system for controlling a microgrid includes microgrid assets and a tieline for coupling the microgrid to a bulk grid; and a tieline controller coupled to the tieline. At least one of the microgrid assets comprises a different type of asset than another one of the microgrid assets. The tieline controller is configured for providing tieline control signals to adjust active and reactive power in respective microgrid assets in response to commands from the bulk grid operating entity, microgrid system conditions, bulk grid conditions, or combinations thereof.
Bose; Sumit (Niskayuna, NY), Achilles; Alfredo Sebastian (Bavaria, DE), Liu; Yan (Ballston Lake, NY), Ahmed; Emad Ezzat (Munich, DE), Garces; Luis Jose (Niskayuna, NY)
General Electric Company (Niskayuna, NY)
11/ 611,505
December 15, 2006
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC02-05CH11349 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.