IoT-Based Power Management for DC Microgrids

Aliaa M. Fadel, Andrew M. Ibrahim, Ahmed K. Tamazin, Ragi A. Hamdy, Ayman S. Abdel-Khalik

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Abstract

DC microgrids can be considered as a new paradigm in recent power distribution systems owing to their reliability and efficiency. This concept has been geared up with the increased penetration of renewable energy sources. In order to securely control the load demand, with the intermittent behavior of the integrated renewables, a well-established communication infrastructure is therefore crucial to effectively coordinate between different components in the power grid. IoT is an emerging technology that is integrated in this project to provide wireless communication of a DC smart microgrid and thereby reduce wires used in the system. This technology, however, has not been applied in Egypt yet. To this end, this paper provides the design and the experimental validation of an IoT-based sensing system using a prototype dc micro grid, as a part of a senior project for electromechanical engineering undergraduate students. The design of different system components is introduced, and the experimental validation is carried out under different scenarios including healthy as well as contingency conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 21st International Middle East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2019 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1107-1111
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781728152899
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
Event21st International Middle East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2019 - Cairo, Egypt
Duration: 17 Dec 201919 Dec 2019

Publication series

Name2019 21st International Middle East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2019 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference21st International Middle East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2019
CountryEgypt
CityCairo
Period17/12/1919/12/19

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Keywords

  • Buck converters
  • DC Micro grids
  • Internet of Things
  • Renewable sources
  • Smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Fadel, A. M., Ibrahim, A. M., Tamazin, A. K., Hamdy, R. A., & Abdel-Khalik, A. S. (2019). IoT-Based Power Management for DC Microgrids. In 2019 21st International Middle East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2019 - Proceedings (pp. 1107-1111). [9008216] (2019 21st International Middle East Power Systems Conference, MEPCON 2019 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/MEPCON47431.2019.9008216