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AC ship microgrids: control and power management optimization

Al-Falahi, MDA ORCID: 0000-0003-1951-4776, Tarasiuk, T, Jayasinghe, SG ORCID: 0000-0002-3304-9455, Jin, Z, Enshaei, H ORCID: 0000-0002-5649-7015 and Guerrero, JM 2018 , 'AC ship microgrids: control and power management optimization' , Energies, vol. 11, no. 6 , pp. 1-20 , doi:

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At sea, the electrical power system of a ship can be considered as an islanded microgrid. When connected to shore power at berth, the same power system acts as a grid connected microgrid or an extension of the grid. Therefore, ship microgrids show some resemblance to terrestrial microgrids. Nevertheless, due to the presence of large dynamic loads, such as electric propulsion loads, keeping the voltage and frequency within a permissible range and ensuring the continuity of supply are more challenging in ship microgrids. Moreover, with the growing demand for emission reductions and fuel efficiency improvements, alternative energy sources and energy storage technologies are becoming popular in ship microgrids. In this context, the integration of multiple energy sources and storage systems in ship microgrids requires an efficient power management system (PMS). These challenging environments and trends demand advanced control and power management solutions that are customized for ship microgrids. This paper presents a review on recent developments of control technologies and power management strategies proposed for AC ship microgrids.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Al-Falahi, MDA and Tarasiuk, T and Jayasinghe, SG and Jin, Z and Enshaei, H and Guerrero, JM
Keywords: droop control, hierarchical control, isochronous control, power management, ship microgrids
Journal or Publication Title: Energies
Publisher: MDPIAG
ISSN: 1996-1073
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