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Microgrid Design and Operation: Toward Smart Energy in Cities

Microgrid Design and Operation: Toward Smart Energy in Cities

Copyright: 2018
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9781630811518

Digital download and online $118.00 Qty:

With the growth of renewable energy sources, microgrids have become a key component in the distribution of power to localized areas while connected to the traditional grid or operating in a disconnected island mode. Based on the extensive real-world experience of the authors, this cutting-edge resource provides a basis for the design, installation, and day-by-day management of microgrids.


Professionals find coverage of the critical aspects they need to understand, from the initial planning and the selection of the most appropriate technologies and equipment, to optimal management and real-time control. Moreover, this forward-looking book places emphasis on new architectures of the energy systems of the future. Written in accessible language with practical examples, the book explains advanced topics such as optimization algorithms for energy management systems, control issues for both on-grid and island mode, and microgrid protection. Practitioners are also provided with a complete vision for the deployment of the microgrid in smart cities.

Introduction. Technology Overview: Devices and Equipment. Microgrid Installations: State of the Art. Communication and Monitoring Systems for Microgrids. Modelling and Simulation for Microgrids. Optimization for Microgrid Planning. Optimization for Microgrid Management. Forecasting Tools. Islanded Microgrids. Commercial Tools for the Management of Microgrids . From Design to on Field Installation: A Practical Case Study. From Microgrids to Smart Cities.
  • Federico Delfino

    is a faculty member at the University of Genoa

  • Stefano Bracco

    is a faculty member at the University of Genoa.

  • Mansueto Rossi

    is a faculty member at the University of Genoa.

  • Renato Procopio

    is a faculty member at the University of Genoa.

  • Massimo Brignone

    isa faculty member at the University of Genoa

  • Michela Robba

    is a faculty member at the University of Genoa


Review by: Heather Vickery, ISCN - August 31, 2018

Microgrid Design and Operation is a practical guide full of deep expertise to help facilitate the design, implementation, and effective management of microgrids. As a member of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN), The University of Genoa shares their real-world experiences from implementing the first low voltage Smart & Sustainable Microgrid in Italy. We recommend this resource to those seeking practical examples to successfully adopt microgrid technology and advance sustainability performance on campus.

Review by: Artur Bartosik, Kielce University of Technology - August 31, 2018

The importance of fostering the technological evolution focused on renewable energy sources towards the sustainability is of crucial interest for human beings. The role of universities in this process is essential. Successful planning of microgrid at university campus, which is main goal of the book by professor Federico Delfino and his scientific team, should considerably influence community engagement in making decisions on university-sponsored sustainable energy projects. The experience gained by professor Federico Delfino and his team proved that regional initiatives and good practices could boost national and international initiatives and enforce synergic effects focused on clean energy production and energy savings. The Kielce University of Technology is an example of how good practices developed by Italian scientific team could find followers in other countries acting towards sustainable energy system at university campus. I truly believe that increasing network of partnership universities that allow sharing knowledge and good practices, as described in the book, contributes to raising awareness in society of sustainable development prompting increased demand for clean energy production and energy savings.

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