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dc.contributor.advisorO’Neill-Carrillo, Efraín
dc.contributor.authorReyes-Colón, Ramón A.
dc.description.abstractDistributed generation has important advantages that must be exploited. In order to maximize the benefits, distributed energy resources (DERs) must be managed and controlled properly, especially to minimize power fluctuations from renewable energy sources. Therefore, the optimal use of distributed energy resources is an important topic, in particular within microgrids. Due to the high integration and variety of resources in a microgrids, conventional methods to optimize power systems fall short; modern methods and techniques are needed to find efficient configurations. This thesis presents an optimization algorithm developed to find efficient and stable configurations of distributed energy resources in a microgrid in different time periods, to maximize the benefits, to comply with the system constraints while considering sustainability objectives (economic, social and environmental aspects).en_US
dc.description.abstractLa generación distribuida posee muchas ventajas importantes que deben ser explotadas. Para maximizar sus beneficios, los recursos energéticos distribuidos deben ser manejados y controlados apropiadamente, especialmente para minimizar fluctuaciones de potencia causadas por recursos energéticos renovables. Por lo tanto, el uso óptimo de recursos energéticos distribuidos es un tema importante, particularmente dentro de las microredes. Dada la alta integración y variedad de recursos en microredes, métodos convencionales para resolver problemas de optimización en sistemas de potencia no logran resolverlo; técnicas modernas de optimización son necesarias para encontrar configuraciones eficientes de recursos en una microred. Esta tesis presenta un algoritmo el cual fue desarrollado para encontrar configuraciones eficientes y estables de recursos distribuidos en una microred en diferentes periodos de tiempo, para maximizar sus beneficios, cumpliendo con las restricciones del sistema y considerando objetivos de sustentabilidad (aspectos económicos, sociales y ambientales).en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNSF CRISP-OASISen_US
dc.subjectRenewable energyen_US
dc.subjectDistributed energy resourcesen_US
dc.titleOptimal use of distributed energy resources in microgridsen_US
dc.rights.licenseAll rights reserveden_US
dc.rights.holder(c) 2018 Reyes Colónen_US
dc.contributor.committeeAndrade Rengifo, Fabio
dc.contributor.committeeIrizarry Rivera, Agustín A.
dc.contributor.representativeCabrera Rios, Mauricio Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.collegeCollege of Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Electrical and Computer Engineeringen_US

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