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Development of a High-Speed Static Switch for Distributed Energy and Microgrid Applications

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7 Author(s)
Kroposki, B. ; Nat. Renewable Energy Lab., Golden ; Pink, C. ; Lynch, J. ; John, V.
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Distributed energy resources can provide power to local loads in the electric distribution system and benefits such as improved reliability. Microgrids are intentional islands formed at a facility or in an electrical distribution system that contains at least one distributed resource and associated loads. Microgrids that operate both electrical generation and loads in a coordinated manner can offer additional benefits to the customer and local utility. The loads and energy sources can be disconnected from and reconnected to the area or local utility with minimal disruption to the local loads, thereby improving reliability. This paper details the development and testing of a highspeed static switch for distributed energy and microgrid applications.

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Power Conversion Conference - Nagoya, 2007. PCC '07

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2-5 April 2007