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The distributed energy resources (DER) contains several technologies, such as diesel engines, small wind turbines, photovoltaic inverters, etc. The control of DER components with storage devices and (controllable) loads, such as batteries, capacitors, dump loads, are central to the concept of the Smart Grids (SGs). A SG can operate interconnected to the main distribution grid or in islanded mode. This paper presents experimental tests for static and dynamic stability analysis carried out in a dedicated laboratory for research in distributed control and smart grid with a high share of renewable energy production. Moreover to point out, on a laboratory scale, the coupling between DR and storage and to effectively compensate wind fluctuations a number of tests have been done. In order to find out the parameters of various types of DER components for dynamic simulation models a number of tests are required under different operation modes and loads. The testing reporting here includes three modes of operation: stand alone, parallel/hybrid and grid connection.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Review of Electrical Engineering
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2011


  • Distributed energy resources, Smart-grid, Static and dynamic stability analysis
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