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dc.contributor.authorHurtt, James Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-19T22:40:07Z
dc.date.available2013-02-19T22:40:07Z
dc.date.issued2013-01-07en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:125en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19242
dc.description.abstractThe need for a continuous supply of electric power is vital to providing the basic services of modern life. The energy infrastructure that the vast majority of the world depends on, while very reliable, is also very vulnerable. This infrastructure is particularly vulnerable to disruptions caused by natural disasters. Interruptions of electric service can bring an end to virtually all the basic services that people are dependent on. Recent natural disasters have highlighted the vulnerabilities of large, economically developed, regions to disruptions to their supply of electricity. The widespread devastation from the 2011 Japanese Tsunami and Hurricane Irene in North America, have demonstrated both the vulnerability of the contemporary power grids to long term interruption of service and also the potential of microgrids to ride through these interruptions. Microgrids can be used before, during, and after a major natural disaster to supply electricity, after the main grid source has been interrupted. This thesis researches the potential of clean energy microgrids for disaster recovery. Also a model of a proposed residential microgrid for transient analysis is developed. As the world demands more energy at increasingly higher levels of reliability, the role of microgrids is expected to grow aggressively to meet these new requirements. This thesis will look at one potential application for a microgrid in a residential community for the purpose of operating in an independent island mode operation.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectMicrogridsen_US
dc.subjectDistributed Generationen_US
dc.subjectModelingen_US
dc.subjectDisaster Recoveryen_US
dc.titleResidential Microgrids for Disaster Recovery Operationsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMili, Lamine M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEvrenosoglu, Cansin Yamanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLai, Jih S.en_US


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