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dc.contributor.authorHurtt, James Williamen
dc.date.accessioned2013-02-19T22:40:07Zen
dc.date.available2013-02-19T22:40:07Zen
dc.date.issued2013-01-07en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:125en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/19242en
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
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectMicrogridsen
dc.subjectDistributed Generationen
dc.subjectModelingen
dc.subjectDisaster Recoveryen
dc.titleResidential Microgrids for Disaster Recovery Operationsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical and Computer Engineeringen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
dc.contributor.committeechairMili, Lamine M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberEvrenosoglu, Cansin Yamanen
dc.contributor.committeememberLai, Jih-Shengen


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