Reliability and Resiliency Definitions for Smart Microgrids Based on Utility Theory

Reliability and resiliency (R&R) definitions differ depending on the system under consideration. Generally, each engineering sector defines relevant R&R metrics pertinent to their system. While this can impede cross-disciplinary engineering projects as well as research, it is a necessary strategy to capture all the relevant system characteristics. This paper highlights the difficulties associated with defining performance of such systems while using smart microgrids as an example. Further, it develops metrics and definitions that are useful in assessing their performance, based on utility theory. A microgrid must not only anticipate load conditions but also tolerate partial failures and remain optimally operating. Many of these failures happen infrequently but unexpectedly and therefore are hard to plan for. The authors discuss real life failure scenarios and show how the proposed definitions and metrics are beneficial.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Web
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  • Accession Number: 01642928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: SAE International
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 2017-01-0205
  • Files: TRIS, SAE
  • Created Date: Mar 30 2017 9:44AM