Union College’s microgrid
currently meets about 70 percent of the load on campus. The goal is to meet 100 percent of the load so that the microgrid can operate entirely on its own, but remain connected to the grid for reliability purposes. Union has a cogeneration plant which provides most of the power, the rest is supplied by solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and wind turbines. This project seeks to find the least cost combination of energy resources to meet all of the campus’ load reliably, even under worst case conditions.
Here is my poster describing the design of my project:
This is currently what the Simulink model looks like. The cogeneration plant still needs to be added, and the wind turbine needs to be worked on to become functional.
Lastly, here is my final ECE 498 report.