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Designing laboratory experiments for electricity grid integration of renewable energy using microgrid, test-rig emulators and real time simulation tools.

Murray, Donal; Erdogan, Nuh; Zehir, Alparslan; Hayes, Barry

Authors

Donal Murray

Alparslan Zehir

Barry Hayes



Abstract

This paper describes efforts to integrate advanced approaches in microgrid, test-rig emulators and real time simulation into early postgraduate and undergraduate engineering education. It describes two experiments designed for groups of early stage researchers and postgraduate students in the field of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE). These electrical laboratory experiments are part of a H2020-funded weeklong training course and focus on a medium speed rotary emulator for wave energy applications, and a wind turbine emulator that demonstrated the operation of a Doubly-Fed Induction Generator (DFIG) in a two-machine coupled rig. This paper also discusses some initial reviews of the training course. These reviews noted that students had a desire for more hands-on experimental work, and that the requirements to cover electrical safety material limited the amount of effective time available for experimental work. Finally, the paper outlines some approaches for improving the design of future laboratory experiments in this area.

Citation

MURRAY, D.B., ERDOGAN, N., ZEHIR, A. and HAYES, B.P. 2021. Designing laboratory experiments for electricity grid integration of renewable energy using microgrid, test-rig emulators and real time simulation tools. In Proceedings of the 10th Engineering education for sustainable development conference 2021 (EESD2021): building flourishing communities, 14-16 June 2021, Cork Ireland. Cork: University College Cork, pages 380-387. Hosted on CORA [online]. Available from: https://cora.ucc.ie/handle/10468/11674

Conference Name 10th Engineering education for sustainable development conference 2021 (EESD2021): building flourishing communities
Conference Location Cork, Ireland
Start Date Jun 14, 2021
End Date Jun 16, 2021
Acceptance Date Mar 12, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 16, 2021
Publication Date Jun 14, 2021
Deposit Date Sep 9, 2021
Publicly Available Date Sep 9, 2021
Series ISSN 2737-7741
Book Title Proceedings of the 10th Engineering education for sustainable development conference: building flourishing communities
Keywords Postgraduate; Undergraduate; Engineering education; Training; Microgrid; Test-rig emulators
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1437456
Publisher URL https://www.eesd2020.org/

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