Hybrid AC/DC microgrid test system simulation: grid-connected mode

Leony Ortiz, Rogelio Orizondo, Alexander Águila, Jorge W. González, Gabriel J. López, Idi Isaac

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In this paper, a Microgrid (MG) test model based on the 14-busbar IEEE distribution system is proposed. This model can constitute an important research tool for the analysis of electrical grids in its transition to Smart Grids (SG). The benchmark is used as a base case for power flow analysis and quality variables related with SG and holds distributed resources. The proposed MG consists of DC and AC buses with different types of loads and distributed generation at two voltage levels. A complete model of this MG has been simulated using the MATLAB/Simulink environmental simulation platform. The proposed electrical system will provide a base case for other studies such as: reactive power compensation, stability and inertia analysis, reliability, demand response studies, hierarchical control, fault tolerant control, optimization and energy storage strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere02862
Pages (from-to)21
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2019


  • Distributed resources
  • Electrical engineering
  • Hybrid energy systems
  • Microgrid benchmark
  • Power converter
  • Power flow
  • Power system operation
  • Smart grid technology
  • System diagnostics
  • electrical engineering


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