Microgrid Control/Coordination Co-Design (MicroC3)
NCSU researchers are engaged in the design, modeling, analysis and control of microgrids.
NC State researchers are engaged in the design, modeling, analysis and control of microgrids to improve the reliability, resilience and efficiency of the power distribution system. Utilizing microgrids can reduce the load on the system during times of stress and provide local, reliable power during outages. Furthermore, microgrids can help to address the challenges of climate change. By coordinating and networking between microgrids, researchers can enhance diversity and improve reliability and resilience for power distribution.
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)
The grant—running from September 30, 2022 to September 29, 2025—is for a total of $4,828,980.
Srdjan Miodrag Lukic
Microgrids (MG) deliver highly resilient power supply to local loads in the event of a power outage, while improving distribution system reliability by reducing the load on the system under stress conditions. Networked microgrids that coordinate with each other and the distribution system operator increase reliability and resilience further by improving the diversity of the generation assets and loads. Microgrids are also widely considered as an essential technology to address the challenges of climate change.