The purpose of this thesis is to understand how the microgrid with 100% PV penetration reacts to multiple scenarios. This is done by creating a framework or test model in OPENDSS and ETAP. The stability is tested by creating a test scenario that tests the safety equipment in place and also provides insight in to problems that might arise in the near future as Renewable energy penetration reaches new levels. The fast approaching problem of electric vehicles becoming increasingly popular is also investigated. The methodology is to have a simulation model mimicking the actual SD village. Then the results from the simulation model are compared with that of the actual test values. And also the performance of the microgrid under multiple scenarios can be found out.
Renewable integration, Microgrid, Opendss
Level of Degree
Electrical and Computer Engineering
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Graham, Dr. Edward Jr
Patibandla, Siva Tharun. "AN OPENDSS FRAMEWORK OF AN 100% PV PENETRATION MICROGRID." (2014). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/ece_etds/202