Development of a High-Speed Static Switch for Distributed Energy and Microgrid Applications

B. Kroposki, C. Pink, J. Lynch, V. John, S. Meor Daniel, E. Benedict, I. Vihinen

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Distributed energy resources can provide power to local loads in the electric distribution system and benefits such as improved reliability. Microgrids are intentional islands formed at a facility or in an electrical distribution system that contains at least one distributed resource and associated loads. Microgrids that operate both electrical generation and loads in a coordinated manner can offer additional benefits to the customer and local utility. The loads and energy sources can be disconnected from and reconnected to the area or local utility with minimal disruption to the local loads, thereby improving reliability. This paper details the development and testing of a high-speed static switch for distributed energy and microgrid applications.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2007
Event4th Power Conversion Conference-NAGOYA, PCC-NAGOYA 2007 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: 2 Apr 20075 Apr 2007


Conference4th Power Conversion Conference-NAGOYA, PCC-NAGOYA 2007

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-581-41105


  • Distributed energy resources
  • Microgrid
  • Power electronics
  • Reliability


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