Comparison of Load Models for Estimating Electrical Efficiency in DC Microgrids

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Conference Paper

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This paper compares several electrical load models for estimating the efficiency of DC vs. AC distribution in microgrids. Candidate models include energy balance, harmonic power flow, and time-domain modeling. Model results are compared with numerical studies and validated with experimental measurements. Based on quantitative and qualitative considerations, the most appropriate load modeling approach for larger-scale DC distribution efficiency studies is proposed

Conference Name

2019 IEEE Third International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM)

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Conference Location

Matsue, Japan