The aim of this paper is to assess economic benefits deriving from the adoption of a smart microgrid. To this end, a case study consisting of 250 houses connected to the distribution network through a MV/LV transformer substation has been investigated and implemented in the experimental microgrid built at the Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy. The analysis has been performed by comparing three different energy providers: the utility grid, the utility grid with the inclusion of non-programmable renewables generators, and the inclusion of such residential loads into a smart microgrid. The obtained results demonstrated that with the adoption of a smart microgrid significant costs savings can be obtained.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||20th IEEE Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2020 - Proceedings|
|Numero di pagine||5|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2020|