Distributed generation systems

Khaled H. Ahmed, Ahmed Aboushady

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Introduction: Power electronics continues to penetrate into more power applications, and plays a main part in energy transformation and consuming. It is anticipated in power industry that power electronics will become more involved in energy generation and distribution [1]. The high efficiency and compactness of power converters are the main momentum behind power electronic technologies. It is therefore considered an enabling technology. The earth, wind, sun and plants are the main resources for all renewable energy technologies which provide environmental friendly, numerous, clean energy. In our modern life, energy has a vital role in future economic growth and wellbeing. While handling climate change problem and guaranteeing the energy supply security, numerous challenges should be taken into account. As part of addressing such challenges is to study to what extent distributed generation (DG) could supplement, or in the longer term potentially provide an alternative to, a centralised system [2]. There are different incentives and barriers that impact on distributed electricity generation that should be taken into account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower Quality in Future Electrical Power Systems
EditorsAhmed F. Zobaa, Shady Hossam Eldeen Abdel Aleem
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9781785611230
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameEnergy Engineering


  • distributed generation (DG)
  • power quality
  • power converters
  • environmental aspects
  • harmonics
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