Computational optimization techniques applied to microgrids planning: A review

Carlos Gamarra, Josep M. Guerrero
2015 Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews  
Microgrids are expected to become part of the next electric power system evolution, not only in rural and remote areas but also in urban communities. Since microgrids are expected to coexist with traditional power grids (such as district heating does with traditional heating systems), their planning process must be addressed to economic feasibility, as a long-term stability guarantee. Planning a microgrid is a complex process due to existing alternatives, goals, constraints and uncertainties.
more » ... ually planning goals conflict each other and, as a consequence, different optimization problems appear along the planning process. In this context, technical literature about optimization techniques applied to microgrid planning have been reviewed and the guidelines for innovative planning methodologies focused on economic feasibility can be defined. Finally, some trending techniques and new microgrid planning approaches are pointed out.
doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.04.025 fatcat:5pjq6au47rbrxlp66c6gzsjypa