Optimal configuration analysis of a microgrid-based telecom power system

Alexis Kwasinski, Philip T. Krein

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Abstract

This paper presents a systematic microgrid-based telecom power system configuration analysis to establish a possible basis for an optimal design. It compares several configurations using a value function that includes important telecommunication power plant characteristics, such as cost and availability. The comparison yields guidelines on how best to configure the system. Design choices studied include the system main bus voltage, redundancy policy, and the microsource configuration. The analysis indicates that microgrid-based telecom power systems outperform traditional telecom power plants for medium to high-power sites, such as switching centers, and gives similar results for cell sites and low power transmission nodes. Microgrid configurations with an approximate 156 V main dc bus voltage achieve a slightly higher value function than other evaluated options.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationINTELEC 2006
Subtitle of host publication28th Annual International Telecommunications Energy Conference
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006
EventINTELEC 2006: 28th Annual International Telecommunications Energy Conference - Providence, RI, United States
Duration: Sep 10 2006Sep 14 2006

Publication series

NameINTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings)
ISSN (Print)0275-0473

Other

OtherINTELEC 2006: 28th Annual International Telecommunications Energy Conference
CountryUnited States
CityProvidence, RI
Period9/10/069/14/06

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kwasinski, A., & Krein, P. T. (2006). Optimal configuration analysis of a microgrid-based telecom power system. In INTELEC 2006: 28th Annual International Telecommunications Energy Conference [4018178] (INTELEC, International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Proceedings)). https://doi.org/10.1109/INTLEC.2006.251676