Design of a Monitoring System of Micro-Grid


This paper describes a micro-grid system and its monitoring system. This micro-grid system consists of generation systems, consumer electrical equipments, auxiliary equipments and the monitoring system. All the equipments have 485 communication interfaces. In order to monitor and manage this micro-grid system, we built a monitoring system, which contains modular instrument system and industrial personal computer. In order to keep real time, we adopt some measures in software and hardware. We adopt LABVIEW and its program modules in software and adopt modular instrument system in hardware. Supporting by the software and hardware, the micro-grid system can be safe and stable.

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X. Zhao and S. Liu, "Design of a Monitoring System of Micro-Grid," Smart Grid and Renewable Energy, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2013, pp. 198-201. doi: 10.4236/sgre.2013.42024.

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