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Gridsim: a flexible simulator for grid integration study
Suresh Rathnaraj Chelladurai (author)Alex Aravind (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia College of Science and Management (Degree granting institution)Matthew Reid (Committee member)lliya Bluskov (Committee member)
Master of Science (MSc)
Number of pages in document: 97
Global warming and the increasing cost of fossil fuels have driven researchers to focus on renewable and cleaner sources of energy like wind, water, and solar. These energy sources show promise for sustainability and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, the only disadvantage of them is that they are intermittent and currently expensive. Measuring the impact of integrating new energy sources into an existing grid system is not feasible. Therefore, Modeling and Simulation becomes an indispensable approach. Several tools exist for modeling and simulation of the power grid. They primarily focus on analyzing smart grids and are complex to use for integration studies. Designing and implementing software that allows the users to model and simulate power grid system for integration study is the primary motivation of this thesis. We propose, GridSim, an easy, intuitive software to perform grid integration analysis and its use is illustrated through case studies.