Study on microturbine as a back-up power supply for power grid black-start

Tao Yu, Jia Peng Tong, Ka Wing Chan

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Grid connected distributed generation (DG) can not only increase reliability, but also provide additional benefits for consumers as well as utilities. Microturbine (MT) generation system is regarded as the best way of distributed generation for excellent performance. The paper introduces microturbine as back-up power supply during power system black-start. It emphasizes on analyzing the characteristics of the microturbine a back-up power supply, simulating the inrush current of the transformer and the load disturbance of asynchronous motor. The results indicate that the microturbine show excellent performance as a back-up power supply.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2009
Event2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09 - Calgary, AB, Canada
Duration: 26 Jul 200930 Jul 2009


Conference2009 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES '09
CityCalgary, AB


  • Back-up
  • Inrush current
  • Load disturbance
  • Microturbine
  • Simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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