Investigating the Impacts of Microgrids and Gas Grid Interconnection on Power Grid Flexibility

Farshid Kamrani, Sajjad Fattaheian-Dehkordi, Ali Abbaspour, Mahmud Fotuhi-Firuzabad, Matti Lehtonen

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The introduction of microgrids (MGs) and renewable energy sources (RESs) has caused significant shifts in the operation of power systems. Despite many benefits, integration of RESs has emerged new issues in the power systems operation. One of the issues recently raised by some utilities, is the severe ramps which are seen in systems with high penetration of RES. On the other hand, the traditional flexible power plants could not provide the ramp required in these systems. As a result, flexible local resources in independent entities like MGs should be employed to tackle this issue in these systems. In this paper, a novel model is developed to investigate the effects of MGs and gas grid interconnection on the flexibility of the power grid. Finally, the proposed model is analyzed in different case studies to show the importance of power-gas-power system in an MG from the economic, flexibility and reliability perspectives.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 Smart Gird Conference, SGC 2019
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-5894-5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSmart Grid Conference - Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Duration: 18 Dec 201919 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameSmart Grid Conference SGC
ISSN (Print)2572-6935
ISSN (Electronic)2572-6927


ConferenceSmart Grid Conference
Abbreviated titleSGC
Country/TerritoryIran, Islamic Republic of


  • Flexibility
  • Microgrid
  • P2G systems
  • Power-gas-power system
  • Renewable energies


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