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ISRN Renewable Energy
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 342019, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/342019
Review Article

Survey on Microgrid: Power Quality Improvement Techniques

1Anna University, Chennai 600025, India
2Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, SKP Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai 606611, India
3Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Velammal Engineering College, Chennai 600066, India

Received 22 November 2013; Accepted 6 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editors: P. D. Lund and B. Mwinyiwiwa

Copyright © 2014 Chitra Natesan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Microgrid became one of the key spot in research on distributed energy systems. Since the definition of the microgrid is paradigm of the first time, investigation in this area is growing continuously and there are numerous research projects in this moment all over the world. The increased infiltration of nonlinear loads and power electronic interfaced distribution generation system creates power quality issues in the distributed power system. In this paper, a comprehensive survey on microgrid to improve the power quality parameters is taken as the main objective. Furthermore, the detailed investigations are explored in this paper for the enhancement of power quality issues with the help of an optimization technique, filters, controllers, FACTS devices, compensators, and battery storage.