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Basic Tutorial on Simulation of Microgrids Control Using MATLAB® & Simulink® Software

  • Offers a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of modelling and simulating convertor controls

  • Utilises MATLAB® Simulink® software to facilitate the learning process and provide practical examples

  • Discusses the advantages and limitations of various control methods and configurations, including droop control


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Energy book series (BRIEFSENERGY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Flávia de Andrade, Miguel Castilla, Benedito Donizeti Bonatto
    Pages 1-12
  3. Flávia de Andrade, Miguel Castilla, Benedito Donizeti Bonatto
    Pages 13-55

About this book


This book offers a detailed guide to the design and simulation of basic control methods applied to microgrids in various operating modes, using MATLAB® Simulink® software. It includes discussions on the performance of each configuration, as well as the advantages and limitations of the droop control method.

The content is organised didactically, with a level of mathematical and scientific rigour suitable for undergraduate and graduate programmes, as well as for industry professionals. The use of MATLAB® Simulink® software facilitates the learning process with regard to modelling and simulating power electronic converters at the interface of distributed energy resource (DER) systems. The book also features a wealth of illustrations, schematics, and simulation results.

Given its scope, it will greatly benefit undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of electrical and electronics engineering, as well as professionals working in microgrid design and implementation.


Microgrids Droop Control Power Inverter Power Converters Distributed Generation Computer Modelling and Simulation Smart Grids Control Design Power Electronics Engineering Education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Engineering and Physical SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  2. 2.Department of Electronic EngineeringUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaVilanova i la GeltrúSpain
  3. 3.Institute of Electrical Systems and EnergyFederal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil

About the authors

Flávia de Andrade received his Bachelor’s degree from the Technological Federal University of Parana in 2016, and is currently studying for his M.Sc. at Heriot-Watt University. He has professional experience as an energy efficiency engineer at MGD Eficiência Energética and Vitalux Projetos Sustentáveis and has been a research intern at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He has completed other academic and professional qualifications, including a Green Building and Sustainable Design Certificate from the University of California.

Professor Miguel Castilla received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Catalonia in 1998. He subsequently held a number of teaching positions at the same institution and is now a Full Professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles and over 130 conference papers. He has been a member of numerous committees and journal boards and is currently an Editor of the journal IET Power Electronics and a member of the external advisory board for the Smart Cities Research Center.

Benedito Donizeti Bonatto received his M.Sc. from UNICAMP and his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1995 and 2001, respectively. He subsequently worked in engineering and Research and Development roles within the electricity sector. Since 2007, he has been an Associate Professor at UNIFEI – Federal University of Itajuba. He has also been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UBC, and is currently visiting at Escola Politècnica Superior d'Enginyeria de Vilanova i la Geltrú. He has published more than 100 technical papers in national and international conference proceedings, and has authored one book and one book chapter.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Basic Tutorial on Simulation of Microgrids Control Using MATLAB® & Simulink® Software
  • Authors Flávia de Andrade
    Miguel Castilla
    Benedito Donizeti Bonatto
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Energy
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Energy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy Energy (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-43012-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-43013-9
  • Series ISSN 2191-5520
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5539
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 55
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 59 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Energy Systems
    Power Electronics, Electrical Machines and Networks
    Control and Systems Theory
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