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Microgrids Design and Implementation

  • Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza
  • Miguel Castilla


  • Gathering contributions by authors from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, the book outlines the future of power systems in these very diverse countries

  • Introduces readers to the state of the art in microgrid design, as well as the basics behind renewable power generation

  • Discusses the philosophy and ethical problems concerning the operation of these systems

  • Describes the complexity of these systems, including modeling the devices, telecommunication features, and market implications


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Luiz F. N. Delboni, Diogo Marujo, Pedro P. Balestrassi, Denisson Queiroz Oliveira
    Pages 1-25
  3. Marcelo G. Molina, Pedro E. Mercado
    Pages 27-67
  4. Jorge Luis Sosa Avendaño, Luz Stella Moreno Martín
    Pages 69-96
  5. Paulo Coelho, Mário Gomes, Carlos Moreira
    Pages 97-137
  6. Miguel Castilla, Luis García de Vicuña, Jaume Miret
    Pages 139-170
  7. Juan M. Rey, Javier Torres-Martínez, Miguel Castilla
    Pages 171-193
  8. Pedro P. Vergara, Juan C. López, Juan M. Rey, Luiz C. P. da Silva, Marcos J. Rider
    Pages 195-216
  9. P. H. Nguyen, M. M. Viyathukattuva Mohamed Ali, Francisco M. Portelinha Jr, Paulo F. Ribeiro, J. F. G. Cobben
    Pages 217-237
  10. Carlos Moreira, Clara Gouveia
    Pages 239-268
  11. Tiago Castelo, Matheus F. Zambroni de Souza, Carlos Duque, Paulo F. Ribeiro
    Pages 269-286
  12. Javier Solano, Juan M. Rey, Juan D. Bastidas-Rodríguez, Andrés I. Hernández
    Pages 287-310
  13. Mário Gomes, Paulo Coelho, Carlos Moreira
    Pages 311-336
  14. Juan M. Rey, Pedro P. Vergara, Javier Solano, Gabriel Ordóñez
    Pages 337-367
  15. Mário Gomes, Paulo Coelho, José Fernandes
    Pages 369-406
  16. Clara Gouveia, Carlos Moreira, David Rua, João Peças Lopes
    Pages 407-445
  17. Filipe Perez, Gilney Damm
    Pages 447-475
  18. Franco Canziani, Óscar Melgarejo
    Pages 477-504
  19. Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza, Benedito Donizeti Bonatto, Paulo F. Ribeiro
    Pages 505-528
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 529-538

About this book


This book addresses the emerging trend of smart grids in power systems. It discusses the advent of smart grids and selected technical implications; further, by combining the perspectives of researchers from Europe and South America, the book captures the status quo of and approaches to smart grids in a wide range of countries. It describes the basic concepts, enabling readers to understand the theoretical aspects behind smart grid formation, while also examining current challenges and philosophical discussions.

Like the industrial revolution and the birth of the Internet, smart grids are certain to change the way people use electricity. In this regard, a new term – the “prosumer” – is used to describe consumers who may sometimes also be energy producers. This is particularly appealing if we bear in mind that most of the distributed power generation in smart grids does not involve carbon emissions.


Renewable power generation Microgrids operation Management of microgrids Power systems of the future Power converters for microgrids Markets and microgrids Telecommunication and microgrids Plug-in vehicles Smart grids Emerging power systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza
    • 1
  • Miguel Castilla
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Electrical Systems and EnergyFederal University of ItajubáItajubáBrazil
  2. 2.Electronic Engineering Department, Technical University of CataloniaVilanova i la GeltrúSpain

About the editors

- Prof. Dr. Antonio Carlos Zambroni de Souza received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering in 1987 from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1990 from the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 1995 from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada. He is currently a full Professor at the Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil. In 2000, he was a visitor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. In 2008 he was a visiting professor at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland. In 2014 he was a visiting professor at the Polytechnic University of Cataluña, Spain.

- Prof. Dr. Miguel Castilla is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, since 2002. He has written 49 journal articles and more than 100 conference articles. The quality factors associated to these publications are (source Scopus): 1) total number of citations: 5896; 2) average number of citations per year during the last 10 years: 571; 3) h-index: 26. He is the editor of the book Control Circuits in Power Electronics: Practical Issues in Design and Implementation, IET, 2016.

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