Microgrid Environmental Impact
Power plants have bad impacts on the environment. One of these impacts is Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission resulted from power plants that depend on fossil fuel, oil and natural gas. Renewable energy is considered as an important solution for this problem since it is classified as clean and environmentally friendly source of energy and helps reducing the dependency on conventional power plants. High renewable energy penetration into power systems is a big challenge that can be solved by deploying the concept of smart Micro-Grids. This paper presents a study on how much reduction of CO2 emission can be resulted from deploying smart micro-grid concept on a university campus, German Jordanian University (GJU) campus was taken as a pilot. The micro-grid is meant to operate according to an optimum resource scheduling framework that guarantee a minimum operational cost while achieving high local power availability.
Al-Agtash, S., Al-Hashem, M., Batarseh, M., Bintoudi, A. D., Tsolakis, A. C., Tzovaras, D., Martinez-Ramos, J., Onen, A., Azzopardi, B., Hadjidemetriou, L., Zacharia, L., Martensen, N., & Khiat, M. (2020). Microgrid Environmental Impact. 2020 6th IEEE International Energy Conference (ENERGYCon), 674–677. https://doi.org/10.1109/ENERGYCon48941.2020.9236464