Campus Facilities Microgrid Expansion
Secure and Safe Microgrid on the U of I Campus — U of I is seeking to establish a microgrid on campus in the event of a power outage. Our team will unveil the underlying issues associated with integrating a 1-megawatt solar array power generation source, as well as power for the well pumps on campus, which under emergency conditions could be used for fire suppression. The final product will analyze power flow, fault, contingency, seasonality, load shedding, and protection to ensure the efficiency and safety of the microgrid.
Team: The Facilitators
Shaun Andrews, Electrical Engr.
Christopher Cervino, Electrical Engr.
Shawn Naughton, Electrical Engr.
Ziyu Qian, Electrical Engr.
Huiyu Zhao, Electrical Engr.
Marc Compton, U of I Facilities Services
Herbert Hess, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering