One goal of grid coupled microgrid operating strategies is to reduce the maximum power drawn from the utility grid. This kind of operating strategy is called e.g. "peak load shaving," "peak power reduction" or just "peak shaving" and is applied to diverse applications and systems. This paper presents a method for determining the dependence between maximum residual power and relevant energy requirements. Applied to operational strategies, this approach facilitates identification of a plausible threshold for peak power reduction. This method is broadly applicable to similar applications, e.g. for peak shaving of PV power to limit maximum feed-in power into the grid.
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T. Vogt, A. Peters, N. Fröhleke, J. Böcker
Power Electronics and Electrical Drives University of Paderborn, D-33095 Paderborn, Germany, firstname.lastname@example.org