The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory

Published on
2022/08/23 - 08:50

The LECO Microgrid Pilot Project is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. It consists of a solar photovoltaic system, a lithium-ion battery energy storage system, and a diesel generator as the energy resources. The capacity of the solar photovoltaic system is 350 kW, and the battery energy storage system is 400 kWh. The backup diesel generator capacity is 630 kVA. In addition, the microgrid powers three buildings on the campus with integrated remote load control capability. With these distributed energy resources, the system can operate independently during power outages with the help of an automated control system. Apart from the microgrid pilot, this project established the LECO – UOM Smart Grid Research Lab, a research and development facility with state-of-the-art equipment from reputed manufacturers. The lab houses solar PV systems, battery energy storage systems, controllable loads, and measurement devices that can be used in cutting-edge research and development.

The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory

 

The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory

 

The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory

 

The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory

 

The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory

 

The Renewable Energy Microgrid Pilot Project and the Smart Grid Research Laboratory