Department - Author 1

Electrical Engineering Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Electrical Engineering



Primary Advisor

Bill Ahlgren


The microgrid power quality analysis senior project addresses power quality assessment. Our senior project uses the PowerSight 3000 power measurement tool to record and analyze various electrical measurements including voltage, current, power, power factor, harmonics and AC frequency.

Our project will analyze power quality issues that result from switching from the utility grid to a smart grid run on primarily photovoltaic distributed generation. In the event of a utility failure, the smart grid can serve as an isolated grid for the system, this is called islanded mode. Our project assesses the reliability of operation in islanded mode. Our analysis should identify if the power quality remains adequate to support the required loads of a system.