Power quality enhanced operation and control of a microgrid based custom power park

Ghosh, Arindam, Majumder, Ritwik, Ledwich, Gerard F., & Zare, Firuz (2009) Power quality enhanced operation and control of a microgrid based custom power park. In 7th IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation (ICCA'09), December 9-11, 2009, New Zealand, Christchurch.

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This paper describes the operation of a microgrid that contains a custom power park (CPP). The park may contain an unbalanced and/or nonlinear load and the microgrid may contain many dis-tributed generators (DGs). One of the DGs in the microgrid is used as a compensator to achieve load compensation. A new method is proposed for current reference generation for load compensation, which takes into account the real and reactive power to be supplied by the DG connected to the compensator. The real and reactive power from the DGs and the utility source is tightly regulated assuming that dedicated communication channels are available. Therefore this scheme is most suitable in cases where the loads in CPP and DGs are physically located close to each other. The proposal is validated through extensive simulation studies using EMTDC/PSCAD software package (version 4.2).

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ID Code: 27148
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Distributed generation, microgrid, power quality, load compensation, power sharing
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (090600) > Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells) (090608)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Engineering Systems
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Deposited On: 01 Sep 2009 00:31
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