Operation and control of a microgrid containing inertial and non-inertial micro sources

Majumder, Ritwik, Shahnia, Farhad, Ghosh, Arindam, Ledwich, Gerard F., Wishart , Michael, & Zare, Firuz (2009) Operation and control of a microgrid containing inertial and non-inertial micro sources. In IEEE TENCON 2009 , November 23-26, 2009, Singapore.

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In this paper, a new power sharing control method for a microgrid with several distributed generation units is proposed. The presence of both inertial and noninertial sources with different power ratings, maximum power point tracking, and various types of loads pose a great challenge for the power sharing and system stability. The conventional droop control method is modified to achieve the desired power sharing ensuring system stability in a highly resistive network. A transformation matrix is formed to derive equivalent real and reactive power output of the converter and equivalent feedback gain matrix for the modified droop equation. The proposed control strategy, aimed for the prototype microgrid planned at Queensland University of Technology, is validated through extensive simulation results using PSCAD/EMTDC software.

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ID Code: 27178
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Microgrid, Power sharing, Voltage source converter, Droop control, Stability
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: 02 Sep 2009 21:33
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