Control of microgrid-connected PV-sources

Ali Elrayyah, Yilmaz Sozer, Malik Elbuluk

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Abstract

This paper studies the control configuration of a Microgrid Connected Photo Voltaic (MCPV) source. In the control of a MCPV, maximum power point (MPP) tracking, droop control and DC bus voltage regulation are the main required functions. To increase their penetration in the microgrid, MCPV sources have to participate in the microgrid's frequency regulation. Consequently, MCPV may be forced to depart from MPP for short periods of time. In this paper, a control method is proposed to operate the MCPV in the MPP at all times except when there is a need to stabilize the frequency. The method achieves this objective autonomously without any need to change the control configuration. This method is explained and its superiority over other controllers to achieve the same objective is investigated. The parameters of the universal controller are selected such that the controller can achieve the required performance. The suggested control configurations are validated through simulation studies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 201211 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameConference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)
ISSN (Print)0197-2618

Other

Other2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period7/10/1211/10/12

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Keywords

  • Controllers' Configurations
  • Droop Control
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPP)
  • Microgrid
  • Photo-voltaic (PV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Elrayyah, A., Sozer, Y., & Elbuluk, M. (2012). Control of microgrid-connected PV-sources. In 2012 IEEE Industry Applications Society Annual Meeting, IAS 2012 [6374032] (Conference Record - IAS Annual Meeting (IEEE Industry Applications Society)). https://doi.org/10.1109/IAS.2012.6374032