Development of Hybrid AC/DC Laboratory-scale Smart Microgrid Testbed with Control Monitoring System Implementation in LabVIEW

A. A. Jabbar, Ali Elrayyah, Mohd Z. Bin Che Wanik, A. P. Sanfilippo, N. K. Singh

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Abstract

This paper presents a hybrid AC/DC microgrid testbed which uses a mixture of emulators and industrial hardware to model a real-world environment for renewable energy systems at laboratory scale. The testbed description is detailed with reference to its components, system architecture and Human-Machine Interface (HMI). Testbed components include grid and PV emulators, programmable loads, and multiple power electronic converters connected in an AC/DC configuration. The system architecture is based on a hierarchical central control system implemented in LABVIEW, which integrates an intuitive HMI to enable supervisory control and data acquisition. It includes local and low-level control implementations for the PV emulator and programmable loads with the MPPT algorithm implemented at low power, using a single-stage inverter topology and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA). The proposed system offers a reconfigurable and flexible architecture with multiple communication protocols that enable the implementation of both high level to low-level microgrid control algorithms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia, GTD Asia 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages889-894
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538674345
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019
Event2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia, GTD Asia 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: 19 Mar 201923 Mar 2019

Publication series

Name2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia, GTD Asia 2019

Conference

Conference2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia, GTD Asia 2019
CountryThailand
CityBangkok
Period19/3/1923/3/19

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Keywords

  • AC/DC hybrid
  • central control system
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
  • LabVIEW
  • microgrid
  • MPPT
  • testbed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Jabbar, A. A., Elrayyah, A., Wanik, M. Z. B. C., Sanfilippo, A. P., & Singh, N. K. (2019). Development of Hybrid AC/DC Laboratory-scale Smart Microgrid Testbed with Control Monitoring System Implementation in LabVIEW. In 2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia, GTD Asia 2019 (pp. 889-894). [8715942] (2019 IEEE PES GTD Grand International Conference and Exposition Asia, GTD Asia 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/GTDAsia.2019.8715942