Harmonics elimination and distribution using decentralized control for microgrid applications

Saeed Anwar, Ali Elrayyah, Yilmaz Sozer

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Decentralized control of a new harmonics distribution method for microgrid is presented in this paper. The compromise between voltage regulation at point of common coupling (PCC) and harmonics sharing is provided. The control algorithm that optimizes microgrid performance regarding these two factors is proposed and its implementation is described. The effect of small error in coupling impedance estimation and a way to resolve the problem is presented. The simulation and experimental results for the proposed configuration are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Print)9781467344449
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013
Event2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013 - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201323 Jul 2013

Publication series

Name2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013


Other2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH



  • Microgrid
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
  • decentralized system
  • harmonics sharing
  • nonlinear load
  • point of common coupling
  • virtual impedance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology

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Anwar, S., Elrayyah, A., & Sozer, Y. (2013). Harmonics elimination and distribution using decentralized control for microgrid applications. In 2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013 [6645318] (2013 IEEE Energytech, Energytech 2013). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/EnergyTech.2013.6645318