Low voltage ride through capability of fuel cell generation system connected to low voltage network

Mohd Zamri Che Wanik, Azah Mohamed, Aida Fazliana Abdul Kadir, Istvan Erlich

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Abstract

New grid code is expected to require distributed generation units operating parallel with the low voltage grid to ride through low voltage event and at the same time injecting reactive current into the grid. The paper discusses and highlights the problems that could arise and explores the solutions to mitigate these problems. Simulation results show that a fuel cell generation system (FCGS) is not able to ride through very low voltage events with its standard power conditioner without operating within its design limit. Additional devices have to be included to enable continuous operation during this severe low voltage event. In meeting the requirement of reactive power support, an additional fast voltage control loop has to be added to its line side converter control. With the improvement inside its power conditioner circuit and controller, simulation results demonstrate that FCGS is capable of riding zero voltage events while at the same time adhering to new grid code requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011
Pages369-373
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2011
Event2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 27 Jun 201129 Jun 2011

Publication series

Name2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period27/6/1129/6/11

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Keywords

  • Fuel cell
  • distributed generation
  • grid code
  • low voltage ride through

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Wanik, M. Z. C., Mohamed, A., Kadir, A. F. A., & Erlich, I. (2011). Low voltage ride through capability of fuel cell generation system connected to low voltage network. In 2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011 (pp. 369-373). [6041511] (2011 IEEE 1st Conference on Clean Energy and Technology, CET 2011). https://doi.org/10.1109/CET.2011.6041511