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IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica

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Won-Sang Im, Cheng Wang, Wenxin Liu, Liming Liu and Jang-Mok Kim, "Distributed Virtual Inertia Based Control of Multiple Photovoltaic Systems in Autonomous Microgrid," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 512-519, July 2017. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2016.7510031
Citation: Won-Sang Im, Cheng Wang, Wenxin Liu, Liming Liu and Jang-Mok Kim, "Distributed Virtual Inertia Based Control of Multiple Photovoltaic Systems in Autonomous Microgrid," IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 512-519, July 2017. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2016.7510031

Distributed Virtual Inertia Based Control of Multiple Photovoltaic Systems in Autonomous Microgrid

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2016.7510031
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  • The large inertia of a traditional power system slows down system's frequency response but also allows decent time for controlling the system. Since an autonomous renewable microgrid usually has much smaller inertia, the control system must be very fast and accurate to fight against the small inertia and uncertainties. To reduce the demanding requirements on control, this paper proposes to increase the inertia of photovoltaic (PV) system through inertia emulation. The inertia emulation is realized by controlling the charging/discharging of the direct current (DC)-link capacitor over a certain range and adjusting the PV generation when it is feasible and/or necessary. By well designing the inertia, the DC-link capacitor parameters and the control range, the negative impact of inertia emulation on energy efficiency can be reduced. The proposed algorithm can be integrated with distributed generation setting algorithms to improve dynamic performance and lower implementation requirements. Simulation studies demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed solution.


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