Automatic Power-Sharing Modification of P/V Droop Controllers in Low-Voltage Resistive Microgrids

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  • Tine L. Vandoorn
  • Jeroen D. M. De Kooning
  • Bart Meersman
  • Lieven Vandevelde
  • Josep M. Guerrero

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Microgrids are receiving an increasing interest to integrate the growing share of distributed-generation (DG) units in the electrical network. For the islanded operation of themicrogrid, several control strategies for the primary control have been developed to ensure stable microgrid operation. In low-voltage (LV) microgrids, active power/voltage ( P/V ) droop controllers are gaining attention as they take the resistive nature of the network lines and the lack of directly coupled rotating inertia into account. However, a problem often cited with these droop controllers is that the grid voltage is not a global parameter. This can influence the power sharing between different units. In this paper, it is investigated whether this is actually a disadvantage of the control strategy. It is
shown that with / droop control, the DG units that are located electrically far from the load centers automatically deliver a lower share of the power. This automatic power-sharing modification can lead to decreased line losses; therefore, there is overall better efficiency compared to the methods that focus on perfect power sharing. In this paper, the / and / droop control strategies
are compared with respect to this power-sharing modification and the line losses.
TidsskriftI E E E Transactions on Power Delivery
Udgivelsesdatookt. 2012
Antal sider8


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