A Current Limiting Strategy to Improve Fault Ride-Through of Inverter Interfaced Autonomous Microgrids

Iman Sadeghkhani, Mohamad Esmail Hamedani Golshan, Josep M. Guerrero, Ali Mehrizi-Sani

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With high penetration of distributed energy resources (DER), fault management strategy is of great importance for the distribution network operation. The objective of this paper is to propose a current and voltage limiting strategy to enhance fault ride-through (FRT) capability of inverter-based islanded microgrids (MGs) in which the effects of inverter control system and inverter topology (four/three-wire) are considered. A threephase voltage-sourced inverter (VSI) with multi-loop control system implemented in synchronous, stationary, and natural reference frames is employed in this study for both four- and three-wire configurations. The proposed strategy provides high voltage and current quality during overcurrent conditions, which is necessary for sensitive loads. Several time-domain simulation studies are conducted to investigate the FRT capability of the proposed strategy against both asymmetrical and symmetrical faults. Moreover, the proposed method is tested on the CIGRE benchmark microgrid to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed limiting strategy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Transactions on Smart Grid
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)2138 - 2148
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017


  • Current control
  • Voltage-sourced inverter (VSI)
  • Voltage limit
  • Transient response
  • Reference frame
  • Fault current limiters
  • Fault ride-through (FRT)


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