Hierarchical Control for Voltage Harmonics Compensation in Multi-Area Microgrids

Mohammad M. Hashempour, Mehdi Savaghebi Firoozabadi, Juan Carlos Vasquez Quintero, Josep M. Guerrero

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Abstract

In this paper, the power quality of multi-area microgrids is addressed. For this, Active Power Filters (APFs) and Distributed Generators (DGs) inverters are used. To achieve the reference value of power quality indices of different areas, a strategy based on cooperation between DGs and APFs is proposed. Hierarchical control is applied to control DGs inverters and APFs in a coordinated way. Primary control consists of power droop controller of DGs, selective virtual impedance and voltage/current regulators. Based on the secondary control, voltage compensation of Points of Common Coupling (PCCs) of multi-area microgrid is carried out by DGs. Voltage compensation of PCCs by DGs may cause violation from maximum allowable voltage distortion at DGs terminals. Thus, tertiary control is used to mitigate these violations by using APF in proper coordination with secondary control. Evaluation of the proposed hierarchical control is carried out by simulation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED)
Number of pages6
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date2015
Pages415 - 420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventIEEE 10th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives - Guarda, Portugal
Duration: 1 Sep 20154 Sep 2015
Conference number: 10
http://www.sdemped2015.ubi.pt/index.html

Conference

ConferenceIEEE 10th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives
Number10
CountryPortugal
CityGuarda
Period01/09/201504/09/2015
Internet address

Keywords

  • Distributed Generator (DG)
  • Multi-Area Microgrid
  • Multiple Voltage Harmonic Compensation
  • Hierarchical Control
  • Active Power Filter

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    Hashempour, M. M., Firoozabadi, M. S., Quintero, J. C. V., & Guerrero, J. M. (2015). Hierarchical Control for Voltage Harmonics Compensation in Multi-Area Microgrids. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 10th International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electrical Machines, Power Electronics and Drives (SDEMPED) (pp. 415 - 420 ). IEEE Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/DEMPED.2015.7303723