Virtual synchronous-machine control of voltage-source converters in a low-voltage microgrid

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dc.contributor.author Hogan, Diarmaid J.
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez-Espin, F.
dc.contributor.author Hayes, John G.
dc.contributor.author Lightbody, Gordon
dc.contributor.author Albiol-Tendillo, Laura
dc.contributor.author Foley, Ray
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-27T13:22:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-27T13:22:22Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-27
dc.identifier.citation Hogan, D. J., Gonzalez-Espin, F., Hayes, J. G., Lightbody, G., Albiol-Tendillo, L. and Foley, R. (2016) ‘Virtual synchronous-machine control of voltage-source converters in a low-voltage microgrid’, 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe), Karlsruhe, Germany, 5-9 September. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 1-10. doi:10.1109/EPE.2016.7695503 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-9-0758-1524-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3534
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/EPE.2016.7695503
dc.description.abstract In order to facilitate the further integration of distributed renewable generation into existing power systems, enhanced control schemes for grid-tied power electronic converters are necessary to ensure non-synchronous power sources can provide power and support to the grid. The virtual-synchronous-machine concept proposes the use of control schemes to enable static generators to operate with the dynamics of rotating synchronous generators. In this paper, a control scheme is presented based on the principle of active-power synchronization to regulate the active power of a grid-tied voltage-source converter based on an emulation of the synchronous-machine swing equation. Design of a cascaded inner-loop voltage and resonant current control is presented to regulate the output voltage as specified via the outer-loop virtual-machine control scheme responsible for power regulation. The performance of this control scheme is investigated within the context of microgrid operation for the provision of active and reactive power to the system, and microgrid frequency support. Experimental validation is provided via the use of a 15 kVA three-phase VSC in a 90 kVA 400V microgrid. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Enterprise Partnership scheme in conjunction with PERL, UCC and UTRC-Ireland) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) en
dc.relation.ispartof 18th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE'16 ECCE Europe)
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dc.subject Voltage control en
dc.subject Capacitors en
dc.subject Microgrids en
dc.subject Power harmonic filters en
dc.subject Power system dynamics en
dc.subject Reactive power en
dc.subject Transfer functions en
dc.subject Ancillary Services en
dc.subject Microgrid en
dc.subject Vector Control en
dc.subject Virtual Synchronous-Machine en
dc.subject Voltage-Source Converter en
dc.title Virtual synchronous-machine control of voltage-source converters in a low-voltage microgrid en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Gordon Lightbody, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: g.lightbody@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-01-27T12:57:59Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.lightbody@ucc.ie en


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