Improved control strategy for fuel cell and photovoltaic inverters in a microgrid

A. A. Salam, Azah Mohamed, Hannan M A, Afida Ayob

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Abstract

This paper presents an improved control strategy for parallel inverters so as to better manage power sharing among the distributed generation units in a microgrid. The proposed control strategy combines both power and voltage control schemes implemented on the voltage source inverters which are used as power electronics interface systems for conversion of power generated by fuel cell and photovoltaic generation units. Dynamic models of the fuel cell and photovoltaic systems available in the PSCAD/EMTDC simulation software are used as distributed generation units present in the microgrid. To evaluate the effectiveness of the developed control strategy, the microgrid is operated in grid connected, islanding and transition modes of operation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09
Pages32-37
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09 - Brasov
Duration: 24 Sep 200926 Sep 2009

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09
CityBrasov
Period24/9/0926/9/09

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fuel cell
Fuel cells
Distributed power generation
photovoltaic system
Power electronics
software
Power control
Voltage control
Dynamic models
simulation
Electric potential
electronics

Keywords

  • Distributed generation
  • Fuel cell
  • Inverter
  • Microgrid
  • Photovoltaic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geology
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Engineering

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Salam, A. A., Mohamed, A., M A, H., & Ayob, A. (2009). Improved control strategy for fuel cell and photovoltaic inverters in a microgrid. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09 (pp. 32-37)

Improved control strategy for fuel cell and photovoltaic inverters in a microgrid. / Salam, A. A.; Mohamed, Azah; M A, Hannan; Ayob, Afida.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09. 2009. p. 32-37.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Salam, AA, Mohamed, A, M A, H & Ayob, A 2009, Improved control strategy for fuel cell and photovoltaic inverters in a microgrid. in Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09. pp. 32-37, 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09, Brasov, 24/9/09.
Salam AA, Mohamed A, M A H, Ayob A. Improved control strategy for fuel cell and photovoltaic inverters in a microgrid. In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09. 2009. p. 32-37
Salam, A. A. ; Mohamed, Azah ; M A, Hannan ; Ayob, Afida. / Improved control strategy for fuel cell and photovoltaic inverters in a microgrid. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Environmental and Geological Science and Engineering, EG '09. 2009. pp. 32-37
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