An adaptive control algorithm for grid-interfacing inverters in renewable energy based distributed generation systems

Naji Al Sayari, Rajasekharareddy Chilipi, Mohamad Barara

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Abstract

This paper proposes an adaptive control algorithm for grid-interfacing inverters in renewable energy-based distributed generation systems. The proposed control algorithm functions in two different modes: basic power generation mode, harmonics compensation mode. In basic power generation mode, the inverter pumps desired amounts of active and reactive powers into the grid at the point of common coupling. In harmonics compensation mode, the control algorithm ensures sinusoidal grid current through load current harmonics mitigation in addition to desired power generation. Moreover, the proposed control algorithm does not use any detection methods for compensation of harmonic currents. Hence, it results in low computational burden. Based on the requirements, the proposed control algorithm can be operated in either of the modes. A proportional-integral controller-based closed loop control is employed for accurate control of the power injected into the grid. A frequency adaptive notch filter is used to synchronize the grid-interfacing inverter with the fundamental component of grid voltage without using any phase locked loop. The effectiveness of the proposed control algorithm in reference active and reactive powers generation, current harmonics compensation is demonstrated successfully by simulation and experimental results.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)443-452
Number of pages10
JournalEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume111
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Adaptive notch filter
  • Distributed generation
  • Grid-interfacing inverter
  • Power quality
  • Renewable energy

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