Grid-interactive inverter modeling for power system studies

N. A. Ninad, D. Turcotte, T. H.M. El-Fouly

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This paper presents an overview of the minimal complexity level requirement for modeling generic grid-interactive inverter to conduct power flow, protection, stability and power quality studies. For each functional, control or protection block of the inverter system, it describes the appropriate level of complexity needed to perform each of the power system studies. This work serves as a foundation for the development of an inverter modeling toolbox to facilitate power system studies in renewable energy projects. It intends to address the need of utilities to have access to adequate inverter models to perform accurate integration impact studies of photovoltaic or inverter-based wind projects.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380409
StatePublished - 30 Sep 2015
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • distributed generation
  • grid integration
  • inverter
  • load flow
  • modeling
  • power quality
  • protection
  • renewable energy
  • stability
  • system study
  • toolbox


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