Interline photovoltaic (I-PV) power plants for voltage unbalance compensation

Ahmed Moawwad, Vinod Khadkikar, James L. Kirtley

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Abstract

This paper proposes a stationary-frame control method for voltage unbalance compensation using Interline Photovoltaic (I-PV) power system. I-PV power systems are controlled to compensate voltage unbalance autonomously. The control system of I-PV plants mainly consists of active and reactive power droop controllers, voltage and current controllers and unbalance compensator. This approach is based on injecting negative sequence current from I-PV power plants to compensate for the unbalanced loads. Consequently, the Point of Common Coupling (PCC) voltage remains balanced and regulated. The results obtained from Matlab/Simulink based simulation demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method in compensation of voltage unbalance at PCC.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings, IECON 2012 - 38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
Pages5330-5334
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2012 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 25 Oct 201228 Oct 2012

Publication series

NameIECON Proceedings (Industrial Electronics Conference)

Conference

Conference38th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period25/10/1228/10/12

Keywords

  • active and reactive power control
  • Distributed Generation (DG)
  • Flexible AC transmission system (FACTS)
  • interline power system
  • photovoltaic power generation and control
  • voltage regulation

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