Design and Control of a Buck–Boost Charger-Discharger for DC-Bus Regulation in Microgrids
AbstractIn DC and hybrid microgrids (MG), the DC-bus regulation using Energy Storage Devices (ESD) is important for the stable operation of both the generators and loads. There are multiple commercial voltage levels for both ESD and DC-bus; therefore, the ESD voltage may be higher, equal or lower than the DC-bus voltage depending on the application. Moreover, most of the ESD converter controllers are linear-based, hence they ensure stability in a limited operation range. This paper proposes a system to regulate the DC-bus voltage of an MG accounting for any voltage relation between the ESD and the DC-bus voltage. The proposed system is formed by an ESD connected to a DC-bus through a bidirectional Buck–Boost converter, which is regulated by a Sliding-Mode Controller (SMC) to ensure the system stability in the entire operation range. The SMC drives the Buck–Boost charger–discharger to regulate the DC-bus voltage, at the desired reference value, by charging or discharging the ESD. This paper also provides detailed procedures to design the parameters of both the SMC and the charger–dischager. Finally, simulation and experimental results validate the proposed solution and illustrate its performance. View Full-Text
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Ramos-Paja, C.A.; Bastidas-Rodríguez, J.D.; González, D.; Acevedo, S.; Peláez-Restrepo, J. Design and Control of a Buck–Boost Charger-Discharger for DC-Bus Regulation in Microgrids. Energies 2017, 10, 1847.
Ramos-Paja CA, Bastidas-Rodríguez JD, González D, Acevedo S, Peláez-Restrepo J. Design and Control of a Buck–Boost Charger-Discharger for DC-Bus Regulation in Microgrids. Energies. 2017; 10(11):1847.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ramos-Paja, Carlos Andrés; Bastidas-Rodríguez, Juan David; González, Daniel; Acevedo, Santiago; Peláez-Restrepo, Julián. 2017. "Design and Control of a Buck–Boost Charger-Discharger for DC-Bus Regulation in Microgrids." Energies 10, no. 11: 1847.
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