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Energies 2018, 11(6), 1544; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11061544

The Integrated Switching Control Strategy for Grid-Connected and Islanding Operation of Micro-Grid Inverters Based on a Virtual Synchronous Generator

School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212000, China
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Received: 22 May 2018 / Revised: 6 June 2018 / Accepted: 12 June 2018 / Published: 13 June 2018
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In allusion to the virtual synchronous generator (VSG)-based voltage source inverters in micro-grids, an integrated control method combining a quasi-synchronization algorithm and an islanding detection algorithm is proposed to improve the power supply reliability and quality, which can simultaneously meet the operational requirements of both grid-connected mode (GCM) and off-grid mode (OGM), and the smooth switching between them. The quasi-synchronization algorithm of the micro-grid inverter is designed to realize a flexible grid connection. Moreover, for quickly detecting islanding phenomena, a novel islanding detection algorithm based on the VSG’s inherent characteristics is put forward. Finally, the validity and availability of the proposed models and control strategies are comprehensively verified by simulation results based on Matlab/Simulink. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro-grid inverter; virtual synchronous generator; quasi-synchronization; islanding detection; smooth-switch control strategy micro-grid inverter; virtual synchronous generator; quasi-synchronization; islanding detection; smooth-switch control strategy
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Shi, K.; Zhou, G.; Xu, P.; Ye, H.; Tan, F. The Integrated Switching Control Strategy for Grid-Connected and Islanding Operation of Micro-Grid Inverters Based on a Virtual Synchronous Generator. Energies 2018, 11, 1544.

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