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A Comprehensive Strategy for Accurate Reactive Power Distribution, Stability Improvement, and Harmonic Suppression of Multi-Inverter-Based Micro-Grid

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Institute of Electrical Engineering, Shenyang University of Technology, Shenyang 110023, China
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Liaoning Electric Power Company Electric Power Research Institute, State Grid Corporation of China, Shenyang 110006, China
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National Energy Administration, Beijing 100085, China
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Liaoning Electric Power Company, State Grid Corporation of China, Shenyang 110004, China
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Energies 2018, 11(4), 745; https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040745
Received: 10 February 2018 / Revised: 27 February 2018 / Accepted: 6 March 2018 / Published: 26 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Control and Nonlinear Dynamics on Energy Conversion Systems)
Among the issues of accurate power distribution, stability improvement, and harmonic suppression in micro-grid, each has been well studied as an individual, and most of the strategies about these issues aim at one inverter-based micro-grid, hence there is a need to establish a model to achieve these functions as a whole, aiming at a multi-inverter-based micro-grid. This paper proposes a comprehensive strategy which achieves this goal successfully; since the output voltage and frequency of micro-grid all consist of fundamental and harmonic components, the strategy contains two parts accordingly. On one hand, a fundamental control strategy is proposed upon the conventional droop control. The virtual impedance is introduced to solve the problem of accurate allocation of reactive power between inverters. Meanwhile, a secondary power balance controller is added to improve the stability of voltage and frequency while considering the aggravating problem of stability because of introducing virtual impedance. On the other hand, the fractional frequency harmonic control strategy is proposed. It can solve the influence of nonlinear loads, micro-grid inverters, and the distribution network on output voltage of inverters, which is focused on eliminating specific harmonics caused by the nonlinear loads, micro-grid converters, and the distribution network so that the power quality of micro-grid can be improved effectively. Finally, small signal analysis is used to analyze the stability of the multi-converter parallel system after introducing the whole control strategy. The simulation results show that the strategy proposed in this paper has a great performance on distributing reactive power, regulating and stabilizing output voltage of inverters and frequency, eliminating harmonic components, and improving the power quality of multi-inverter-based micro-grid. View Full-Text
Keywords: micro-grid; droop control; virtual impedance; harmonic suppression; power quality micro-grid; droop control; virtual impedance; harmonic suppression; power quality
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Dong, H.; Yuan, S.; Han, Z.; Cai, Z.; Jia, G.; Ge, Y. A Comprehensive Strategy for Accurate Reactive Power Distribution, Stability Improvement, and Harmonic Suppression of Multi-Inverter-Based Micro-Grid. Energies 2018, 11, 745. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040745

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Dong H, Yuan S, Han Z, Cai Z, Jia G, Ge Y. A Comprehensive Strategy for Accurate Reactive Power Distribution, Stability Improvement, and Harmonic Suppression of Multi-Inverter-Based Micro-Grid. Energies. 2018; 11(4):745. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040745

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Dong, Henan; Yuan, Shun; Han, Zijiao; Cai, Zhiyuan; Jia, Guangdong; Ge, Yangyang. 2018. "A Comprehensive Strategy for Accurate Reactive Power Distribution, Stability Improvement, and Harmonic Suppression of Multi-Inverter-Based Micro-Grid" Energies 11, no. 4: 745. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11040745

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