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Small Signal Stability of a Balanced Three-Phase AC Microgrid Using Harmonic Linearization: Parametric-Based Analysis

Electrical Engineering Department, National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan
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Electronics 2019, 8(1), 12; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics8010012
Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 8 December 2018 / Accepted: 17 December 2018 / Published: 21 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Power Electronics)
The growth of power-electronic-based components is inescapable in future distribution grids (DGs). The introduction of these non-linear components poses many challenges, not only in terms of power quality, but also in terms of stability. These challenges become more acute when active loads are behaving as generators and power is flowing in reverse direction. The frequency-domain-based impedance modeling methods are preferred for small signal stability analysis (SSSA) of DGs involving such non-linear components. The harmonic linearization method can be used for impedance estimation, and afterwards, the Nyquist stability criterion can be used for stability analysis. In this paper, a parametric-based stability analysis of grid-connected active loads at the point of common coupling (PCC) is done by changing the parallel clustering distance and size of active loads. The results verify a positive impact on the stability of increasing parallel clustering and distance from the PCC and a negative impact of increasing the size of individual active loads. View Full-Text
Keywords: DC-AC power converters; frequency-domain analysis; impedance-based model; Nyquist stability analysis; small signal stability analysis; harmonic linearization DC-AC power converters; frequency-domain analysis; impedance-based model; Nyquist stability analysis; small signal stability analysis; harmonic linearization
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Rahman, A.U.; Syed, I.; Ullah, M. Small Signal Stability of a Balanced Three-Phase AC Microgrid Using Harmonic Linearization: Parametric-Based Analysis. Electronics 2019, 8, 12.

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