Power and voltage control in a grid-connected microgrid system with a back-to-back converter

H. Sekhavatmanesh, H. Mokhtari, M. Hamzeh, A. Asbafkan

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This paper proposes to use a back-to-back converter as the interlink between a utility grid and a microgrid. To justify this proposal, two modes of operation are explained and the benefits of the back-to-back converter over conventional static switches are shown. In mode-1, the inter-link converter injects prespecified amounts of active and reactive power to the microgrid. This mode is identified as PQ control mode. Mode-2 is the voltage control mode in which, the back to back converter controls the voltage of the microgrid and maintains the power quality of the current drawn from the utility grid in spite of nonlinear and unbalanced loads in the microgrid.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th Annual International Power Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference, PEDSTC 2015
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479976539
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventPower Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC 2015) - Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Duration: 3 Feb 20154 Feb 2015
Conference number: 6th
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7085977/proceeding (Proceedings)


ConferencePower Electronics, Drive Systems, and Technologies Conference (PEDSTC 2015)
Abbreviated titlePEDSTC 2015
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  • back-to-back
  • inter-link converter
  • microgrid
  • PQ control mode
  • voltage control mode

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