Control Scheme of Photovoltaic Inverter for Voltage Improvement in Isolated AC Microgrids
Publication Type
Original research
Authors

This paper presents a control scheme for a PV inverter in an isolated three-phase AC microgrids. The proposed control scheme allows performing the voltage regulation by reactive power control of the PV inverters without communication systems. The PV inverter in the microgrid commits to supply the active power generated from the PV array first, and then the remaining capacity of the PV inverter represents the available reactive power that can contribute in the microgrid voltage regulation. The proposed control scheme allows the PV inverters to deliver or to absorb the reactive power depending on the measured voltage at the connection point of the PV inverter and the available reactive power of the PV inverter. The tested microgrid consists of two power inverters, one for interfacing energy storage batteries that  controlled by a droop control scheme to regulate the voltage and the frequency of the microgrid. The second inverter interfacing the PV array that controlled by the proposed control scheme to support the microgrid by the active power generated from the PV array and the available reactive power. The results obtained from simulations show that, the proposed approach provides the expected voltage regulation in the tested microgrid under different operating conditions.

Journal
Title
International Review of Electrical Engineering (IREE)
Publisher
Praise Worthy Prize
Publisher Country
Italy
Indexing
Scopus
Impact Factor
None
Publication Type
Both (Printed and Online)
Volume
15
Year
2020
Pages
8