Control of distributed generators and direct harmonic voltage controlled active power filter for accurate current sharing and power quality improvement in islanded microgrid

Munir, H. M., Ghannam, R. , Li, H., Younas, T., Golilarz, N. A., Hassan, M. and Siddique, A. (2019) Control of distributed generators and direct harmonic voltage controlled active power filter for accurate current sharing and power quality improvement in islanded microgrid. Inventions, 4(2), 27. (doi: 10.3390/inventions4020027)

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Abstract

Harmonics are regarded as one of the main challenges in a microgrid. This issue may even get worse when different distributed generators (DGs) work together to solve the load sharing problems due to mismatched feeder impedances and diversified DG ratings. Even though load sharing can be achieved, the microgrid suffers from voltage unbalance and total harmonic distortion (THD) issues at the output of DG terminals as well as at the point of common coupling (PCC). Thus, in this paper, the power quality improving method is discussed, with a target of load sharing under the hierarchical control of different DG units and an active power filter (APF) in microgrids. To achieve this objective, we propose integrating a direct harmonic voltage controlled APF with DGs to improve their harmonic compensation performance. This proposed control scheme has many advantages over conventional control using a shunt resistive active power filter (R-APF) with voltage controlled DGs. First, based on the existing THD level of the PCC voltage, the proposed scheme provides improved voltage compensation and reduction in THD in the islanded microgrid. Secondly, equal load sharing can be achieved simultaneously. Thus, the proposed scheme provides better performance and a seamless interface as the proposed study mainly contains both the voltage controlled DGs and the local based voltage detection APF.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ghannam, Dr Rami
Authors: Munir, H. M., Ghannam, R., Li, H., Younas, T., Golilarz, N. A., Hassan, M., and Siddique, A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Inventions
Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2411-5134
ISSN (Online):2411-5134
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 The Authors
First Published:First published in Inventions 4(2):27
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons licence

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