Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
This paper presents two control strategies: (i) An optimal exergy destruction (OXD) controller and (ii) a decentralized power apportionment (DPA) controller. The OXD controller is an analytical, closed-loop optimal feedforward controller developed utilizing exergy analysis to minimize exergy destruction in an AC inverter microgrid. The OXD controller requires a star or fully connected topology, whereas the DPA operates with no communication among the inverters. The DPA presents a viable alternative to conventional P−ω/Q−V droop control, and does not suffer from fluctuations in bus frequency or steady-state voltage while taking advantage of distributed storage assets necessary for the high penetration of renewable sources. The performances of OXD-, DPA-, and P−ω/Q−V droop-controlled microgrids are compared by simulation.
Cook, M. D.,
Trinklein, E. H.,
Robinett, R. D.,
Optimal and decentralized control strategies for inverter-based AC microgrids.
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