Multidimensional droop control for wind resources in dc microgrids

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Two important and upcoming technologies, wind resources and microgrids, are increasingly being combined.Various control strategies can be implemented, and droop control provides a simple option without requiring communication between microgrid components. However, traditional droop control does not allow the microgrid to maximise the power available from the wind. This study proposes a novel droop control strategy, which implements a droop surface in higher dimension than the traditional strategy. Simulation results show that power from the wind can be maximised, while maintaining the system's bus voltage around a nominal value using a distributed multidimensional droop approach. Selection of the optimal droop relationship is discussed and simulation results are presented.

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IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution