Nonlinear Power Flow Control design of high penetration renewable sources for AC inverter based microgrids

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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


This paper presents a control design methodology that begins to address high penetration of renewable energy sources into networked AC microgrid systems. To bring about high performing microgrid systems that contain large amounts of stochastic sources and loads is a major goal for the future of electric power systems. Alternative methods for controlling and analyzing AC microgrid systems will provide understanding into tradeoffs that can be made during the design phase. This paper utilizes a control design methodology, based on Hamiltonian Surface Shaping and Power Flow Control (HSSPFC) [1] that regulates renewable energy sources, loads and identifies energy storage requirements for an AC microgrid system. Both static and dynamic stability conditions are derived for the AC microgrid system. Numerical simulations are performed to demonstrate stability and performance. Two scenarios are considered; i) simple random stochastic renewable source and load AC Microgrid example and ii) a random variable pulse load application for Navy ship AC microgrid systems.

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2016 International Symposium on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion, SPEEDAM 2016