Diversifying the Role of Distributed Generation Grid-Side Converters for Improving the Power Quality of Distribution Networks Using Advanced Control Techniques

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Ali, Z., Christofides, N., Hadjidemetriou, L. and Kyriakides, E. (2019). Diversifying the Role of Distributed Generation Grid-Side Converters for Improving the Power Quality of Distribution Networks Using Advanced Control Techniques. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. 55 (4), pp. 4110-4123. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2019.2904678
AuthorsAli, Z., Christofides, N., Hadjidemetriou, L. and Kyriakides, E.
Abstract

Diversifying the role of grid-side converters (GSCs) associated with distributed generation (DG) may have a technical and economic impact. The increasing number of residential photovoltaic systems can be exploited by distribution network (DN) operators in order to support and improve the power quality of the grid without considerable further capital investment. The GSC can support the grid during abnormal conditions but may also be used to improve the DN power quality by balancing out asymmetries and alleviating the grid from undesired harmonics. The proposed advanced control technique demonstrates through simulation and experimental results that the role of GSC can be upgraded to improve the power quality of the grid. Furthermore, the proposed control scheme is validated on a realistic low-voltage DN using data from the Electricity Authority of Cyprus. Consequently, conventional practices by DN operators for improving the power quality can be reassessed as the necessary power electronics hardware for mitigating grid problems is already present within the GSCs of DG systems.

Keywordsdistributed power generation , photovoltaic power systems , power convertors , power distribution control , power distribution economics , power electronics , power grids , power supply quality
Year2019
JournalIEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Journal citation55 (4), pp. 4110-4123
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISSN1939-9367
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1109/TIA.2019.2904678
Web address (URL)https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/8665940
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