Reactive Power Sharing Utilizing Low Bandwidth Communication Through Power Lines

Mahmoud Alsadat, Federico Martin Ibanez

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Abstract

To ensure stable operation of a microgrid (MG), active and reactive powers should be shared properly. This is done conventionally with the help of droop control. However, droop control has some limitations specifically in reactive power sharing. In this work, a method for properly sharing reactive power is proposed utilizing low bandwidth communication through power lines. Using these communication signals, virtual impedances of the inverters are adjusted to achieve better reactive power sharing. The viability of the proposed method is verified by simulation in MATLAB/Simulink. Results show that the proposed algorithm is able to accurately achieve reactive power sharing while maintaining the power quality at the load bus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665405072
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2021 - Washington, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 202129 Jul 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Volume2021-July
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington
Period26/07/2129/07/21

Keywords

  • Distributed generators
  • Droop control
  • Low bandwidth communication
  • Microgrids
  • Power sharing
  • Virtual impedance

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