Robust decentralized voltage and frequency control of generators in islanded microgrids using μ-synthesis

S. Mohsen Azizi, S. Ali Khajehoddin

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Abstract

In this paper, a robust decentralized controller is designed for automatic voltage regulator (AVR) and load frequency control (LFC) systems of a generator in an islanded microgrid with multiple distributed generation systems. This control strategy can be readily applied to an islanded microgrid which consists of renewable distributed generation and energy storage systems. The control strategy proposed in this paper includes multiple local droop controllers, as well as robust decentralized controller that are designed and optimized independently by using the μ-synthesis technique. These controllers account for the dynamic coupling among the areas of the islanded microgrid without any communication links required among the local controllers. Moreover, these controllers are designed to be robust to the variations of different parameters of the microgrid, and hence improve the voltage and frequency control performance significantly. Simulation results of a small microgrid with a generator and a renewable energy resource confirm the effectiveness of the controller design approach proposed in this paper.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007370
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: Sep 18 2016Sep 22 2016

Publication series

NameECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period9/18/169/22/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Optimization

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