Linear Single Phase Inverter Model for Battery Energy Storage System Evaluation and Controller Design


A method for deriving a set of linear transfer functions for a single phase grid tied system is presented, which can be used to determine how small signal perturbations and transients on the utility side are translated through the inverter to the dc link, as well as assist in controller design. These transfer functions can be used by a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) designer to predict what harmonics the battery will see in the field, without the need for expensive simulation software. With this information, battery designers will be able to design a more robust battery specifically tailored for single phase inverter applications.

Meeting Name

27th Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (2012: Feb. 5-9, Orlando, FL)


Electrical and Computer Engineering


Sandia Laboratories
National Science Foundation (U.S.)


This work was funded by the U.S. DOE Energy Program through Sandia National Laboratories. Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company, for the United States Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000. Additional support provided by the National Science Foundation under award ECCS0900940.

Keywords and Phrases

Battery Energy Storage Systems; Controller Designs; DC Links; Linear Transfer Function; Simulation Software; Single Phase; Single-Phase Inverters; Computer Software; Design; Energy Storage; Exhibitions; Transfer Functions; Power Electronics; Equations; Mathematical Model; Batteries; Inverters; Computational Modeling; Battery Storage Plants; Control System Synthesis; Invertors; Power Generation Control

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1457712159; 978-1457712166

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

01 Feb 2012