Model based Predictive Control for Frequency Support in Multi-Port Autonomous Reconfigurable Solar Plants


Primary frequency support functionality can be an added advantage for any new grid integrated power electronics resource. With increased penetration of power electronics resources, inertial and primary frequency response capabilities are decreasing. In this research paper, an advanced model-based predictive control (MBPC) algorithm for providing frequency support to a new topology of integrated photovoltaic(PV), batterybased energy storage systems (ESS), and high-voltage direct current (HV dc) systems called multi-port autonomus reconfigurable solar (MARS) plants is based on the synchronverter-based control. The simulation of MARS-HV dc system with proposed control strategy is simulated and validated for MARS connected to low short circuit ratio (SCR) grids in PSCAD/EMTDC simulation environment. The control algorithm proposed showcases better performance in terms of frequency nadir improvement and frequency steady state improvemnt with respect to no frequency control.

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2021 IEEE Power and Energy Society Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference, ISGT 2021 (2021: Feb. 16-18, Washington, DC)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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HVdc; MMC; MPC; Synchronoverter; VSG

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Article - Conference proceedings

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Publication Date

18 Feb 2021