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Control of parallel converters for load sharing with seamless transfer between grid connected and islanded modes

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4 Author(s)
Ritwik Majumder ; School of Engineering Systems, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld 4001, Australia ; Arindam Ghosh ; Gerard Ledwich ; Firuz Zare

This paper describes control methods for proper load sharing between parallel converters connected to microgrid supplied by distributed generators. The model of the microgrid power system is simulated in PSCAD. It is assumed that the microgrid supplies a load both in grid connected and islanded modes. Both passive loads and inertial loads are considered. A control strategy is proposed to improve the system performance through seamless transfer between islanded and grid connected modes. The controller is capable of handling constant impedance, as well as motor loads. The smooth transition between the grid connected and off grid mode is achieved by changing the control mode from voltage control in islanded mode to state feedback control in grid connected mode. Its efficacy has been validated through simulation for various operating conditions.

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Power and Energy Society General Meeting - Conversion and Delivery of Electrical Energy in the 21st Century, 2008 IEEE

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20-24 July 2008