By Topic

Transition Control Strategy Between Standalone and Grid-Connected Operations of Voltage-Source Inverters

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

4 Author(s)
Arafat, M.N. ; Electr. & Comput. Eng. Dept., Univ. of Akron, Akron, OH, USA ; Palle, S. ; Sozer, Y. ; Husain, I.

This paper proposes a smooth transition control strategy for voltage-source inverters between standalone (SA) and grid-connected (GC) modes of operation. In the GC mode, the amount of power exchanged with the utility grid is controlled by regulating the phase currents. In the SA mode, the load voltage is regulated by the inverter with its phase dictated by the inverter control. The transition between SA and GC operations that will ensure continuous power delivery to the load requires continuation in the phase of the system voltage. The proportional-integral, trapezoidal, sinusoidal, and staircase frequency variation techniques have been analyzed to find the best approach for minimizing the total harmonic distortion (THD). A smooth frequency variation technique has been developed, which provides lower THD on the voltage waveforms compared with the other techniques. The new algorithm has been implemented on a 5-kW single-phase utility interactive inverter having the SA operation capability. The simulation and experimental results show that the proposed technique provides seamless transition between the inverter modes of operation with minimal distortion at the inverter output voltage.

Published in:

Industry Applications, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 5 )