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Modeling, Analysis, and Stabilization of Converter-Fed AC Microgrids With High Penetration of Converter-Interfaced Loads

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2 Author(s)
Amr Ahmed A. Radwan ; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada ; Yasser Abdel-Rady I. Mohamed

This paper addresses ac microgrid stability under high penetration of converter-interfaced loads (CILs). According to the Nyquist admittance ratio criterion, destabilizing interaction dynamics are yielded among the interfacing voltage-source inverter (VSI) of the ac microgrid and CILs. Active stabilization techniques are proposed to maintain the overall system stability from the VSI side using admittance-based small signal analysis. Sensitivity and robustness analyses are presented to assess the dynamic coupling among active damping and voltage tracking controllers of the interfacing VSI. A complete Matlab/Simulink model of an ac microgrid with multiple CILs is used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed active compensation techniques.

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IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 3 )