An improved decentralised coordinated control scheme for microgrids with AC-coupled units
Microgrids composed of solemnly AC-coupled distributed energy resources can be found in many real-life applications while their control has not been researched nearly enough to address some fundamental challenges, the most important of which is overall system reliability and fault tolerance. This paper proposes a droop-based coordinated control scheme for microgrids with AC-coupled units, a method that enables distributed energy resources units to hot swap between current source and voltage source grid-supporting control modes for satisfying load demand and ensuring energy storage systems will constantly be able to form the grid during islanded operation. The proposed control scheme has been realised in MATLAB/Simulink simulation model of a small-scale microgrid of AC-coupled units that corresponds to a real testbed in Northern Greece. Preliminary simulation results, in islanded mode, demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control scheme regarding power-sharing accuracy among the resources and state-of-charge balancing among storage units.
Bintoudi, A. D., Zyglakis, L., Tsolakis, A. C., Ioannidis, D., Al-Hashem, M., Al-Agtash, S., Hadjidemetriou, L., Zacharia, L., Kyriakides, E., Demoulias, C., & Tzovaras, D. (2018). An improved decentralised coordinated control scheme for microgrids with AC-coupled units. 2018 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1109/SEST.2018.8495732