Adaptive Droop Based Virtual Slack Control of Multiple DGs in Practical DC Distribution System to Improve Voltage Profile

Soo Hyoung Lee
2019 Energies  
This paper proposes an adaptive droop based virtual slack (ADVS) control for multiple distributed generations (DGs) to improve voltage stability of a practical DC distribution system. Although there have been many researches for optimal sizes of multiple DGs, their solutions are valid only in the particular operating point. Additionally, a previous study proposed a voltage control based optimal operation method, its performance depends on measurement accuracy in practice. The proposed ADVS
more » ... proposed ADVS control operates the system based on the current sensitivities between the DGs and loads, so that it can regulate the system voltages without a large computational effort. This is effective even if measurements are noisy and biased. All DGs contribute to voltage regulation by current control even though they do not directly control voltages. As an additional effect, they effectively share the load. To verify the proposed method, the DC system is modeled based on the real distribution system of the Do-gok area in Seoul, Korea. Then, the Levenberg-Marquardt algorithm determines its operation point. The proposed method is verified based on the electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation with random loads.
doi:10.3390/en12081541 fatcat:b63rfwjwxvcghax3p5jgdcg5tq