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Nonlinear control of an AC-connected DC MicroGrid

Abstract : New connection constraints for the power network (Grid Codes) require more flexible and reliable systems, with robust solutions to cope with uncertainties and intermittence from renewable energy sources (renewables), such as photovoltaic arrays. A solution for interconnecting such renewables to the main grid is to use storage systems and a Direct Current (DC) MicroGrid. A 'Plug and Play' approach based on the 'System of Systems' philosophy using distributed control methodologies is developed in the present work. This approach allows to interconnect a number of elements to a DC MicroGrid as power sources like photovoltaic arrays, storage systems in different time scales like batteries and supercapacitors, and loads like electric vehicles and the main AC grid. The proposed scheme can easily be scalable to a much larger number of elements.
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Alessio Iovine, S.B. Siad, Gilney Damm, Elena de Santis, Maria Domenica Di Benedetto. Nonlinear control of an AC-connected DC MicroGrid. 42nd Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2016), Oct 2016, Florence, Italy. pp.4193--4198, ⟨10.1109/IECON.2016.7793917⟩. ⟨hal-01459283⟩



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