Coordinated Control of DC Voltage Magnitudes and State of Charges in a Cluster of DC Microgrids

Mahmoud Shahbazi, Behzad Kazemtabrizi, Christopher Dent

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Abstract

This paper presents a modified approach for the control of DC voltages and State of Charges (SOC) of batteries in an interconnected cluster of DC microgrids. First, the model of a DC microgrid is reviewed, and then the proposed control method is presented. This method is composed of two compensation terms that are introduced in the secondary control level in the hierarchical control framework of the microgrids. These compensation terms are used to control the voltage throughout the cluster, and also to equalize the SOCs over the cluster. Even though this method is proposed as a centralized controller, it is shown that it is possible to implement it in a decentralized manner, using a consensus algorithm to estimate the average state of charge locally. Moreover, a modification is proposed that gets the reference SOCs from the tertiary control level, and tries to control storage units based on these references. Simulations ae carried out and the results are provided. These results show the effectiveness of the proposed methods and modifications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2016 IEEE
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-3358-4
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3359-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventPES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe) - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Duration: 9 Oct 201612 Oct 2016

Conference

ConferencePES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe)
CountrySlovenia
CityLjubljana
Period9/10/1612/10/16

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