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Study on the Voltage Stabilization Technology Using Photovoltaic Generation Simulator in Three-Level Bipolar Type DC Microgrid

  • Kim, Taehoon (Basic Electric Power Research Center, KEPCO) ;
  • Kim, Juyong (Smart Power Distribution Lab., KEPRI) ;
  • Cho, Jintae (Smart Power Distribution Lab., KEPRI) ;
  • Jung, Jae-Seung (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Kyungpook National University)
  • Received : 2017.08.16
  • Accepted : 2018.02.01
  • Published : 2018.05.01

Abstract

Voltage stabilization is an essential component of power quality in low voltage DC (LVDC) microgrid. The microgrid demands the interconnection of a number of small distributed power resources, including variable renewable generators. Therefore, the voltage can be maintained in a stable manner through the control of these distributed generators. In this study, we did research on the new advanced operating method for a photovoltaic (PV) simulator in order to achieve interconnection to a bipolar LVDC microgrid. The validity of this voltage stabilization method, using the distributed generators, is experimentally verified. The test LVDC microgrid is configured by connecting the developed PV simulator and DC load, DC line, and AC/DC rectifier for connecting the main AC grid. The new advanced control method is applied to the developed PV simulator for the bipolar LVDC grid in order to stabilize the gird voltage. Using simulation results, the stabilization of the grid voltage by PV simulator using the proposed control method is confirmed the through the simulation results in various operation scenarios.

Keywords

Photovoltaic generation;PV simulator;DC micro-grid;Grid voltage stabilization;Three-level bipolar grid

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