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Real-time power-reference tracking method for PV converters

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Proceedings (peer-reviewed)
Author Zogogianni Charoula, Reyes-Chamorro Lorenzo, Paolone Mario, Porobic Vlado, Adzic Evgenije, Vekic Marko,
Project Integration of Intermittent Widespread Energy Sources in Distribution Networks: Scalable and Reliable Real Time Control of Power Flows
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Proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Title of proceedings 2017 IEEE Manchester PowerTech
Place Manchester, United Kingdom
DOI 10.1109/ptc.2017.7980967


Due to the increasing presence of renewable inertia-less energy sources, power electronics interfaces are required to exploit their flexibility in order to support the overall grid quality of service. One way to achieve this, is that power converters are capable of actively track active and reactive power-setpoints, that are computed by suitable centralized or decentralized control schemes. In this paper, we propose a novel algorithm which enables the control of a boost converter to achieve arbitrary active-power reference tracking for photovoltaic plants, not operating in maximum power point tracking (MPPT) mode.