Date of Award

Winter 2018

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Electrical/Computer Engineering

Committee Director

Yucheng Zhang

Committee Member

Chunsheng Xin

Committee Member

Oscar Gonzalez

Abstract

The power sharing control method is a desirable solution to integrate multiple renewable energy generators into the grid and to keep them working synchronously. Power sharing control between different distributed generators is an important consideration for the stabilized operation of the power grid network. In this thesis work, a novel method is used with the concept of droop control technique and is designed to control power from each individual generator in DC network particularly. The proposed power sharing control method can be widely applied to grid connected network and to islanded power grid network for obtaining high efficiency of power distribution and also provides higher stability.

An efficient power control method to share the load demand power is designed based on the concept of droop control. This method does not follow sequential or predefined topology of power sharing but uses the availability of power from each generator as a factor of control. The proposed controller can be applied to an individual distributed generator to regulate its output power quickly and accurately. The power sharing control method was formulated, modeled and verified by simulation studies of steady state and transient stability tests. The optimal coupling resistance for power sharing was also identified. The interaction of the controller and the communication delay was also studied. The interference of communication delay is negligible for the power sharing controller. The system is simulated in MATLAB/SIMULINK environment.

DOI

10.25777/3dkd-9z76

ISBN

9781392019887

ORCID

000-0002-7028-0701

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