Modeling of a multi-megawatt grid connected PV system with integrated batteries

Vandana Rallabandi, Oluwaseun M. Akeyo, Dan M. Ionel

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Abstract

The multi-megawatt grid connected photovoltaic (PV) system studied in the paper includes parallel arrays and power electronic units, each with their own DC-DC and DC-AC converters. In one configuration, the DC-AC converters of adjacent parallel sections are connected in cascade, in order to effectively operate as a multilevel inverter, thereby reducing the filtering requirements. Grid voltage oriented control is employed for inverters and a battery is incorporated for energy storage and performance improvement. Modeling is performed with the PSCAD/EMTDC software, such that both the power electronics components, controls and subsystem aspects, and the electric grid power system issues, can be studied during steady-state and transient operation. The system simulation is demonstrated on a modified IEEE 14-bus test case.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016
Pages1146-1151
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509033881
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Event5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016 - Birmingham, United Kingdom
Duration: Nov 20 2016Nov 23 2016

Publication series

Name2016 IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016

Conference

Conference5th IEEE International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications, ICRERA 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityBirmingham
Period11/20/1611/23/16

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 IEEE.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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