Optimal Power and Frequency Control of Microgrid Cluster With Mixed Loads
01 Feb 2022
Saleh Dinkhah, Johana Salazar Cuellar, and Maryam Khanbaghi
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In recent years, voltage and frequency regulation issues have been extensively discussed for the microgrid clusters (MGCs), as the high penetration of renewable energy resources (RES) might affect the continuous operation of the microgrid (MG). Furthermore, to enhance the MGC's operation reliability, stability concerns need to be addressed. In this study, a residential MGC connected to a commercial MGC has been considered. A novel control scheme that combines both droop control and virtual inertia control is proposed. This control strategy relies on online measurements, and it can be adapted to different situations. At each iteration, the damping coefficient and droop coefficient are calculated this allows the system to switch as needed between the droop and the virtual inertia controller. This dynamic coefficient calculation allows plug and play capability, which provides the MGC with major flexibility in terms of the MGs operation and flexibility.