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    Control of microgrids: Aspects and prospects

    , Article 2011 International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control, ICNSC 2011, 11 April 2011 through 13 April 2011 ; April , 2011 , Pages 38-43 ; 9781424495702 (ISBN) Dobakhshari, A. S ; Azizi, S ; Ranjbar, A. M ; Sharif University of Technology
    A microgrid is a controllable component of the smart grid defined as a part of distribution network capable of supplying its own local load even in the case of disconnection from the upstream network. Microgrids incorporate large amount of renewable and non-renewable distributed generation (DG) that are connected to the system either directly or by power electronics (PE) interface. The diversity of technologies used in DGs and loads, high penetration of DGs, economic operation of DGs, dynamics of low-inertia conventional DGs and PE interfaced inertialess DGs and smart operation by means of enhanced communication infrastructure have raised challenges in widespread utilization of microgrids as... 

    A new control strategy for a multi-bus MV microgrid under unbalanced conditions

    , Article IEEE Transactions on Power Systems ; Volume 27, Issue 4 , 2012 , Pages 2225-2232 ; 08858950 (ISSN) Hamzeh, M ; Karimi, H ; Mokhtari, H ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper proposes a new control strategy for the islanded operation of a multi-bus medium voltage (MV) microgrid. The microgrid consists of several dispatchable electronically-coupled distributed generation (DG) units. Each DG unit supplies a local load which can be unbalanced due to the inclusion of single-phase loads. The proposed control strategy of each DG comprises a proportional resonance (PR) controller with an adjustable resonance frequency, a droop control strategy, and a negative-sequence impedance controller (NSIC). The PR and droop controllers are, respectively, used to regulate the load voltage and share the average power components among the DG units. The NSIC is used to... 

    Decentralized control of parallel connection of two distributed generation units

    , Article 35th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, IECON 2009, Porto, 3 November 2009 through 5 November 2009 ; 2009 , Pages 358-362 Bahrani, B ; Karimi, H ; Iravani, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    This paper presents a decentralized control strategy for the autonomous (islanded) operation of parallel connection of two distributed generation (DG) units. The DG units are electronically interfaced to the host grid at the same point of common coupling (PCC), where the local load is also supplied. In the grid-connected mode, the voltage-sourced converter (VSC) of each DG unit controls the exchange of real and reactive power components with the host grid, based on the conventional dq-current control strategy. In the islanded mode, one of the DG units provides voltage and frequency control for the island, and the other DG unit continues to operate with the pre-islanding dq-current control...