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  • Flexible grid connection and islanding of SPC-based PV power converters 

    Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro; Citro, Costantino; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Luna Alloza, Álvaro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    Photovoltaic power plants (PV) are equipped with anti-islanding algorithms, embedded in the converters controller, to avoid the island operation. However, the current trends in the development of the future electrical ...
  • Comparison of different power loop controllers for synchronous power controlled grid-interactive converters 

    Zhang, Weiyi; Remón, D.; Mir Cantarellas, Antonio; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    The impact caused by the large scale penetration of renewable energy sources into electrical grid has been given an increasing concern in the past decade. Multiple challenges will occur in the future when the share of the ...
  • An active power synchronizing controller for grid-connected power converters with configurable natural droop characteristics 

    Zhang, Weiyi; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rocabert Delgado, Joan; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015)
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    Improving the dynamics of the widely applied gridconnected power converters has been drawing a lot of interests in recent years. Since the currently installed grid-connected converters doesn’t shown inertia effect in power ...
  • A communication: assisted protection for MVDC distribution systems with distributed generation 

    Monadi, Mehdi; Gavriluta, Catalin; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015)
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    In this paper, a communication-assisted protection scheme is proposed for medium voltage dc (MVDC) distribution networks. MVDC grids are applicable for connection between microgrids, upgrading the transmission capacity of ...
  • Application of subsynchronous damping controller to static var compensator 

    Ghorbani, Hamidreza; Moghadam, Davoud Esmaeil; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015)
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    This paper proposes a new auxiliary Subsynchronous Damping Controller (SSDC) for the Static Var Compensator (SVC) to damp out subsynchronous oscillations in power system containing series compensated transmission lines. ...
  • A simulation study of proportional resonant controller based on the implementation of frequency-adaptive virtual flux estimation with the LCL filter 

    Roslan, Nurul Fazlin; Suul, Jon Are; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015)
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    This paper discusses the implementation of proportional resonant (PR) current controllers for a Voltage Source Converter (VSC) with LCL filter which is synchronized to the grid by virtual flux (VF) estimation with inherent ...
  • Implementation of the differential protection for MVDC distribution systems using real-time simulation and hardware-in-the-loop 

    Monadi, Mehdi; Koch-Ciobotaru, Cosmin; Luna Alloza, Álvaro; Candela García, José Ignacio; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Development of Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) distribution systems require using proper protection schemes whereas due to the behavior of dc fault current, the conventional fault detection methods for ac distribution systems ...
  • Second life battery energy storage system for enhancing renewable energy grid integration 

    Koch-Ciobotaru, Cosmin; Saez-de Ibarra, Andoni; Martinez-Laserna, Egoitz; Stroe, Daniel-Ioan; Swierczynski, Maciej; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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    Connecting renewable power plants to the grid must comply with certain codes and requirements. One requirement is the ramp rate constraint, which must be fulfilled in order to avoid penalties. As this service becomes ...
  • Aggregated model of a distributed PV plant using the synchronous power controller 

    Remón, D.; Mir Cantarellas, Antonio; Nieto, Juan Diego; Zhang, Weiyi; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (2015)
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    Power plants employing renewable energy sources connected to large power systems continue increasing their number and size. PV and wind farms are a clear example of this trend. They employ power electronics in order to ...
  • Equivalent model of a synchronous PV power plant 

    Remón, D.; Mir Cantarellas, Antonio; Atef Abbas Elsaharty, Mohamed; Koch-Ciobotaru, Cosmin; Rodríguez Cortés, Pedro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The continuous integration of renewable energy sources into power systems has led to the construction of large power plants based on power electronics, with power ratings up to hundreds of megawatts, in order to accomodate ...

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