An experimental approach for secondary consensus control tuning for inverter-based islanded microgrids
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A microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources that can fill the gap between the dependence on a bulk power grid and the transition to renewable energies. The islanded mode presents itself as the most interesting scenario, when local controllers should maintain the power quality standards based on several parameters. A tool specifically focused on the process of parameter tuning of the secondary consensus-based control for inverter-based islanded microgrids was proposed in this paper. One often-quoted drawback in this process is the great number of parameters that must be tuned, even for a very simple microgrid structure. To manage such a large number of parameters, the design of experiments was used in this study. The main motivation for this work was to present an optimized way to define the correct parameters for the secondary consensus control for inverter-based islanded microgrids. The study shows how experimental design methodology can be an efficient tool to tune microgrid parameters, which are typically multi-objective-based experiments. From the results, it is correct to state that the design of experiments is able to reach the optimal setting with a minimal number of experiments, which would be almost impossible to obtain with the trial-and-error method.
CitationDe Doile, G. [et al.]. An experimental approach for secondary consensus control tuning for inverter-based islanded microgrids. "Energies", 3 Gener 2023, vol. 16, núm. article 517.