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dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Cortés, Pedro
dc.contributor.authorCitro, Costantino
dc.contributor.authorCandela García, José Ignacio
dc.contributor.authorRocabert Delgado, Joan
dc.contributor.authorLuna Alloza, Álvaro
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Elèctrica
dc.identifier.citationRodriguez, P., Citro, C., Candela, J., Rocabert, J., Luna, A. Flexible grid connection and islanding of SPC-based PV power converters. A: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition. "2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE): 20-24 Sept. 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada". Montreal: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015, p. 450-459.
dc.description.abstractPhotovoltaic 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 networks evidence that it is technically feasible and economically advantageous to keep feeding islanded systems under these situations, without cutting the power supply to the loads connected to the network. Nevertheless, commercial PV power converters are programmed as grid-feeding converters, and they are unable to work in island mode if there is not an agent forming the grid. In order to overcome this problem the Synchronous Power Controller (SPC) is presented in this paper as a suitable alternative for controlling PV inverters. As it will be further discussed this controller permits PV plants to operate seamless in grid connected and island mode, with no need of changing the control structure in any case. Moreover, the participation of SPC based power converters integrating energy storage enables other grid-feeding systems to contribute to the grid operation in island conditions. The results achieved with the SPC will be shown in simulations and also with experiments considering a real PV power plant combining SPC and comercial converters.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Energia solar fotovoltaica
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica::Electrònica de potència::Convertidors de corrent elèctric
dc.subject.lcshPhotovoltaic power systems
dc.subject.lcshElectric current converters
dc.subject.lcshDistributed generation of electric power
dc.subject.lcshElectric power transmission--Alternating current
dc.subject.lcshElectric power distribution--Direct current
dc.subject.otherdistributed power generation
dc.subject.otherenergy storage
dc.subject.otherpower control
dc.subject.otherpower convertors
dc.subject.otherpower distribution control
dc.subject.otherpower distribution economics
dc.subject.otherpower distribution faults
dc.subject.otherpower distribution reliability
dc.subject.otherpower generation control
dc.subject.otherpower generation economics
dc.subject.otherpower grids
dc.subject.othersolar power stations
dc.subject.otherSPC-based PV power converter islanding
dc.subject.otherantiislanding algorithm
dc.subject.otherconverter controller
dc.subject.otherenergy storage
dc.subject.otherflexible grid connection
dc.subject.othergrid-feeding converter
dc.subject.otherphotovoltaic power plant
dc.subject.othersynchronous power controller problem
dc.subject.otherCurrent control
dc.subject.otherFrequency conversion
dc.subject.otherLoad modeling
dc.subject.otherReactive power
dc.subject.otherSynchronous generators
dc.subject.otherTransient analysis
dc.subject.otherDistributed Power Generation
dc.subject.otherElectric variables control
dc.subject.otherPhotovoltaic systems
dc.subject.otherdc-ac power converters
dc.titleFlexible grid connection and islanding of SPC-based PV power converters
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacEnergia solar fotovoltaica
dc.subject.lemacConvertidors altern-continu
dc.subject.lemacEnergia elèctrica -- Generació distribuïda
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SEER - Sistemes Elèctrics d'Energia Renovable
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorRodriguez, P.; Citro, C.; Candela, J.; Rocabert, J.; Luna, A.
upcommons.citation.contributorIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
upcommons.citation.publicationName2015 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE): 20-24 Sept. 2015, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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