Active power control in a hybrid PV-storage power plant for frequency support
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The recent increase of intermittent power generation plants connected to the electric power grids may stress the operation of power systems. So, grid codes started considering these power plants should con- tribute to the grid support functions. Recently, a power ramp rate limitation is being included in several grid codes, which is a challenge for photovoltaic installations due to the lack of inertia. This paper pre- sents a method to deal with the main grid code requirements considering a PV plant with an energy stor- age device, where a strict two-second time window ramp rate restriction is applied. A direct ramp rate control strategy is used, which includes a dynamic SOC control and battery support functionality for active power setpoint compliance. The control strategy is validated by simulations.
CitationBullich, E., Aragüés, M., Sumper, A., Boix, O. Active power control in a hybrid PV-storage power plant for frequency support. "Solar energy", Març 2017, núm. 144, p. 49-62.