Volume 11, Number 2 (June 2015)                   IJEEE 2015, 11(2): 137-144 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.22068/IJEEE.11.2.137

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Azma F, Rajabi-Mashhadi H. DC Voltage Control and Power-Sharing of Multi-Terminal DC Grids Based on Optimal DC Power Flow and Flexible Voltage Droop Strategy. IJEEE. 2015; 11 (2) :137-144
URL: http://ijeee.iust.ac.ir/article-1-688-en.html

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This paper develops an effective control framework for DC voltage control and power-sharing of multi-terminal DC (MTDC) grids based on an optimal power flow (OPF) procedure and the voltage-droop control. In the proposed approach, an OPF algorithm is executed at the secondary level to find optimal reference of DC voltages and active powers of all voltage-regulating converters. Then, the voltage droop characteristics of voltage-regulating converters, at the primary level, are tuned based on the OPF results such that the operating point of the MTDC grid lies on the voltage droop characteristics. Consequently, the optimally-tuned voltage droop controller leads to the optimal operation of the MTDC grid. In case of variation in load or generation of the grid, a new stable operating point is achieved based on the voltage droop characteristics. By execution of a new OPF, the voltage droop characteristics are re-tuned for optimal operation of the MTDC grid after the occurrence of the load or generation variations. The results of simulation on a grid inspired by CIGRE B4 DC grid test system demonstrate efficient grid performance under the proposed control strategy.

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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Power systems Control
Received: 2014/04/16 | Accepted: 2015/06/27 | Published: 2015/06/27

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