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Novel Supervisory Control Algorithm to Improve the Performance of a Real-Time PV Power-Hardware-In-Loop Simulator with Non-RTDS

Version 1 : Received: 22 September 2017 / Approved: 22 September 2017 / Online: 22 September 2017 (16:13:11 CEST)

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Kim, D.-J.; Kim, B.; Ko, H.-S.; Jang, M.-S.; Ryu, K.-S. A Novel Supervisory Control Algorithm to Improve the Performance of a Real-Time PV Power-Hardware-In-Loop Simulator with Non-RTDS. Energies 2017, 10, 1651. Kim, D.-J.; Kim, B.; Ko, H.-S.; Jang, M.-S.; Ryu, K.-S. A Novel Supervisory Control Algorithm to Improve the Performance of a Real-Time PV Power-Hardware-In-Loop Simulator with Non-RTDS. Energies 2017, 10, 1651.

Journal reference: Energies 2017, 10, 1651
DOI: 10.3390/en10101651

Abstract

A programmable DC power supply with Real-time Digital Simulator (RTDS)-based photovoltaic (PV) Power Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) simulators have been used to improve the control algorithm and reliability of PV Inverter. This paper proposes a supervisory control algorithm for PV PHIL simulator with non-RTDS device that is an alternative solution of high cost PHIL simulator. However, when such a simulator with conventional algorithm which is used in RTDS is connected to a PV inverter, the output is in the transient state and it makes it impossible to evaluate the performance of the PV Inverter. Therefore proposed algorithm controls the voltage and current target values according to the constant voltage (CV) and constant current (CC) modes to overcome the limitation of the Computing Unit, DC power supply and also uses a multi-rate system to account for the characteristics of each component of simulator. A mathematical models of a PV system, programmable DC power supply, isolated DC measurement device and Computing Unit are integrated to form a real-time processing simulator. Performance tests using a PV PHIL simulator which is applied proposed algorithm connected a PV inverter are carried out and proved superiority and utility of this method against conventional methods.

Subject Areas

Photovoltaic; Power-Hardware-In-Loop-Simulator; Supervisory control algorithm; Real-time processing;

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