Comparison of different power loop controllers for synchronous power controlled grid-interactive converters
Location: Montreal, Canada
Publication date: 2015-09-20
Published in: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2015, Montreal (Canada) - ECCE 2015
ref. not available

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

Joan Rocabert

PhD. Senior Researcher

Jose Ignacio Candela

PhD. Senior Researcher. Project Responsible

Weiyi Zhang

Junior Researcher

External members

A. Mir



The impact caused by the large scale penetration of renewable energy sources into electrical grid has been given an increasing concern in the past decade. Multiple challenges will occur in the future when the share of the traditional synchronous generators is reduced. One of the main issues is the lack of rotational inertia in the grid, which may cause stability issues. Therefore, the renewable energy generation plants have been asked for new control objectives and services. In this paper, three types of active power synchronizing controllers are analyzed and compared with each other. All the three types of controllers are able to provide inertia, damping and droop characteristics, which are the favored features for the future renewable energy generation plants. The comparisons are hence conducted in these three aspects. Theoretical and experimental comparisons are both given, with the comments and conclusions.