Dynamics estimation and generalized tuning of stationary frame current controller for grid-tied power converters
Location: Germany
Publication date: 2016-12-23
Published in: EPE Journal, December 2016
ref. DOI: 10.1080/09398368.2016.1261472

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

Weiyi Zhang

Junior Researcher

External members

Antoni M Cantarellas



The integration of AC-DC power converters to manage the connection of generation to the grid has increased exponentially over the last years. PV or wind generation plants are one of the main applications showing this trend. High power converters are increasingly installed for integrating the renewables in a larger scale. The control design for these converters becomes more challenging due to the reduced control bandwidth and increased complexity in the grid connection filter. A generalized and optimized control tuning approach for converters becomes more favored. This paper proposes an algorithm for estimating the dynamic performance of the stationary frame current controllers, and based on it a generalized and optimized tuning approach is developed. The experience-based specifications of the tuning inputs are not necessary through the tuning approach. Simulation and experimental results in different scenarios are shown to evaluate the proposal.