Remote Power Control Strategy Based on Virtual Flux Approach for the Grid Tied Power Converters
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Publication date: 2018-09-23
Published in: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition 2018, Portland (USA) - ECCE 2018
ref. DOI: 10.1109/ECCE.2018.8557661

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

Joan Rocabert

PhD. Senior Researcher

Jose Ignacio Candela

PhD. Senior Researcher. Project Responsible

Nurul Fazlin Roslan

Junior Researcher



The control of active and reactive power for the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) based power plants are very important. The injection of active and reactive power to the grid is normally controlled at the Point of Common Connection (PCC) where this point is typically far away from the power converter station. This paper proposed a controlling principle which is based on virtual flux approach that permits to control remotely the power injected at the PCC. The results will show that the Virtual Flux (VF) estimation is capable to estimate the grid voltage in any point of the network as well as the capability of the control principle to inject the specific amount of active and reactive power at a point that can be some kilometers away. In this paper, the basic principle for the remote power control is presented and the effectiveness of the proposed system has been validated by experimental studies.