Synchronous power control for PV solar inverters with power reserve capability
Location: Beijing, China
Publication date: 2017-10-29
Published in: The 43rd Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society 2017, Beijing (China) - IECON 2017
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Local members

Joan Rocabert

PhD. Senior Researcher

Jose Ignacio Candela

PhD. Senior Researcher. Project Responsible

Andrés Tarrasó

Technical Engineer



The increasing penetration of renewable energy systems force the grid-connected power converters to use advanced active power controls, which needs to add more functionalities to their control strategies. A power reserve control is being required for grid support capabilities on Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Classical algorithms as the Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) cannot withstand power reserve on its control, due to this, different control strategies have to be formulated to gain the power reserve capability. On this paper a cost-effective solution to perform the power reserve is presented, which provide a good solution for frequency regulation as well as for general grid fault conditions. Simulation test have been performed to verify the control capacity of this cost-effective solution.