Consensus-based distributed control for overvoltage mitigation in LV microgrids

T.T. Mai, A.N.M.M. Haque, P.H. Nguyen

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In this paper, a consensus-based distributed control is proposed to mitigate overvoltage at the point of connection of PV systems in a low-voltage microgrid. The proposed control scheme uses a hierarchical control comprising the local control at each of PV inverters acting as the lower level control and the consensus-based distributed control acting as the higher level control. To cope with overvoltage problems due to the increasing PV penetration, the lower level control includes both the Q-V and P-V droop functions. By using a consensus-based algorithm on sparse communication infrastructure, the higher level control layer is activated to allocate control resources optimally among PV inverters, i.e. active power curtailment of PV inverters being equal and as minimum as possible. The feasibility of the proposed control scheme is successfully verified through simulations on a French distribution network using MATLAB/Simulink.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, PowerTech 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4722-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2019
Event2019 IEEE PowerTech Milan - Milan, Italy
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019


Conference2019 IEEE PowerTech Milan
Abbreviated titlePowerTech 2019


  • Consensus algorithm
  • Distributed control
  • Microgrid
  • Overvoltage problem
  • Photovoltaic (PV)


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