Control of grid-interfacing inverters with integrated Voltage unbalance correction

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This paper presents the control of a grid-interfacing inverter with integrated voltage unbalance correction. It is proposed to add an additional function to the inverter to decrease the negative-sequence voltage at the point of connection with the utility grid. Based on a symmetric sequence voltage decomposition and using an improved multi-variable filter, the grid-interfacing inverter intentionally absorbs a small amount of negative-sequence current from the grid, thereby helping to correct the negative-sequence voltage. Although the amplitude reduction contributed by each individual inverter system is small compared to the total negative-sequence component, grid-interfacing inverter modules can collectively achieve substantial results in the grid. The integrated function and proposed control has been verified in simulations and by experiments on a laboratory prototype.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Power Electronics Specialists Conference, 2008 : PESC 2008 ; 15 - 19 June 2008, Capsis Hotel and Convention Center, Rhodes, Greece ; proceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-1667-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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