Cooperative control of power quality compensators in microgrids

Helmo K. Morales-Paredes, Claudio Burgos-Mellado, Jakson Paulo Bonaldo, Diego Tardivo Rodrigues, Juan Sebastian Gomez Quintero

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This paper proposes a consensus-based distributed control scheme, augmented by the conservative power theory for compensating imbalance and harmonics at the Common Connection Point (PCC). The consensus algorithm allows to achieve effective coordination among the grid-following converters; whereas the conservative power theory is used to compute the unwanted currents and powers at the connection point that should be compensated via the remaining volt-ampere (VA) capacity of each converter. The mathematical formulation of the proposal, along with its validation through simulations, using a three phase - four wire microgrid, is provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 13th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728191393
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes
Event13th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2021 - Denver, United States
Duration: 6 Apr 20218 Apr 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Green Technologies Conference
ISSN (Electronic)2166-5478


Conference13th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Consensus-based cooperative control
  • Control methods for electrical systems
  • Harmonic distortion
  • Load imbalance
  • Power quality
  • Smart grids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Ecological Modelling
  • Environmental Engineering


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