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Hassan Bevrani

Hassan Bevrani

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID:
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55913436700
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Address: Dept. Of Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Kurdistan, Allameh Hamdi Blvd, Sanandaj PO Box 416, P. C: 66177-15175, Kurdistan, Iran
Phone: +98-87-33624001

Research

Title
Frequency Response Improvement in Microgrids: A Fuzzy–based Virtual Synchronous Generator Approach
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
FACTS, Fuzzy Controller, Microgrids, Transient Performance Improvement, Virtual Inertia, Virtual Synchronous Generator (VSG).
Year
2020
Journal International Journal of Industrial Electronics, Control and Optimization
DOI
Researchers Hassan Bevrani ، Amin Karimi ، Rahmatollah Mirzaei ، Yousefreza Jafarian

Abstract

he use of renewable energy sources in microgrids has grown dramatically in recent years. The absence of a rotational mass in these microgrids and their interfaces leads to a lack of inertia and consequently, frequency and voltage instability. To cope with these dilemmas, the virtual synchronous generator (VSG) has been introduced as an effective solution. This paper first focuses on modeling a VSG using basic electrical equations. It, then, proffers a transient fuzzy controller augmented on virtual inertia’s topology. Inspired by the FACTS’ performance, the privileged specifications such as STATCOM fluctuation damping ability for major perturbations at transient times are appended to the VSG scheme by a fuzzy controller. This controller is implemented with a difference in voltage angle and its derivative, as well as in frequency and its derivative. The modified coefficients of both active and reactive powers are outputs of the fuzzy system. Using the proposed fuzzy controller, the transient response of VSG-based microgrids is improved. Simplicity and ability to improve the transient response are the principal specifications of the proposed configuration. Simulation results confirm the improvement of the presented method by the introduced augmented VSG control mechanism.