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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
Robust Frequency Control in an Islanded Microgrid: H∞ and µ-Synthesis Approaches
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Microgrid, frequency control, secondary control
Year
2016
Journal IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid
DOI
Researchers Sirwan Ataee ، Mohammad Ramin Feizi ، Hassan Bevrani

Abstract

This paper addresses robust frequency control in an islanded AC microgrid. In an islanded microgrid with renewable sources, load change, wind power fluctuation and sun irradiation power disturbance as well as dynamical perturbation such as damping coefficient and inertia constants, can significantly influence the system frequency, and hence the microgrid frequency control problem faces some new challenges. In response to these challenges, in the present paper, H∞ and µ-synthesis robust control techniques are used to develop the secondary frequency control loop. In the proposed control scheme, some microsources (diesel engine generator, micro turbine and fuel cell) are assumed to be responsible for balancing the load and power in the microgrid system. The synthesized H∞ and µ controllers are examined on a microgrid test platform, and the controllers’ robustness and performance are evaluated in the presence of various disturbances and parametric uncertainties. The results are compared with an optimal control design. It is shown that the µ-synthesis approach due to considering structured/parametric uncertainties provides better performance than the H∞ control method.