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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Control of PWM converters for renewable energy systems Marco Liserre

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Aims, pre-requisites, teaching methods Grid-connected PWM converters are gaining increasing importance in view of a growing contribution of Distributed Power Generation Systems (DPGS) to the total power flow in the European electric utility. This is also owed to an increasing inflow from Renewable Energy Sources (RES). The course reviews some of the most important aspects related to the advanced control of grid-connected PWM converters with attention paid to DPGS based on RES. Pre-requisites Basic power converters. Control theory Lectures, supported by projector and blackboard, personalized feedback and coaching to improve every aspect of the student's work. Slides and exercises will be available at the day before the lecture. Slides will be available in printed version the day of the lecture for students. Teaching methods Control of PWM converters for renewable energy systems

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Course contents Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Overview of Distributed Power Generation Systems (DPGS) and Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Grid requirements to connect DPGS based on RES Review of modulation and basic control system, harmonic compensation Grid filter design and stability of the current control loop Grid converter operation (dc and ac control loops) Grid synchronization Grid Converter control and future functions Modulation and control for cascaded multilevel converters Non-linear control Power Converters for Distributed Power Generation Systems Control of the grid-connected power converter Control of PWM converters for renewable energy systems

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Course contents Anti-islanding techniques for small DPGS Control of Grid Converters Under Grid Faults (Low Voltage Ride Through- LVRT) Micro-grid operation Droop control HVDC, STATCOM, Active filter Modulation, PI control and P+res control, Harmonic control LCL-filter: stability issues Synchronization of the converter Cascaded control of grid converter Anti-islanding LVRT Control of DPGS Exercises (computer simulations) Control of PWM converters for renewable energy systems

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Course contents LCL-filter stability problems STATCOM operation of the grid converter to support the grid voltage Exercises (laboratory) Expected knowledge Knowledge of the main issues related to power conditioning in DPGS based on renewable energy systems, function of the grid converter Examination method Oral based on a presentation of a research described in a scientific paper. A general knowledge of the course contents is expected Control of PWM converters for renewable energy systems Course assistant Dipl. Ing. Jörg Dannehl

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Bibliography 1. N. Mohan, T. M. Undeland and W. P. Robbins, “Power Electronics: Converters, Applications, and Design” Wiley, 2002, ISBN-10: B. Bose, “Modern Power Electronics and A.C. Drives”, Prentice Hall, 2001, ISBN D.G. Holmes and T. Lipo, Pulse Width Modulation for Power Converters : Principles and Practice, 2003, ISBN M. P. Kazmierkowski, R. Krishnan, F. Blaabjerg, “Control in Power Electronics”, Academic Press, 2002, ISBN J. Machowski, J. Bialek, J. Bumby, “Power System Dynamics: Stability and Control ” Wiley, 2008, ISBN-10: T. Ackermann, “Wind Power in Power Systems”. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., F. Blaabjerg, R. Teodorescu, M. Liserre, A. V. Timbus, “Overview of Control and Grid Synchronization for Distributed Power Generation Systems”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, October 2006, vol. 53, no. 5, pp R. Teodorescu, F. Blaabjerg, M. Liserre and P. Chiang Loh, “Proportional-Resonant Controllers and Filters for Grid-Connected Voltage-Source Converters”, IEE proceedings on Electric Power Applications, September 2006, vol. 153, no. 5, pp M. Liserre, R. Teodorescu, F. Blaabjerg, “Stability of Photovoltaic and Wind Turbine Grid- Connected Inverters for a Large Set of Grid Impedance Values”, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, January 2006, vol. 21, no.1, pp P. Rodriguez, A. Timbus, R. Teodorescu, M. Liserre and F. Blaabjerg, “Flexible Active Power Control of Distributed Power Generation Systems During Grid Faults”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, October 2007, vol. 54, no. 5, pp Control of PWM converters for renewable energy systems

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Power Electronics Scenario Multi-level converters (particularly diode-clamped and cascaded H- bridges) will be the most important Multi-MW induction and synchronous motor drives now routinely use multi-level PWM converters (instead of traditional cycloconverters) Converter GTOs are already obsolete. IGBT and IGCT will compete High voltage high power silicon carbide power devices will play important roles Device

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Power Electronics Scenario Intelligent control and optimal design are indispensable tools Controllers based on PWM will be the dominant technology (average- based or on-off) The choice in high power system will be between the frequency- domain approach or time-domain approach (predictive) and efficiency will be the driver Diagnosis and fault-tolerant control will be a standard feature for high power converters Optimal design and control frequency shaping predictive control

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Power Electronics Scenario Power electronics is revolutionizing the field of power engineering Voltage-fed multi-terminal HVDC will be very important FACTS and STATCOM will be very important for P and Q control Renewable energy systems (wind and photovoltaic) are becoming very important Utility applications Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters will be the intelligent interface for loads, generation systems, storage systems and flexible transmission production consumption

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre The Importance

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre The PWM grid converter, a kind of new synchronous machine ? The synchronous machine has a central role in the centralized power system The “synchronous converter” major player in the future power system Interfacing power production, consumption, storage and transportation within the future power system based on smart grids Based on semiconductor technology and signal processing

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre The PWM grid converter frequency behavior The PWM grid converter is equivalent to multiple synchronous machines The grid converter can control the active and reactive power flow in a vast frequency range 1hn1hn.... voltage harmonic order 1 h n PWM carrier and sideband harmonics

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre The Need

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the distributed power generation Future Power System Less central power plants and more Distributed Power Generation Systems Current Power System

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the renewable energy systems Wind systems require optimized grid converter at high power MW prototypes running 2 MW WT are still the "best seller" on the market!

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the renewable energy systems Doubly-fed is the most adopted soltion in wind systems Full power converter can be used either with asynchronous generator or synchronous generator (multipole permanent magnet gearless solution is the most promising)

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the renewable energy systems Photovoltaic systems require high-efficient and multi-functional grid converters

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the transmission system Right Of Way (ROW) restrictions Need of connection: distance between production and consumers, economics of scale, wider choice of generating plants, reduction in reserve capability, etc Increase of power carrying capability vs transient stability

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the transmission system separate control loops active and reactive power active power control one station controls the active power other station controls the DC-link voltage reactive power control reactive power or AC side voltage HVDC based on PWM grid converter offers..

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the power quality Series and parallel active filters enhance grid power quality compensating voltage sag, harmonic, reactive power, etc.

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre A glance to the load demand Active rectifier is adopted as active front-end for medium and high power systems like multi-drive systems and single drives working frequently in regenerative operation like cranes, elevators..

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre The opportunities and challenges

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre The increase in the power leads to the use of more voltage levels: Single-cell converter Multi-cell converter Design and Control challenges and opportunities: Lower switching frequency More powerful computational device Solutions: Non-linear analysis Optimization with deterministic and stochastic techniques

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Single-cell converter Wind turbine systems: high power -> 5 MW converter Photovoltaic systems: many dc-links for a transformerless solution predictive control to achieve the best control performance with minimum commutation advanced grid filter design to deal with a low switching frequency

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Multi-cell converter Many converters forming cells connected in series to share the power Both for wind and photovoltaic solutions Passivity-based control to manage the power transfer from each cell independently Reliability study to optimize each component and the choice of the cell structure

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Passivity-based control of a cascade converter

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Dynamical test Measured DC voltages [50 V/div] and grid current [4 A/div] (2330 F) dc voltage reference step on one bus dc load steps on the two buses leading to different loads

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Modified Phase Shifted Carrier PWM The original PSC-PWM angles can be obtained as a particular solution Asymmetrical PWM angles can be obtained dividing the obtained results by 2 original Shifting angles =0º, 120º and 240º modified Shifting angles =0º, 36º and 191º The different dc voltages can be managed using a proper modulation

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Grid monitoring: detection and synchronization Current control: harmonic rejection and stability Micro-grid management and grid support: power control strategies Main topics

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Grid monitoring: detection and synchronization

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Detection of grid conditions islandingdetection Test to verify the detection of the islanding condition in a short time Test to verify immunity of the method (no false trip) to frequency variation

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Synchronization Synchronization will be crucial for all the grid connected inverters to adapt their behavior in any grid condition Single PLL based on a second order integrator acting as a sinusoidal follower is the building block of a class of advanced synchronization methods

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Synchronization Detection of the positive and negative sequences will be important during grid-faults Three-phase system synchronization needs a vectorial approach and a dual PLL

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Current control: harmonic rejection and stability

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Current Control and LCL-filter harmoniclimit 5 th 5-6 % 7 th 3-4 % 11 th % 13 th % 1.IEEE Std "IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems", IEC Standard , “Electromagnetic Compatibility, Assessment of Emission Limits for Distorting Loads in MV and HV Power Systems”, 1996.

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Using Multiple Synchronous Reference Frames (MSRFs) Harmonic rejection Using selective filters based on resonant controllers

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Hybrid solution

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Repetitive current control The resonant controller can track a sinusoidal signal, a repetitive controller can track a periodic signal The control action should be limited

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Rejection of grid voltage background distortion no harmonic control harmonic control

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Rejection of harmonics caused by non-linearities The frequency behaviour of the non-linear inductance can be studied splitting the model in a linear part and a non-linear part in accordance with the Volterra theory. The Volterra-series expansion of the flux is

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre flux spectrum of the non-linear inductance input current at ω 1 = 50 Hz input current at ω 2 = 150 Hz input current at (ω 1 + ω 2 ) When two sinusoids of different frequencies are applied simultaneously intermodulation components are generated They increase the frequency components in the response of the system and the complexity of the analysis Volterra-series expansion inductor model

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Grid current with non-linear inductor and resonant controller: a) (1) grid current [10A/div]; (2) grid voltage [400V/div]; (A) grid voltage spectrum [10V/div]; (B) grid current spectrum [0.5A/div]; (C) a period of the grid voltage; (D) a period of the grid current; b) a period of the grid current (simulation results) [10A/div]. High current non-linearity resonant controller repetitive controller THD= 8.1% Grid current with non-linear inductor and repetitive controller: a) (1) grid current [10A/div]; (2) grid voltage [400V/div]; (A) grid voltage spectrum [10V/div]; (B) grid current spectrum [0.5A/div]; (C) a period of the grid voltage; (D) a period of the grid current; b) a period of the grid current (simulation results) [10A/div]. THD= 4.9% a b a b

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre frequency (Hz) magnitude (Db) L1L1 L 1 +L 2 LCL ripple attenuation Grid converters connected through an LCL-filter

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Passive damping L1L1 L 2 C f R d v v c e ii g i c As the damping resistor increases, both stability is enforced and the losses grow but at the same time the LCL-filter effectiveness is reduced. Frequency [Hz] D(z)G(z) D(z)Gd(z) Magnitude [dB]

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Active damping The aim is to shape the harmonic spectrum around the resonance frequency G AD GfGf z -1 G AD G f

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Genetic algorithm active damping optimal position of the poles optial position of the poles final result of GA GA optimize this controller

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Comparison with the non-linear Levenberg-Marquardt optimisation method already used for passive damping design The non-linear least-square method finds a point characterized by 1.12 while the absolute minimum is Comparison with non-linear optimisation method

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Micro-grid management and grid support: power control strategies

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Introduction The grid converter can operate as grid-feeding or grid-forming device Main control tasks manage the dc-link voltage (if there is not a dc/dc converter in charge of it) inject ac power (active/reactive) A third option is the operation as grid-supporting device (voltage, frequency, power quality)

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Droop control for grid forming or supporting The droop control is not only used in island application when it is needed to a have a wireless load sharing but also in order to support the grid In this case grid-feeding and grid-forming schemes can be modified accordingly including droop control grid feeding grid forming

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Instantaneous Active Reactive Control (IARC) Distorted and unbalanced current Instantaneous power perfectly controlled Overcurrent trip risk P&Q Control Strategies Under Grid Fault Positive- Negative-Sequence Compensation (PNSC) Balanced Positive Sequence (BPS) Active or reactive power without oscillations Bothe active and reactive power with oscillations

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Grid-connected PWM voltage source converters: opportunities and challenges Marco Liserre Conclusions Key drivers Technology for different country voltages/frequencies and codes/standards Avoid bulky transformers, reduce part count, increase efficiency Stability of new power systems based on DPGS Major challenges are: Synchronization with the grid Stability of current and voltage loops Proper harmonic control Detecting the grid disconnection without communication Managing soft re-connection to the grid Micro-grid control and optimum management of energy storage

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