Simultaneous Microgrid Voltage and Current Harmonics Compensation Using Coordinated Control - MATLAB PROJECTS CODE


The growing installation of distributed generation (DG) units in low voltage distribution systems has popularized the concept of nonlinear load harmonic current compensation using multi-functional DG interfacing converters. It is analyzed in this paper that the compensation of local load harmonic current using a single DG interfacing converter may cause the amplification of supply voltage harmonics to sensitive loads, particularly when the main grid voltage is highly distorted.

To address this limitation, unlike the operation of conventional unified power quality conditioners (UPQC) with series converter, a new simultaneous supply voltage and grid current harmonic compensation strategy is proposed using coordinated control of two shunt interfacing converters. Specifically, the first converter is responsible for local load supply voltage harmonic suppression. The second converter is used to mitigate the harmonic current produced by the interaction between the first interfacing converter and the local nonlinear load.

To realize a simple control of parallel converters, a modified hybrid voltage and current controller is also developed in the paper. By using this proposed controller, the grid voltage phase-locked loop and the detection of the load current and the supply voltage harmonics are unnecessary for both interfacing converters. Thus, the computational load of interfacing converters can be significantly reduced. Simulated and experimental results are captured to validate the performance of the proposed topology and the control strategy.