Integrated Power Flow Controller for a Grid Connected Three -Phase Three- Level Multilevel Inverter Embedded with an Energy Storage in an AC Microgrid
Dr. P. D. C. Perera (Supervisor), Mr. K. M. S. Y. Konara (Co-supervisor), Mr. D. J. K. Dassanayake, Mr. K. K. D. I. Karunanayaka, Ms. H. M. A. P. Ruwanthi
Time Period: Commenced in May 2019
In order to suppress the intermittency of renewable sources integrated into an AC microgrid, the current trend is to embed an energy storage with innovative power flow controller with the intermittent renewable source. In this context, multilevel inverters (MLI) are getting increasing popularity rather than conventional two-level inverters as the power electronic interface due to many merits associated with MLIs. This work designs and implements the control system of the 1 kW grid integrated energy storage with a three-phase three-level multilevel inverter for controllable power injection using current mode control. The proposed system consists of a three-phase three-level MLI connected to a battery pack through a DC-DC converter and injects controllable active and reactive power to the grid. All control functions wiil be implemented in a micro-controller incorporating suitable sensors. A prototype power flow controller will be developed in the laboratory incorporating the MLI, microcontroller and suitable sensors.
Key Words: Multilevel inverter, active-reactive power control, grid synchronization
Project Contacts: Dr. P. D. C. Perera
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