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A droop control based load sharing approach for management of renewable and non-renewable energy resources in a remote power system
Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013 Australasian Universities (2013)
  • Lasantha G Meegahapola, Ph.D., University of Wollongong
  • Y J Tan
  • K M Muttaqi
Abstract
Droop control is a load sharing strategy applied in conventional power systems. In this paper, droop control strategy has been adopted for the generators in a remote area power supply (RAPS) system in order to share active and reactive power load based on the rated capacities of the generators. Different characteristics of conventional and inverter-based energy resources make it difficult to share load in proportion to the rated capacities of the generators in a RAPS system. Therefore, this paper investigates the load sharing performance of different combinations of conventional and inverter-based energy resources in RAPS systems. The study scenarios investigated in this study comprised of conventional energy resources, inverter-based energy resources, and both conventional and inverter-based energy resources. Simulation results have illustrated the effectiveness of droop control strategy to share load among conventional and inverter-based energy resources in a RAPS system. Furthermore, due to different characteristics of generators, power sharing performance has impaired, in particular, in RAPS systems consisting of both conventional and inverter-based generators compared to the RAPS systems with generators of the same type.
Keywords
  • Conventional generator,
  • droop control,
  • inverter-based generator,
  • load sharing,
  • power management,
  • remote area power supply (RAPS) systems
Publication Date
September, 2013
Citation Information
Lasantha G Meegahapola, Y J Tan and K M Muttaqi. "A droop control based load sharing approach for management of renewable and non-renewable energy resources in a remote power system" Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013 Australasian Universities (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lasantha_meegahapola/30/