Due to high penetration of renewable generation in power systems, and the need to provide the interface between distributed energy resources, the split-source inverter (SSI) provides both the boosting and the conversion capabilities in one single-stage. Also the need for converter-based artificial inertia has become more important. In this paper a model-predictive control (MPC) based on virtual synchronous generator (VSG) algorithm for a parallel-connected three-phase SSI is proposed for conceiving regulation of local voltage and realizing power-sharing of an islanded AC microgrid (MG). A virtual synchronous generator (VSG) is deployed to ensure active-power-sharing and provide inertia-emulation and hence reducing the rate of change of frequency (RoCoF) that results from sudden load change. To accomplish a simple control construction, quick dynamic performance, high stability, and enhanced current limitation, a finite-set MPC (FS-MPC) is used. The analysis and modeling of the proposed technique are presented in detail. A simulation model is used to investigate the proposed system performance.
- Predictive control
- Virtual synchronous generator
- split-source inverters (SSI)