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Conference Papers in Energy
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 168054, 10 pages
Conference Paper

The Performance of a New Hybrid PLL in an Interconnected Renewable Energy Systems under Fault Ride Through Operation

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, KIOS Research Center for Intelligent Systems and Networks, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus

Received 3 January 2013; Accepted 14 March 2013

Academic Editors: Y. Al-Assaf, P. Demokritou, A. Poullikkas, and C. Sourkounis

This Conference Paper is based on a presentation given by Lenos Hadjidemetriou at “Power Options for the Eastern Mediterranean Region” held from 19 November 2012 to 21 November 2012 in Limassol, Cyprus.

Copyright © 2013 Lenos Hadjidemetriou and Elias Kyriakides. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Modern renewable energy systems (RES) require fault ride through (FRT) operation in order to provide voltage and frequency support to the power grid when faults occur. The grid synchronization of a RES could be ensured by the appropriate operation of a phase-locked loop (PLL). A new hybrid PLL (dαβPLL) has recently been suggested by the authors and could operate accurately and faster than the other existing PLLs. The dαβPLL could be a very useful tool in the FRT operation of a RES, since the faster performance of the new PLL could boost the time performance of the FRT algorithm when a disturbance occurs. This paper investigates the performance of the flexible positive and negative sequence control (FPNSC) when the new dαβPLL is used. The paper also deals with the improvement on the FRT operation of the RES that could be obtained from the outstanding performance of the dαβPLL.