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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 816525, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/816525
Research Article

New Power Sharing Control for Inverter-Dominated Microgrid Based on Impedance Match Concept

Key Lab of Power Electronics for Energy Conservation and Motor Drive of Hebei Province, Yanshan University, Qinhuangdao 066004, China

Received 9 August 2013; Accepted 9 October 2013

Academic Editors: A. García-Zambrana and L. A. C. Lopes

Copyright © 2013 Herong Gu et al. 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.

Abstract

Power flow control is one of the most important issues for operating the inverter-dominated autonomous microgrid. A technical challenge is how to achieve the accurate active/reactive power sharing of inverters. and droop control schemes have been widely used for power sharing in the past decades. But they suffer from the poor power sharing in the presence of unequal line impedance. In order to solve the problem, a comprehensive analysis of the power droop control is presented, and a new droop control based on the impedance match concept is proposed in this paper. In addition, the design guidelines of control coefficients and virtual impedance are provided. Finally, the performance evaluation is carried out, and the evaluation results verify the effectiveness of the proposed method.