A case study for connecting bidirectional PEV station for reactive power support to the GLEAMM prototype microgrid

Saeed Daneshvardehnavi, Cesar A. Negri, Konrad Erich Kork Schmitt, Stephen Bayne, Michael Giesselmann

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Abstract

This paper presents a control strategy for reactive power support using Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEV) as a case study for the Global Laboratory for Energy Asset Management and Manufacturing (GLEAMM) microgrid. The control topology is divided into two levels with a dynamic limitation. This Electric Vehicle (EV) station Charger has a topology including a full-bridge AC-DC rectifier and a bidirectional half-bridge DC-DC converter. In the first level, a PQ and power control are used for the AC/DC inverter and DC/DC converters, receiving the set-points for active and reactive power from the upper level. The second level is a central controller that is used to manage the reactive power at the microgrid and to provide the necessary power setpoints for the PEV. A dynamic limitation strategy is proposed to maximize the reactive power support maintaining a reasonable amount of active power to charge the EV battery, considering the maximum limitation of the AC/DC inverter. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy, simulation results from a three-phase system are simulated in Matlab/Simulink environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2021 13th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages19-25
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728191393
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021
Event13th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2021 - Denver, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2021Apr 9 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE Green Technologies Conference
Volume2021-April
ISSN (Electronic)2166-5478

Conference

Conference13th Annual IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver
Period04/7/2104/9/21

Keywords

  • Microgrid
  • Plug-in Electrical Vehicle
  • Reactive Power Support

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