Boundedness of Synchronverters

George C. Konstantopoulos, Qing Chang Zhong, Beibei Ren, Miroslav Krstic

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Synchronverters are grid-friendly inverters that mimic the operation of conventional synchronous generators. In this paper, the non-linear stability of the synchronverter in the sense of boundedness is investigated and proven for the first time. To this end, initially, the complete non-linear model of the synchronverter is obtained and then the field-excitation current loop of the synchronverter is implemented using a bounded integral control (BIC) structure, as proposed by the authors in the literature. While maintaining the original synchronverter operation near the rated value, the BIC additionally guarantees that the field-excitation current will remain bounded in a given range. Using non-linear analysis and input-to-state stability theory, it is proven that the frequency dynamics will remain bounded which leads to a bounded synchronverter voltage and finally results in the stability of the closed-loop system in the sense of boundedness. Extensive simulation results verify that the proposed synchronverter with the BIC approximates the behavior of the original synchronverter near the rated value with a guaranteed bounded performance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426937
StatePublished - Nov 16 2015
EventEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2015 - Linz, Austria
Duration: Jul 15 2015Jul 17 2015

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Name2015 European Control Conference, ECC 2015


ConferenceEuropean Control Conference, ECC 2015

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