Dynamic performance of a low voltage microgrid with droop controlled distributed generation

Theofilos A. Papadopoulos, Panagiotis N. Papadopoulos, Grigoris K. Papagiannis, Paul Crolla, Andrew J. Roscoe, Graeme E. Burt

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Microgrids are small-scale highly controlled networks designed to supply electrical energy. From the operational point of view, microgrids are active distribution networks, facilitating the integration of distributed generation units. Major technical issues in this concept include system stability and protection coordination which are significantly influenced by the high penetration of inverter-interfaced distributed energy sources. These units often adopt the frequency-active power and voltage-reactive power droop control strategy to participate in the load sharing of an islanded microgrid. The scope of the paper is to investigate the dynamic performance of a low voltage laboratory-scale microgrid system, using experimental results and introduce the concept of Prony analysis for understanding the connected components. Several small disturbance test cases are conducted and the investigations focus on the influence of the droop controlled distributed generation sources.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2013
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 22 Jul 201325 Jul 2013


Conference2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) General Meeting


  • distributed power generation
  • droop control
  • microgrid
  • transient stability
  • reactive power
  • power system dynamics
  • power system stability
  • dynamic performance


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