PEM fuel cell model in the simulation of a distributed generation network

Panagiotis N. Papadopoulos, Antonios G. Marinopoulos, Grigoris K. Papagiannis

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This paper presents a Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell model. Mass balance and semiempirical equations are used in the modelling process. The model has been implemented in Matlab/Simulink and tested using various scenarios in order to study the transient behaviour of a PEM fuel cell. The need for a Power Conditioning Unit (PCU) connecting the fuel cell to a Distributed Generation (DG) network has also been investigated.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008



  • fuel cells
  • distributed energy resources
  • modelling
  • power distribution
  • islanding operation

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