Voltage security in AC microgrids: a power flow-based approach considering droop-controlled inverters

Voltage security in AC microgrids: a power flow-based approach considering droop-controlled inverters

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This study deals with the problem of voltage security in microgrids. In general, voltage security is an issue for power systems, where the lack of reactive power is a concern. For microgrids a complexity is imposed, since frequency and voltage level deviations may take place by the operation of droop-controlled inverters. This study incorporates the load margin calculation into a microgrid structure. For this purpose, a special power flow program is developed in order to consider the effects of the droop-controlled inverters. Simulation results are obtained with the help of an islanded distribution system with only generators coupled by droop-controlled inverters, so the proposed methodology may be tested and discussed.


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