Plug-in disturbance observer assisted DC link voltage control of grid-connected converters to improve transient performance without deteriorating grid current quality

Yan Vule, Alon Kuperman

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Trade-off between DC link voltage dynamics and AC-side current quality in grid-interfacing power converters limits the attainable DC link voltage loop bandwidth for a given desired value of grid-side current total harmonic distortion (THD). It was recently shown that adding a notch filter in series with the typically employed DC link voltage controller of PI or type-II structure releases the above trade-off, yet requires full controller re-design. The paper proposes to replace the notch filter by a plug-in disturbance observer, allowing to increase attainable DC link voltage loop bandwidth for given grid-side current THD without any modification of the existing DC link voltage controller by utilizing a special frequency-selective filter. Simulations and experimental results validate the proposed design methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108439
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume143
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Disturbance observer
  • Grid-connected converter
  • THD
  • Transient response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Plug-in disturbance observer assisted DC link voltage control of grid-connected converters to improve transient performance without deteriorating grid current quality'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this