Power control of a solar/wind generation system without wind measurement: a passivity/sliding mode approach

TitlePower control of a solar/wind generation system without wind measurement: a passivity/sliding mode approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsValenciaga F, Puleston PF, Battaiotto PE
JournalEnergy Conversion, IEEE Transactions on
Date PublishedDec
Keywordsacceleration estimate error, angular velocity measurement, Battery charge measurement, Computer Simulation, control law, Control systems, controller design, Current measurement, current measurements, effects compensation, electric current measurement, hybrid power systems, nonlinear model, output power control, passivity/sliding mode approach, photovoltaic generation subsystem, photovoltaic power systems, Power control, power demand, Power generation, power generation control, Power measurement, rotational speed measurements, Sliding mode control, sliding mode techniques, Solar power generation, solar/wind generation system, stand-alone system, variable structure systems, Wind energy generation, wind generation subsystem control, Wind power generation, wind turbines

This paper deals with the control of the output power of a solar/wind stand-alone system. The control system regulates the generation of the wind subsystem in order to satisfy, jointly with the photovoltaic generation subsystem, the load and battery charge power demand. The controller is designed using a theoretical framework that unifies passivity and sliding mode techniques. The resultant control law does not need wind measurement and only relies on rotational speed and current measurements. An analysis of the acceleration estimate error is carried out and a countermeasure to compensate its effects is proposed. Finally, the performance of the controller is assessed through computer simulation, using a comprehensive nonlinear model of the plant.

Research Line: 
Control de sistemas de conversión de energías renovables
Control of renewable energy systems
Control of hybrid renewable systems and their integration to the grid
Control de sistemas híbridos de energías renovables y su integración a la red