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Adaptive Optimization of Current-Control Loop for Grid-Connected Inverters

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4829-8
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-4830-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

Publication series

NameConference proceedings : IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
ISSN (Print)1048-2334
ISSN (Electronic)2470-6647


ConferenceIEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition
Period1/01/00 → …


The amount of grid-connected power electronics is rapidly increasing and their effect to power quality becomes important especially in areas with high penetration levels. In weak grids with significant grid impedance, the inverter control performance usually decreases and the impedance-based stability issues may arise. A method to analyze the stability issues and to improve the inverter control performance is to consider the grid as a load effect in the small-signal model of the grid-connected inverter. Studies have shown that the bandwidth of the inverter current-control loop decreases in the weak grids through the load effect, and consequently, the controller ability to mitigate harmonics is weakened. This work introduces an adaptive method that keeps the bandwidth of the control loop constant under varying grid conditions. Additionally, an adaptive Notch filter is added into the current-control loop in order to avoid possible stability issues caused by the interactions with the LC-filter resonance and the grid impedance. Improved control performance and stability under various grid conditions are demonstrated through power hardware-in-the-loop tests with a kW-scale three-phase inverter.

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