Investigations of Microgrid Stability and Optimum Power Sharing Using Robust Control of Grid Tie PV Inverter

  • G. Swaminathan
  • V. Ramesh
  • S. Umashankar
  • P. Sanjeevikumar
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 435)


This paper demonstrates a novel method to establish robust control and stability of microgrid connected with photovoltaic (PV) grid tie inverter, battery storage with bidirectional inverter, and diesel generator. The proposed control scheme enables optimum power sharing among the sources based on the changes in generation due to intermittent nature of PV source and level of energy stored in battery. Power flow control has been achieved by varying the active power generated by the PV inverter as a function of the system frequency in the islanded mode of operation. Detailed analysis has been carried out in MATLAB/Simulink tool and the captured results are found to effective and same has been confirmed with hardware prototype setup with PV inverter and bidirectional battery charger.


Microgrid Photovoltaic inverter Battery Active power control Phase locked loop (PLL) 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Swaminathan
    • 1
  • V. Ramesh
    • 1
  • S. Umashankar
    • 1
  • P. Sanjeevikumar
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringVellore Institute of Technology (VIT)VelloreIndia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronics EngineeringUniversity of JohannesburgAuckland ParkSouth Africa

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