Title

A droop control based load sharing approach for management of renewable and non-renewable energy resources in a remote power system

RIS ID

88280

Publication Details

Y. Tan, K. M. Muttaqi & L. G. Meegahapola, "A droop control based load sharing approach for management of renewable and non-renewable energy resources in a remote power system," in 2013 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference (AUPEC), 2013, pp. 1-6.

Abstract

Droop control is a load sharing strategy applied in conventional power systems. In this paper, droop control strategy has been adopted for the generators in a remote area power supply (RAPS) system in order to share active and reactive power load based on the rated capacities of the generators. Different characteristics of conventional and inverter-based energy resources make it difficult to share load in proportion to the rated capacities of the generators in a RAPS system. Therefore, this paper investigates the load sharing performance of different combinations of conventional and inverter-based energy resources in RAPS systems. The study scenarios investigated in this study comprised of conventional energy resources, inverter-based energy resources, and both conventional and inverter-based energy resources. Simulation results have illustrated the effectiveness of droop control strategy to share load among conventional and inverter-based energy resources in a RAPS system. Furthermore, due to different characteristics of generators, power sharing performance has impaired, in particular, in RAPS systems consisting of both conventional and inverter-based generators compared to the RAPS systems with generators of the same type.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/AUPEC.2013.6725367