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A scalable port-hamiltonian approach to plug-and-play voltage stabilization in DC microgrids

Strehle, Felix ORCID iD icon; Pfeifer, Martin; Malan, Albertus Johannes ORCID iD icon; Krebs, Stefan; Hohmann, Sören


One of the major challenges of voltage stabilization in converter-based DC microgrids are the multiple interacting units displaying intermittent supply behavior. In this paper, we address this by a decentralized scalable, plug-and-play voltage controller for voltage-source converters (VSCs) at primary level. In contrast to existing approaches, we follow a systematic and constructive design based on port-Hamiltonian systems (PHSs) which does neither require the heuristic proposition of a Lyapunov function nor the computation of auxilliary variables such as time-derivatives. By employing the Hamiltonian naturally obtained from the PHS approach as Lyapunov function and using the modularity of passive systems, we provide sufficient conditions under which the designed VSC controllers achieve microgrid-wide asymptotic voltage stability. Integral action (IA), which preserves the passive PHS structure, robustifies the design against unknown disturbances and ensures zero voltage errors in the steady-state. Numerical simulations illustrate the functionality of the proposed voltage controller.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Regelungs- und Steuerungssysteme (IRS)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht/Preprint
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator KITopen-ID: 1000126336
Nachgewiesen in arXiv
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