SmartGrid with electronic converter and generator set
The increasing penetration of renewables in electricity generation, together with the discordant characteristics of these with respect to traditional generation: availability, predictability, inertia, control capacity of the energy components (active and reactive), as well as the increasing size of these types of plants, have led both grid operators and distributors to seek to ensure the continuity and quality of supply.
At the same time, distributed generation is becoming more and more frequent in the different electricity systems, often coexisting with traditional generation and distribution systems, and even replacing them on some occasions.
Figure 1: General architecture of the SmartGrid concept with electronic converter and genset.
The research carried out in this project focuses on a static and dynamic optimisation of the power flow between the generator set, the converter, the grid (if applicable) and downstream renewable generators. Furthermore, the result of the research, as an association of technologies, will increase the load acceptance possibilities that they would have separately in off-grid applications, and will reduce the synchronisation time and nominal generation power range in applications that require it.