Virtual Flux and Positive-Sequence Power Based Control of Grid-Interfaced Converters Against Unbalanced and Distorted Grid Conditions

  • Tao, Yukun (School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University of Light Industry) ;
  • Tang, Wenhu (School of Electric Power Engineering, South China University of Technology)
  • Received : 2017.05.22
  • Accepted : 2018.01.26
  • Published : 2018.05.01


This paper proposes a virtual flux (VF) and positive-sequence power based control strategy to improve the performance of grid-interfaced three-phase voltage source converters against unbalanced and distorted grid conditions. By using a second-order generalized integrator (SOGI) based VF observer, the proposed strategy achieves an AC voltage sensorless and grid frequency adaptive control. Aiming to realize a balanced sinusoidal line current operation, the fundamental positive-sequence component based instantaneous power is utilized as the control variable. Moreover, the fundamental negative-sequence VF feedforward and the harmonic attenuation ability of a sequence component generator are employed to further enhance the unbalance regulation ability and the harmonic tolerance of line currents, respectively. Finally, the proposed scheme is completed by combining the foregoing two elements with a predictive direct power control (PDPC). In order to verify the feasibility and validity of the proposed SOGI-VFPDPC, the scenarios of unbalanced voltage dip, higher harmonic distortion and grid frequency deviation are investigated in simulation and experimental studies. The corresponding results demonstrate that the proposed strategy ensures a balanced sinusoidal line current operation with excellent steady-state and transient behaviors under general grid conditions.


Supported by : Zhengzhou University of Light Industry


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