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Stability evaluation of a DC micro-grid and future interconnection to an AC system

Sanchez, Santiago; Molinas, Marta; Degano, Marco; Zanchetta, Pericle


Santiago Sanchez

Marta Molinas

Marco Degano


This paper presents the stability analysis of a DC micro-grid fed by renewable sources and the future interconnection with an AC micro-grid. This interconnection is realized through a voltage source converter, and the operation of the micro-grid is in island mode. The stability is analyzed by the Nyquist criteria with the impedance relation method. The frequency response of the models was obtained by the injection of a perturbation current at the operation point. Where this perturbation was at the input of the converter used to export power from the DC grid. Other perturbation was applied at the node of the micro-grid to evaluate its impedance. Finally the simulations show the impedance representation of the systems, and the stability for the interconnection of them. The experimental verification shows the impedance of the converter with the same tendency as the representation obtained by the analytical and simulation.


Sanchez, S., Molinas, M., Degano, M., & Zanchetta, P. (2014). Stability evaluation of a DC micro-grid and future interconnection to an AC system. Renewable Energy, 62,

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 19, 2013
Online Publication Date Sep 17, 2013
Publication Date Feb 1, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 12, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jul 12, 2017
Journal Renewable Energy
Print ISSN 0960-1481
Electronic ISSN 1879-0682
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 62
Keywords Microgrids; Renewable energy; Stability; Droop control; Smart grids
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