Coordinated voltage control of solar PV with MPPT and battery storage in grid-connected and microgrid modes

Edward Baleke Ssekulima, Amer Al Hinai

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Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) are increasingly becoming a key player in meeting customer power demand in many countries today. Distributed Generation (DG) interconnection of DERs in both grid connected and microgrid modes allows the coordination of DERs in a manner such that they can supply both active power and ancillary services when required. This paper presents a strategy for coordinated control of solar PV generators with maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and battery storage control to provide voltage (Coordinated Voltage Control) or frequency support during microgrid operation. The control strategies show potent coordination between MPPT control, inverter voltage control and battery storage operations as well as efficacious microgrid operation. Also, the battery energy storage is connected directly to the DC link which eliminates the need for another inverter. The simulation were carried out using MATLAB/SIMULINK.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference
Subtitle of host publicationIntelligent and Efficient Technologies and Services for the Citizen, MELECON 2016
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509000579
Publication statusPublished - Jun 20 2016
Event18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2016 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: Apr 18 2016Apr 20 2016


Other18th Mediterranean Electrotechnical Conference, MELECON 2016


  • Coordinated Voltage Control
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • Microgrid
  • Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Automotive Engineering


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