Reference governor for output smoothing of renewable energy generation

Yutaka Tsubota, Genki Baba, Kenko Uchida, Toru Jintsugawa, Yosuke Nakanishi

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Output smoothing using storage facilities for wind turbine generators has been realized typically by means of a first order system, as a low pass filter, together with compensators for keeping a level of energy storage and several limiters for energy flows; however, it is not easy to achieve an appropriate combination of the filter, the compensators and the limiters, for a desired performance of the output smoothing. To overcome this difficulty, we propose a new scheme of the output smoothing, which generates, by solving a Model Predictive Control (MPC) problem, an optimal reference signal for storage facilities so that the output smoothing is achieved and the constraints on the storage level and the energy flows are satisfied; in this scheme, trade-offs among smoothing performance and constraint fulfillment levels can be designed by selecting weighting parameters in the performance index. We perform numerical simulations, and discuss usability of the proposed scheme by comparing it with the existing output smoothing methods using fixed time-constant filter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 9th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 31
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 9th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 2013 Jun 232013 Jun 26

Publication series

Name2013 9th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2013


Conference2013 9th Asian Control Conference, ASCC 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering


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