A Synchronous Generator Based Diesel-PV Hybrid Micro-grid with Power Quality Controller Matlab/Simulink Projects



This paper presents an isolated microgrid, with synchronous generator(SG) based diesel generation (DG) system in combination with solar photo-voltaic(PV). The DG supplies power to the load directly, and a battery supported voltage source converter (VSC) is connected in shunt at point of common coupling (PCC). The PV array is connected at DC-link of the VSC through a boost converter. A high order optimization based adaptive filter control scheme is used for maintaining the quality of PCC voltages and source currents. This controller makes the waveform free of distortion, removes errors due to unbalances, corrects the power factor and makes the source current smooth sinusoidal, irrespective of the nature of load. MATLAB/Simulink based simulation results demonstrate satisfactory performance of the given system.


  1. Battery
  2. Diesel generator
  3. LMF
  4. Power quality
  5. PV





Fig. 1 System model



 Fig. 2 Steady State Response of DG-PV micro-grid

Fig. 3 Dynamic Response of DG-PV micro-grid


An isolated SG based DG and PV hybrid micro-grid has been presented here, with a battery suppported VSC connected at PCC. Three-phase adaptive control is used for power quality improvement through VSC. The given system and control have been simulated in MATLAB/Simulink environment and results demonstrate their satisfactory performance in both steady state and dynamic conditions.


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