Design of Active and Reactive Power Control Management for Fuel cell based Grid Connected Systems

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Volume-51 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : S.Hemalatha, G. Kala Priyadarshini, K.Presilla Vasanthini
DOI :  10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V51P225


S.Hemalatha, G. Kala Priyadarshini, K.Presilla Vasanthini "Design of Active and Reactive Power Control Management for Fuel cell based Grid Connected Systems", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V51(3),137-144 September 2017. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group

In order to explore the capacity of fuel cell units in distribution systems, their well-organized modeling is required. A dynamic model of a fuel cell generator system is developed in this paper. The model is built from the dynamics of each part with their interconnections. This abridged model is a useful tool for studying the various operational aspects of fuel cell. The reactive power compensation is a precise feature of fuel cell systems because it will be always very close to the point of usage of electricity. Typically the fuel cell is connected to the power system through a dc/ac converter, which is equipped with both voltage- and power-control loops. Control algorithm of the grid coupling inverter is possible to enable reactive power management of the fuel cell DG system. This paper presents a smart control algorithm of the fuel cell DG grid coupling inverter, which affords active/reactive power management capability for the DG unit. The model is developed in the MATLLAB/Simulink and implemented in Sim Power Systems library.

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Decentralized Generation (DG), Fuel cell, active power, Reactive power, PWM inverter grid coupling inverter.