Control of grid-connected split-shaft microturbine distributed generator

A. Al-Hinai, K. Schoder, A. Feliachi

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In this paper, a split-shaft microturbine model using induction generators is used to assist transient stability of microturbines when connected to the grid as distributed generator. Microturbines can be controlled via two paths, control of the turbine's mechanical power and control of terminal voltage from induction generator using connected SVC at the generator's terminal. PI controllers, for SVC and output turbine mechanical power, are designed based on a linearized model using genetic algorithms as optimization technique. Model development and simulation are presented within the MATLAB/Simulink (Power System Analysis Toolbox (PAT)) environment using various toolboxes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 35th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, SSST 2003
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780376978
Publication statusPublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes
Event35th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, SSST 2003 - Morgantown, United States
Duration: Mar 18 2003 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Southeastern Symposium on System Theory


Other35th IEEE Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, SSST 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period3/18/03 → …


  • Distributed power generation
  • Induction generators
  • Mathematical model
  • Mesh generation
  • Power system modeling
  • Power system simulation
  • Power system transients
  • Stability
  • Static VAr compensators
  • Voltage control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Mathematics


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