UNBIASED CIRCULAR LEAKAGE CENTERED ADAPTIVE FILTERING CONTROL FOR POWER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT OF WIND-SOLAR PV ENERGY CONVERSION SYSTEM

Abstract

The hybrid renewable energy conversion systems (HRECSs) and their increased penetration into the utility grid (UG) are intensifying the power quality (PQ) issues especially, in the form of increased total harmonic distortion (THD) of voltages and currents at point of common coupling (PCC). The objective of proposed grid tied wind-solar PV energy conversion system (ECS) is to analyze PQ issues and to mitigate them by utilizing the unbiased circular leakage centered (UCLC) adaptive filtering control. An implementation of UCLC adaptive control, improves the PQ indices and system performance by overcoming the intermittency issues associated with solar and wind energies. UCLC adaptive control effectively extracts the fundamental load current component and mitigates the grid current harmonics. It has simple structure, enhanced convergence rate and better performance with noise corrupted input and output signals. It effectively resolves the weight drift problem depicted by the conventional least mean square (LMS) control and leaky LMS control algorithm by avoiding biased estimates. The averaging theory and the deterministic stability analysis provide the relying facts of the performance of UCLC adaptive control. The extraction of maximum power from solar PV array energy and wind generation, is carried out by perturb and observe (P&O) scheme. A prototype is made in the laboratory and verified for environmental variations of solar insolation level, wind speed and perturbing load demand. The PQ issues are effectively alleviated. Test results confirm the effective performance of the proposed system.

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