Analysis and design of LCL filter based synchronverter

Roberto Rosso, Jair Cassoli, Soenke Engelken, Giampaolo Buticchi, Marco Liserre

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Electrical energy generation is evolving from centralized towards distributed energy resources (DER) like wind and solar power plants. In such power systems, new challenges arise for the design of voltage source converter (VSC) control strategies. In the last few years synchronverters have gained interest from the research community due to their capability of emulating synchronous machines (SMs) and therefore, in combination with energy storage systems, providing additional virtual inertia to the system. Furthermore, due to their intrinsic power synchronization mechanism, they are able to self-synchronize themselves to the grid without the need of a dedicated synchronization unit. In order to investigate the features of this type of controller, in this paper the small-signal analysis of a system consisting of a Synchronverter connected to the grid through an output LCL filter is presented. The results of the developed model will be compared first to time domain EMT simulations in MATLAB/Simulink/PLECS and subsequently to laboratory experiments, in order to prove their validity. The developed tool will be used for design purposes and to investigate the effects of parameters variation on the dynamic response of the system. Based on these considerations, a design procedure for a synchronverter will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781509029983
Publication statusPublished - 3 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017 - Cincinnati, United States
Duration: 1 Oct 20175 Oct 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017


Conference9th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Control and Optimization


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