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Performance comparison of PI and PI-fuzzy controller for grid-connected fuel cell inverter system

Zambri, N. A. and Ismail, M. N. and Mohamed, Azah (2015) Performance comparison of PI and PI-fuzzy controller for grid-connected fuel cell inverter system. In: 2015 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT ASIA), 3-6 Nov 2015, Bangkok, Thailand.


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This paper presents the modeling, simulation, and performance evaluation of a hybrid proton exchange membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) with an energy storage system utilized in a grid-connected distributed generation (DG) system. To control the fuel cell/battery grid-side voltage source inverter (VSI), the conventional voltage-mode and currentmode control schemes with improved proportional-integral (PI)-fuzzy controller for both inner current and outer voltage control loops have been developed. The proposed PI-fuzzy controller has the advantage of fuzzy control while maintaining the simplicity and robustness of the PI controller. The space-vector pulse width modulation technique has been applied to the VSI control to generate a sinusoidal waveform. A comparison has been made between the PI-fuzzy controller and the PI controller in the VSI in terms of the generated total harmonic distortion (THD). The results showed that by applying PI-Fuzzy controller, the voltage and current THD are reduced to 0.40 % and 3.77 %, respectively compared to 0.43 % voltage THD and 14.08 % current THD using the conventional PI controller.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: DG; PI-Fuzzy; SVPWM; VSI
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK1001-1841 Production of electric energy or power. Powerplants. Central stations
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Electrical Power Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:21
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/9397
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