Integration of Phasor Measurement and Communication Capability in a Flexible-Combined Heat and Power Converter Testbed

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2022-03-10
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Virginia Tech
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The transition from fossil fuel-based energy sources involves exploring different sources of energy that can be reliably integrated into the power grid. One such existing resource is the CHPs, which are distributed throughout the US electric grid. The integration of the CHPs into the grid requires technological innovations. One idea is to design an F-CHP converter that would facilitate the CHPs to interconnect seamlessly with the electrical grid. This thesis presents the development and testing of different components of a testbed that would facilitate the testing of the F-CHP converter. It also presents the integration of a PMU and a communication interface for the F-CHP converter. The phasor estimation of the F-CHP PMU has been compared with a commercial PMU and its performance has been validated.

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Real-time simulation, Hardware-in-the-Loop, PMU, Microgrid controller, Modbus TCP, UART
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