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Marcelo Godoy Simões

Bio: Marcelo Godoy Simões is an academic researcher from Colorado School of Mines. The author has contributed to research in topics: AC power & Smart grid. The author has an hindex of 47, co-authored 197 publications receiving 8494 citations. Previous affiliations of Marcelo Godoy Simões include Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais & University of Tennessee.


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TL;DR: In this article, a design methodology of an LCL filter for grid-interconnected inverters along with a comprehensive study of how to mitigate harmonics is presented for small-scale renewable energy conversion systems and may be also retrofitted for medium and large-scale grid-connected systems.
Abstract: The use of power converters is very important in maximizing the power transfer from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, or even a hydrogen-based fuel cell to the utility grid An LCL filter is often used to interconnect an inverter to the utility grid in order to filter the harmonics produced by the inverter Although there is an extensive amount of literature available describing LCL filters, there has been a gap in providing a systematic design methodology Furthermore, there has been a lack of a state-space mathematical modeling approach that considers practical cases of delta- and wye-connected capacitors showing their effects on possible grounding alternatives This paper describes a design methodology of an LCL filter for grid-interconnected inverters along with a comprehensive study of how to mitigate harmonics The procedures and techniques described in this paper may be used in small-scale renewable energy conversion systems and may be also retrofitted for medium- and large-scale grid-connected systems

601 citations

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TL;DR: A dynamic electrochemical model is presented for representation, simulation, and evaluation of performance of small size generation systems emphasizing particularly proton exchange membrane fuel-cell (PEMFC) stacks to guarantee a better analytical performance with respect to former ones with a consequent reduction in time and costs of projects using FCs as the primary source of energy.
Abstract: This paper presents a dynamic electrochemical model for representation, simulation, and evaluation of performance of small size generation systems emphasizing particularly proton exchange membrane fuel-cell (PEMFC) stacks. The results of the model are used to predict the output voltage, efficiency, and power of FCs as a function of the actual load current and of the constructive and operational parameters of the cells. Partial and total load insertion and rejection tests were accomplished to evaluate the dynamic response of the studied models. The results guarantee a better analytical performance of these models with respect to former ones with a consequent reduction in time and costs of projects using FCs as the primary source of energy. Additionally, this electrochemical model was tested for the SR-12 Modular PEM Generator, a stack rated at 500 W, manufactured by Avista Laboratories, for the Ballard Mark V FC and for the BCS 500-W stack.

533 citations

Book
01 Jan 2006
TL;DR: This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Principles of Power Injection Instantaneous Active and Reactive Power Control Approach Integration of Multiple Renewable Energy Sources Islanding and Interconnection Control DG Control and Power In injection References.
Abstract: This chapter contains sections titled: Introduction Principles of Power Injection Instantaneous Active and Reactive Power Control Approach Integration of Multiple Renewable Energy Sources Islanding and Interconnection Control DG Control and Power Injection References

518 citations

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18 Jun 1995
TL;DR: A variable speed wind generation system where fuzzy logic principles are used for efficiency optimization and performance enhancement control and the complete control system has been developed, analyzed, and validated by simulation study.
Abstract: The paper describes a variable speed wind generation system where fuzzy logic principles are used for efficiency optimization and performance enhancement control. A squirrel cage induction generator feeds the power to a double-sided pulse width modulated converter system which pumps power to a utility grid or can supply to an autonomous system. The generation system has fuzzy logic control with vector control in the inner loops. A fuzzy controller tracks the generator speed with the wind velocity to extract the maximum power. A second fuzzy controller programs the machine flux for light load efficiency improvement, and a third fuzzy controller gives robust speed control against wind gust and turbine oscillatory torque. The complete control system has been developed, analyzed, and validated by simulation study. Performances have then been evaluated in detail.

501 citations

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TL;DR: An organized and normalized review of the industrial applications of artificial neural networks, in the last 12 years, is presented to help industrial managing and operational personnel decide which kind of ANN topology and training method would be adequate for their specific problems.
Abstract: This paper presents a comprehensive review of the industrial applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs), in the last 12 years. Common questions that arise to practitioners and control engineers while deciding how to use NNs for specific industrial tasks are answered. Workable issues regarding implementation details, training and performance evaluation of such algorithms are also discussed, based on a judiciously chronological organization of topologies and training methods effectively used in the past years. The most popular ANN topologies and training methods are listed and briefly discussed, as a reference to the application engineer. Finally, ANN industrial applications are grouped and tabulated by their main functions and what they actually performed on the referenced papers. The authors prepared this paper bearing in mind that an organized and normalized review would be suitable to help industrial managing and operational personnel decide which kind of ANN topology and training method would be adequate for their specific problems.

419 citations


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TL;DR: The many different techniques for maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic (PV) arrays are discussed in this paper, and at least 19 distinct methods have been introduced in the literature, with many variations on implementation.
Abstract: The many different techniques for maximum power point tracking of photovoltaic (PV) arrays are discussed. The techniques are taken from the literature dating back to the earliest methods. It is shown that at least 19 distinct methods have been introduced in the literature, with many variations on implementation. This paper should serve as a convenient reference for future work in PV power generation.

5,022 citations

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TL;DR: A comprehensive and clear picture of the state-of-the-art technologies available, and where they would be suited for integration into a power generation and distribution system is provided in this article.

2,790 citations

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TL;DR: The major issues and challenges in microgrid control are discussed, and a review of state-of-the-art control strategies and trends is presented; a general overview of the main control principles (e.g., droop control, model predictive control, multi-agent systems).
Abstract: The increasing interest in integrating intermittent renewable energy sources into microgrids presents major challenges from the viewpoints of reliable operation and control. In this paper, the major issues and challenges in microgrid control are discussed, and a review of state-of-the-art control strategies and trends is presented; a general overview of the main control principles (e.g., droop control, model predictive control, multi-agent systems) is also included. The paper classifies microgrid control strategies into three levels: primary, secondary, and tertiary, where primary and secondary levels are associated with the operation of the microgrid itself, and tertiary level pertains to the coordinated operation of the microgrid and the host grid. Each control level is discussed in detail in view of the relevant existing technical literature.

2,358 citations

01 Sep 2010

2,148 citations

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TL;DR: Decentralized, distributed, and hierarchical control of grid-connected and islanded microgrids that mimic the behavior of the mains grid is reviewed.
Abstract: This paper presents a review of advanced control techniques for microgrids. This paper covers decentralized, distributed, and hierarchical control of grid-connected and islanded microgrids. At first, decentralized control techniques for microgrids are reviewed. Then, the recent developments in the stability analysis of decentralized controlled microgrids are discussed. Finally, hierarchical control for microgrids that mimic the behavior of the mains grid is reviewed.

1,702 citations