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Reactive Power Control Strategy of Demand Side Back-to-Back Converter Based on VSM

[ Vol. 13 , Issue. 8 ]


Xiao Lyu and Gang Ma*   Pages 1242 - 1255 ( 14 )


Background: The Demand Side Management (DSM) technology is playing an increasingly important role in the power system, in order to promote the real-time supply and demand balance of the power grid and improve the economy and safety of the power grid.

Objective: To realize the flexible and continuous reactive power control of demand side load, a reactive power control strategy for the demand side back-to-back converter (DS-B2BC) is proposed.

Methods: First, DS-B2BC is proposed. Then, the reactive power control model of DS-B2BC and its control loop are designed, and the reactive power control model, based on the Virtual Synchronous Motor (VSM), is established.

Results: The simulation results verify that the reactive power control strategy proposed in this paper is effective, which can control the demand side load reactive power flexibly and continuously.

Conclusion: Moreover, the strategy can counteract the disturbance from the power grid simultaneously.


VSM, back-to-back converter, DSM, load power, reactive power control, supply and demand balance.


School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, School of Electrical and Automation Engineering, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing

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