Comparison of MPC and PI Controller for Grid-Connected Cascade Inverter

  • M. Pastor Technical University of Kosice
  • J. Dudrik Technical University of Kosice
Keywords: LCL filter, model predictive control, multilevel inverter

Abstract

The paper describes and compares the dynamic performance of the PI and the MPC controllers used with the one-phase multilevel cascade inverter connected to the grid through an LCL filter. The cascade inverter uses multilevel sinusoidal PWM modulation technique and is controlled in rotating reference frame. The PI controller uses active damping using virtual resistance to damp oscillations of LCL filter. The MPC controller results present its ability to stabilise unstable plants and no additional active damping technique is necessary to stabilise the LCL filter. Both controllers have the same sampling time.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5755/j01.eee.20.6.7266

Published
2014-06-09
Section
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING