Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Vol. 6(5A), pp. 75 - 85
DOI: 10.13189/ujeee.2019.061509
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Coordinated Power Management for Variable Speed Diesel Generator and Lithium-ion Battery Hybrid System


Gireesh Kumar A *, C A Babu
Division of Electrical Engineering, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, Kerala, India

ABSTRACT

This paper presents coordinated operation of power management strategies for a hybrid system. This hybrid system is modeled based on dynamic variation of load power and its effective distribution strategy. The proposed hybrid system consists of variable speed diesel generator (VSDG) and lithium-ion battery which is able to supply electric power for Power, Water and Communication (PWC) economically and efficiently in rural areas. The variation of power demand in PWC load is highlighted in load profile. The total PWC load is effectively shared by two VSDGs and one Lithium-Ion battery bank. The use of advanced VSDG helps hybrid system to reduce fuel consumption as its speed varies with load demand. The proposed segmentation of high frequency and low frequency components of load currents and their assignation to suitable source helps to reduce the transients during load variations. Also, one of the generators will be switched off when the total power demand goes below specified level and hence significant fuel savings can be achieved. The execution of proposed system is assessed through MATLAB/Simulink model and its validation by experimental test bench.

KEYWORDS
AC/DC Converter, DC/DC Converter, Lithium-ion Battery, Loads Sharing Approach, Variable-speed Diesel Generator

Cite this paper
Gireesh Kumar A , C A Babu . "Coordinated Power Management for Variable Speed Diesel Generator and Lithium-ion Battery Hybrid System." Universal Journal of Electrical and Electronic Engineering 6.5A (2019) 75 - 85. doi: 10.13189/ujeee.2019.061509.