A droop controller is intrinsically a phase-locked loop

  title={A droop controller is intrinsically a phase-locked loop},
  author={Qing-Chang Zhong and Dushan Boroyevich},
  journal={IECON 2013 - 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society},
This paper demonstrates that a droop controller, which is fundamental to the operation of power systems and now the parallel operation of inverters, is intrinsically the same as a phase-locked loop (PLL), which is widely adopted in modern electrical engineering. This bridges the gap between the two communities working on droop control and PLLs. As a result, droop controllers and PLLs can be improved and further developed via adopting the advancements in the other community. This also offers… CONTINUE READING
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