Synchronverters: Inverters That Mimic Synchronous Generators

  title={Synchronverters: Inverters That Mimic Synchronous Generators},
  author={Qing-Chang Zhong and George Weiss},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics},
In this paper, the idea of operating an inverter to mimic a synchronous generator (SG) is motivated and developed. We call the inverters that are operated in this way synchronverters. Using synchronverters, the well-established theory/algorithms used to control SGs can still be used in power systems where a significant proportion of the generating capacity is inverter-based. We describe the dynamics, implementation, and operation of synchronverters. The real and reactive power delivered by… 

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