Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Institute of Physics Publishing

Place of Publication

United States


School of Engineering


Originally published as: Al-Saedi, W., Lachowicz, S., Habibi, D., & Bass, O. (2017, July). PSO Algorithm for an Optimal Power Controller in a Microgrid. In IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science (Vol. 73, No. 1, p. 012028). Available here.


This paper presents the Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm to improve the quality of the power supply in a microgrid. This algorithm is proposed for a real-time selftuning method that used in a power controller for an inverter based Distributed Generation (DG) unit. In such system, the voltage and frequency are the main control objectives, particularly when the microgrid is islanded or during load change. In this work, the PSO algorithm is implemented to find the optimal controller parameters to satisfy the control objectives. The results show high performance of the applied PSO algorithm of regulating the microgrid voltage and frequency.



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