Multi-objective model predictive control for microgrid applications

Yahya Naderi*, Seyed Hossein Hosseini, Saeid Ghassem zadeh, Mehdi Savaghebi, Mohamed Dahidah, Josep M. Guerrero

*Corresponding author for this work

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Integration of microgrids may introduce significant power quality challenges to the power distribution networks that may necessitate additional enforcement such as installing new Power Quality Improvement Devices (PQID), which is costly and not always possible option. This paper proposes a control approach that enables the existing power electronics devices within the microgrid to perform multiple functions to address the resultant power quality problems. The proposed method introduces flexibility in harmonic and fundamental power sharing and controlling switching frequency through an improved cost function. Grid connected operation-mode, harmonic compensation capabilities as well as improved dynamic response of controller to fast reference changes have been studied and experimentally verified on a microgrid prototype. Finally, the experimental results of the proposed control method are compared with the results from most recent relevant research activities in the field, evidencing its superiority as compared to the existing control methods presented in the literature.
Original languageEnglish
Article number109441
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Industrial microgrid
  • Power quality improvement
  • Multi-objective model predictive control (MOMPC)
  • Harmonic power sharing
  • Centralized control method
  • Switching frequency control


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