Real-time grid impedance estimation using a converter

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This paper presents two real-time methods for estimating the grid inductance and resistance using a three-phase converter. In the methods, a single-frequency rotating voltage signal with a small magnitude is injected to the converter voltage reference. The converter measures the currents and voltages at the point of common coupling (PCC). The grid impedance is estimated from the measured data using two alternative methods: an estimator based on the sliding discrete Fourier transform (SDFT) and an adaptive grid observer. Dynamic performance of these methods is compared by means of simulations and experiments in the case of a changing grid impedance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 11th IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2019
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-0395-2
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sep 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition - Baltimore, United States
Duration: 29 Sep 20193 Oct 2019
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
ISSN (Print)2329-3721
ISSN (Electronic)2329-3748


ConferenceIEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition
Abbreviated titleECCE
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Adaptive observer
  • Grid converter
  • Impedance estimation
  • Sliding
  • DFT


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