Dynamic Performances of Split-shaft Microturbine Generator (MTG) System In Stand-alone Mode and When Connected to a Rural Distribution Network

  • Bikash Das Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
  • Debapriya Das Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India
Keywords: Split-shaft microturbine, synchronous generator, load following controller, speed controller, rural distribution network


The article presents the dynamic analysis of split-shaft microturbine coupled with synchronous generator. Dynamic studies of microturbine generator (MTG) system are investigated considering both speed controller and load following controller. It is shown that speed controller is necessary for MTG system when there is a sudden increase or decrease of load demand with respect to the reference set point. A new load following controller with a frequency deviation as an input signal to it, is also proposed and eliminates the need of a speed controller for MTG system for variations of load demand. Finally MTG system is connected to an 11 kV rural distribution network to examine the transient behavior during active power injection. Simulation results for various cases are presented.


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Author Biographies

Bikash Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

Bikash Das is doing his M.Tech Degree at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. e-mail: bcazdas@gmail.com

Debapriya Das, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India

Debapriya Das received his B.E. degree from Calcutta University, Calcutta, India, M.Tech. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India. Currently, he holds the position of Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. He is also faculty advisor of power and energy system group. He is also the coordinator of three years M.Tech. Program in Electrical Engineering. His research interests are operation of electric power distribution, microgrid and power system operation control. e-mail: ddas@ee.iitkgp.ernet.in


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