Design Guidelines for Stable DC Distribution Systems

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Due to low inertia and constant power loads, stability is a major issue for dc distribution grids. Previous research focuses mostly on the (mathematical) analysis of the stability, but does not provide any guidelines to ensure stability. This paper presents four guidelines that ensure the existence of an appropriate equilibrium and stability around that equilibrium. From a linearized model of the dc distribution grid the location of the equilibrium and the stability of the system are derived. Subsequently, guidelines for the existence and propriety of the equilibrium, and the static and dynamic stability around that equilibrium are developed. Furthermore, the accuracy of these guidelines is determined. Additionally, possible applications of the guidelines are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Second International Conference on DC Microgrids, ICDCM 2017
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-4479-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventICDCM 2017: 2nd IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids - Nürnberg, Germany
Duration: 27 Jun 201729 Jun 2017
Conference number: 2


ConferenceICDCM 2017
Abbreviated titleICDCM


  • distribution networks
  • mathematical analysis
  • power grids
  • power system dynamic stability
  • constant power loads
  • dc distribution grids
  • dynamic stability
  • linearized model
  • low inertia loads
  • stable DC distribution systems
  • static stability
  • Capacitors
  • Circuit stability
  • Guidelines
  • Impedance
  • Power system stability
  • Stability analysis
  • Steady-state
  • dc distribution
  • equilibrium
  • guidelines
  • microgrid
  • stability


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