Analysis of a DVR with Molten Carbonate Fuel Cell and Fuzzy Logic Control

  • J. Chakravorty Electrical Engineering Department, Indus University, Ahmedabad, India
  • G. Sharma Electrical Engineering Department, Baddi University, Himachal Pradesh, India
  • V. Bhatia Electrical Engineering Department, Baddi University, Himachal Pradesh, India
Keywords: DPFC, MCFC, ultra capacitor, fuzzy logic


As power demand constantly (and rapidly) increases and with the introduction of many sophisticated electronic devices, power quality issues are becoming a major problem for the power sector. In this context, issues of power quality, voltage swells and sags have become rather common. Custom power devices are generally used to solve this problem. A dynamic voltage restorer (DVR) is the most efficient and effective modern custom power device used in power distribution networks. In this paper a new DVR model is presented. The proposed DVR has a molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) as its DC source of supply with an ultra-capacitor along with a fuzzy controller as its controlling unit. The complete model is implemented in MATLAB/SIMULINK and the output of the proposed model is compared with conventional DVR model with a simple DC voltage source and a capacitor with the same fuzzy controller


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