Applicability of Droop Regulation Technique in Microgrid - A Survey


  • Chitra Natesan SKP Engineering College
  • Senthilkumar Ajithan Velammal Engineering College
  • Shobana Mani SKP Engineering College
  • Prabaakaran Kandhasamy SKP Engineering College



Microgrid, distributed generation, power sharing, droop control.


Currently, the worth of power generation on the basis of renewable sources is rapidly growing. Correspondingly the microgrids and the DG units are impressed the researchers for their peculiar features. Power sharing is the major concern when various DGs are connected to the microgrid via power electronic converters. It is mandatory to achieve an appropriate power sharing when the manifold DGs are activated in parallel. For that, the two ultimate quantities - power angle δ and voltage magnitude V are regulated to acquire the real and reactive power sharing correspondingly. Many innovative control techniques have been used for load sharing. The most common method of local load sharing is the droop characteristics. Subsequently, there is a swift momentum in the advancement of researchers to meet the challenges of the droop control techniques in the power sharing concerns, an extensive literature review on active and reactive power sharing, voltage and frequency control in microgrid has been emphasized. The various conventional and modified droop control techniques/strategies that relates to power sharing issues have been highlighted in this work.


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Author Biographies

Chitra Natesan

Anna University, Kotturpuram, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600025, India
Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, SKP Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606611, India

Senthilkumar Ajithan

Velammal Engineering College, Velammal Nagar, Chennai 600066, India

Shobana Mani

SKP Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606611, India

Prabaakaran Kandhasamy

SKP Engineering College, Tiruvannamalai-606611, India


Published In
Vol 18 No 3, Jul 10, 2014
How to Cite
C. Natesan, S. Ajithan, S. Mani, and P. Kandhasamy, “Applicability of Droop Regulation Technique in Microgrid - A Survey”, Eng. J., vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 23-36, Jul. 2014.