Backstepping Predictive Direct Power Control of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Considering Power Quality Issue

  • Brahim Elkhalil Youcefa Université Djillali Liabes de Sidi Bel Abbes
  • Ahmed Massoum
  • Said Barkat
  • Patrice Wira
Keywords: DC-DC Boost Converter, Grid Connected PV System, Shunt Active Filter, Backstepping Control, Predictive Direct Power Control


In this paper, a grid connected PV system acting as shunt active power filter for power quality enhancement is presented. Further, a DC-DC boost converter is used to interface the photovoltaic generator with the grid, which provides a continuous power flow from the PV generator into the grid through a Voltage Source Inverter (VSI). Hence, a nonlinear backstepping control method with predictive direct power control for the shunt active power filter side is presented, and a suitable backstepping DC-DC boost converter is also developed, with a view to reduce harmonic currents and insuring reactive power compensation under nonlinear loads variations on the utility grid, and also extracts the maximum amount of power from the photovoltaic generator. Processor in the Loop (PIL) co-simulation results prove the performances efficiency of the implemented control algorithms under a nonlinear load operating condition.


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Youcefa, B. E., Massoum, A., Barkat, S., & Wira, P. (2020). Backstepping Predictive Direct Power Control of Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System Considering Power Quality Issue. Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering, 14(1), 8-23. Retrieved from