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Coordinated control in VSC-HVDC Multi- terminal systems to improve transient stability: the impact of communication latency

J. Renedo, A. García-Cerrada, L. Rouco, L. Sigrist

Power transmission is the main purpose of high voltage direct current systems based on voltage source converters (VSC-HVDC). Nevertheless, this type of system can also help to improve transient stability by implementing suitable supplementary controllers. Previous work proposed active- (P) and reactive-power (Q) control strategies in VSC-HVDC multi-terminal systems (VSC-MTDC, for short) to improve transient stability, producing significant improvements. In those strategies, each VSC station of the MTDC system compares its frequency measurement with the average of the frequencies measured by all converter stations of the MTDC system (weighted-average frequency, WAF) in order to modulate its own P and Q injections. Hence, a communication system is required. This paper presents a detailed analysis of the impact of communication latency on the performance of those control strategies. The communication delays have been modelled using a Padé?s approximation and their impact on the performance of the control strategies have been assessed by means of time-domain simulation in PSS/E. The effect of the control strategies on transient stability has been quantified with the critical clearing time (CCT) of a set of faults. Results show that the control strategies analysed present good results for realistic values of communication delays.


Palabras clave: power systems; high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission; HVDC systems based on voltage source converters (VSC-HVDC); multi-terminal; transient stability; control strategies; communication latency


Energies. Volumen: 12 Numero: 19 Páginas: 3638-1-3638-32

Índice de impacto JCR y cuartil Scopus: JCR impact factor: 2.707 (2018)

Referencia DOI: DOI icon 10.3390/en12193638    

Publicado en papel: Octubre 2019. Publicado on-line: Septiembre 2019.



Cita:
J. Renedo, A. García-Cerrada, L. Rouco, L. Sigrist. Coordinated control in VSC-HVDC Multi- terminal systems to improve transient stability: the impact of communication latency. Energies. vol. 12, no. 19, pp. 3638-1-3638-32, Octubre 2019. [Online: Septiembre 2019]


    Líneas de investigación:
  • Estabilidad: estabilidad de gran perturbación, ajuste de protecciones de deslastre de cargas por frecuencia, control de la excitación, estabilidad de pequeña perturbación, ajuste de estabilizadores del sistema de potencia, identificación de modelos de reguladores
  • Electrónica de potencia
  • HVDC/FACTS

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