Control strategies of VSC-HVDC transmission system for wind power integration to meet GB grid code requirements

Giddani Osman Addalan Kalcon, Grain Philip Adam, Olimpo Anaya-Lara, Graeme Burt, Kwok Lo

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Abstract

This paper presents control strategies for a DC transmission system connecting onshore/offshore wind farms to the power network. These control strategies aim to allow the VSC-HVDC transmission system to meet the Great Britain (GB) Grid Code regarding frequency support, voltage/or reactive power support and Fault Ride-Through capability. This paper utilizes the kinetic energy of the wind turbine generators and the energy stored in the DC link capacitors of wind farm side converter to provide short to medium term frequency support to the AC network. The grid side converter is used to provide reactive power/or voltage support to the AC network during AC faults which cause voltage dips as low as 0.15pu (retained voltage). A reduced network model of Scotland and England has been implemented in Matlab/Simulink to assess control performance. Key results are presented and discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics Electrical Drives Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM)
PublisherIEEE
Pages385 - 390
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424449866
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Event2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics Electrical Drives Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM) - Pisa, Italy
Duration: 14 Jun 201016 Jun 2010

Conference

Conference2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics Electrical Drives Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM)
CountryItaly
CityPisa
Period14/06/1016/06/10

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Keywords

  • control systems
  • converters
  • offshore installations
  • power grids
  • grid code compliance

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Kalcon, G. O. A., Adam, G. P., Anaya-Lara, O., Burt, G., & Lo, K. (2010). Control strategies of VSC-HVDC transmission system for wind power integration to meet GB grid code requirements. In Proceedings of the 2010 International Symposium on Power Electronics Electrical Drives Automation and Motion (SPEEDAM) (pp. 385 - 390). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPEEDAM.2010.5542237