Enhanced DC voltage control strategy for fault management of a VSC-HVDC connected offshore wind farm

Dimitrios Tzelepis, Anastasios Oulis Rousis, Adam Dysko, Campbell Booth

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This paper proposes a DC voltage control strategy for fault management taking into advantage the operation of the master controller located in the offshore AC substation platform. The issue resolved via the proposed controller relates to over-voltages caused in the HVDC links when the power transfer onshore is disrupted due to faults occurring at the AC side of the onshore grid. The control strategy presented in this paper proposes an effective way of maintaining the DC over-voltage within safety limits via reducing the connected wind farm power output. The operation of the aforementioned control strategy requires small computational power and no communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRPG 2016 International Conference on Renewable Power Generation
Place of PublicationStevenage
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2017
EventInternational Conference on Renewable Power Generation 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 21 Sep 201623 Sep 2016


ConferenceInternational Conference on Renewable Power Generation 2016
Abbreviated titleRPG 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
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  • DC voltage
  • fault ride through
  • offshore wind farms
  • permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG)
  • HVDC transmission

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