Research Output per year
systems has demanded changes in the way the grid is managed. If the aforementioned issues are not considered, local instability can lead to system-wide instability. One possible solution for the majority of these issues is to change the control logic of the converter, modifying it from the standard vectorial output current theory (DQCl control) to one where the traditional synchronous generator is emulated. These solutions are based within the so called Virtual Synchronous Machine or VSM algorithms. Among them, the so-called Virtual Synchronous Machine Zero Inertia (VSM0H) has been implemented in this paper. Due to its simplicity and efficacy, it has been chosen for experimental testing and analysis. The process to implement the VSM0H algorithm in the lab will be explained; with particular emphasis in the connection process since, with the VSM0H algorithm, the converter becomes a true voltage source, and this procedure can be particularly challenging. An explanation of the blocks added to provide this soft connection will be explained. Additionally, another experiment showing the behavior of the system against changes in the power references will be shown.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 1 Dec 2017|
|Event||2018 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies North America - Washington, DC, United States|
Duration: 19 Feb 2018 → 22 Feb 2018
|Conference||2018 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies North America|
|Period||19/02/18 → 22/02/18|
- virtual synchronous machine (VSM)
Analysis and Practical Assessment of Converter-Dominated Power Systems: Stability Constraints, Dynamic Performance and Power QualityReguera Castillo, L., 21 Sep 2018, Glasgow: University of Strathclyde. 192 p.
Research output: Thesis › Doctoral Thesis
Stability challenges & solutions for power systems operating close to 100% penetration of power electronic interfaced power sources: exchange of experience between hybrid and major power systemsUrdal, H., Ierna, R. & Roscoe, A. J., 8 May 2018. 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
Demonstration of sustained and useful converter responses during balanced and unbalanced faults in microgridsRoscoe, A., Jackson, G., Elders, I., McCarthy, J. & Burt, G., 18 Oct 2012, Electrical systems for aircraft, railway and ship propulsion (ESARS), 2012. Proceedings. Piscataway, N.J.: IEEE, 6 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution book