Optimum voltage control for loss minimization in HVDC multi-terminal transmission systems for large offshore wind farms

Mònica Aragüés-Peñalba, Agustí Egea-Àlvarez, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt, Andreas Sumper

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Abstract

An optimal power flow based control scheme is proposed in order to minimize the losses in multi-terminal HVDC systems for large offshore wind power plants. The scheme optimizes system power flows while delivering the generated wind power to the terrestrial AC grid (or grids). The proposed scheme is compared to droop control schemes in two case studies in order to illustrate the power loss reduction achieved. Dynamic simulations have been provided in order to show the dynamic behavior of both the controller and the robust operation for wind speed changes and when a communication fault occurs.

LanguageEnglish
Pages54-63
Number of pages10
JournalElectric Power Systems Research
Volume89
Early online date20 Mar 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2012

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Offshore wind farms
Voltage control
Wind power
Power plants
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Communication
Computer simulation

Keywords

  • droop
  • HVDC transmission
  • multiterminal HVDC
  • offshore wind farms
  • optimization

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