Power electronics options for large wind farm integration: VSC-based HVDC transmission

Lie Xu, Liangzhong Yao, Christian Sasse

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This paper describes the use of voltage source converter based HVDC transmission (VSC transmission) system for grid integration of large wind farms over long distance. The wind farms can be based on either doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) or fixed speed induction generator (FSIG). The paper describes the operation principles and control strategies of the proposed system. Automatic power balancing during network AC fault is achieved without communication between the two converters. PSCAD/EMTDC simulations are presented to demonstrate the robust performance and to validate the proposed system during various operating conditions such as variations of generation and AC fault conditions. The proposed VSC transmission system has technical and economic advantages over a conventional AC connection for integrating large wind farms over long distance

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2006 IEEE/PES power systems conference and exposition proceedings
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781424401772
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006
Event Power Systems Conference and Exposition - Atlanta, United States
Duration: 29 Oct 20061 Nov 2006


Conference Power Systems Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • wind farms
  • electrical engineering
  • power electronics
  • wind farm integration
  • vsc-based
  • hvdc transmission
  • communication system control
  • control systems
  • asynchronous generators


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