Power hardware-in-the-loop setup for developing, analyzing and testing mode identification techniques and dynamic equivalent models

Eleftherios O. Kontis, Mazheruddin Hussain Syed, Efren Guillo Sansano, Theofilos A. Papadopoulos, Graeme Burt, Grigoris Papagiannis

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Abstract

During the last decades, a significant number of mode identification techniques and dynamic equivalent models have been proposed in the literature to analyze the dynamic properties of transmission grids and active distribution networks (ADNs). The majority of these methods are developed using the measurement-based approach, i.e., by exploiting dynamic responses acquired from phasor measurement units (PMUs). However, there is lack of a common framework in the literature for the performance evaluation of such methods under real field conditions. Aiming to address this gap, in this paper, a power hardware-in-the-loop setup is introduced to generate dynamic responses, suitable for the testing and validation of measurement-based mode identification techniques and dynamic equivalent models. The setup consists of a high voltage transmission grid, two medium voltage distribution grids as well as a low voltage ADN. Using this setup, several disturbances are emulated and the resulting dynamic responses are recorded using PMUs. The measurements are made available to other researchers through a public repository to act as benchmark responses for the evaluation of measurement-based methods.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jun 2019
Event13th IEEE PowerTech 2019 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 23 Jun 201926 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference13th IEEE PowerTech 2019
CountryItaly
CityMilano
Period23/06/1926/06/19

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Keywords

  • active distribution networks
  • dynamic equivalents
  • inter-area oscillations
  • system identification techniques
  • mode identification
  • power hardware-in-the-loop

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Kontis, E. O., Syed, M. H., Guillo Sansano, E., Papadopoulos, T. A., Burt, G., & Papagiannis, G. (2019). Power hardware-in-the-loop setup for developing, analyzing and testing mode identification techniques and dynamic equivalent models. Paper presented at 13th IEEE PowerTech 2019, Milano, Italy.