Power reduction coordinated scheme for wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC

Agustí Egea-Àlvarez, Mónica Aragüés-Peñalba, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)


This article introduces a novel power coordination method for the operation under restricted conditions of offshore wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC without the use of communications between converter stations. The proposed method consists of the coordination of the Dynamic Braking Resistor (DBR) located in the Grid Side Converter (GSC) and the wind power plant in order to maintain the DC voltage stability. The coordination is achieved by means of two droop controllers, one for the GSC-DBR and another one for the offshore wind power plant. These droop gains are selected to avoid limit cycles using the describing function approach. The proposed power coordination scheme is tested and verified by means of dynamic simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalRenewable Energy
Early online date16 Jan 2017
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017


  • power reduction methods
  • HVDC link
  • DBR coordination
  • offshore wind power plant
  • describing function
  • droop control

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Power reduction coordinated scheme for wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this