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 journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
JournalRenewable Energy
Volume107
Early online date16 Jan 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2017

Fingerprint

Wind power
Power plants
Braking
Resistors
Describing functions
Voltage control
Controllers
Communication
Computer simulation

Keywords

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

Cite this

Egea-Àlvarez, Agustí ; Aragüés-Peñalba, Mónica ; Prieto-Araujo, Eduardo ; Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol. / Power reduction coordinated scheme for wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC. In: Renewable Energy. 2017 ; Vol. 107. pp. 1-13.
@article{c5b8e483e1d547a7b746286ba8cec557,
title = "Power reduction coordinated scheme for wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC",
abstract = "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.",
keywords = "power reduction methods, HVDC link, DBR coordination, offshore wind power plant, describing function, droop control",
author = "Agust{\'i} Egea-{\`A}lvarez and M{\'o}nica Arag{\"u}{\'e}s-Pe{\~n}alba and Eduardo Prieto-Araujo and Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt",
year = "2017",
month = "7",
day = "31",
doi = "10.1016/j.renene.2017.01.027",
language = "English",
volume = "107",
pages = "1--13",
journal = "Renewable Energy",
issn = "0960-1481",

}

Power reduction coordinated scheme for wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC. / Egea-Àlvarez, Agustí; Aragüés-Peñalba, Mónica; Prieto-Araujo, Eduardo; Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol.

In: Renewable Energy, Vol. 107, 31.07.2017, p. 1-13.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Power reduction coordinated scheme for wind power plants connected with VSC-HVDC

AU - Egea-Àlvarez, Agustí

AU - Aragüés-Peñalba, Mónica

AU - Prieto-Araujo, Eduardo

AU - Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol

PY - 2017/7/31

Y1 - 2017/7/31

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - power reduction methods

KW - HVDC link

KW - DBR coordination

KW - offshore wind power plant

KW - describing function

KW - droop control

UR - https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/renewable-energy

U2 - 10.1016/j.renene.2017.01.027

DO - 10.1016/j.renene.2017.01.027

M3 - Article

VL - 107

SP - 1

EP - 13

JO - Renewable Energy

T2 - Renewable Energy

JF - Renewable Energy

SN - 0960-1481

ER -