Analysis of a power factor regulation strategy for an embedded point-To-point MMC-HVDC system

A. Perilla*, J.L. Rueda Torres, M.A.M.M. van der Meijden, Alex Alefragkis, Anna M. Lindefelt

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This paper presents a strategy for regulation of power factor in an embedded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system based on modular multilevel converter (MMC) technology. Field reported in existing literature are taken as a reference for qualitative assessment of the performance of the proposed strategy. The implication of adding such a type of control mode in an MMC-HVDC system is determined through software experiments performed in DIgSILENT PowerFactory. The results reveal that the power factor can be effectively controlled by an MMC-HVDC link within its power rating limits, even in the case of changes of the active power reference.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE International Energy Conference, ENERGYCON 2018
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3669-5
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventENERGYCON 2018: 5th IEEE International Energy Conference - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 3 Jun 20187 Jun 2018
Conference number: 5


ConferenceENERGYCON 2018
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  • DIgSILENT PowerFactory
  • High-voltage direct current
  • Modular multilevel converter
  • Power factor


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