Electromechanical design of synchronous power controller in grid integration of renewable power converters to support dynamic stability

Mostafa Abdollahi, Jose Ignacio Candela, Andres Tarraso, Mohamed Atef Elsaharty , Elyas Rakhshani

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Abstract

Nowadays, modern power converters installed in renewable power plants can provide flexible electromechanical characteristics that rely on the developed control technologies such as Synchronous Power Controller (SPC). Since high renewable penetrated power grids result in a low-inertia system, this electromechanical characteristic provides support to the dynamic stability of active power and frequency in the power generation area. This goal can be achieved through the proper tuning of virtual electromechanical parameters that are embedded in the control layers of power converters. In this paper, a novel mathematical pattern and strategy have been proposed to adjust dynamic parameters in Renewable Static Synchronous Generators controlled by SPC (RSSGSPC). A detailed dynamic modeling was obtained for a feasible design of virtual damping coefficient and virtual moment of inertia in the electrometrical control layer of RSSG-SPC’s power converters. Mathematical solutions, modal analysis outcomes, time-domain simulation results, and real-time validations of the test in IEEE-14B benchmark confirm that the proposed method is an effective procedure for the dynamic design of RSSG-SPC to provide these dynamic stability supports in grid connection.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2115
Pages (from-to)1-31
Number of pages31
JournalEnergies
Volume14
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Dynamic stability
  • Renewables grid connection
  • Small signal modelling
  • Synchronous power controller
  • Virtual damping
  • Virtual inertia

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