Fundamental study on the influence of dynamic load and distributed energy resources on power system short-term voltage stability

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Abstract

The number of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and dynamic loads is increasing rapidly in modern power systems. Their aggregated effects on power grid dynamics are, however, still insufficiently explored. It is expected that distribution-transmission interactions will be more pronounced in the future, resulting in a stronger need to analyse such effects. One of the emerging issues in modern systems’ distribution-transmission interactions is short-term voltage stability (STVS), which at present receives relatively low attention among the researchers. This paper utilizes advanced load and DER models in a large-system study, intending to determine the relationship between various distribution system specifics and the bulk power system STVS. Based on a developed heuristic method that generates a big data set by performing an extensive number of simulations, it is shown how the dynamic load and DER interact with each other in terms of STVS, and what load and DER amounts and types are beneficial or detrimental to modern systems. The study improves the understanding of modern distribution-transmission interactions related to STVS and emphasizes the importance of more accurate future modelling and analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Article number107141
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Volume131
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • DER
  • Dynamic load
  • Fault ride-through capability
  • Short-term voltage stability

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