Generic Model of PEM Fuel Cells and Performance Analysis in Frequency Containment Period in Systems with Decreased Inertia

F. A. Alshehri, J. L.Rueda Torres, A. Perilla, B. W. Tuinema, M.A.M.M. Van Der Meijden, Peter Palensky, F. Gonzalez-Longatt

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Abstract

The increase in renewable energy sources in addition to the decrease in conventional synchronous generators is leading to significant challenges for the power system operators to maintain generation load balance and to manage the system's decreasing inertia. Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) fuel cells are characterised by high current density and fast power injection, which makes them ideal for frequency containment. This paper presents a generic model for PEM fuel cells developed in PowerFactory for frequency stability studies and provides an evaluation of its performance in a reduced-size dynamic model of the North Netherlands high voltage transmission network. The results show that the PEM fuel cell provides improved frequency response within the containment period when compared with synchronous generators for the same amount of support reserve.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 IEEE 28th International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE)
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherIEEE
Pages1810-1815
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-7281-3666-0
ISBN (Print)978-1-7281-3667-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event28th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2019 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 12 Jun 201914 Jun 2019

Conference

Conference28th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics, ISIE 2019
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period12/06/1914/06/19

Keywords

  • frequency response
  • fuel cells
  • power system stability
  • renewable energy sources

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