Power-angle modulation controller to support transient stability of power systems dominated by power electronic interfacedwind generation

Arcadio Perilla*, José Luis Rueda Torres, Stelios Papadakis, Elyas Rakhshani, Mart van der Meijden, Francisco Gonzalez-Longatt

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During the last few years, electric power systems have undergone a widespread shift from conventional fossil-based generation toward renewable energy-based generation. Variable speed wind generators utilizing full-scale power electronics converters are becoming the preferred technology among other types of renewable-based generation, due to the high flexibility to implement different control functions that can support the stabilization of electrical power systems. This paper presents a fundamental study on the enhancement of transient stability in electrical power systems with increasing high share (i.e., above 50%) of power electronic interfaced generation. The wind generator type IV is taken as a representative form of power electronic interfaced generation, and the goal is to investigate how to mitigate the magnitude of the first swing while enhancing the damping of rotor angle oscillations triggered by major electrical disturbances. To perform such mitigation, this paper proposes a power-angle modulation (PAM) controller to adjust the post-fault active power response of the wind generator type IV, after a large disturbance occurs in the system. Based on a small size system, the PAM concept is introduced. The study is performed upon time-domain simulations and analytical formulations of the power transfer equations. Additionally, the IEEE 9 BUS system and the test model of Great Britain's system are used to further investigate the performance of the PAM controller in a multi-machine context, as well as to perform a comparative assessment of the effect of different fault locations, and the necessary wind generators that should be equipped with PAM controllers.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberen13123178
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • MIGRATE H2020 Project
  • Renewable energy
  • Transient stability
  • Wind generator type IV


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