Real time simulation of a power system with VSG hardware in the loop

V Karapanos, SWH de Haan, KH Zwetsloot

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The method to investigate the interaction between a Virtual Synchronous Generator (VSG) and a power system is presented here. A VSG is a power-electronics based device that emulates the rotational inertia of synchronous generators. The development of such a device started in a pure simulation environment and extends to the practical realization of a VSG. Investigating the interaction between a VSG and a power system is a problem, as a power system cannot be manipulated without disturbing customers. By replacing the power system with a real time simulated one, this problem can be solved. The VSG then interacts with the simulated power system through a power interface. The advantages of such a laboratory test-setup are numerous and should prove beneficial to the further development of the VSG concept.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Annual Conference on IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2011
EditorsX Yu, T Dillon, Y Ibrahim, E Chang
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
PublisherIEEE Society
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-61284-969-0
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event37th IEEE IECON 2011 - Piscataway, NJ, USA
Duration: 7 Nov 201111 Nov 2011

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Conference37th IEEE IECON 2011


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