Supplementary control (SC) technology is widely leveraged by power supply companies in active distribution networks (ADNs) to improve their stability and dynamic characteristics. Yet, the existed SCs are generally implemented from inside the converter controllers of distributed generators (DGs) or active loads, so there is a need to redesign the internal physical structure of the existing controller, resulting in the increasing work amount of assembling and workability. This paper studies the specific R & D process of a novel external coupling type SC (ECSC), which is based upon current source injection (CSI-ECSC) for improving the dynamic characteristics of ADN. The SC current signals are coupled to the current sampling loop from outside the converter controller. And the employment of the existing current sample makes it unnecessary to redesign the internal physical structure of the existing controller. As a result, the SC assembling is simplified and its workability is improved. In this paper, a detailed exemplary ADN with direct-drive permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) is firstly set up in math for full eigenvalue analysis. Then, the CSI-ECSC is designed with its control loop, interface circuit, and parameter setting. Furthermore, by using PSCAD/EMTDC, groups of case studies are conducted in ADNs where photovoltaics (PVs) and energy storage (ES) are included. Finally, the real-time hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) testing validates the functionality of the realized CSI-ECSC in RTDS.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
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- Active distribution network
- Converter controller
- Eigenvalue analysis
- Hardware in the loop
- Supplementary control