Virtual synchronous generator: An element of future grids

TV Van, K Visscher, J Diaz, V Karapanos, A Woyte, M Albu, J Bozelie, T Loix

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    The future power system integrated a large share of distributed generation (DG) may causes a reduction of the system rotational inertia, resulting in high frequency variations with any disturbances. An additional rotational inertia will be provided to the system if many DG units combined with relative small storage systems operate like virtual synchronous generators (VSG). This paper presents the demonstration approach for the VSGs in order to bring the VSG models developed in the laboratory into practice at two distribution test sites for both single- and three-phase applications. The results show promising results where changes in frequency and voltage are clearly counteracted by power flows from the VSG. In addition, VSG may provide a solution for hosting a large share of DG in future grids while maintaining system stability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe, 2010
    Editors s.n.
    Place of PublicationGothenburg, Sweden
    PublisherIEEE Society
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 ISGT Europe PES - Gothenburg, Sweden
    Duration: 11 Oct 201013 Oct 2010

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    Conference2010 ISGT Europe PES

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    • conference contrib. refereed
    • Conf.proc. > 3 pag


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