Harmonic stability of VSC connected Low Frequency AC offshore transmission with long HVAC cables

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Title: Harmonic stability of VSC connected Low Frequency AC offshore transmission with long HVAC cables
Authors: Ruddy, Jonathan
Chen, Junru
Meere, Ronan
O'Loughlin, Cathal
O’Donnell, Terence Martin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/10451
Date: Sep-2018
Online since: 2019-05-15T08:05:26Z
Abstract: Low Frequency AC (LFAC) transmission has been proposed as an alternative to HVDC transmission for the integration of offshore wind. The LFAC offshore grid as a fully power electronic grid with a long HVAC cable provides significant challenges to harmonic stability. This paper presents an impedance based stability analysis to determine the stability of the power electronic offshore system across the harmonic frequency range. The stability analysis is introduced and applied to the LFAC system. The impact of different current and voltage control bandwidths and component sizes on the dynamic impedance of the converters is then examined and their impact on harmonic stability of the LFAC grid is determined. It is found that detailed knowledge of the control parameters and the ability to tune the bandwidths can mitigate significant harmonic instability with the presence of a long HVAC cable. Three phase simulations are then used to validated the impedance based stability technique.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Elsevier
Journal: Electric Power Systems Research
Volume: 162
Start page: 220
End page: 232
Copyright (published version): 2018 Elsevier
Keywords: Low Frequency ACImpedance measurementHarmonic stability
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsr.2018.05.017
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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