Parameter Constraints for Virtual Synchronous Generator Considering Stability

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Title: Parameter Constraints for Virtual Synchronous Generator Considering Stability
Authors: Chen, JunruO'Donnell, Terence
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Date: May-2019
Online since: 2020-08-18T15:23:33Z
Abstract: A virtual synchronous generator (VSG) control for converters has been proposed as a method to provide virtual inertia from power electronics connected generation and storage. Most works to date have analyzed VSG control under the assumption that the VSG dynamics are much slower than that the converter. This work shows that when converter and line dynamics are taken into account, the virtual inertia and damping settings are constrained by stability considerations. These conditions for stability are analyzed based on a simple transfer function approach. It is shown that for the VSG to be stable and validly approximated by a second-order system, the ratio of damping to virtual inertia is a key parameter. This letter quantifies how these VSG parameters are constrained by stability. The transfer function analysis is validated using full switching model simulations of stable and unstable cases.
Funding Details: Science Foundation Ireland
metadata.dc.description.othersponsorship: ESIPP UCD
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: IEEE
Journal: IEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Volume: 34
Issue: 3
Start page: 2479
End page: 2481
Copyright (published version): 2019 IEEE
Keywords: Resonant frequencyPower system stabilityFrequency synchronizationImpedanceDampingTransfer functionsStability analysis
DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2019.2896853
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Electrical and Electronic Engineering Research Collection

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