A New Virtual Inductance Control Method for Frequency Stabilization of Grid Forming Virtual Synchronous Generators

Yaqian Yang, Jiazhu Xu, Chang Li, Weiming Zhang, Qiuwei Wu, Ming Wen, Frede Blaabjerg

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    Frequency stabilization is the premise of guaranteeing grid-friendly integration of virtual synchronous generator (VSG). Based on that premise, this study, focused on frequency stability, establishes the small signal model of grid-forming VSG system. At first, the mechanism of frequency oscillation occurring in system of active- and reactive-power coupling is analyzed by the defined feedback effect factor (FEF) in this study. Besides, a new dynamic model is established for identifying dynamic interaction of voltage magnitudes and frequency by means of feedback effect. The analytical results of established models agree with that of eigenvalue analysis. Furthermore, a new virtual inductance control strategy is proposed to mitigate the unstable oscillation of frequency and powers, enhance damping performance, and improve stability margins. Unlike the conventional virtual inductance control, which is reliable on dual-loop control framework, the proposed virtual inductance control in this study is based on principle of energy conservation and can be applicable for the grid-forming inverter without inner dual-loop control structure. Finally, the proposed modeling as well as virtual inductance control method is experimentally verified.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)441-451
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


    • Virtual synchronous generator (VSG)
    • Feedback effect, frequency stabilization
    • Rate of change of frequency (RoCoF)
    • Frequency offset (FO)
    • Virtual inductance control


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