Black Start by HVdc-connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

Jayachandra Naidu Sakamuri, Ömer Göksu, Ali Bidadfar, Oscar Saborío-Romano, Anubhav Jain, Nicolaos Antonio Cutululis

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The current practice of power system restoration mainly relies on conventional power plants, which can provide black start in case of a black out using fossil fuels. HVdcconnected offshore wind power plants can, on the other hand, provide fast and environmentally friendly solutions for power system restoration, once their state of the art wind turbines are equipped with the grid-forming capability. In this paper, the background and existing solutions for wind turbine and wind power plant self-energization and onshore grid black start are presented, together with simulation results of an offshore wind power plant sequentially energizing the offshore ac network, offshore HVdc terminal, HVdc link, onshore HVdc terminal, and onshore ac terminal and load.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society
Number of pages6
Publication date2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4878-6
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019) - Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 14 Oct 201917 Oct 2019
Conference number: 45


Conference45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019)
LocationLisbon Congress Center
Internet address
SeriesIecon 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society


  • Black start
  • Energization
  • Grid-forming wind turbine control
  • HVdc transmission
  • Offshore wind energy integration


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