Grid Supporting VSCs in Power Systems with Varying Inertia and Short-Circuit Capacity

Georgios Misyris, Jeanne Anais Mermet Guyennet, Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, Johannes Tilman Gabriel Weckesser

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    Voltage Source Converters (VSCs) can offer various control strategies to enable realization of the vision of a “Global Grid”. With the increasing penetration of renewable energy sources, it is becoming more frequent for VSCs to be required to provide active and reactive power regulation. In this paper, a model of a grid-supporting VSC connected to a weak AC grid with low Short Circuit Capacity (SCC) and low inertia is presented. The impact of SCC and inertia is then illustrated by means of small-signal stability, H2 norm and large-disturbance analysis.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE PES PowerTech 2019
    Number of pages6
    Publication date2020
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-4722-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2020
    Event13th IEEE PowerTech Milano 2019: Leading innovation for energy transition - Bovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
    Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019
    Conference number: 13


    Conference13th IEEE PowerTech Milano 2019
    LocationBovisa Campus of Politecnico di Milano
    OtherPowerTech is the anchor conference of the IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) in Europe
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    • High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC)
    • Stability analysis
    • Grid-Supporting Voltage Source Converter
    • Weak AC grid
    • Varying inertia


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