Novel Energisation Method for Offshore Wind Farms Connected to HVdc via Diode Rectifiers

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

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Abstract

Recently put forward as a feasible alternative for connecting OWFs to HVdc networks, diode rectifiers (DRs) have elicited growing interest from both academia and industry. Energisation of such OWFs is, however, not straightforward. The present study constitutes a proof of concept for the application of a novel energisation method to the case of an OWF connected to HVdc via DRs. The proposed method provides a robust and reliable alternative with minimal additional hardware, i.e. short additional dc cables connecting the dc bus bar of the energising WT to the HVdc link, and corresponding dc disconnectors at the cable terminals and at the DR dc terminals. This can be easily extended to more WTs in the OWF, increasing reliability by providing redundancy. The simulation results indicate that the proposed method is a suitable alternative for energising OWFs connected to HVdc via DRs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019)
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2020
Pages4837-4841
Article numberLD-026611
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-7281-4878-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
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
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Conference

Conference45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019)
Number45
LocationLisbon Congress Center
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period14/10/201917/10/2019
Internet address
SeriesIecon 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society
ISSN2577-1647

Keywords

  • Diode-rectifier-based HVdc transmission
  • Energisation
  • Grid-forming wind turbine control
  • Offshore wind energy integration

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Saborío-Romano, O., Bidadfar, A., Sakamuri, J. N., Göksu, Ö., & Cutululis, N. A. (2020). Novel Energisation Method for Offshore Wind Farms Connected to HVdc via Diode Rectifiers. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2019) (pp. 4837-4841). [LD-026611] IEEE. Iecon 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the Ieee Industrial Electronics Society https://doi.org/10.36227/techrxiv.10002782.v1, https://doi.org/10.1109/IECON.2019.8927580