Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio

Jundi Jia, Guangya Yang, Arne Hejde Nielsen, Peter Weinreich-Jensen, Eduard Muljadi, Vahan Gevorgian

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Abstract

With converter-based renewable energy sources increasingly integrated into power systems and conventional power plants gradually phased out, future power systems will experience reduced short circuit strength. The deployment of synchronous condensers can serve as a potential solution. This paper presents an optimal synchronous condenser allocation method for improving system short circuit ratio at converter point of common coupling using a modified short circuit analysis approach. The total cost of installing new synchronous condensers is minimized while the system short circuit ratios are maintained above a certain level. The presented method is implemented on the simplified western Danish power system for a future scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems
Number of pages5
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2018
Article numberPaper 49
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6457-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems - Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 23 Apr 201825 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems
LocationKitakyushu International Conference Center
CountryJapan
CityKitakyushu
Period23/04/201825/04/2018

Keywords

  • Voltage source converter
  • Fault analysis
  • Short circuit ratio
  • Synchronous condenser

Cite this

Jia, J., Yang, G., Nielsen, A. H., Weinreich-Jensen, P., Muljadi, E., & Gevorgian, V. (2018). Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio. In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems [Paper 49] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/EPECS.2018.8443358