Test Methodology for Validation of Multi-Frequency Models of Renewable Energy Generators Using Small-Signal Perturbations

Behnam Nouri*, Lukasz Kocewiak, Shahil Shah, Przemyslaw Koralewicz, Vahan Gevorgian, Poul Sørensen

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Abstract

Providing trustworthy and accurate multi-frequency (or harmonic) models for Renewable Energy Generators (REG) is an ongoing challenge for harmonic studies. There have been effective attempts to propose and design a test device to validate the harmonic models, mainly based on shunt current perturbations. However, using additional devices for perturbations is costly for converter-based test sites. This paper provides the test specifications to extend the application of the grid emulators for voltage perturbations and appropriate harmonic model validation. Besides, the effects of the sequence couplings, initial emissions, and power set-points on the test results have been overlooked in the literature. Considering these effects, this paper proposes a generic test methodology to obtain more accurate models in the sequence domain. The experimental verification of the proposed methodology is demonstrated using a 7 MVA grid emulator for testing of a 2 MVA photo-voltaic converter and a 2 MVA Type 3 wind turbine. This way, the test challenges, specifications, and recommendations are presented using the MW-scale experiments on different REGs. Furthermore, the effects of sequence couplings and initial emissions on the calculation results are investigated and compared. The proposed methodology is applicable for harmonic model validation as well as empirical modelling.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIET Control Theory and Applications
Number of pages10
ISSN1751-8644
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

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