Voltage stability analysis using a complete model of grid-connected voltage-source converters

Zhixiang Zou, Giampaolo Buticchi, Marco Liserre, Andreas Martin Kettner, Mario Paolone

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Due to the increasing popularity of renewable energies, a significant share of the power generation in future microgrids is expected to originate from converter-interfaced Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Traditionally, idealized device models are used to conduct grid stability studies. For instance, a DER interfaced via a Voltage-Source Converter (VSC) would be modeled as an ideal current or power source (depending on the control schemes), ignoring non-ideal behavior like the response of the converter synchronization. However, such a simplification may lead to misjudging the stability, in particular for weak microgrids. To address this issue, ZIP models of grid-interfaced VSCs, which take into account both the control scheme and the synchronization, are developed in this paper. The influence of the synchronization response on the stability of a weak microgrid system is demonstrated using a benchmark system simulated in MATLAB/Simulink. It is shown that the idealized models normally used for static stability analysis do underestimate the voltage stability issue in the investigated microgrid system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007370
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: 18 Sep 201622 Sep 2016

Publication series

NameECCE 2016 - IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, Proceedings

Conference

Conference2016 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition, ECCE 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMilwaukee
Period18/09/1622/09/16

Keywords

  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERs)
  • grid synchronization
  • grid-interfaced inverter control
  • microgrids
  • polynomial load model
  • voltage collapse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Optimization

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