• Nikolaj Stig Stoltenborg
4. term, Energy Engineering, Master (Master Programme)
The instantaneous penetration level of RES is expected to increase in the future. This is expected to raise new power system stability challenges, as conventional SGs will be replaced with converter based power sources. The grid-forming converter (GFC) control concept is anticipated to possess the required capabilities to overcome the expected power system challenges. This project investigates the characteristics of GFCs, together with the considerations of applying GFC control to WTGs. A dynamic RMS model is developed in DIgSILENT PowerFactory to represent an aggregated wind farm with GFC control. The developed GF model is utilised to investigate power system support offered by a wind farm operating in GF mode. The GF model was compared to a conventional SG and an aggregated wind farm model. It was found that the GF model could offer similar system support compared to an SG. However, converter based grid-forming units have unlike SGs a strict operation boundary owing to hardware limitations. Moreover, it was found that the GF model could outperform SGs in some areas, as a converter based grid-forming units have more extensive parameter design freedom compared to conventional SGs.
SpecialisationElectric Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering
LanguageEnglish
Publication date28 May 2020
Number of pages72
External collaboratorSiemens Gamesa Renewable Energy
Thyge Knueppel Thyge.Knueppel@siemensgamesa.com
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