A VSC-HVDC (Voltage Source Converter – High Voltage Direct Current) dynamic model with a set of control strategies is developed in DIgSILENT Power-Factory with the objective of analyzing the converter’s operating capability for grid support during grid faults. The investigation is carried out based on a 165 MW offshore wind farm with induction generators and a Low Voltage Ride-Through solution of the offshore wind turbines and Static Voltage Compensator units in the point of connection with a grid represented by a reduced four-generator power grid model. VSC-HVDC promises to be a reliable alternative solution for interconnection with off-shore wind farms as they become larger, with a higher installed power capacity, increased number of wind turbines, and geographically situated at larger distances from suitable connection points in the transmission grids.
9th Iet International Conference on Ac and Dc Power Transmission, 2011, p. 1-4
Voltage control; Grid support; Offshore wind farms; VSC-HVDC
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9th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission : Proceedings of a meeting held 19-21 October 2010, London, UK.