Large wind power plants (WPPs) can help to improve small signal stability by increasing the damping of electromechanical modes of oscillation. This can be done by adding a power system oscillation damping (POD) controller to the wind power plants, similar to power system stabilizer (PSS) controllers on conventional generation. Here two different design methods are evaluated for their suitability in producing a robust power system oscillation damping controller for wind power plants with full-load converter wind turbine generators (WTGs). Controllers are designed using classic PSS design and H∞ methods and the designed controllers evaluated on both performance and robustness. It is found that the choice of control signal has a large influence on the robustness of the controllers, and the best performance and robustness is found when the converter active power command is used as control signal. It is found that the classically designed controllers have fairly good robustness, but that H∞ controllers can provide better robustness.
Proceedings of the 47th Universities Power Engineering Conference, Upec'2012, 2012
H-infinity control; Power oscillation damping; Robustness; Wind power plant; Wind turbine
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47th Universities' Power Engineering Conference, 2012