A novel approach for voltage control of multi-terminal DC grids with offshore wind farms
Location: Australia
Publication date: 2013-06-06
Published in: IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition Asia Downunder 2013, Melbourne (Australia) - ECCE Asia 2013
ref. DOI: 10.1109/ECCE-Asia.2013.6579223

Local members

Alvaro Luna

PhD. Senior Researcher.

Kumars Rouzbehi

Junior Researcher

External members

Miranian, A.



This paper proposes a novel control strategy in multi-terminal DC (MTDC) grids with offshore wind generation based on the idea of generalized voltage droop (GVD). In the proposed strategy, the GVD characteristics are assigned to the voltage-regulating converter station, enhancing their control maneuverability and enabling them to perform necessary DC voltage control and power sharing tasks. By adjusting the coefficients of the corresponding GVD characteristic, a converter station can be operated in three operating modes, namely (1) fixed active power control mode, (2) conventional voltage droop control mode or (3) fixed DC voltage control mode. Results of simulations on a test four-terminal DC grid including two offshore wind farm and two AC grids show the capabilities of the proposed control strategy. Moreover, simulation results confirmed stable operation of the GVD control in transition from one operating mode to another.


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