Enhancement of the stability of a distribution system through synchronous PV
Location: Boston, USA
Publication date: 2016-07-17
Published in: Power and Energy Society General Meeting 2016, Boston (USA) - PESGM 2016
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Local members

Jose Ignacio Candela

PhD. Senior Researcher. Project Responsible

Weiyi Zhang

Junior Researcher

External members

Antoni M. Cantarellas



Distributed renewable energy sources progressively gain importance in power systems, with which new challenges, but also new opportunities, arise. Therefore, it is necessary to analyze the interaction between this type of generators and the grid, and to study adequate control methods that allow small generating units to operate harmoniously within power systems and contribute to their control, stability, and reliability. In this paper, the stability of a distribution system with several renewable energy generators is studied, focusing on its ability to maintain power supply during a transmission blackout. The response of the distribution system after a sudden disconnection from the main network is simulated and analyzed, comparing the results obtained using a conventional control for the renewable generators with those of controllers that enable a synchronous interaction between these generators and the power system.