Investigation on Economic and Reliable Operation of Meshed MTDC/AC Grid as Impacted by Offshore Wind Farms

S. Q. Bu, W. Du, H. F. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Liu

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The influence of complementarity, balancing, connected grid and control of offshore wind power generation on the economic and reliable operation of hybrid multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) and AC power system is investigated in the paper. The variances of distribution curve of both transmission loss of AC/DC system and voltage of critical nodes assessed by cumulantbased method are used to demonstrate how the different complementarity conditions, generation balancing strategies, MTDC grid topologies and control schemes affects power system operation. In this paper, a study case of 16-generator 68-bus power system connected with three offshore wind farms is presented. The variance indices of transmission loss and voltage magnitude are calculated and then compared under different complementarity levels, active power balancing strategies, HVDC transmission systems and controls respectively. The analysis reveals that higher complementarity and multi-machine balancing strategy can effectively reduce system operational cost and enhance operational reliability. Compared to the point-to-point topology, the control pattern and parameter setting of multi-terminal topology are two key factors to determine its impact on system operation.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Early online date06 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2017


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