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Title: Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio

Abstract

With converter-based renewable energy sources increasingly integrated into power systems and conventional power plants gradually phased out, future power systems will experience reduced short circuit strength. The deployment of synchronous condensers can serve as a potential solution. This paper presents an optimal synchronous condenser allocation method for improving system short circuit ratio at converter point of common coupling using a modified short circuit analysis approach. The total cost of installing new synchronous condensers is minimized while the system short circuit ratios are maintained above a certain level. The presented method is implemented on the simplified western Danish power system for a future scenario.

Authors:
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  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Technical University of Denmark
  3. Siemens A/S
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1476872
Report Number(s):
NREL/CP-5D00-72560
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at the 2018 5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems (EPECS), 23-25 April 2018, Kitakyushu, Japan
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; voltage source converter; fault analysis; short circuit ratio; synchronous condenser

Citation Formats

Gevorgian, Vahan, Muljadi, Eduard, Jia, Jundi, Yang, Guangya, Nielsen, Arne Hejde, and Weinreich-Jensen, Peter. Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1109/EPECS.2018.8443358.
Gevorgian, Vahan, Muljadi, Eduard, Jia, Jundi, Yang, Guangya, Nielsen, Arne Hejde, & Weinreich-Jensen, Peter. Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio. United States. doi:10.1109/EPECS.2018.8443358.
Gevorgian, Vahan, Muljadi, Eduard, Jia, Jundi, Yang, Guangya, Nielsen, Arne Hejde, and Weinreich-Jensen, Peter. Thu . "Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio". United States. doi:10.1109/EPECS.2018.8443358.
@article{osti_1476872,
title = {Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio},
author = {Gevorgian, Vahan and Muljadi, Eduard and Jia, Jundi and Yang, Guangya and Nielsen, Arne Hejde and Weinreich-Jensen, Peter},
abstractNote = {With converter-based renewable energy sources increasingly integrated into power systems and conventional power plants gradually phased out, future power systems will experience reduced short circuit strength. The deployment of synchronous condensers can serve as a potential solution. This paper presents an optimal synchronous condenser allocation method for improving system short circuit ratio at converter point of common coupling using a modified short circuit analysis approach. The total cost of installing new synchronous condensers is minimized while the system short circuit ratios are maintained above a certain level. The presented method is implemented on the simplified western Danish power system for a future scenario.},
doi = {10.1109/EPECS.2018.8443358},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {8}
}

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