Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy

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List of Papers (Total 311)

Aggregated impact of allowance allocation and power dispatching on emission reduction

Climate change has become one of the most important issues for the sustainable development of social well-being. China has made great efforts in reducing CO2 emissions and promoting clean energy. Pilot Emission Trading Systems (ETSs) have been launched in two provinces and five cities in China, and a national level ETS will be implemented in the third quarter of 2017, with ...

Parallel power system restoration planning using heuristic initialization and discrete evolutionary programming

This paper proposes a sectionalizing planning for parallel power system restoration after a complete system blackout. Parallel restoration is conducted in order to reduce the total restoration process time. Physical and operation knowledge of the system, operating personnel experience, and computer simulation are combined in this planning to improve the system restoration and serve ...

Interaction analysis between induction motor loads and STATCOM in weak grid using induction machine model

Static synchronous compensators (STATCOM) can be used as a reactive power compensation for induction motor (IM) loads due to its effective control and good compensation. Terminal voltage control (TVC) in a STATCOM has a great influence on voltage dynamics which is a significant concern in a system with many IM loads. This paper investigates the interaction between IM loads and TVC ...

Wind-integration benefits of controlled plug-in electric vehicle charging

Flexibility in plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging can reduce the ancillary cost effects of wind variability and uncertainty on electric power systems. In this paper, we study these benefits of PEV charging, demonstrating that controlled PEV charging can reduce costs associated with wind uncertainty and variability. Interestingly, we show that the system does not require ...

Dual-stage constructed random graph algorithm to generate random graphs featuring the same topological characteristics with power grids

It is a common practice to simulate some historical or test systems to validate the efficiency of new methods or concepts. However, there are only a small number of existing power system test cases, and validation and evaluation results, obtained using such a limited number of test cases, may not be deemed sufficient or convincing. In order to provide more available test cases, a ...

Stability analysis of digitally controlled dual active bridge converters

The dual active bridge (DAB) converters are widely used in the energy storage equipment and the distributed power systems. However, the existence of switching nonlinearity and control delay can cause serious stability problem to the DAB converters. Thus, this paper, studies the stability of a digitally controlled DAB converter with an output voltage closed loop controller. Firstly, ...

Phillips-Heffron model for current-controlled power electronic generation unit

This paper presents a Phillips-Heffron model for the generation unit with current-controlled (CC) voltage source converter (VSC) as the interface. A concept of current angle is put forward for the CC-VSC, and the relationship between the current angle and the power angle is also quantified. Based on the current angle, a Phillips-Heffron model is established for the generation unit ...

Control scheme of hexagonal modular multilevel direct converter for offshore wind power integration via fractional frequency transmission system

A fractional frequency transmission system (FFTS) is a promising solution to offshore wind power integration, for which the hexagonal modular multilevel converter (Hexverter) is an attractive choice for power conversion. The Hexverter has recently been proposed to directly connect two three-phase systems of different frequencies and voltage amplitudes, with only six branches in the ...

Optimal allocation of hybrid energy storage for microgrids based on multi-attribute utility theory

To satisfy the requirements of high energy density, high power density, quick response and long lifespan for energy storage systems (ESSs), hybrid energy storage systems (HESSs) have been investigated for their complementary characteristics of ‘high energy density components’ and ‘high power density components’. To optimize HESS combinations, related indices such as annual cost, ...

A coordinated consistency voltage stability control method of active distribution grid

The presence of distributed generators (DGs) with high penetration poses new challenges in the management and operation of electrical grids. Due to the local character of DGs, they could in principle be used in emergency situations to prevent a voltage instability event of the grid. In this paper, a certain method is proposed to coordinate the operation of virtual power plant (VPP) ...

Overview of power electronics technology and applications in power generation transmission and distribution

The main objective of this paper is three-fold. First, to provide an overview of the current status of the power electronics technology, one of the key actors in the upcoming smart grid paradigm enabling maximum power throughputs and near-instantaneous control of voltages and currents in all links of the power system chain. Second, to provide a bridge between the power systems and ...

Frequency domain based DC fault analysis for bipolar HVDC grids

This paper proposes a frequency domain based methodology to analyse the influence of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) configurations and system parameters on the travelling wave behaviour during a DC fault. The method allows us to gain deeper understanding of these influencing parameters. In the literature, the majority of DC protection algorithms essentially use the first ...

Multi-terminal DC grids: challenges and prospects

A few multi-terminal direct current (MTDC) systems are in operation around the world today. However, MTDC grids overlaying their AC counterpart might a reality in a near future. The main drivers for constructing such direct current grids are the large-scale integration of remote renewable energy resources into the existing alternative current (AC) grids, and the promotion and ...

High step-up quasi-Z-source DC–DC converters with single switched capacitor branch

Aiming to integrate the respective merits of the switched-capacitor converter and the quasi-Z-source converter. An novel high step-up quasi-Z-source DC–DC converter with a single switched-capacitor branch is proposed. Compared to other high boost DC–DC converters, the proposed converter can provide higher output voltage gain, lower current stress across the switches, and lower ...

Decentralized control of two DC microgrids interconnected with tie-line

This paper examines the interconnection of two DC microgrids (MGs) with tie-line. The voltages at respective MG buses are controlled to manage the power flow across the tie-line. Formation of such a DC MG cluster ensures higher reliability of power supply and flexibility to manage distributed energy resources and loads in the system. Two MGs consist of photovoltaic and battery ...

Comprehensive control for unified power quality conditioners

This paper presents a comprehensive control strategy for unified power quality conditioners (UPQCs) to compensate for both voltage and current quality problems. The controllers for the series and shunt components of the UPQC are, equally, divided into three blocks: ① main controller, which deals with the fundamental-frequency issues such as active and reactive power flow; ② ...

Optimized and coordinated model predictive control scheme for DFIGs with DC-based converter system

This paper proposes an optimized and coordinated model predictive control (MPC) scheme for doubly-fed induction generators (DFIGs) with DC-based converter system to improve the efficiency and dynamic performance in DC grids. In this configuration, the stator and rotor of the DFIG are connected to the DC bus via voltage source converters, namely, a rotor side converter (RSC) and a ...

Stability of LCL-filtered grid-connected inverters with capacitor current feedback active damping considering controller time delays

This paper investigates the stability of LCL-filtered grid-connected inverters with capacitor current feedback (CCF) active damping. The impact of time delays in the digital controller on active damping and its equivalent virtual impedance is analyzed. The inherent relationship between these time delays and stability is illustrated. Specially, a critical value of the CCF active ...

Impact of phase-locked loop on stability of active damped LCL-filter-based grid-connected inverters with capacitor voltage feedback

Active damped LCL-filter-based inverters have been widely used for grid-connected distributed generation (DG) systems. In weak grids, however, the phase-locked loop (PLL) dynamics may detrimentally affect the stability of grid-connected inverters due to interaction between the PLL and the controller. In order to solve the problem, the impact of PLL dynamics on small-signal ...

Optimized damping for LCL filters in three-phase voltage source inverters coupled by power grid

The application of LCL filters has become popular for inverters connected to the power grid due to their advantages in harmonic current reductions. However, the power grid in a distribution system is non-ideal, presenting itself as a voltage source with significant impedance. This means that an inverter using an LCL filter may interact with other grid-connected inverters via the ...

Neutral-point-clamped hybrid multilevel converter with DC fault blocking capability for medium-voltage DC transmission

This paper proposes a novel hybrid multilevel converter with DC fault-blocking capability, i.e., the neutral-point clamped hybrid multilevel converter (NHMC). By employing two types of unipolar full-bridge submodules along with director switches, which are composed of series-connected insulated-gate bipolar transistors, the NHMC combines the features and advantages of the ...

Application of new directional logic to improve DC side fault discrimination for high resistance faults in HVDC grids

This paper proposes a simple and fast way to determine the direction of a fault in a multi-terminal high voltage direct current (HVDC) grid by comparing the rate of change of voltage (ROCOV) values at either side of the di/dt limiting inductors at the line terminals. A local measurement based secure and fast protection method is implemented by supervising a basic ROCOV relay with a ...

Optimal design of hybrid wind/photovoltaic electrolyzer for maximum hydrogen production using imperialist competitive algorithm

The rising demand for high-density power storage systems such as hydrogen, combined with renewable power production systems, has led to the design of optimal power production and storage systems. In this study, a wind and photovoltaic (PV) hybrid electrolyzer system, which maximizes the hydrogen production for a diurnal operation of the system, is designed and simulated. The ...

Reverse-blocking modular multilevel converter for battery energy storage systems

Energy storage systems with multilevel converters play an important role in modern electric power systems with large-scale renewable energy integration. This paper proposes a reverse-blocking modular multilevel converter for a battery energy storage system (RB-MMC-BESS). Besides integrating distributed low-voltage batteries to medium or high voltage grids, with the inherited ...

Survey on forced oscillations in power system

The oscillations in a power system can be categorized into free oscillations and forced oscillations. Many algorithms have been developed to estimate the modes of free oscillations in a power system. Recently, forced oscillations have caught many researchers’ attentions. Techniques are proposed to detect forced oscillations and locate their sources. In addition, forced oscillations ...