Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy

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List of Papers (Total 301)

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

A robust optimization method for energy management of CCHP microgrid

Energy management is facing new challenges due to the increasing supply and demand uncertainties, which is caused by the integration of variable generation resources, inaccurate load forecasts and non-linear efficiency curves. To meet these challenges, a robust optimization method incorporating piecewise linear thermal and electrical efficiency curve is proposed to accommodate the ...

Impact of power system network topology errors on real-time locational marginal price

This paper examines the impact of power transmission network topology change on locational marginal price (LMP) in real-time power markets. We consider the case where the false status of circuit breakers (CBs) that bypass topology error processing can generate an incorrect power system network topology, subsequently distorting the results of the state estimation and economic ...

Flexible unbalanced control with peak current limitation for virtual synchronous generator under voltage sags

Virtual synchronous generator (VSG) is grid-friendly for integrating distributed generations (DGs) since it can emulate the operation mechanism of traditional synchronous generator (SG). However, the traditional VSG control strategy, which is mainly suitable for balanced voltage conditions, may lead to power oscillations, current unbalance and even overcurrent under unbalanced ...

Long-term system load forecasting based on data-driven linear clustering method

In this paper, a data-driven linear clustering (DLC) method is proposed to solve the long-term system load forecasting problem caused by load fluctuation in some developed cities. A large substation load dataset with annual interval is utilized and firstly preprocessed by the proposed linear clustering method to prepare for modelling. Then optimal autoregressive integrated moving ...

Economic optimization for configuration and sizing of micro integrated energy systems

Based on analysis of construction and operation of micro integrated energy systems (MIES), this paper presents economic optimization for their configuration and sizing. After presenting typical models for MIES, a residential community MIES is developed by analyzing residential direct energy consumption within a general design procedure. Integrating with available current ...

Design and analysis of bidirectional driven float-type wave power generation system

The dynamic model for a bidirectional driven float-type wave power generation system design is presented in this paper. The gravity, buoyancy and drag force acting on the wave energy converter (WEC) are all analyzed. The analytical expression of the torque applied on the rotor is given based on a linear model of the switched reluctance generator (SRG). The SRG usually rotates with ...

Subsynchronous resonance and its mitigation for power system with unified power flow controller

Control strategy of unified power flow controller (UPFC) utilizing dq decoupling control is deduced in this paper, which can closely follow the control orders of the active and reactive power. The subsynchronous resonance (SSR) characteristics of a series compensated system equipped with UPFC are studied, and the results reveal that SSR characteristics of the system may vary ...

Impact of increased renewables on natural gas markets in eastern United States

This paper explores the market structures of natural gas and electricity as well as the interdependence of natural gas prices and bids with increasing reliance on natural gas as the penetration of renewable energy resources increases in order to complement their intermittencies. In particular, the paper will attempt to answer the following two questions: What could the generation ...

Unified probabilistic gas and power flow

The natural gas system and electricity system are coupled tightly by gas turbines in an integrated energy system. The uncertainties of one system will not only threaten its own safe operation but also be likely to have a significant impact on the other. Therefore, it is necessary to study the variation of state variables when random fluctuations emerge in the coupled system. In ...