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Real-time hardware-in-the-loop platform for hybrid AC/DC power system studies

Joseph, Tibin, Jose, Khadijat, Ugalde Loo, Carlos E., Li, Gen and Liang, Jun 2019. Real-time hardware-in-the-loop platform for hybrid AC/DC power system studies. Presented at: 13th IEEE PowerTech 2019, Milano, Italy, 23-27 June 2019. IEEE Milan PowerTech. IEEE, 10.1109/PTC.2019.8810905

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Abstract

Conventional power system studies are normally performed using offline analytical tools and computer-based simulations. Hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) configurations are very helpful to carry out experimental tests in a safe environment without affecting the operation of a practical power system. Following this line, a real-time HiL (RT-HiL) platform suitable for a wide range of power system studies is presented in this paper. Emphasis is placed on the individual components of the platform. To demonstrate the capabilities of the RT-HiL configuration, two case studies are presented: subsynchronous resonance damping and fast frequency support provision. The ac grids are modeled in the RT simulator, while dc networks are implemented in a physical test-bed. The ability of the RT-HiL platform to emulate ac/dc interactions and grid support services is shown. For completeness, experimental results are compared against PSCAD simulation results-showing a good agreement. It should be emphasized that the presented experimental platform goes beyond conventional HiL set-ups-instead representing a hybrid hardware-based emulator with RT-HiL simulation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: IEEE
ISBN: 9781538647233
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 14:48
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/125753

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