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A Quantitative Method for the Assessment of VSC-HVdc Controller Simulations in EMT Tools
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems.
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems. (SmarTS Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4125-1055
KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Electric Power Systems. (SmarTS Lab)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2845-8043
ABB, Sweden.
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2014 (English)In: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2014 IEEE PES, IEEE conference proceedings, 2014, 1-5 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Voltage-Source Converter-Based High-voltage dc (VSC-HVdc) technology has received growing interest during recent years due to its benefits for separated active and reactive power control. Before the installation of VSC-HVdc links, different simulation-based studies need to be performed, usually by different parties and using different electromagnetic transient (EMT) simulation platforms. This paper provides a systematic method to assess discrepancies between simulation tools. Models of the VSC and its control systems are implemented from scratch in two different tools. A metric and a methodology to quantitatively assess the discrepancies between simulation results is proposed and illustrated. The paper shows that even with a pedantic re-implementation of the models from the ground up, simulation results are still inconsistent. The objective of this paper is to develop a quantification method for comparing the models developed in different EMT simulation tool and to emphasize differences that can arise with the numerical solvers in such tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE conference proceedings, 2014. 1-5 p.
Keyword [en]
VSC-HVdc modeling and control, EMT simulation tools, Quantitative assessment method, PSCAD, Simulink
National Category
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-161751DOI: 10.1109/ISGTEurope.2014.7028824OAI: diva2:795607
IEEE PES ISGT Europe,12-15 Oct. 2014, IStanbul, Turkey

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Available from: 2015-03-16 Created: 2015-03-16 Last updated: 2015-03-19Bibliographically approved

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