Dynamic Modeling of Full Converter Adjustable-speed Pumped Storage Hydropower (FC AS-PSH)

Eduard Muljadi, Zerui Dong, Jinho Kim, Robert Nelms

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Full converter adjustable-speed pumped storage hydropower (FC AS-PSH) technology, as one of advanced-PSH technology, is developed from wind turbine technology. By making the synchronous machine connect to the grid through a full-size converter, FC AS-PSH has a wider adjustment range of speed and a better reactive power control capability compared with a doubly-fed asynchronous generator AS-PSH technology. When it plays as an energy backup in the power system, FC AS-PSH can provide a much faster response than conventional-PSH (C-PSH) which makes this technology provide better ancillary service for a high renewable penetrated system. In this paper, the dynamic modeling of FC AS-PSH is fully studied. We develop a detailed model of this technology in the IEEE 14-bus system based on GE Positive Sequence Load Flow (PSLF) platform. Especially, the first governor model is developed based on the Engineer’s Program Control Language (EPCL) user-defined model in this platform. All operation modes are validated and studied under a system contingency. Besides, comparison cases between FC AS-PSH and C-PSH are studied to show advantages providing from FC AS-PSH when it works with renewable energy.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM) - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2 Aug 20206 Aug 2020


Conference2020 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PESGM)
CityMontreal, Canada

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5700-77460


  • dynamic modeling
  • energy storage
  • hydropower
  • PSH


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