Synchronous Condenser Allocation for Improving System Short Circuit Ratio

Vahan Gevorgian, Eduard Muljadi, Jundi Jia, Guangya Yang, Arne Nielsen, Peter Weinreich-Jensen

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Abstract

With converter-based renewable energy sources increasingly integrated into power systems and conventional power plants gradually phased out, future power systems will experience reduced short circuit strength. The deployment of synchronous condensers can serve as a potential solution. This paper presents an optimal synchronous condenser allocation method for improving system short circuit ratio at converter point of common coupling using a modified short circuit analysis approach. The total cost of installing new synchronous condensers is minimized while the system short circuit ratios are maintained above a certain level. The presented method is implemented on the simplified western Danish power system for a future scenario.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
DOIs
StatePublished - 21 Aug 2018
Event5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2018 - Kitakyushu, Japan
Duration: 23 Apr 201825 Apr 2018

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Electric Power and Energy Conversion Systems, EPECS 2018
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKitakyushu
Period23/04/1825/04/18

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2018 IEEE.

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5D00-72560

Keywords

  • fault analysis
  • short circuit ratio
  • synchronous condenser
  • Voltage source converter

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