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 JPEE  Vol.2 No.7 , July 2014
Phasor Control of Converter Output Voltage for Frequency Regulation
Abstract: The synchronizing torque of a power system may be weakened by increasing installation of static power converters accompanied by renewable energy resources because they used to trade their favorable active power by synchronizing their output voltage with the one at the point of common coupling. In the circumstances, a concept of Virtual Synchronous Machine (VSM) is proposed, where the self-commutated power converters are emulating synchronous generators. This paper describes a converter control to contribute to enhancing the synchronizing torque. The proposed control is similar to the VSM but it simply realizes active power trades among power generation units including converter-based generators by modulating phase angles of their output voltages. Therefore, it can provide an effective support to regulate the system frequency where the total rated power of the converter-based generators increases as much as the one of conventional rotating generators like a microgrid. This paper especially focuses on its robustness where the number of converter-based generators is increased or they are dispersed in the power network. The effectiveness is verified by simulation study based on instantaneous values.
Cite this paper: Hojo, M. , Ikeshita, R. , Ueda, Y. and Funabashi, T. (2014) Phasor Control of Converter Output Voltage for Frequency Regulation. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 2, 19-27. doi: 10.4236/jpee.2014.27003.
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