Fault Resilient Multi-Terminal HVDC Systems Using Distributed Corrective Power Dispatch

Aslan Mojallal, S. Lotfifard, Seyed Mohammad Azimi
2019 IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution  
A distributed secondary layer control scheme for multi-terminal high voltage direct current (MTDC) transmission systems is proposed. The proposed control scheme is achieved via solving a multi-objective optimization problem. The objectives are defined such that: (i) the power losses of the system are minimized and (ii) the resiliency of the system in facing large disturbances and faults is enhanced. The second objective prevents the constant power converters to change their intended operating
more » ... de to avoid over-voltages. Hence, the proposed scheme enhances the power commitment of such buses despite the occurrence of faults and large disturbances in the system. The proposed secondary controller is implemented in a distributed architecture using optimality condition decomposition. By employing the distributed scheme, the computational burden of the secondary level control is decreased and the autonomy of each zone in the MTDC grid is increased. The CIGRE B4 MTDC test system is employed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method. PSCAD and MATLAB are used to perform the simulations for the case studies. The simulation results verify that the proposed method enhances the resiliency of the MTDC systems by avoiding undesirable change of operations mode of constant power converters while decreasing losses of the system.
doi:10.1049/iet-gtd.2018.7010 fatcat:i4gbfvhaojhoffxsvtket4s6vi