Novel Control Strategies for Wide-Area Interconnected Hybrid and Multimodal AC-DC Power Systems 

Novel Control Strategies for Wide-Area Interconnected Hybrid and Multimodal AC-DC Power Systems 

Development of Novel Control Strategies and Equivalent Models for Wide-Area Interconnected Hybrid and Multimodal AC-DC Power Systems

 

In order to reach the German and European policy to achieve an electrical power supply of 80% renewable energy resources, the entire power system needs to be restructured and new control strategies also need to be developed. This project aims (i) to conceive a new power system structure under consideration of existing assets and network infrastructures by the introduction of a new concept termed Smart Power Cell (SPC), which makes the coordination of a large numbers of flexible loads, multimodal interfaces and DGs manageable, (ii) to design control strategies for SPCs in order to enable their coordinated operation to interact with the electrical transmission network, other SPCs and gas as well as district heating networks in a supportive way, and finally (iii) to design a methodology for the development of reduced dynamic equivalents of SPCs based on hybrid identification approaches to make the time domain simulation of future wide area, power-electronics-based decentralized hybrid and multimodal AC-DC power systems possible. The work program comprises six major working packages (WP). In WP1, state of the art modeling and simulation methods for power system stability studies are reviewed and preliminary simulation studies using available models are realized. In WP2, SPC components are modelled and individually tested via time domain simulations. The resulting models are used in WP3 to build a detailed SPC model. Additionally, control schemes for the SPC are designed and tested in WP3. Next, in the WP 4, the dynamic behavior of the developed SPC model including the designed control schemes are analyzed with respect to its response to changing control signals and physical inputs. Further in WP5, hybrid identification techniques are used to develop a reduced dynamic equivalent of an SPC, suitable for time domain simulations of wide-area power-electronics-based decentralized hybrid and multimodal AC-DC-power systems. Finally, WP6 will consist of the continuous documentation of project results and presentation in journals, technical reports as well as in conferences proceedings.

Principal Investigator:

Prof. Dr. Johanna M.A. Myrzik