PDCI damping control analysis for the western North American power system

Daniel Trudnowski, Dmitry Kosterev, John Undrill

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Abstract

Transmission capacity in the western North American power system (termed the wNAPS) is often limited by poorly-damped electromechanical oscillations. To date, the primary damping controllers applied in the wNAPS are via generator controls using localized feedback signals. Such controls have limited effectiveness for inter-area modes. Recent development of reliable real-time wide-area measurement systems (WAMS) has enabled the potential for large-scale damping control approaches. One such approach is feedback modulation of the Pacific DC Intertie (PDCI). This paper summarizes simulation results from a study to evaluate PDCI damping control in the wNAPS. This includes developing a safe and effective control strategy, quantifying potential improved damping, and conducting open-loop actual-system probing tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Duration: Jul 21 2013Jul 25 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
ISSN (Print)1944-9925
ISSN (Electronic)1944-9933

Other

Other2013 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PES 2013
CountryCanada
CityVancouver, BC
Period7/21/137/25/13

Keywords

  • HVDC modulation
  • Phasor Measurement Units
  • Power system dynamics
  • TCSC modulation
  • Wide Area Measurement Systems
  • control
  • oscillations
  • stability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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