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Hassan Bevrani

Hassan Bevrani

Academic rank: Professor
ORCID:
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55913436700
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering
Address: Dept. Of Electrical and Computer Eng, University of Kurdistan, Allameh Hamdi Blvd, Sanandaj PO Box 416, P. C: 66177-15175, Kurdistan, Iran
Phone: +98-87-33624001

Research

Title
DC-Link Voltage Control Aided for the Inertial Support During Severe Faults in Weak Grids
Type
JournalPaper
Keywords
Fault ride through capability, grid feeding converters (GFCs), loss of synchronization, vector current control, virtual inertia.
Year
2021
Journal IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
DOI
Researchers Hassan Bevrani ، Juan C. Vasquez ، Josep M. Guerrero ، Saeed Golestan ، Yusef Khayat

Abstract

Keeping the synchronization of a grid feeding converter (GFC) with a weak grid during deep voltage sags has been introduced as a serious challenge in converter-interfaced renewable energy source-dominated weak grids. To deal with this challenge, a simple yet effective solution based on the virtual inertia concept is proposed in this article. This method is realized by adding a correction term to the dc-link voltage controller, which adjusts the active and reactive current set points and enables the converter to remain synchronized to the grid during severe faults. Closed-loop dynamics of the system in the presence of the parametric uncertainty of the grid-side impedance has been studied, in both normal and fault conditions with different voltage drops. Along these, system performance has been investigated, and in comparison with previous methods, it is revealed that the direct inertial support gain may possibly cause instability and do not propose a stable synchronization process to the GFC under deep faults. The performance of the proposed method has been verified by real-time laboratory results for different resistive/inductive weak grids with various levels of voltage sags. Real-time verification demonstrates the effectiveness of the proposed control in stabilizing GFCs for inertia emulation and its role in a better synchrony process.