Requirements for emulating inertia with voltage-source converters

The research in this proposal examines the growing concern of frequency swings in modern power systems. With the increasing penetration of generation from renewable resources, the share of conventional modes of generation will be diluted and as a result the system’s natural ability to maintain its frequency is diminished. Advanced converter systems may be able to help; however, their ability to do so is limited by several factors such as converter topology and device ratings, among other things. The objective of this research is to quantify these limitations using mathematical modeling and detailed computer simulations, and prepare for development of advanced mitigating solutions.

Theja Thilekha
Faculty Supervisor: 
Shaahin Filizadeh
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