Challenges to voltage and frequency stability of microgrids under renewable integration

Lahiru Aththanayake, Nasser Hosseinzadeh, Apel Mahmud, Ameen Gargoom, Ehsan M. Farahani

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Abstract

Renewable energy have become an abundant source of power in microgrids. As the conventional synchronous generators are being replaced with Inverter Based Resources (IBRs), frequency and voltage stability of microgrids are at risk. This is because characteristics of IBRs and intermittent nature of renewable generation poses challenges to operation and control of microgrids. This paper describes how voltage and frequency stability is affected in the presence of renewable integration. A comparison is made between voltage and frequency stability of microgrids under supply of power from synchronous generators and wind generation using IEEE 9 bus system. Finally, a synchronous condenser is used to mitigate the issue of voltage variation of the IEEE 9 bus system under wind integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781922352767
Publication statusPublished - 29 Nov 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event2020 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2020 - Hobart, Australia
Duration: 29 Nov 20202 Dec 2020

Publication series

Name2020 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 Australasian Universities Power Engineering Conference, AUPEC 2020
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityHobart
Period29/11/202/12/20

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