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Innovative tools for offshore wind and DC grids

Deliverables

Progress report on the review and evaluation of DC and AC grid operation and interactions in different time frames

Progress report on the review and evaluation of DC and AC grid operation and interactions in different time frames.

Progress report on review and evaluation of OWPP control systems, collection configurations & transmission technologies, offshore electrical resonance instability phenomenon.

Progress report on review and evaluation of OWPP control systems, collection configurations & transmission technologies, offshore electrical resonance instability phenomenon.

Report on optimal control, resonance mitigation and system configuration, tool for technical and economic analysis of different transmission tech.s combined with different collection concepts.

Report on optimal control, resonance mitigation and system configuration, tool for technical and economic analysis of different transmission tech.s combined with different collection concepts.

Report on dynamic converter interactions and the feasibility of different software routines to represent the problems

Report on dynamic converter interactions and the feasibility of different software routines to represent the problems.

Report on the control requirements, protections and fault management of DC/DC converters and MMCs.

Report on the control requirements, protections and fault management of DC/DC converters and MMCs.

Report on the evaluation of DC/DC converters, submarine cables and offshore substations on losses, cost, economy and reliability

Report on the evaluation of DC/DC converters, submarine cables and offshore substations on losses, cost, economy and reliability.

Methodology for reducing the weight and costs of the HV and MV equipment for connecting to AC and DC systems.

Methodology for reducing the weight and costs of the HV and MV equipment for connecting to AC and DC systems.

Launch project website

CU will create a public website that contains details of the network's people, partners, research, training and results.

Final Training Plan by (approved by Supervisory Board)

InnoDC Training Plan to describe the rationale and ethos of the plan at individual and network levels and to plan (and record as the project progresses) the training to take place at each network-wide meeting.

Mathematical framework for converter interaction modelling

Mathematical framework for converter interaction modelling.

Algorithms on characterising analytically resonance frequencies & power management.

Algorithms on characterising analytically resonance frequencies & power management.

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Publications

Recent Development and Prospect of Offshore Wind Power in Europe

Author(s): Xiangyu Li, Gayan Abeynayake, Yao Liangzhong, Jun Liang
Published in: Global Energy Interconnection, 2019, ISSN 2096-5125
DOI: 10.19705/j.cnki.issn2096-5125.2019.02.002

Mutual interactions and stability analysis of bipolar DC microgrids

Author(s): Saman Dadjo Tavakoli, Peng Zhang, Xiaonan Lu, Mohsen Hamzeh.
Published in: CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems, 2019, ISSN 2096-0042
DOI: 10.17775/cseejpes.2018.00870

Double-Thyristor-Based Protection for Valve-Side Single-Phase-to-Ground Faults in HB-MMC-Based Bipolar HVDC Systems

Author(s): Gen Li, Wei Liu, Tibin Joseph, Jun Liang, Ziming Song
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Issue 67/7, 2020, Page(s) 5810-5815, ISSN 0278-0046
DOI: 10.1109/tie.2019.2931502

Protection of Single-Phase Fault at the Transformer Valve-Side of FB-MMC Based Bipolar HVDC Systems

Author(s): Wei Liu, Gen Li, Jun Liang, Carlos Ernesto Ugalde-Loo, Chuanyue Li, Xavier Guillaud
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Issue Early access, 2019, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 0278-0046
DOI: 10.1109/tie.2019.2947853

DC Voltage Droop Control Design for MMC-Based Multiterminal HVDC Grids

Author(s): Saman Dadjo Tavakoli, Enric Sanchez-Sanchez, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery (Early Access), 2020, ISSN 1937-4208
DOI: 10.1109/tpwrd.2020.2967881

Protection for Submodule Overvoltage caused by Converter Valve-Side Single-Phase-to-Ground Faults in FB-MMC based Bipolar HVDC Systems

Author(s): Gen Li, Jun Liang, Carlos E. Ugalde-Loo, Fan Ma, Haifeng Liang, Ziming Song
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 2020, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 0885-8977
DOI: 10.1109/tpwrd.2020.2974413

Interaction Assessment and Stability Analysis of the MMC-Based VSC-HVDC Link

Author(s): Saman Dadjo Tavakoli, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Enric Sánchez-Sánchez, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt
Published in: Energies, Issue 13/8, 2020, Page(s) 2075, ISSN 1996-1073
DOI: 10.3390/en13082075

Grid-forming control strategies for blackstart by offshore wind power plants

Author(s): Anubhav Jain, Jayachandra N. Sakamuri, Nicolaos A. Cutululis
Published in: Wind Energy Science Journal (Special Issue: Wind Energy Science Conference 2019), 2020, Page(s) under review (may 2020), ISSN 0000-0000
DOI: 10.5194/wes-2020-34

Blackstart from HVDC-connected offshore wind: hard vs soft energization

Author(s): Anubhav Jain, Oscar Saborío-Romano, Jayachandra N. Sakamuri, Nicolaos A. Cutululis
Published in: Renewable Power Generation, Issue Under review (May 2020), 2020, ISSN 0000-0000

Operation and Control of an HVDC Circuit Breaker with Current Flow Control Capability

Author(s): Wei Liu, Chuanyue Li, Carlos E. Ugalde-Loo, Sheng Wang, Gen Li, Jun Liang
Published in: IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics, 2020, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 2168-6785
DOI: 10.1109/jestpe.2020.3005894

Performance of Composite Outdoor Insulator under Superimposed Direct and Switching Impulse Voltages

Author(s): Davide Pinzan, Fabio Branco, Manu Haddad, Mohammed El Amine Slama, Maurizio Albano, Ronald T. Waters, Helder Leite
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 2020, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 0885-8977
DOI: 10.1109/tpwrd.2020.3003980

Dual-Buck Arbitrary Voltage Divider with One Output Having Reduced Ripples

Author(s): Wenlong Ming, Qing-Chang Zhong, Peng Yang, Jun Liang
Published in: IECON 2018 - 44th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2018, Page(s) 3621-3626
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2018.8591447

Hierarchy and complexity in control of large offshore wind power plant clusters


Published in: ISSN 0000-0000

Reliability Evaluation of Voltage Source Converters for MVDC Applications

Author(s): Gayan Abeynayake, Gen Li, Tibin Joseph, Wenlong Ming, Jun Liang, Andrew Moon, Kevin Smith, James Yu
Published in: 2019 IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies - Asia (ISGT Asia), 2019, Page(s) 2566-2570
DOI: 10.1109/isgt-asia.2019.8881326

On resonance instabilities in VSCs connected to weak grids.

Author(s): L. Orellana, E. Prieto-Araujo, L. Sainz, Marc Cheah-Mane and Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt.
Published in: CIGRE Aalborg 2019, 2019

Control Solutions for Blackstart Capability and Islanding Operation of Offshore Wind Power Plants

Author(s): Anubhav Jain; Kaushik Das; Ömer Göksu; Nicolaos A. Cutululis
Published in: Proceedings of the 17th International Wind Integration Workshop, Issue 3, 2018
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3269542

Techno-Economic Analysis of HVAC, HVDC and OFAC Offshore Wind Power Connections.

Author(s): S. Hardy, K. Van Brusselen, S. Hendrix, D. Van Hertem, H. Ergun
Published in: 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, 2019, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/ptc.2019.8810500

State Estimation of Low Voltage Distribution Network With Integrated Customer-Owned PV and Storage Unit

Author(s): Motaz Ayiad, Hugo Martins, Onyema Nduka, Bikash Pal
Published in: 2019 IEEE Milan PowerTech, 2019, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/ptc.2019.8810929

Insulation solutions for HVAC to HVDC conversion of a high Voltage transmission overhead line: the L7 tower case study.

Author(s): Davide Pinzan, Mohammed El Amine Slama, Oliver Cwikowski, A.Haddad
Published in: International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering (ISH 2019), 2019

Modeling and Frequency Analysis of a Dual H-bridge Current Flow Controller in Meshed HVDC systems

Author(s): Wei Liu, Jun Liang, C. E. Ugalde-Loo, Gen Li, Chuanyue Li, Frederic Colas
Published in: 2019 21st European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications (EPE '19 ECCE Europe), 2019, Page(s) P.1-P.9
DOI: 10.23919/epe.2019.8915121

Functional Requirements for Blackstart and Power System Restoration from Wind Power Plants

Author(s): Jain, Anubhav; Sakamuri, Jayachandra N.; Das, Kaushik; Göksu, Ömer; Cutululis, Nicolaos A.
Published in: Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Large-Scale Grid Integration of Renewable Energy in India, Issue 2, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3460517

A Techno-Economic MILP Optimization of Multiple Offshore Wind Concessions.

Author(s): Stephen Hardy, Kristof van Brusselen, Dirk van Hertem, Hakan Ergun
Published in: Large-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy in India, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3612165

Voltage Gradient Study of HVDC Overhead Line Suspension Insulation

Author(s): Davide Pinzan, David Clark, Mohammed El Amine Slama, A.Haddad.
Published in: COMSOL Conference 2019, 2019

Level-shift Modulation and Control of a Dual H-bridge Current Flow Controller in Meshed HVDC systems

Author(s): Wei Liu, Jun Liang, C. E. Ugalde-Loo, Chuanyue Li, Gen Li, Peng Yang
Published in: 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2019, Page(s) 62-66
DOI: 10.1109/ecce.2019.8912857

Reduction of DC-link Ripples for SiC-based Three-phase Four-wire Inverters with Unbalanced Loads

Author(s): Peng Yang, Wenlong Ming, Jun Liang, Jianzhong Wu, Wei Liu
Published in: 2019 IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), 2019, Page(s) 2819-2835
DOI: 10.1109/ecce.2019.8912810

Analytic estimation of the MMC sub-module capacitor voltage ripple for balanced and unbalanced AC grid conditions.

Author(s): Daniel Westerman Spier, Oriol Gomis Bellmunt, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Joaquim Lopez-Mestre.
Published in: Simposio ibero-americano em microrredes inteligentes com integracao de energias renovaveis, 2019

A Four-leg Buck Inverter for Three-phase Four-wire Systems with the Function of Reducing DC-bus Ripples

Author(s): Peng Yang, Wenlong Ming, Jun Liang, Jianzhong Wu
Published in: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, Page(s) 1508-1513
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2019.8927264

A SiC-based Neutral Leg for the Three-phase Four-wire Inverter

Author(s): Peng Yang, Wenlong Ming, Jun Liang, Jianzhong Wu
Published in: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, Page(s) 1555-1560
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2019.8927531

Steady-State Analysis of the Modular Multilevel Converter

Author(s): Daniel Westerman Spier, Joaquim Lopez Mestre, Eduardo Prieto-Araujo, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt
Published in: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, Page(s) 4861-4866
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2019.8927796

Black Start by HVdc-connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

Author(s): Jayachandra N. Sakamuri, Omer Goksu, Ali Bidadfar, Oscar Saborio-Romano, Anubhav Jain, Nicolaos A. Cutululis
Published in: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, Page(s) 7045-7050
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2019.8927615

Overview on the Impact, Interactions and Challenges faced by AC Transmission Protection Systems with HVDC Technology

Author(s): Emily Maggioli, Motaz Ayiad, Helder Leite, Adriano Carvalho
Published in: IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, 2019, Page(s) 2221-2226
DOI: 10.1109/iecon.2019.8927790

Optimal sizing and location of reactive power compensation in offshore HVAC transmission systems for loss minimization.

Author(s): Jovana Dakic, Marc Cheah Mane, Eduardo Prieto Araujo, Oriol Gomis Bellmunt
Published in: Wind Integration Workshop, 2019

Multi-objective optimization of cable sizes of an offshore wind power plant collector system

Author(s): Christoph Kaufmann, Jovana Dakic, Oriol Gomis Bellmunt
Published in: Wind Integration Workshop, 2019

Start-up strategy for modular multilevel converters with modified nearest level modulation method

Author(s): Wei Liu, Gen Li, C.E. Ugalde-Loo, Jun Liang
Published in: 8th Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2019), 2019, Page(s) 218 (6 pp.)-218 (6 pp.)
DOI: 10.1049/cp.2019.0473

A Review on MVdc Collection Systems for High-Power Offshore Wind Farms

Author(s): Gayan Abeynayake, Gen Li, Jun Liang, Nicolaos A. Cutululis
Published in: 2019 14th Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 2019, Page(s) 407-412
DOI: 10.1109/iciis47346.2019.9063352

Cost effective solutions for offshore transmission

Author(s): Stephen Hardy, Kristof van Brusselen, Dirk van Hertem, Hakan Ergun
Published in: Presentations from Wind Energy Science Conference 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3612166

DC collection systems for large offshore wind farms.

Author(s): Gayan Abeynayake
Published in: Presentations from Wind Energy Science conference 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3408309

Comparison of grid forming control strategies in the scope of BSR by OWPPs

Author(s): Anubhav Jain, Jayachandra N. Sakamuri, Ömer Göksu, Nicolaos A. Cutululis
Published in: Presentations from Wind Energy Science conference 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3372420

Modelling grid connected VSCs for small-signal stability studies

Author(s): L. Orellana, E. Prieto-Araujo, L. Sainz, Marc Cheah-Mane and Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt
Published in: Presentations from Wind Energy Science conference 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3442182

On resonance instabilities in VSCs connected to weak grids.

Author(s): L. Orellana, L. Sainz, E. Prieto-Araujo, Marc Cheah-Mane and Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt
Published in: Presentations from Wind Energy Science conference 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3442329