Validation Platform for Grid Forming Control Strategies of Power Electronic Inverters: From Component to System Level Validation

    Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

    Abstract

    In the last years green energies have become more and more relevant in the
    scenario of energy production, also thanks to European politics. The transition
    towards a 100% renewable system have introduced new challenges correlated to
    the grid stability and reliability. In order to address all these issues, novel grid
    forming techniques has been proposed. Several studies present promising results,
    mainly based on offline simulations. However, despite the active research effort
    in the field, at the moment, no real-time simulations, as well as, laboratory prototypes which implements grid forming control strategies have been performed
    or tested. Due to the lack of working prototypes and practical applications,
    the use of these novel strategies are still uncertain. More than analysing the
    behaviour of the grid forming techniques, this thesis attempts to give a contribution by providing a methodology for performing controller-hardware-in-theloop simulations. In particular, two different platforms are configured in order
    to perform component and system level validations. Several technical solutions
    are presented to guarantee electrical compatibility between different parts of the
    setups. Furthermore, apposite libraries and automatic routines are developed to
    facilitate the user during the simulation process. In order to expand the flexibility of the platform used to perform system level validation, a fully configurable
    interface board is developed and tested. The proposed platforms are fully customizable to allow investigations of other test cases different from the examples
    proposed in this work.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationMaster of Science
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Gavriluta, Catalin, Supervisor
    • Anta, Adolfo, Supervisor
    • Tayyebi-Khameneh, Ali, Supervisor, External person
    • Schenato, Luca, Supervisor, External person
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Dec 2019

    Research Field

    • Power System Planning and Operation
    • Power System Digitalisation

    Keywords

    • real-time simulation
    • system level validation
    • component level validation

    Fingerprint

    Dive into the research topics of 'Validation Platform for Grid Forming Control Strategies of Power Electronic Inverters: From Component to System Level Validation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this