Discrete and Integrated Solutions for Hybrid PV Plants Without Momentary Cessation in Low SCR and High Penetration PE Grids
With the increased penetration of power electronic (PE) based loads and sources, advanced solutions may be required for the enhancement of grid stability in regions with low short circuit ratio (SCR) and high penetration PE grids. The requirement of advanced solutions arises from the gradual paradigm shift of the electric grid from the traditional electric machine dominant system to a high penetration of PE-based system. One of the major challenges with such systems in recent times is the momentary cessation during alternating current (ac) grid transmission faults. During momentary cessation, PE-based resources cease to operate, thus creating probable reliability challenges for the grid. In this paper, potential feasible options to provide continuity of operation during such scenarios are presented. The options are considered through identifying upgrades in existing and upcoming discrete development of photovoltaic (PV) and energy storage systems (ESS) termed as discrete hybrid PV plants. Additionally, an advanced concept of integrated development of PV and ESS connecting to ac transmission grid links called multi-port autonomous reconfigurable solar power plant (MARS) is evaluated. The developed new solutions are evaluated for different grid use cases and scenarios in PSCAD.
P. R. Marthi et al., "Discrete and Integrated Solutions for Hybrid PV Plants Without Momentary Cessation in Low SCR and High Penetration PE Grids," 2022 IEEE Kansas Power and Energy Conference, KPEC 2022, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Jan 2022.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1109/KPEC54747.2022.9814714
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Discrete PV and ESS; low SCR; MARS; multi-port; synchronous condenser
International Standard Book Number (ISBN)
Article - Conference proceedings
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01 Jan 2022
U.S. Department of Energy, Grant 34019