The workshop on “Innovating grid technologies for sustainable energy” on 22nd November in Madrid gave an overview of the future of the European power grid. This was the third Annual Dissemination Event within Best Paths and was organised by Red Electrica de España and Iberdrola.
This is the summarised version of the second deliverable issued by DEMO #1 and is dedicated to the operation and control behaviour of offshore wind farms connected through high voltage direct current links based on the voltage source converter technology.
Within Best Paths Demo #1, simulations have been performed employing an open MMC model elaborated by academic partners. Demo #2 is using three “black box” MMC models provided by HVDC converter manufacturers. To know the degree of similarity of the Demo #1 model and the manufacturers’ models, results from a set of simulations have been compared.
This report describes the first demonstrator (Demo 1) for the BestPaths project. The demonstrator replicates in a laboratory scale an offshore wind farm connected to a multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) transmission system to identify potential interoperability issues.
MATLAB/Simulink toolbox developed by the Demo 1 partners for the grid connection of OWFs using MTDC networks. This toolbox is made of the necessary building blocks of the electrical components and their initialisation scripts. A user manual can be downloaded here.
This user manual describes the MATLAB/Simulink toolbox developed by the Demo 1 partners for the grid connection of OWFs using MTDC networks. The toolbox is made of the necessary building blocks of the electrical components and their initialisation scripts.
To demonstrate the capabilities of the toolbox, this manual presents two case studies. A technical information sheet is also attached in the Appendix to summarise the architecture, control parameters and interface layout of each simulation block.
This is the first version of a set of recommendations for standardisation bodies, Transmission System Operators, vendors and the academia to enhance interoperability in HVDC-Voltage Source Converters multi-vendor schemes.