Dynamic Harmonic Modeling and Analysis of VSC-HVDC Systems

Document Type : Research Article


1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Electrical Engineering, Instituto Tecnológico de Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico


Harmonics have become an important issue in modern power systems. The widespread penetration of non-linear loads to emerging power systems has turned power quality analysis into an important operation issue under both steady state and transient conditions. This paper employs a Dynamic Harmonic Domain (DHD) based framework for dynamic harmonic analysis of VSC-HVDC systems. These systems are widely used in modern power systems in both distribution and transmission levels in order to provide voltage profile improvement, power flow control and power loss reduction. In this paper, appropriate modeling of VSC-HVDC systems for harmonic propagation is performed by means of switching function which provides a connection between DC and AC sides. Also in this paper, dynamics related to DC side capacitor are taken into account which can greatly affect the transient response. In order to validate the results, the proposed method has been successfully tested on a test system and the obtained results are compared to those of a time-domain software, followed by discussion on results.


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