Converter-driven stability analysis of power systems integrated with hybrid renewable energy sources

Jianqiang Luo, Yiqing Zou, Siqi Bu, Ulas Karaagac

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Renewable energy sources such as wind power and photovoltaics (PVs) have been increas-ingly integrated into the power system through power electronic converters in recent years. However, power electronic converter-driven stability has issues under specific circumstances, for instance, modal resonances might deteriorate the dynamic performance of the power systems or even threaten the overall stability. In this work, the integration impact of a hybrid renewable energy source (HRES) system on modal interaction and converter-driven stability was investigated in an IEEE 16-machine 68-bus power system. In this paper, firstly, an HRES system is introduced, which consists of full converter-based wind power generation (FCWG) and full converter-based photovoltaic generation (FCPV). The equivalent dynamic models of FCWG and FCPV are then established, followed by linearized state-space modeling. On this basis, converter-driven stability analysis was performed to reveal the modal resonance mechanisms between different renewable energy sources (RESs) and weak grids in the interconnected power systems and the multi-modal interaction phenomenon. Additionally, time-domain simulations were conducted to verify the effectiveness of dynamic models and support the converter-driven stability analysis results. To avoid detrimental modal resonances, a multi-modal and multi-parametric optimization strategy is further proposed by retuning the con-troller parameters of the multi-RESs in the HRES system. The overall results demonstrate the modal interaction effect between the external AC power system and the HRES system and its various impacts on converter-driven stability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4290
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2021


  • Converter-driven stability
  • Full converter-based photovoltaic generation (FCPV)
  • Full converter-based wind power generation (FCWG)
  • Hybrid renewable energy source (HRES) system
  • Multi-modal interaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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