In order to improve the small-signal stability of AC/DC hybrid systems containing voltage-source converter based high-voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC), this article extends damping torque analysis (DTA) theory to VSC-HVDC supplementary damping controller to analyze its dynamic impacts and inhibit oscillations. Firstly, this article presents the mechanism and procedure of VSC supplementary damping controller and establishes the linearized model of AC/DC system with damping controllers. On this basis, the DTA theory of VSC supplementary damping controller and the equation of damping torque index (DTI) are derived. The theory can be applied to the design of the damping controller including the selection of installation location and channel as well as the parameter tuning. Finally, case studies are carried out in two AC/DC hybrid systems containing VSC-HVDC. The simulation results verify the correctness and feasibility of DTI analysis. VSC damping controllers designed by the proposed method can effectively suppress oscillations and improve the dynamic stability of the AC/DC system.
- AC/DC system
- Damping torque analysis (DTA)
- Small-signal stability
- Supplementary damping controller
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Science(all)
- Materials Science(all)