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1 Grid Integration Laboratory Laboratory description Department of Energy Technology Aalborg University, Denmark systems.et.aau.dk

2 Residential MG setup 5kW 4h, 28V, Flow Battery Island Grid Inverter 1.9 kwp Solar Array PV Inverter 1.5 kw Wind Turbine WindyBoy Inverter 3kW Electronic AC load Real Time Digital Simulator(RTDS) RTDS Hardware Custom parallel processing computer Modular (4 racks) Linear grid simulator 21 kw 3 phase high bandwidth linear grid simulator Fully programmable through RTDS or dspace Battery simulator Regatron TopCon TC.GSS Grid tie Source Sink Ratings: 100A, 1000V, 40kW Fully programmable through PC Multilink HVDC Multilink HVDC downscale application 15 kw Converter stations WPP active power sharing 7/7/2014 2

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4 Real Time Digital Simulator(RTDS) RTDS Hardware Custom parallel processing computer Modular, allowing users to increase computing capability as required Convenient input and output allowing connection of physical devices Application example Real time simulation of faults in the grid Fault current signals from the RTDS analog output cards are amplified and applied to ABB overcurrent relay (IED REF615). The relay operation (start/trip) is communicated to the RTDS simulation via IEC61850 communication to trip the associated circuit breaker. Under certain logic conditions, the RTDS sends block command to temporarily block the relay from tripping. 7/7/2014 4

5 Real Time Digital Simulator(RTDS) RTDS Hardware 4 hardware units (racks) 5 Giga Processor Cards (GPC) per Rack 20 GPC available 1 GPC utilizes 2 IBM 750GX processor each running at 1 GHz Multiple time step operation supported 7/7/2014 5

6 Real Time Digital Simulator(RTDS) Input output capabilities Giga Transceivers: GTWIF(Workstation Interface Card connects racks) Flexible and Expandable I/O for the GPC: 12 Analog Input Channels (GTAI) 12 Analog Output Channels (GTAO) 64 Digital Input Channels (GTDI) 64 Digital Output Channels (GTDO) Interface to digital and high voltage interface panels(gtfpi) Network communication GTNET (Ethernet Interface System) GTNET GSE(IEC ) GTNET SV (IEC ) GTNET Playback(Very large data playback) GTNET DNP(DNP SCADA interface) 7/7/2014 6

7 Real Time Digital Simulator(RTDS) RTDS Software: Graphical User Interface: RSCAD JAVA Based software Power and Control System Software Component Model Libraries & Compiler 7/7/2014 7

8 Medium Voltage Grid (60/20 kv) Models using RTDS 7/7/2014 8

9 Low Voltage Grid (10/0.4kV) Models using RTDS 7/7/2014 9

10 Linear amplifier Applications: 21 kw Linear amplifier Grid simulator Fully programmable with RTDS or dspace platforms 7/7/

11 Multilink HVDC Applications: Multilink HVDC application, small scale 15 kw Converter stations WPP active power sharing 7/7/

12 Grid integration studies of LPVPPs: System modeling HV grid modeling: The generic IEEE 12 bus system with large scale (type D) PVPPs Grid impact studies: Overview of entire system operation Analysis for different levels of PV power penetration Develop control strategies to improve grid stability Make PVPPs as active players in TSO planning Prove the technological capabilities in providing ancillary services Use real time systems (RTDS + dspace) interconnected for PHIL testing Emulate the behavior of the proposed benchmark using RTDS + 21kW Linear amplifier 7/7/

13 Grid integration studies of LPVPPs: System modeling: MV substations modeling: Cigre MV grid benchmark with medium scale (Type B & C) PVPPs connected: Grid impact studies: Local stability issues Voltage support (reactive power assessment) Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities Asymmetric FRT (only with DSO agreement) Centralized operation mode (Cell mode) Flexible to any DSO requirements (NEW!!!) Frequency Sensitive Mode (FSM) operation for MV connected plants 7/7/

14 LPVPP layout 2 MW central inverter station 250 m 7/7/

15 RTDS/RUNTIME evaluation of IEEE 12 bus system with Type D LPVPPs 7/7/

16 Laboratory infrastructure IEEE 12 bus with LPVPP PHIL UTILITY GRID FLEXIBLE AC GRID PV CENTRAL INVERTER STATION SUN EMULATOR PCC Transformer 1 11KVA AC Regatron Main grid IPC CARD DC I Transformer 2 11KVA Central PV inverter 1 AC V Linear power amplifier BNC DC IPC CARD Central PV inverter 2 RS232 IEEE 488 RTW / RTDS LAN RTW / dspace PC 1 CONTROL DESK PC 2 7/7/

17 Laboratory infrastructure MTDC application 7/7/

18 Voltage regulation strategies using communication concept Implement the IEC and optimized Q(U) for PV on a laboratory setup European Benchmark for LV networks Proposed network for implementation of IEC /7/

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