Interarea Oscillation Damping Control Using High-Voltage DC Transmission: A Survey

TitleInterarea Oscillation Damping Control Using High-Voltage DC Transmission: A Survey
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMarcelo A Elizondo, Rui Fan, Harold Kirkham, Malini Ghosal, Felipe Wilches-Bernal, David Schoenwald, Jianming Lian
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Systems
Pagination6915 - 6923
Date Published11/2018

High-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines are increasingly being installed in power systems around the world, and this trend is expected to continue with advancements in power electronics technology. These advancements are also bringing multiterminal direct current (MTDC) systems closer to practical application. In addition, the continued deployment of phasor measurement units makes dynamic information about a large power system readily available for highly controllable components, such as HVDC lines. All these trends have increased the appeal of modulating HVDC lines and MTDC systems to provide grid services in addition to bulk power transfers. This paper provides a literature survey of HVDC and MTDC damping controllers for interarea oscillations in large interconnected power systems. The literature shows a progression from theoretical research to practical applications. There are already practical implementations of HVDC modulation for lines in point-to-point configuration, although the modulation of MTDC systems is still in the research stage. As a conclusion, this paper identifies and summarizes open questions that remain to be tackled by researchers and engineers.

Short TitleIEEE Trans. Power Syst.