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Power flow modeling of hybrid AC/DC systems
Beerten, J. (2016). Power flow modeling of hybrid AC/DC systems, in: Van Hertem, D. et al. HVDC grids: for offshore and supergrid of the future. pp. 267-292.
In: Van Hertem, D.; Gomis-Bellmunt, O.; Liang, J. (Ed.) (2016). HVDC grids: for offshore and supergrid of the future. Wiley-IEEE Press: Hoboken. ISBN 978-1-118-85915-5. 528 pp., more

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    alternating current system; constant active power; converter loss; direct current system; power flow modeling; power flow software; sequential AC/DC power flow; voltage droop

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    This chapter discusses the power flow of a combined AC/DC system. In its most simple form, the converters can be modeled as power injections to the AC system with coupled active power injections and independent reactive power setpoints. The detailed models described in the chapter include the converter losses and limits and allow for various representations of converters, either including transformers and/or filters. The power flow equations for the DC grid were derived for various converter control representations, including constant active power, voltage droop, and constant DC voltage. The advantage of using a sequential approach is that the models can relatively easy be combined with existing AC power flow software. The chapter shows the program flow structure of MatACDC, as an example. The power flow algorithm sequentially solves the AC and DC system power flow, thereby respectively keeping all converter powers and voltages constant.

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