Power-Hardware-in-the-Loop (PHIL) simulation is a promising method for studying the interaction of various complex components in current and future electricity grids. This paper firstly examines the applicability of PHIL simulation to Fault-Ride-Through tests. A test setup is implemented with a hardware PV inverter as the Hardware Under Test (HUT). Furthermore, the PHIL method is employed for testing and validating the capability of a D-STATCOM to compensate voltage dips. An average model of a D-STATCOM is developed in the RTDS and its influence on the operation of the hardware PV inverter is investigated.
V. Kleftakis, A. Rigas, A. Vassilakis, P. Kotsampopoulos and N. Hatziargyriou, "Power-Hardware-in-the-loop simulation of a D-STATCOM equipped MV network interfaced to an actual PV inverter," IEEE PES ISGT Europe 2013, Lyngby, 2013, pp. 1-5.
KEYWORDS: Automatic voltage control, inverters, hardware, voltage fluctuations, voltage measurement, current measurement, power-hardware-in-the-loop simulation, PHIL simulation, D-STATCOM, hardware under test,