This project will focus on real-time representation of converter controlled and connected devices on different platforms, enabling the coupling of prototyping controllers to power system simulation tools. The small time-step, high fidelity representation of the converter devices and the large time-step model of the grid, is carried out on the RTDS Simulator, and the controller prototyping, including the converter switching strategy, is implemented on ADI’s rtX. The use of other rapid controller prototyping systems will also be evaluated in the future, allowing the exploration of the scalability and limits of such schemes. Novel concepts such as synthetic inertia and distributed frequency control from converter connected devices will be explored, seeking the optimal configuration to approach the different types of emerging problems.
Andreas Avras • University of Strathclyde