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Harmonic Allocations to Renewable Generation in Transmission Systems

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • Renewable generation sources have recently been integrated in power systems at an accelerated pace due to their relatively low capital cost, short project delivery time and quick return on investment compared to conventional thermal generators. Large scale wind and solar generation generally incorporate power electronic based converters, produce significant harmonic currents, and when installed at remote buses, introduce new challenges to Transmission Service Operators in regards to harmonic management. If not managed effectively, harmonic levels can lead to gradual degradation of both customer plant and network equipment. Information from practical case studies is a vital step in managing and mitigating harmonic issues. This paper identifies and examines harmonic allocation issues associated with the integration of wind and solar plants in transmission systems through application of a recommended allocation methodology. It also includes recommendations for improvements to harmonic management in transmission systems with increased penetration of power electronic based generation.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Vu, T., Robinson, D. A., Gosbell, V., Perera, S., & Memisevic, R. (2020). Harmonic Allocations to Renewable Generation in Transmission Systems. In Proceedings of International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, ICHQP Vol. 2020-July. doi:10.1109/ICHQP46026.2020.9177890

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85090470276

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 2020-July

Abstract


  • Renewable generation sources have recently been integrated in power systems at an accelerated pace due to their relatively low capital cost, short project delivery time and quick return on investment compared to conventional thermal generators. Large scale wind and solar generation generally incorporate power electronic based converters, produce significant harmonic currents, and when installed at remote buses, introduce new challenges to Transmission Service Operators in regards to harmonic management. If not managed effectively, harmonic levels can lead to gradual degradation of both customer plant and network equipment. Information from practical case studies is a vital step in managing and mitigating harmonic issues. This paper identifies and examines harmonic allocation issues associated with the integration of wind and solar plants in transmission systems through application of a recommended allocation methodology. It also includes recommendations for improvements to harmonic management in transmission systems with increased penetration of power electronic based generation.

Publication Date


  • 2020

Citation


  • Vu, T., Robinson, D. A., Gosbell, V., Perera, S., & Memisevic, R. (2020). Harmonic Allocations to Renewable Generation in Transmission Systems. In Proceedings of International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power, ICHQP Vol. 2020-July. doi:10.1109/ICHQP46026.2020.9177890

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85090470276

Web Of Science Accession Number


Volume


  • 2020-July