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This paper considers the formal design for the grid frequency control in an offshore wind farm connected with line-commutated converter high voltage dc (HVDC) link. The control paradigm is based on using the grid frequency control to regulate the HVDC rectifier firing angle or dc-link current and hence control the power flow in the system. The dynamic behaviors of the system are verified by comparing the response from derived transfer functions and PSCAD simulations; hence the grid frequency controllers are designed. The control system performance has been validated by simulations of normal operation and fault regimes. The work provides a good basis for wider research investigation into wind farm operation.
Date of Publication: May 2008