Offshore wind power integration to support weak grid voltage for industrial loads using VSC-HVDC transmission system

Ahmed A. Daoud, Ahmed F. Abouzeid, Sobhy S. Dessouky


This paper investigates the integration of the offshore wind power plant into the grid using voltage source converter high-voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC). The paper proposes both offshore and onshore converter stations control to support voltage variation in grid. Heavy industrial loads result in a weak grid. In this paper, the effect on industrial loads by the grid strength is shown. Then the paper proposes a solution for the grid voltage support for industrial loads connected to weak grids. The results showed that the increase of grid voltage from 0.7 pu to 1 pu at full load condition that provides a continuous operation without any interruption. The system was modelled using MATLAB/Simulink package.


grid integration; HVDC transmission; offshore wind power; vector control; voltage-source converter (VSC);

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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