Synchronverters used for damping inter-area oscillations in two-area power systems

Moshe Blau and George Weiss




This research demonstrates the potential contribution of synchronverters with virtual friction to the damping of inter-area oscillations and the enhancement of the transient stability of a power system. Virtual friction creates additional torque acting on the virtual rotor of the synchronverter, which is equivalent to viscous friction being present between this synchronverter and the virtual rotor of another (usually remote) synchronverter or bus bar. This function is realized by creating communication lines between synchronverters in different areas of a power system and expanding the synchronverter algorithm. Our study is based on simulations in PSS/E for an IEEE benchmark two-area network.

Published in: Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ, Nº. 16)
Pages: 45-50 Date of Publication: 2018/04/20
ISSN: 2172-038X Date of Current Version:2018/03/23
REF: 209-18 Issue Date: April 2018
DOI:10.24084/repqj16.209 Publisher: EA4EPQ

Authors and affiliations

Moshe Blau(1) (deceased) and George Weiss(2)
1. Systems Dynamics Department, Israel Electricity Company, Haifa, Israel
2. School of Electrical Eng., Tel Aviv Univ., Ramat Aviv 69978, Israel

Key words

Synchronverter, inter-area oscillation, local mode, virtual friction, droop coefficient, power system stabilizer.


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