Analysis of the Converter-Driven Stability of Q(V)-Characteristic Control in Distribution Grids

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As the amount of volatile, renewable energy sources in power distribution grids is increasing, the stability of the latter is a vital aspect for grid operators. Within the STABEEL project, the authors develop rules on how to parametrize the reactive power control of distributed energy resources to increase the performance while guaranteeing stability. The work focuses on distribution grids with a high penetration of distributed energy resources equipped with Q(V)-characteristic. This contribution is based on the stability assessment of previous work and introduces a new approach utilizing the circle criterion. With the aim of extending existing technical guidelines, stability assessment methods are applied to various distribution grids (e. g. benchmark grids). Herein, distributed energy resources can be modelled as detailed control loops or as approximations, derived from technical guidelines.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST)
PublisherIEEE Xplore
Number of pages6
ISBN (electronic)9781665405577
ISBN (print)978-1-6654-0558-4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sept 2022


Title2022 International Conference on Smart Energy Systems and Technologies (SEST)
Duration5 - 7 September 2022
LocationEindhoven, Netherlands

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Mendeley 9948eb92-6d34-3129-9c09-a2b706e119a8
Scopus 85140839891
ORCID /0000-0001-8439-7786/work/142244170
ORCID /0000-0002-4911-1233/work/142252548
ORCID /0000-0002-3347-0864/work/142255173


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  • Spannungsstabilität, Erneuerbare Energie Anlagen, Stabilitätskriterium, Verteilnetz, Spannungsregelung, Q(U)-Regelung, Benchmarkanalyse, Voltage Stability, converter-driven stability, Voltage control, Q(V)-characteristic, volt/var, distribution grid, renewable energy sources, voltage stability, Q(V), voltage control