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Title A Strategy of Increasing the Wind Power Penetration Limit with VSC Type MMC-HVDC in Jeju Power System
Authors Seungmin Lee ; Eel-Hwan Kim ; Ho-Min Kim ; Sang-Heon Chae ; Ngoc-Thinh Quach
DOI 10.6113/TKPE/2015.20.6.550
Page pp.550-557
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords MMC-HVDC(Modular multilevel converter-high voltage direct current); Wind power penetration limit; PSCAD/EMTDC; Jeju Island
Abstract The Jeju Special Self-Governing Province is currently promoting the "Carbon-free Island by 2030" policy, which requires the use of renewable energy instead of fossil fuel so that the island will have no carbon gases generated by 2030. To implement this policy, the island plans to build a wind power plant capacity of 1.09 GW in 2020; this wind power plant is currently ongoing. However, when wind power output is greater than the power demand of the island, the stability of Jeju Island power system must be prepared for it because it can be a problem. Therefore, this study proposes a voltage source-type MMC-HVDC system linked to mainland Korea to expand the wind power penetration limits of Jeju Island under the stable operation of the Jeju Island power system. To verify the effectiveness of the proposed scheme, computer simulations using the PSCAD/EMTDC program are conducted, and the results are demonstrated. The scenarios of the computer simulation consist of two cases. First, the MMC-HVDC system is operated under variable wind power in the Jeju Island power system. Second, it is operated under the predicted Jeju Island power system in 2020.