Nonlinear Analysis of SSR in Wind Power Plants

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This paper analyzes sub-synchronous resonance (SSR) in fu-ture wind power plants (WPPs) using bifurcation theory, a non-linear analysis approach. SSR, and in particular the Induction Generator Effect (IGE) is likely to occur more frequently as large amounts of wind power are incorporated into power net-works, supported by series compensation to improve power transfer capability. A nonlinear 10th order modified IEEE first benchmark model is developed. Bifurcation analysis reveals the critical conditions resulting in IGE are identified as a Hopf bifurcation point, verified by considering the trajectory of sys-tem eigenvalues and also through transient time domain simu-lation. The application of bifurcation theory is compared with the linear Nyquist stability criterion. The results from the Nyquist approach show that both analytical methods are in agreement with each other. However, the nonlinear bifurcation analysis determines system stability with respect to any param-eters of interest, whereas the Nyquist stability criterion only determines the system stability at a specific operating point.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission (ACDC 2020)
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2021
Event16th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2 Jul 20203 Jul 2020


Conference16th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission
Abbreviated titleACDC'20


  • bifurcation theory
  • IGE
  • nyquist stability criterion
  • SSR
  • small-signal stability


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