Generic VSC-based DC Grid EMT modeling, simulation, and validation on a scaled hardware platform

Luigi Vanfretti, Wei Li, Agusti Egea-Alvarez, Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt

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This paper presents results from the KIC InnoEnergy project: Generic DC grid off-line and real-time simulation models and tools (Action 2.1, Subtask 2.1.1). The work reported here is focused on the development of a generic voltage source converter (VSC) model and its control schemes. Different test systems were designed and implemented in simulation tools and an experimental platform to verify the proposed generic model. Consistent simulation and emulation performances indicate that the generic model and its control schemes are applicable for VSC-HVDC operation, and thus, they can facilitate further research and development in DC grids.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781467380409
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2015
EventIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015 - Denver, United States
Duration: 26 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


ConferenceIEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • power conversion
  • voltage control
  • insulated gate bipolar transistors
  • real-time systems
  • inverters
  • reactive power

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