Active distribution power system with multi-terminal DC links

Dong Chen, Lie Xu, Wendian Zhang

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A fast power restoration operational scheme and relevant stabilising control is proposed for active distribution power systems with multi-terminal DC network in replacement of the conventional normal open switches. A nine-feeder benchmark distribution power system is established with a four-terminal medium power DC system injected. The proposed power restoration scheme is based on the coordination among distributed control among relays, load switches, voltage source converters and autonomous operation of multi-terminal DC system. A DC stabiliser is proposed with virtual impedance method to damp out potential oscillation caused by constant power load terminals. The proposed system and controls are validated by frequency domain state-space model and time-domain case study with Matlab/Simulink.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-34
Number of pages8
JournalIET Renewable Power Generation
Issue number1
Early online date24 Apr 2017
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017


  • time-domain analysis
  • frequency-domain analysis
  • power system stability
  • distributed control
  • power distribution
  • power convertors


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