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Special issue on "Control Interactions in Power Electronic Converter Dominated Power Systems"

Special issue on "Control Interactions in Power Electronic Converter Dominated Power Systems"

Electrical power systems around the world are witnessing an increasing share of power electronic converter-based devices in the form of wind turbines, photovoltaics, flexible ac/dc transmission systems, battery energy storage systems, distributed generations, and so on. Due to their multi-time scale dynamics, different converter-based devices and their controls are prone to interact with each other as well as with other components of the power system. The control interactions can lead to oscillations with the frequency ranging from a fraction of hertz to several kilohertz, named as wideband oscillation. In the past decade, many wideband oscillation events have been reported around the world, for instance, those in ERCOT’s wind bases in Texas US, First Solar’s solar farms in California US, Southeast and West-Murray zones in Australia, Hornsea offshore wind farm in the UK, and Guyuan/Hami wind bases and Nanao/Luxi HVDC systems in China, just to name a few. The active participation of converter controls plays a key role in these interactions. In addition, the interaction mechanisms become more complex because of the system-wide factors, such as input resource intermittency, power generated by the converter-interfaced generators, converter control parameters, network topology, and grid strength. This makes it a great challenge to study the complex control interaction phenomena and then to derive appropriate countermeasures. The emergence of wideband oscillation is one of the technical bottlenecks to achieving a stable operation of modern power systems with a higher proportion of renewables and power electronics.

Guest Editor-in-Chief:

Prof. Xiaorong Xie Tsinghua University, China Guest Associate Editors (arranged in alphabetical order):

Jan Shair Tsinghua University, China

Jef Beerten KU Leuven–EnergyVille, Belgium

Lingling Fan University of South Florida, USA

Oriol Gomis-Bellmunt Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain

Petr Vorobev Skoltech, Russian Federation

Robin Preece

The University of Manchester, UK

Shahil Shah NREL, USA

Xiongfei Wang Aalborg University, Denmark

Yang Wang Sichuan University, China

Special issue information:

This Special Issue aims to cover mechanism investigations, detection, modeling, analysis, and control and mitigation of the emerging wideband control interactions involving power electronic converter-based devices. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mechanism investigations of control interactions causing subsynchronous, harmonic, and high-frequency oscillations

  • Modeling and analysis methods for wideband oscillation studies

  • Approaches for detection and monitoring of wideband oscillations caused by control interactions

  • Advanced techniques to eliminate or minimize the risk of control interaction

  • Electromagnetic and controller-hardware-in-the-loop simulations for control interaction studies

  • Source identification and participation factor analysis

  • Data-driven techniques for monitoring and mitigation of wideband oscillations

Manuscript submission information:

All submissions are subject to the journal’s peer-review procedures. The authors should follow the journal’s Author Guide at when preparing papers for submission to the Special Issue.

The journal’s submission platform Editorial Manager: will be available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue on 15 February, 2022. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript and select the article type of "VSI: CIPS Control Interaction" when submitting your manuscript online.


Portal submission opens (first submission): Feb 15, 2022

Deadline for submission of full manuscripts: Dec 31, 2022

Estimated editorial acceptance deadline: Feb 28, 2023

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