But in asynchronous generators we can also find the phenomenon of self-excitation which allows the asynchronous generator to operate as a standalone unit. Investigation of the self-excitation process shows that significant over-voltages can occur if a generator with sufficient capacitors is suddenly disconnected from the utility grid. The precondition for a successive voltage build-up is that the generator is left with enough capacitive power and a low load after the disconnection.
The Lønnestad radial in Seljord; Norway; is a distribution radial with both asynchronous and synchronous generators connected. In order to investigate the system dynamics in the radial after it is disconnected from the rest of the 22kV distribution grid; the radial was modelled and simulated using Modelica as modelling language.
Keywords: Modelica; asynchronous generators; self-excitation; islanding; electric power library
Proceedings of the 10th International Modelica Conference; March 10-12; 2014; Lund; Sweden
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