Optimal Operation Of Multi-Terminal Vsc Based Mvdc Shipboard Power System
The Medium Voltage DC (MVDC) architecture of shipboard power system (SPS) with higher power density and enhanced power control is seen as a future prospect in warships by US Navy. Optimal operation of SPS is essential to enable efficient power and energy usage in the tightly coupled and power limited systems. It helps in obtaining adequate and reliable power supply by rescheduling generator output and energy storage devices for different operating scenarios and can also ensure power supply to critical loads during fault conditions. The self-commutated Voltage Source Converters (VSCs) with high dynamic performance and independent control over the real and reactive powers are best suited in the MVDC architecture. Therefore, an optimal operation tool is developed for the multi-terminal VSC based MVDC SPS which minimizes the system operating costs by optimally coordinating generators and energy storage, and will also implement preventive and corrective actions for managing credible contingencies.