Adaptive Modulation for DFIG and STATCOM With High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission. Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper develops an adaptive modulation approach for power system control based on the approximate/adaptive dynamic programming method, namely, the goal representation heuristic dynamic programming (GrHDP). In particular, we focus on the fault recovery problem of a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG)-based wind farm and a static synchronous compensator (STATCOM) with high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission. In this design, the online GrHDP-based controller provides three adaptive supplementary control signals to the DFIG controller, STATCOM controller, and HVDC rectifier controller, respectively. The mechanism is to observe the system states and their derivatives and then provides supplementary control to the plant according to the utility function. With the GrHDP design, the controller can adaptively develop an internal goal representation signal according to the observed power system states, therefore, to achieve more effective learning and modulating. Our control approach is validated on a wind power integrated benchmark system with two areas connected by HVDC transmission lines. Compared with the classical direct HDP and proportional integral control, our GrHDP approach demonstrates the improved transient stability under system faults. Moreover, experiments under different system operating conditions with signal transmission delays are also carried out to further verify the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed approach.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Trans Neural Netw Learn Syst

author list (cited authors)

  • Tang, Y., He, H., Ni, Z., Wen, J., & Huang, T.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Tang, Yufei||He, Haibo||Ni, Zhen||Wen, Jinyu||Huang, Tingwen

publication date

  • August 2016