Virtual Synchronous Machine (VSM) Demonstrator
National Grid Electricity System Operator and National Grid Electricity Transmission
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The objectives of this project are to:
- Demonstrate a physical implementation of VSM and compare laboratory results to simulations in PowerFactory.
- Understand any risks or issues in the design and construction of VSM devices.
Provide evidence either to support mandatory changes in converter fed generation performance, e.g. through Grid Code and/or Distribution Code modifications, or to support development of balancing service markets to value the abilities of VSM generation. Evidence would include:
Required behaviour of converter fed generation to operate as VSM.
Quantity or proportion of synchronous and/or VSM generation required at different penetrations of converter fed generation.
Required capability of VSM generation depending on the quantity or proportion required.