HVDC and Load Modulation for Improved Dynamic Response using Phasor Measurements

Investigate ways to use the information available from phasor measurement units (PMU), and the widespread availability of controllable loads, to design a novel control strategy for inter-area damping. The first part of the proposed work will develop a decoupled modulation control approach to design a more effective damping control with less interference among different oscillation modes in the system. The second explores how HVDC networks and a sufficient proportion of the loads could be used to enhance the decoupled modulation control approach developed in the first part. Methods to enhance measurement redundancy and control in case of PMU communication failure will also be developed.