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# Three-Phase Source

Implement three-phase source with internal R-L impedance

## Library

Electrical Sources

## Description

The Three-Phase Source block implements a balanced three-phase voltage source with an internal R-L impedance. The three voltage sources are connected in Y with a neutral connection that can be internally grounded or made accessible. You can specify the source internal resistance and inductance either directly by entering R and L values or indirectly by specifying the source inductive short-circuit level and X/R ratio.

## Dialog Box and Parameters

### Parameters Tab

Phase-to-phase rms voltage

The internal phase-to-phase voltage in volts RMS (Vrms)

Phase angle of phase A

The phase angle of the internal voltage generated by phase A, in degrees. The three voltages are generated in positive sequence. Thus, phase B and phase C internal voltages are lagging phase A respectively by 120 degrees and 240 degrees.

Frequency

The source frequency in hertz (Hz).

Internal connection

The internal connection of the three internal voltage sources. The block icon is updated according to the source connection.

Select one of the following three connections:

 Y The three voltage sources are connected in Y to an internal floating neutral. Yn The three voltage sources are connected in Y to a neutral connection which is made accessible through a fourth terminal. Yg The three voltage sources are connected in Y to an internally grounded neutral.

Specify impedance using short-circuit level

Select to specify internal impedance using the inductive short-circuit level and X/R ratio.

3-phase short-circuit level at base voltage

The three-phase inductive short-circuit power, in volts-amperes (VA), at specified base voltage, used to compute the internal inductance L. This parameter is available only if Specify impedance using short-circuit level is selected.

The internal inductance L (in H) is computed from the inductive three-phase short-circuit power Psc (in VA), base voltage Vbase (in Vrms phase-to-phase), and source frequency f (in Hz) as follows:

Base voltage

The phase-to-phase base voltage, in volts RMS, used to specify the three-phase short-circuit level. The base voltage is usually the nominal source voltage. This parameter is available only if Specify impedance using short-circuit level is selected.

X/R ratio

The X/R ratio at nominal source frequency or quality factor of the internal source impedance. This parameter is available only if Specify impedance using short-circuit level is selected.

The internal resistance R (in Ω) is computed from the source reactance X (in Ω) at specified frequency, and X/R ratio as follows:

Source resistance

This parameter is available only if Specify impedance using short-circuit level is not selected.

The source internal resistance in ohms (Ω).

Source inductance

This parameter is available only if Specify impedance using short-circuit level is not selected.

The source internal inductance in henries (H).

The parameters on this tab are used by the Load Flow tool of the Powergui block. These load flow parameters are used for model initialization only, they have no impact on the block model and on the simulation performance.

The configuration of the Load Flow tab depends on the option selected for the Generator type parameter.

Generator type

Specify the generator type of the voltage source.

Select swing to implement a generator controlling magnitude and phase angle of its terminal voltage. The reference voltage magnitude and angle are specified by the Swing bus or PV bus voltage and Swing bus voltage angle parameters of the Load Flow Bus block connected to the voltage source terminals.

Select PV to implement a generator controlling its output active power P and voltage magnitude V. P is specified by the Active power generation P parameter of the block. V is specified by the Swing bus or PV bus voltage parameter of the Load Flow Bus block connected to the voltage source terminals. You can control the minimum and maximum reactive power generated by the block by using the Minimum reactive power Qmin and Maximum reactive power Qmax parameters.

Select PQ to implement a generator controlling its output active power P and reactive power Q. P and Q are specified by the Active power generation P and Reactive power generation Q parameters of the block, respectively.

Active power generation P

Specify the desired active power generated by the source, in watts. This parameter is available if you specify Generator type as PV or PQ.

Reactive power generation Q

Specify the desired reactive power generated by the source, in vars. This parameter is available only if you specify Generator type as PQ.

Minimum reactive power Qmin

This parameter is available only if you specify Generator type as PV. Indicates the minimum reactive power that can be generated by the source while keeping the terminal voltage at its reference value. This reference voltage is specified by the Swing bus or PV bus voltage parameter of the Load Flow Bus block connected to the source terminals. The default value is -inf, which means that there is no lower limit on the reactive power output.

Maximum reactive power Qmax

This parameter is available only if you specify Generator type as PV. Indicates the maximum reactive power that can be generated by the source while keeping the terminal voltage at its reference value. This reference voltage is specified by the Swing bus or PV bus voltage parameter of the Load Flow Bus block connected to the source terminals. The default value is inf, which means that there is no upper limit on the reactive power output.

## Example

See the power_3phseriescomppower_3phseriescomp example, which uses a Three-Phase Source block to model a portion of a 735 kV system with a simplified R-L source. The source impedance is specified by using the three-phase short-circuit level (30,000 MVA) and X/R ratio (X/R = 10).