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  1. A Two-Dimensional Cloud Model for Condition Assessment of HVDC Converter Transformers

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    Linjie Zhao

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Converter transformers are the key and the most important components in high voltage direct current (HVDC power transmission systems. Statistics show that the failure rate of HVDC converter transformers is approximately twice of that of transformers in AC power systems. This paper presents an approach integrated with a two-dimensional cloud model and an entropy-based weight model to evaluate the condition of HVDC converter transformers. The integrated approach can describe the complexity of HVDC converter transformers and achieve an effective assessment of their condition. Data from electrical testing, DGA, oil testing, and visual inspection were chosen to form the double-level assessment index system. Analysis results show that the integrated approach is capable of providing a relevant and effective assessment which in turn, provides valuable information for the maintenance of HVDC converter transformers.

  2. Present trends in HVDC converter station design

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    Carlsson, Lennart; Asplund, Gunnar; Bjorklund, Hans; Flisberg, Gunnar [ABB Power Systems AB, Ludvika (Sweden)

    1994-12-31

    HVDC converter station technology has developed rapidly to satisfy increasing requirements during past 10 - 15 years, but there has not been any dramatic changes since thyristor valves were introduced in the mid 70s. This paper describes some recent and expected future developments, that will substantiality change and simplify future converter stations. (author) 4 refs., 7 figs.

  3. Design, Control, and Modeling of a New Voltage Source Converter for HVDC System

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    Mohan, Madhan; Singh, Bhim; Ketan Panigrahi, Bijaya

    2013-05-01

    Abstract: A New Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based on neutral clamped three-level circuit is proposed for High Voltage DC (HVDC) system. The proposed VSC is designed in a multipulse configuration. The converter is operated by Fundamental Frequency Switching (FFS). A new control method is developed for achieving all the necessary control aspects of HVDC system such as independent real and reactive power control, bidirectional real and reactive power control. The basic of the control method is varying the pulse width and by keeping the dc link voltage constant. The steady state and dynamic performances of HVDC system interconnecting two different frequencies network are demonstrated for active and reactive power control. Total number of transformers used in this system are reduced to half in comparison with the two-level VSCs for both active and reactive power control. The performance of the HVDC system is improved in terms of reduced harmonics level even at fundamental frequency switching. The harmonic performance of the designed converter is also studied for different value of the dead angle (β), and the optimized range of the dead angle is achieved for varying reactive power requirement. Simulation results are presented for the designed three level multipulse voltage source converters with the proposed control algorithm.

  4. Small signal frequency domain model of an HVDC converter

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    Osauskas, C.M.; Hume, D.J.; Wood, A.R. [UnIversity of Canterbury, Christchurch (New Zealand). Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    2001-11-01

    A small-signal analytic frequency domain model of a 6-pulse HVDC converter is presented. The model consists of a set of explicit algebraic equations which relate the transfer of distortion from AC voltage, DC current and firing angle modulation, to AC current and DC voltage. The equations represent the linearisation of the transfers around a base operating point, and are derived from a piecewise linear description of the AC current and DC voltage waveforms. The model provides an understanding of the transfer of distortion by the converter and is in excellent agreement with time domain simulations. (author)

  5. Simulation studies of three-phase differential protection of the converter transformer of FCC-HVDC%FCC-HVDC换流变压器三相差动保护仿真研究

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    许加柱; 白俊锋; 罗隆福; 李勇

    2011-01-01

    According to the specific wiring form of the converter transformer winding of FCC-HVDC, the action equations of three-phase protection and differential current expressions are deduced from its mathematical model. The transformer's three-phase protection model is established using Matlab/Simulink, and simulation results prove that the second order harmonic restraint principle may lead to delayed operation as internal fault of converter transformer occurs. Consequently, the simulation studies based on identification method of magnetic flux characteristics are carried out from the aspect of the action equations. The effectiveness of the proposed protection scheme in distinguishing the internal faults from the energizations of the converter transformer is validated.%根据FCC-HVDC系统中换流变压器绕组的具体接线形式,利用其数学模型推导三相保护的动作方程及差动电流表达式.用Matlab/Simulink建立变压器的三相保护模型,仿真结果验证了二次谐波制动原理在换流变压器内部故障时存在延时动作的可能.据此根据磁通特性原理鉴别法,从动作方程出发进行仿真分析,验证了该方法可以有效地区分换流变压器励磁涌流和故障电流.

  6. Dynamic Performance of a Back-to-Back HVDC Station Based on Voltage Source Converters

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    Khatir, Mohamed; Zidi, Sid-Ahmed; Hadjeri, Samir; Fellah, Mohammed-Karim

    2010-01-01

    The recent developments in semiconductors and control equipment have made the voltage source converter based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) feasible. This new DC transmission is known as "HVDC Light or "HVDC Plus by leading vendors. Due to the use of VSC technology and pulse width modulation (PWM) the VSC-HVDC has a number of potential advantages as compared with classic HVDC. In this paper, the scenario of back-to-back VSC-HVDC link connecting two adjacent asynchronous AC networks is studied. Control strategy is implemented and its dynamic performances during disturbances are investigated in MATLAB/Simulink program. The simulation results have shown good performance of the proposed system under balanced and unbalanced fault conditions.

  7. Design, control and application of modular multilevel converters for HVDC transmission systems

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    Sharifabadi, Kamran; Nee, Hans-Peter; Norrga, Staffan; Teodorescu, Remus

    2016-01-01

    Design, Control and Application of Modular Multilevel Converters for HVDC Transmission Systems is a comprehensive guide to semiconductor technologies applicable for MMC design, component sizing control, modulation, and application of the MMC technology for HVDC transmission. Separated into three distinct parts, the first offers an overview of MMC technology, including information on converter component sizing, Control and Communication, Protection and Fault Management, and Generic Modelling and Simulation. The second covers the applications of MMC in offshore WPP, including planning, technical and economic requirements and optimization options, fault management, dynamic and transient stability. Finally, the third chapter explores the applications of MMC in HVDC transmission and Multi Terminal configurations, including Supergrids.

  8. System Aspects and Modulation Strategies of an HVDC-based Converter System for Wind Farms

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    Meier, Stephan

    2009-05-15

    In this thesis, a new HVDC-based converter system for wind farms is investigated. It is based on a mutually commutated soft-switching converter system and provides a unique integrated solution for the wind turbine generator drive systems, the wind turbine interconnection, and the power conversion for HVDC transmission. In a wind farm, the mutually commutated converter system is a distributed system. A medium-frequency collection grid connects the converter station, equipped with a single-phase voltage source converter and a medium-frequency transmission transformer, with the wind turbines, each containing a cyclo converter and a medium-frequency distribution transformer. In this thesis, various system aspects regarding the application of a distributed mutually commutated converter system in a wind farm are investigated. Special attention is paid to the design of a medium-frequency collection grid that has an acceptable level of transient over voltages, the design of medium-frequency transformers with suitable magnetic, electric and thermal properties, and the development of a strategy to commutate the voltage source converter during low power generation. In order to adapt the mutually commutated converter system for an application in a wind farm, it had to be further developed. Different carrier-based and space-vector oriented modulation methods have been investigated. It turns out that for any load angle there is a quasi-discontinuous pulse width modulation strategy that can produce the same pulse patterns as space vector modulation. In addition, a modulation strategy has been developed that allows to replace the IGBTs in the cyclo converter with cheap, robust, and reliable fast thyristors, despite their absence of turn-off capability. The feasibility of different modulation strategies for mutually commutated converter systems has been verified on a down-scaled prototype converter system with both IGBT- and thyristor-based cyclo converters. Finally, a feasible

  9. Zinc Oxide Surge Arresters and HVDC 125kV-upgrade 500kV Converter Stations

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    Shirakawa, Shingo; Kobayashi, Takayuki; Matsushita, Yoshinao; Sakai, Takehisa; Suzuki, Hironori; Ozaki, Yuzo

    Gapless Metal (Zinc) Oxide Surge Arresters for a.c. systems contribute to the insulation co-ordination based on the suppression of lightning surges and switching surges. These gapless metal oxide surge arresters using ZnO elements are effective to HVDC systems. This paper describes basic characteristics of ZnO (zinc oxide) elements for d.c. systems and applications of gapless surge arresters to HVDC 125kV frequency converters, HVDC 250kV, upgrade HVDC 500kV converter stations, and HVDC 500kV cables of Japan through the experience of developments and applications of gapless metal oxide surge arresters.

  10. Multilevel Modular Converter for VSC-HVDC Transmission Applications: Control and Operational Aspects

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    Gnanarathna, Udana N.; Gole, Aniruddha M.; Chaudhary, Sanjay Kumar

    2010-01-01

    Control methods for a new class of converter, the multilevel modular converter (MMC), recently introduced for HVDC transmission are discussed. The paper discusses converter-level controls including firing pulse generation and capacitor voltage balancing. It also covers higher level controls...... for incorporating the converter into a larger power network, with a weak ac receiving end. The performance behavior is studied using electromagnetic transients simulation....

  11. HVDC Solution for Offshore Wind Park Comprising Turbines Equipped with Full-Range Converters

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    Sharma, Ranjan; Rasmussen, Tonny Wederberg; Jensen, Kim Høj

    2010-01-01

    of a HVDC transmission system. The power system under study includes an offshore wind farm comprising turbines equipped with full range converters. The collection network is a local AC grid. Power transmission is done through HVDC system. The grid side VSC (voltage source converter) controls the DC voltage...... a voltage drop is created at the collection grid, the wind turbines go into fault-ride-through mode. The power output from each of the wind turbines is thus reduced to balance the system power. The detailed explanation of the strategy is presented in the paper. Matlab simulation model was prepared and some...

  12. A novel synthetic test system for thyristor level in the converter valve of HVDC power transmission

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    Liu Longchen

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The converter valve is the core equipment in the HVDC power transmission system, a+-nd its performance has a direct effect on the reliability, stability and efficiency of the whole power system. As the basic unit of HVDC converter valve, the thyristor level needs to be test routinely in order to grasp the state of the converter valve equipment. Therefore, it is urgent to develop a novel synthetic test system for the thyristor level with thyristor control unit (TCU. However, currently there is no specific test scheme for the thyristor level of HVDC converter valve. In this paper, the synthetic test principle, content and methods for the thyristor level with TCU are presented based on the analysis of the thyristor reverse recovery characteristic and the IEC technology standard. And a transient high-voltage pulse is applied to the thyristor level during its reverse recovery period in order to test the characteristics of thyristor level. Then, the synthetic test system for the thyristor level is applied to the converter valve test of ±800 kV HVDC power transmission project, and the practical test result verifies the reasonability and validity of the proposed synthetic test system.

  13. Influence of current limitation on voltage stability with voltage sourced converter HVDC

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    Zeni, Lorenzo; Jóhannsson, Hjörtur; Hansen, Anca Daniela;

    2013-01-01

    A first study of voltage stability with relevant amount of Voltage Sourced Converter based High Voltage Direct Current (VSC-HVDC) transmission is presented, with particular focus on the converters’ behaviour when reaching their rated current. The detrimental effect of entering the current...

  14. Modular VSC converter based HVDC power transmission from offshore wind power plant: Compared to the conventional HVAC system

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    Sharma, Ranjan; Rasmussen, Tonny Wederberg; Jensen, Kim Høj;

    2010-01-01

    power transmission options with HVDC systems are under consideration. In this paper, a comparison between a conventional HVAC transmission system and a HVDC system equipped with modular voltage source converters is provided. The comparison is based on the total energy transmission capability...

  15. Review of fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control for modular multilevel converter of HVDC

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    Liu, Hui; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2013-01-01

    This review focuses on faults in Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) for use in high voltage direct current (HVDC) systems by analyzing the vulnerable spots and failure mechanism from device to system and illustrating the control & protection methods under failure condition. At the beginning......, several typical topologies of MMC-HVDC systems are presented. Then fault types such as capacitor voltage unbalance, unbalance between upper and lower arm voltage are analyzed and the corresponding fault detection and diagnosis approaches are explained. In addition, more attention is dedicated to control...

  16. Vibration and Audible Noise of Filter Capacitors in HVDC Converter Stations%Vibration and Audible Noise of Filter Capacitors in HVDC Converter Stations

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    ZHU Ling-yu; JI Sheng-chang

    2011-01-01

    The filter capacitor stack is one of the main acoustic noise sources in high-voltage DC (HVDC) converter stations. As HVDC systems are built more and more recently, it is significant to research the audible noise of filter capacitors. In this paper, the current situation of research on vibration and audible noise of filter capacitors in HVDC converter stations, which is departed into three parts--generation mechanism, prediction methods, and reduction measures, is presented and the research achievements are discussed. Scholars have built the model that the alternating electric force caused by the voltage conduces to the vibration, which propagates to the enclosure and radiates audible noise. As a result, the parts contributing most to the generation of audible noise are the top and the bottom of capacitors. In the noise level prediction respect, several methods have been prospected including impact hammer, sweep frequency, impact current, monopole and Kirchhoff formula method, which are suitable for single capacitors or capacitors stacks individually. However, the sweep frequency method is restricted by experiment condition, and the impact current method needs further research and verified. On the other hand, CIGRE WG14.26 provides three sound reduction measures, but all of them are not so practicable, while MPP absorber and compressible space absorber prospected by Dr. Wu Peng are proved to be effective. The sound barriers are also considered by scholars, and the acoustic directivity performance of capacitors is also researched. Besides, the developing direction of each research field is prospected in corresponding part.

  17. An Assessment of Converter Modelling Needs for Offshore Wind Power Plants Connected via VSC-HVDC Networks

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    Glasdam, Jakob; Zeni, Lorenzo; Hjerrild, Jesper

    2013-01-01

    Modular multilevel cascaded converter (MMCC) based high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is technically superior to other technologies, especially in case of connection of offshore wind power plants (OWPPs). Modelling challenges are faced by OWPP developers, who are not acquainted...... with detailed information regarding the internal behaviour of such complex devices. This paper presents an investigation of the modelling requirements of the MMCC HVDC system, based on comparison between simulation results using a detailed HVDC representation in PSCAD/EMTDC and two less detailed models realised...

  18. An Optoelectronic High-voltage Probe for Measuring Impulse Voltage Distribution of HVDC Converter Valve

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    方志; 邱毓昌

    2007-01-01

    A high-voltage optoelectronic probe is developed for measuring impulse voltage distribution along thyristor units in the HVDC converter valve. The dimension of the resistive voltage divider is optimized by means of numerical compttation of electric field. A pulse frequency modulation (PFM) mode is adopted for the data transmission link because of its immunity to high-intensity electromagnetic interference. Experimental results indicate that the linearity deviation for the whole measuring system is within ± 0.15 %, and therefore it can meet requirements specified by IEC60700-1.

  19. A novel power control strategy of Modular Multi-level Converter in HVDC-AC hybrid transmission systems for passive networks

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    Hu, Zhenda; Wu, Rui; Yang, Xiaodong;

    2014-01-01

    With the development of High Voltage DC Transmission (HVDC) technology, there will be more and more HVDC-AC hybrid transmission system in the world. A basic challenge in HVDC-AC hybrid transmission systems is to optimize the power sharing between DC and AC lines, which become more severe when...... supplying power for passive networks, as the surplus power can only flow back to power grids through the AC lines. To deal with this issue, it demands not only accurate system capability design but also flexible power control strategy of power converters in VSC-HVDC. This paper proposes a novel power...

  20. Novel control strategies of HVDC system with self-commutated converter. Jireishiki henkanki wo tekiyoshita HVDC sytem ni okeru tanshi seigyo to kyocho seigyo

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    Tokiwa, Y.; Ichikawa, F.; Suzuki, K. (Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc., Tokyo (Japan)); Inokuchi, H.; Hirose, S.; Kimura, K. (Toshiba Corp., Tokyo (Japan))

    1992-01-20

    This report describes new control strategies of a self -commutated converter applied to the HVDC systems; that is, the cooperative control for a two-terminal transmission system and the terminal control which is applicable to a multi-terminal system. The DC voltage control with an upper and lower power-limiter showed excellent characteristics when applied to the two- terminal transmission system. A voltage margin method was also introduced as a power flow reversal method. These terminal control methods, if required, are able to change interchange power at the receiving end in the case of fault in the communication system. Moreover, the DC voltage control with two-stage voltage control characteristics was proposed for the multi-terminal HVDC system. with this mehtod, the DC transmission system can be operated continuously and stably cooperating electric power at each terminal even when one terminal is collapsed. The terminal control performance in the above two-terminal HVDC system was tested with a simulator. The result showed favorable performance characteristics at the time of power flow reversal and one terminal start-up during other terminal operation. 5 refs., 16 figs.

  1. Active Power Control with Undead-Band Voltage & Frequency Droop for HVDC Converters in Large Meshed DC Grids

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    Vrana, Til Kristian; Zeni, Lorenzo; Fosso, Olav Bjarte

    A new control method for large meshed HVDC grids has been developed, which helps to keep the active power balance at the AC and the DC side. The method definition is kept wide, leaving the possibility for control parameter optimisation. Other known control methods can be seen as specific examples...... the band, but not set to zero as with a regular dead-band. It operates with a minimum of required communication. New converters can be added to the system without changing the control of the other individual converters. It is well suited to achieve high reliability standards due to the distributed control...

  2. Protection of ± 500 kV HVDC Double-circuit Converter Station from Lightning Induced Overvoltage

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    DONG Manling; YUAN Zhiyong; LI Tianwei; ZHAO Xiangen; ZHANG Jiaxin; HE Junjia

    2013-01-01

    In order to obtain reasonable schemes of arrester in converter stations,the arrester scheme of"Xiluodu-Guangdong HVDC ±500 kV double circuit transmission" project against lighting induced overvoltage,which was designed according to the main principle of lightning protection in converter station,is discussed.A calculation of the lighting induced overvoltage in Zhaotong converter station under various operation modes is performed with ATP-EMTP software,then the surge arrester configuration of the converter station is decided,and the arrester protection schemes of smoothing reactor and neutral line are studied.It is concluded that additional protection is necessary because of the relatively large gap between protected disconnecting switch and arrester of metallic return transfer bus.Plus,the smoothing reactor (SR) arrester near the valve hall could be removed to improve the scheme's economic performance.

  3. Transformer Isolated Buck-Boost Converters

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    Barry W. Williams

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Of the single-switch dc-to-dc converters, those with the buck-boost voltage transfer function offer most potential for transformer coupling, hence isolation, at the kilowatt level. This paper highlights the limitations of the traditional magnetic coupled, buck-boost topology. Then four split-capacitor transformer-coupled topologies (specifically the Cuk, sepic, zeta, and a new, converters with a common ac equivalent circuit are explored, that do not temporarily store core magnetic energy as does the traditional isolated buck-boost converter nor have a core dc magnetizing current bias, as with the sepic and zeta transformer coupled topologies. Core dc bias capacitive voltage compensation is a practical design constraint in three of the four topologies, while all four must cater for stray and leakage inductance effects. Simulations and experimental results for the new converter at 408W support the transformer-coupled, single-switch dc-to-dc converter concepts investigated.

  4. 高压直流换流站噪声预测与控制研究%Study on the Noise Prediction and Control for HVDC Converter Stations

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    阮学云; 张明发; 李志远; 魏浩征

    2013-01-01

    高压直流换流站由于单体设备噪声大,数量多且分散,对周边的环境噪声影响大,因此需要进行噪声治理。为达到噪声控制目标,不仅要对换流站的各控制方案进行噪声预测对比计算,还要尽可能提高预测精度。针对目前主要噪声源设备声功率级难以确定,对噪声预测精度影响较大的难题,提出一种具有实用价值的实地测量与噪声预测软件计算相结合的方法。高压直流换流站噪声控制主要从合理选择站址、优化总平面布置、降低声源、采用换流变前增设隔声屏障、交流滤波电抗器采用低噪声电抗器、在交流滤波器周围围墙上设置轻型隔声吸声屏障等方面采取措施。运用Sound Plan对某一高压换流站进行噪声预测分析,并在治理结束后进行实地测量,结果表明:采取上述措施后,敏感点达标,对敏感点影响的厂界测点达标,且预测值和实测值误差在0~2 dB(A)范围内,实现环境效益和经济效益和谐发展。%Due to the strong noise, numerous and scattered equipments,HVDC has great influence on the surrounding acoustic environment, therefore it needs to carry out the noise control.In order to achieve the goal of noise control, HVDC is not only to develop predicting each control scheme's computation, but also as far as possible to improve the prediction accuracy. At present, the main noise source equipment of sound power level is difficult to determine, however noise prediction accuracy is greatly influenced by this problem, so this paper presents an new approach which is combining with the field measurements and noise prediction calculation software. Noise treatment schemes must take measures in proper site selection,optimum general layout,sound source reduction, sound barrier in front of converter transformers,using low noise reactor in AC filter reactor and installing light sound insulation and sound barrier on walls

  5. 模块化多电平变流器HVDC输电系统控制策略%Control Strategy of Modular Multilevel Converters Based HVDC Transmission

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    赵岩; 胡学浩; 汤广福; 贺之渊

    2011-01-01

    This paper built an electromagnetic transient mathematical model of modular multilevel converters (MMCs) and dynamic model of DC voltage in high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission that adopts MMC as converter. Based on it, the dynamic characteristic of DC voltage in HVDC transmission was analyzed, and HVDC control system parameters coordinated design principles and its algorithm were proposed. Finally, the correctness of proposed submodule capacitor voltage balancing scheme, MMC based HVDC control system parameters coordinated design principles and its algorithm were verified by digital simulation based on PSCAD/EMTDC.%建立模块化多电平变流器(modular multilevel converters,MMCl的电磁暂态数学模型以及采用MMC为变流器的高压直流输电系统(high voltage direct current,HVDC)直流侧电压的动态数学模型。在此基础上,分析HVDC系统的直流侧电压动态特性,给出HVDC控制器参数协调设计原则和算法。最后,基于PscAD/EMTDc的数字仿真结果证明了所提出的HVDC控制系统参数协调设计原则和算法的正确性。

  6. Modular Multi-level converter based HVDC System for Grid Connection of Offshore Wind Power Plant

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    Gnanarathna, U.N.; Chaudhary, Sanjay Kumar; Gole, A.M.;

    2010-01-01

    This paper explores the application of modular multi-level converters (MMC) as a means for harnessing the power from off-shore wind power plants. The MMC consists of a large number of simple voltage sourced converter (VSC) submodules that can be easily assembled into a converter for high......-voltage and high power. The paper shows that the MMC converter has a fast response and low harmonic content in comparison with a two-level VSC option. The paper discusses the modeling approach used, including a solution to the modeling challenge imposed by the very large number of switching devices in the MMC....

  7. Space vector-based modeling and control of a modular multilevel converter in HVDC applications

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    Bonavoglia, M.; Casadei, G.; Zarri, L.;

    2013-01-01

    Modular multilevel converter (MMC) is an emerging multilevel topology for high-voltage applications that has been developed in recent years. In this paper, the modeling and the control of MMCs are restated in terms of space vectors, which may allow a deeper understanding of the converter behavior...

  8. Control and operation of wind turbine converters during faults in an offshore wind power plant grid with VSC-HVDC connection

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay; Teodorescu, Remus; Rodriguez, Pedro

    2011-01-01

    ). Current limit control enables the GSC to sustain the fault currents during short circuits in the offshore wind collector system grid. However, power transmission is affected, and the fault has to be isolated. It can be resynchronized after the fault has been cleared and the breaker reclosed. Healthy WTG......Voltage source converter (VSC) based high voltage dc (HVDC) transmission is an attractive technique for large offshore wind power plants, especially when long cable transmission is required for connection to the onshore grid. New multi-MW wind turbines are likely to be equipped with full scale...

  9. Optimized Controller Design for a 12-Pulse Voltage Source Converter Based HVDC System

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    Agarwal, Ruchi; Singh, Sanjeev

    2017-08-01

    The paper proposes an optimized controller design scheme for power quality improvement in 12-pulse voltage source converter based high voltage direct current system. The proposed scheme is hybrid combination of golden section search and successive linear search method. The paper aims at reduction of current sensor and optimization of controller. The voltage and current controller parameters are selected for optimization due to its impact on power quality. The proposed algorithm for controller optimizes the objective function which is composed of current harmonic distortion, power factor, and DC voltage ripples. The detailed designs and modeling of the complete system are discussed and its simulation is carried out in MATLAB-Simulink environment. The obtained results are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed scheme under different transient conditions such as load perturbation, non-linear load condition, voltage sag condition, and tapped load fault under one phase open condition at both points-of-common coupling.

  10. Comparative study of superconducting fault current limiter both for LCC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC systems

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    Lee, Jong-Geon; Khan, Umer Amir; Lim, Sung-Woo; Shin, Woo-ju; Seo, In-Jin; Lee, Bang-Wook, E-mail: bangwook@hanyang.ac.kr

    2015-11-15

    Highlights: • The role of SFCL in types of HVDC system was evaluated. • A simulation model based on Korea Jeju–Haenam HVDC power system was designed in Matlab/Simulink. • Utilizing the designed both HVDC power system models, the efficiency of DC-SFCL was relatively low, compared to AC-SFCL. • It was deduced that the AC-SFCL was more effective in LCC-HVDC system than VSC-HVDC system. - Abstract: High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system has been evaluated as the optimum solution for the renewable energy transmission and long-distance power grid connections. In spite of the various advantages of HVDC system, it still has been regarded as an unreliable system compared to AC system due to its vulnerable characteristics on the power system fault. Furthermore, unlike AC system, optimum protection and switching device has not been fully developed yet. Therefore, in order to enhance the reliability of the HVDC systems mitigation of power system fault and reliable fault current limiting and switching devices should be developed. In this paper, in order to mitigate HVDC fault, both for Line Commutated Converter HVDC (LCC-HVDC) and Voltage Source Converter HVDC (VSC-HVDC) system, an application of resistive superconducting fault current limiter which has been known as optimum solution to cope with the power system fault was considered. Firstly, simulation models for two types of LCC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC system which has point to point connection model were developed. From the designed model, fault current characteristics of faulty condition were analyzed. Second, application of SFCL on each types of HVDC system and comparative study of modified fault current characteristics were analyzed. Consequently, it was deduced that an application of AC-SFCL on LCC-HVDC system with point to point connection was desirable solution to mitigate the fault current stresses and to prevent commutation failure in HVDC electric power system interconnected with AC grid.

  11. Comparative study of superconducting fault current limiter both for LCC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC systems

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    Lee, Jong-Geon; Khan, Umer Amir; Lim, Sung-Woo; Shin, Woo-ju; Seo, In-Jin; Lee, Bang-Wook

    2015-11-01

    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system has been evaluated as the optimum solution for the renewable energy transmission and long-distance power grid connections. In spite of the various advantages of HVDC system, it still has been regarded as an unreliable system compared to AC system due to its vulnerable characteristics on the power system fault. Furthermore, unlike AC system, optimum protection and switching device has not been fully developed yet. Therefore, in order to enhance the reliability of the HVDC systems mitigation of power system fault and reliable fault current limiting and switching devices should be developed. In this paper, in order to mitigate HVDC fault, both for Line Commutated Converter HVDC (LCC-HVDC) and Voltage Source Converter HVDC (VSC-HVDC) system, an application of resistive superconducting fault current limiter which has been known as optimum solution to cope with the power system fault was considered. Firstly, simulation models for two types of LCC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC system which has point to point connection model were developed. From the designed model, fault current characteristics of faulty condition were analyzed. Second, application of SFCL on each types of HVDC system and comparative study of modified fault current characteristics were analyzed. Consequently, it was deduced that an application of AC-SFCL on LCC-HVDC system with point to point connection was desirable solution to mitigate the fault current stresses and to prevent commutation failure in HVDC electric power system interconnected with AC grid.

  12. Low voltage fault ride through control in MMC-HVDC

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    Chaudhary, S.; Teodorescu, R.; Rizadis, D.

    2017-01-01

    Modular multilevel converters (MMCs) are the latest converter topology for the high voltage high power applications like the high voltage dc (HVDC) transmission. This paper presents the response of an MMC-HVDC converter during grid faults. Recent grid code requirements specify reactive current...

  13. 天生桥一广州直流系统换流阀过电压机制研究%Overvoltage Mechanism of Converter Valves for HVDC Power Transmission Project From Tianshengqiao to Guangzhou

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    陈锡磊; 周浩; 袁士超; 王东举; 田杰; 黄志岭; 卢宇

    2012-01-01

    Based on the HVDC power transmission project from Tianshengqiao to Guangzhou the mechanism leading to converter valve overvotage is analyzed and analysis results show that overvoltage will appear at both terminals of the valves under two conditions: the first one is that after turning-off all valves in uppermost layer of commutating group overvoltages appear at both terminals of the valves belonging to this layer, whereas when all valves belonging to other layers of commutating groups are turned-off there in general will not be overvotlages appearing at both terminals of these valves; the second one is that the switching surge due to interphase operation in AC-system will lead to higher overvoltage appearing at both terminals of valves. According to the analysis results, simulation analysis on two typical faults, namely the single-phase short-circuit occurred at upper-half rectifier bridge side of wye-wye connected winding of converter transformer and switching surge caused by interphase operation in AC-system, is performed. Simulation results show that when HVDC system is operated in minimum power transmission mode, the single-phase short-circuit fault occurred at upper-half rectifier bridge side of wye-wye connected winding of converter transformer will lead to higher overvotage at both terminals of valves while the energy passing through valve arrester reaches its maximum value, however, along with the increase of transmitted power the energy passing through valve arrester will decrease; in view of the fact that the transformation ratio of converter transformer configured in rectifier station is higher than that in inverter station, the swithching surge caused by interphase operations in AC system, which possess the same amplitude, will lead to relatively serious overvotlage appearing at both terminals ot converter valves in rectifier station.%基于天广±500kV高压直流输电工程,分析了阀过电压产生的机制,结果表明,在以下2种情

  14. Electromechanical Transient Modeling and Simulation for Voltage Source Converter Based HVDC Power Transmission%VSC-HVDC机电暂态仿真建模及仿真

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    刘昇; 徐政; 唐庚; 华文; 薛英林

    2013-01-01

    Based on the fundamental frequency mathematical model of VSC-HVDC power transmission in d-q rotating dq rotary coordinate system, the electromechanical transient mathematical equations of VSC-HVDC power transmission are summarized, afterwards a electromechanical transient model for VSC-HVDC power transmission is achieved based on user-defined function of PSS/E and the achieved model is compared with the precise electromagnetic transient model for VSC-HVDC power transmission in PSCAD, and simulation results show that the steady state power flows from the two models are very similar and their dynamic characteristics are highly consistent each other, thus the effectiveness and accuracy of the achieved electromechanical transient model for VSC-HVDC power transmission are verified. Finally, using the achieved model the application of VSC-HVDC power transmission in actual large-scale multi-infeed HVDC power transmission system is researched, and research results show that using VSC-HVDC power transmission technology the commutation failure occurred in traditional HVDC power transmission system can be radically resolved.%  以VSC-HVDC在dq旋转坐标系下的基频数学模型为基础,总结了 VSC-HVDC 的机电暂态数学方程。之后基于 PSS/E 自定义模型功能实现了 VSC-HVDC 机电暂态模型,并将该模型和PSCAD中VSC-HVDC电磁暂态精确模型进行了对比,仿真结果表明两者的稳态潮流十分接近,动态特性具有很好的一致性,从而验证了VSC-HVDC机电暂态模型的有效性和准确性。最后基于该模型对VSC-HVDC 在实际大规模多直流馈入系统中的应用进行了研究,结果表明 VSC-HVDC 从根本上解决了传统直流输电的换相失败问题。

  15. Dual Converter Fed Open-End Transformer Topology with Parallel Converters and Integrated Magnetics

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    Gohil, Ghanshyamsinh Vijaysinh; Bede, Lorand; Teodorescu, Remus

    2016-01-01

    A converter system for high power applications, connected to a medium-voltage network using a stepup transformer, is presented in this paper. The converterside winding of the transformer is configured as an openend and both the ends of the windings are fed from two different converter groups. Each...

  16. Control of transformerless MMC-HVDC during asymmetric grid faults

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    Timofejevs, Artjoms; Gamboa, Daniel; Liserre, Marco;

    2013-01-01

    Modular multilevel converter (MMC) is the latest converter topology suitable for the transformerless applications in HVDC transmission. HVDC systems are required to remain connected during grid faults, provide grid support and completely decouple the healthy side from the faulty one. The MMC...

  17. HVDC power transmission technology assessment

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    Hauth, R.L.; Tatro, P.J.; Railing, B.D. [New England Power Service Co., Westborough, MA (United States); Johnson, B.K.; Stewart, J.R. [Power Technologies, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States); Fink, J.L.

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    The purpose of this study was to develop an assessment of the national utility system`s needs for electric transmission during the period 1995-2020 that could be met by future reduced-cost HVDC systems. The assessment was to include an economic evaluation of HVDC as a means for meeting those needs as well as a comparison with competing technologies such as ac transmission with and without Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) controllers. The role of force commutated dc converters was to be assumed where appropriate. The assessment begins by identifying the general needs for transmission in the U.S. in the context of a future deregulated power industry. The possible roles for direct current transmission are then postulated in terms of representative scenarios. A few of the scenarios are illustrated with the help of actual U.S. system examples. non-traditional applications as well as traditional applications such as long lines and asynchronous interconnections are discussed. The classical ``break-even distance`` concept for comparing HVDC and ac lines is used to assess the selected scenarios. The impact of reduced-cost converters is reflected in terms of the break-even distance. This report presents a comprehensive review of the functional benefits of HVDC transmission and updated cost data for both ac and dc system components. It also provides some provocative thoughts on how direct current transmission might be applied to better utilize and expand our nation`s increasingly stressed transmission assets.

  18. Wind Farm Grid Integration Using VSC Based HVDC Transmission - An Overview

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay Kumar; Teodorescu, Remus; Rodriguez, Pedro

    2008-01-01

    The paper gives an overview of HVAC and HVDC connection of wind farm to the grid, with an emphasis on Voltage Source Converter (VSC)-based HVDC for large wind farms requiring long distance cable connection. Flexible control capabilities of a VSC-based HVDC system enables smooth integration of wind...... farm into the power grid network while meeting the Grid Code Requirements (GCR). Operation of a wind farm with VSC-based HVDC connection is described....

  19. 一种基于模块化多电平换流器的三极直流输电系统%A Tripole HVDC Transmission System Based on Modular Multilevel Converters

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    许烽; 徐政; 郑欢; 唐庚; 薛英林

    2014-01-01

    现有三极直流输电系统基于晶闸管换流器,存在一些与传统直流输电系统相似的固有缺陷。文中提出了一种改进系统:极3采用基于全桥子模块的模块化多电平换流器,极1和极2采用基于钳位双子模块的模块化多电平换流器。同时,提出了三极直流协调控制策略,并且为了抑制过渡阶段的暂态过电压,减小接地电流和功率波动,还提出了电压反向控制、电流维零控制和功率协调控制。采用PSCAD/EMTDC进行仿真验证,结果表明利用所提控制策略,三极直流输电系统能够获得较好的响应特性,在维持电容电压平衡的同时,能够抑制交直流间功率扰动和接地极电流波动。%The use of thyristor converters in existing tripole high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system suffers some inherent defects similar to those of the traditional HVDC transmission system.For this reason,this paper proposes an improved scheme which uses the modular multilevel converters(MMCs)based on full bridge sub-modules(FBSMs)to replace the thyristor converters in pole 3,and the converters in pole 1 and pole 2 are also replaced by the MMCs based on clamp double sub-modules (CDSMs).Meanwhile,the coordination control between the three poles is proposed.In order to suppress the transient overvoltage and minimize the grounding current and power fluctuation in the transition process,the voltage inverse control,power coordinated control and the control strategy of keeping current zero in pole 3 are also proposed. The performance of the proposed tripole HVDC transmission system is validated through time-domain simulation study in PSCAD/EMTDC.The results show that the tripole HVDC transmission system based on the proposed control strategy can achieve a satisfactory response characteristic,while maintaining the balance of capacitor voltage and minimizing the grounding current and power fluctuation.

  20. An Improvement VSC-HVDC Station in Thailand

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    Narin Watanakul

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The paper was to study design and improvement voltage source converter (VSC based HVDC long-distance transmission system around 110km between Thailand to Malaysia with rated 300MVA (±300 kV. This paper presents an application of an asynchronous back to back VSC-HVDC system, which uses multilevel converter a 7- level Diode-Clamped SPWM converters topology technique for the realization of HVDC system. The controller has been proposed by using PQ control and feedforward decoupled current control algorithm. The design and experimentally controllers of VSC in lab scaled test, MATLAB/Simulink program were performed VSC-HVDC transmission system, simulation in order to evaluate transient performance, can be controlled independently under two phase to ground faulted and three phases to ground faulted conditions. The system are used as a guideline for analysing and design of the data process control with the PQ-control HVDC system.

  1. HVDC grids for offshore and supergrid of the future

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    Gomis-Bellmunt, Oriol; Liang, Jun

    2016-01-01

    Presents the advantages, challenges, and technologies of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Grids This book discusses HVDC grids based on multi-terminal voltage-source converters (VSC), which is suitable for the connection of offshore wind farms and a possible solution for a continent wide overlay grid. HVDC Grids: For Offshore and Supergrid of the Future begins by introducing and analyzing the motivations and energy policy drives for developing offshore grids and the European Supergrid. HVDC transmission technology and offshore equipment are described in the second part of the book. The third part of the book discusses how HVDC grids can be developed and integrated in the existing power system. The fourth part of the book focuses on HVDC grid integration, in studies, for different time domains of electric power systems. The book concludes by discussing developments of advanced control methods and control devices for enabling DC grids.

  2. A Flexible Power Control Method of VSC-HVDC Link for the Enhancement of Effective Short-Circuit Ratio in a Hybrid Multi-Infeed HVDC System

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    Liu, Yan; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    With the emerging use of voltage source converter high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) links, the hybrid multi-infeed HVDC (HMIDC) system that includes the line commutated converter (LCC) HVDC and the VSC-HVDC links is becoming a promising power transmission structure in the modern power systems....... To evaluate the contribution of the VSC-HVDC link on the voltage stability of HMIDC system, this paper proposes an effective short circuit ratio (ESCR) calculation method. Through the calculation, the voltage support capability of the VSC-HVDC link can be quantitatively represented by the ESCR. Furthermore......, based on the calculation results, a flexible power control strategy for the VSC-HVDC link is developed to provide maximum reactive power support under grid faults. The theoretical analysis of the HMIDC system is based on the Danish transmission grid, evaluated through PSCAD simulations under different...

  3. VSC-HVDC输电系统的性能分析%Performance Analysis of Voltage Source Converter Based HVDC Transmission System

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    姜建国; 颜廷阁

    2012-01-01

    VSC-HVDC is a new type of power transmission technology developed based on traditional HVDC. Aiming at the features of VSC-HVDC system, e. g. , good controllability, compact modular design and easy to construct multi-terminal DC systems, etc, the working principle and dynamic performance are described. Meanwhile, dynamic performance analysis on the faults of 100 kV and 200 MV VSC-HVDC transmission systems is investigated. The simulation results by using Matlab/Simulink verify that the system possesses good performance and effective decoupling control under active and reactive power variations and fault conditions.%电压源型高压直流输电( VSC-HVDC)技术是在传统直流输电基础上发展起来的一种新型输电技术.针对VSC-HVDC系统具有良好的可控性、紧凑的模块化设计、容易构成多端直流系统等特点,阐述了其工作原理及动态性能.同时,探讨了100 kV、200 MVVSC-HVDC输电系统故障的动态性能分析,并采用Matlab/Simulink进行了仿真试验.试验结果证实了该系统在有功与无功变化以及在故障条件下具有性能良好和解耦控制有效的特性.

  4. Controller Architecture Design for MMC-HVDC

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    ZHANG, B.

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available Compared with high voltage direct current (HVDC, the primary and secondary systems of modular multilevel converter based HVDC (MMC-HVDC are complicated. And the characteristics of the control system determine the properties of the MMC-HVDC system to a certain extent. This paper investigates the design of control architecture. First, the structure and parameters of the 21-level MMC-HVDC are designed. Second, the framework of the control system is studied in details and a complete control system is established. The communication mode and content are built between each layer, and the control system program is developed and debugged. Then The steady state test platform of the sub-module and the relevant control system are designed. Finally, the steady-state tests and the system test of the physical MMC-HVDC simulation system are conducted, which prove that the SMC can control the sub-module (SM efficiently, and the control system could realize efficient start and stop of the physical system. Meanwhile, the capacitor voltage balance between the sub-modules and the basic fault protection and control of the DC voltage and power are verified to be effective.

  5. Piezoelectric transformer based power converters; design and control

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    Rødgaard, Martin Schøler

    The last two decades of research into piezoelectric transformer (PT) based power converters have led to some extensive improvements of the technology, but it still struggles to get its commercial success. This calls for further research and has been the subject of this work, in order to enable...

  6. Integrated Current Balancing Transformer for Primary Parallel Isolated Boost Converter

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    Sen, Gökhan; Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2011-01-01

    A simple, PCB compatible integrated solution is proposed for the current balancing requirement of the primary parallel isolated boost converter (PPIBC). Input inductor and the current balancing transformer are merged into the same core, which reduces the number of components allowing a cheaper...

  7. Integrated Current Balancing Transformer for Primary Parallel Isolated Boost Converter

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    Sen, Gökhan; Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius;

    2011-01-01

    A simple, PCB compatible integrated solution is proposed for the current balancing requirement of the primary parallel isolated boost converter (PPIBC). Input inductor and the current balancing transformer are merged into the same core, which reduces the number of components allowing a cheaper...

  8. Grid connection of large offshore wind farms using HVDC

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    Xu, Lie; Andersen, Bjarne R.

    2006-07-01

    This article describes the use of high-voltage DC (HVDC) transmission systems for connection of large offshore wind farms using doubly fed induction generators (DFIGs) to the main grid. HVDC systems based on voltage source converters (VSC transmission) and on line-commutated converters (LCC HVDC) are discussed. The article describes proposed system configurations, operating principles and controls for the two technologies. PSCAD/EMTDC simulations are presented to demonstrate the robust performance of the proposed systems during variation of generation and onshore AC fault conditions. Copyright

  9. Transients in VSC-HVDC connected offshore wind power plant

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    El-Khatib, Walid Ziad; Schwartzberg, D.; Arana Aristi, I.;

    2015-01-01

    The focus of this paper is transient phenomena in VSC-HVDC connected offshore wind power plants (WPPs). With the help of a case study modelled in PSCAD simulation software, energisation events are analysed in the time domain. A comparison with more well-known results obtained at energisation of AC...... connected WPPs indicates that significant differences arise as the energy involved in the switching event increases, due to the presence of the HVDC converter control. The influence of the offshore HVDC converter control gain in the most critical cases is assessed empirically and explained qualitatively....

  10. Generic Models of Wind Turbine Generators for Advanced Applications in a VSC-based Offshore HVDC Network

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    Zeni, Lorenzo; Margaris, Ioannis; Hansen, Anca Daniela;

    This paper focuses on generic Type 4 wind turbine generators models, their applicability in modern HVDC connections and their capability to provide advanced ancillary services therefrom. A point-to-point HVDC offshore connection is considered. Issues concerning coordinated HVDC and wind farm...... involving the HVDC converters- The performance against frequency disturbances of the two presented configurations is assessed and discussed by means of simulations....

  11. Voltage sensitivity based reactive power control on VSC-HVDC in a wind farm connected hybrid multi-infeed HVDC system

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    Liu, Yan; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    With increasing application of both Line Commutated Converter based High Voltage Direct Current (LCC-HVDC) systems and Voltage Source Converter based HVDC (VSC-HVDC) links, a new type of system structure named Hybrid Multi-Infeed HVDC (HMIDC) system is formed in the modern power systems. This paper...... presents the operation and control method of the wind farm connected HMIDC system. The wind power fluctuation takes large influence to the system voltages. In order to reduce the voltage fluctuation of LCC-HVDC infeed bus caused by the wind power variation, a voltage sensitivity-based reactive power...... control method is proposed in the paper. According to the calculated sensitivity factors, a reactive power increment is added in the control loop of VSC-HVDC so as to regulate the voltage of the target bus. Dynamic simulations in PSCAD/EMTDC and MATLAB are presented to assess the performance...

  12. Design of ±1100 kV UHVDC Converter Transformers

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    ZHANG Tao; NIE Dingzhen; MA Weimin

    2012-01-01

    Technical scheme of ±1 100 kV converter transformers is discussed in this paper. Important parameters such as impedance, capacity rating, and insulation level are introduced, and the possible design solution is discussed based on the transportation limitation, which is followed by a structure design and an integrating scheme discussion. The minimum impedance limit and natural impedance are checked considering the voltage fluctuation and the reactive power, and finally the impedance, 24%for ±1 100 kV ultra high voltage direct current(UHVDC) projects, is obtained. Lightning impulse withstanding level (LIWL) and switching impulse withstanding level (SIWL) at the valve side of HY transformer is 2 300 kV and 2 100 kV respectively, about 28%and 31% higher than that of ± 800 kV projects.± 1 100 kV converter transformers could be designed according to three solutions: conventional design, units in parallel, and components of transformers transported to site and assembled on site. A simple solution to integrate an UHVDC project into UHVAC systems is diseussed according to the reduction of transporting transformers by railway.

  13. 18-Pulse Converter Using 3/9 Auto-Transformer

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    Ahmad Hoteit

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses to 3/9 phase auto-transformer with multiple windings per phase is powered a 9-phase AC to DC converter this type of transformer has 40o phase shift between the output voltages, it is supplied from a three phase AC source with star or delta connection, to use this type of transformer in aerospace the operation frequency should be at 400Hz in addition to reduce the current harmonic distortion through a three phase line reactor are connected after three phase AC source in this case the current harmonic distortion decreases to value less than 5% and it can be less than 3% level by using an additional suppression devices (Chokes at the output of the converter, this autotransformer includes three sections each spaced 120o electrically apart. Each section comprises a main winding and a pair of phase shift windings, it is a main element in 18 pulse converters, the multiphase rectification can be analyzed by using orcad simulation software, and shown the comparisons between the odd phases so that the 9 phases has a lower value of the ripple factor which is 0.763 %.

  14. Novel Fault Diagnosis Scheme for HVDC System via ESO

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    YAN Bing-yong; TIAN Zuo-hua; SHI Song-jiao

    2007-01-01

    A novel fault detection and identification (FDI) scheme for HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current Transmission) system was presented. It was based on the unique active disturbance rejection concept, where the HVDC system faults were estimated using an extended states observer (ESO). Firstly, the mathematical model of HVDC system was constructed, where the system states and disturbance were treated as an extended state. An augment HVDC system was established by using the extended state in rectify side and converter side, respectively. Then, a fault diagnosis filter was established to diagnose the HVDC system faults via the ESO theory. The evolution of the extended state in the augment HVDC system can reflect the actual system faults and disturbances, which can be used for the fault diagnosis purpose. A novel feature of this approach is that it can simultaneously detect and identify the shape and magnitude of the HVDC faults and disturbance. Finally, different kinds of HVDC faults were simulated to illustrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed ESO based FDI approach. Compared with the neural network based or support vector machine based FDI approach, the ESO based FDI scheme can reduce the fault detection time dramatically and track the actual system fault accurately. What's more important, it needs not do complex online calculations and the training of neural network so that it can be applied into practice.

  15. Assessment on the influence of resistive superconducting fault current limiter in VSC-HVDC system

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    Lee, Jong-Geon; Khan, Umer Amir; Hwang, Jae-Sang; Seong, Jae-Kyu; Shin, Woo-Ju; Park, Byung-Bae; Lee, Bang-Wook, E-mail: bangwook@hanyang.ac.kr

    2014-09-15

    Highlights: • The role of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC systems was evaluated. • Simulation model based on Korea Jeju-Haenam HVDC power system was designed. • An effect and the feasible locations of resistive SFCLs were evaluated. • DC line-to-line, DC line-to-ground and 3 phase AC faults were imposed and analyzed. - Abstract: Due to fewer risk of commutation failures, harmonic occurrences and reactive power consumptions, Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based HVDC system is known as the optimum solution of HVDC power system for the future power grid. However, the absence of suitable fault protection devices for HVDC system hinders the efficient VSC-HVDC power grid design. In order to enhance the reliability of the VSC-HVDC power grid against the fault current problems, the application of resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCLs) could be considered. Also, SFCLs could be applied to the VSC-HVDC system with integrated AC Power Systems in order to enhance the transient response and the robustness of the system. In this paper, in order to evaluate the role of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC systems and to determine the suitable position of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC power systems integrated with AC power System, a simulation model based on Korea Jeju-Haenam HVDC power system was designed in Matlab Simulink/SimPowerSystems. This designed model was composed of VSC-HVDC system connected with an AC microgrid. Utilizing the designed VSC-HVDC systems, the feasible locations of resistive SFCLs were evaluated when DC line-to-line, DC line-to-ground and three phase AC faults were occurred. Consequently, it was found that the simulation model was effective to evaluate the positive effects of resistive SFCLs for the effective suppression of fault currents in VSC-HVDC systems as well as in integrated AC Systems. Finally, the optimum locations of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC transmission systems were suggested based on the simulation results.

  16. Non-Pilot Protection of the HVDC Grid

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    Badrkhani Ajaei, Firouz

    This thesis develops a non-pilot protection system for the next generation power transmission system, the High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid. The HVDC grid protection system is required to be (i) adequately fast to prevent damages and/or converter blocking and (ii) reliable to minimize the impacts of faults. This study is mainly focused on the Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) -based HVDC grid since the MMC is considered as the building block of the future HVDC systems. The studies reported in this thesis include (i) developing an enhanced equivalent model of the MMC to enable accurate representation of its DC-side fault response, (ii) developing a realistic HVDC-AC test system that includes a five-terminal MMC-based HVDC grid embedded in a large interconnected AC network, (iii) investigating the transient response of the developed test system to AC-side and DC-side disturbances in order to determine the HVDC grid protection requirements, (iv) investigating the fault surge propagation in the HVDC grid to determine the impacts of the DC-side fault location on the measured signals at each relay location, (v) designing a protection algorithm that detects and locates DC-side faults reliably and sufficiently fast to prevent relay malfunction and unnecessary blocking of the converters, and (vi) performing hardware-in-the-loop tests on the designed relay to verify its potential to be implemented in hardware. The results of the off-line time domain transients studies in the PSCAD software platform and the real-time hardware-in-the-loop tests using an enhanced version of the RTDS platform indicate that the developed HVDC grid relay meets all technical requirements including speed, dependability, security, selectivity, and robustness. Moreover, the developed protection algorithm does not impose considerable computational burden on the hardware.

  17. Integration of CCC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC Systems to Supply an Island Network

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    G.B. Gharehpetian

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Acombination of Capacitor Commutated Converter (CCC HVDC and voltage source converter (VSC HVDC is proposed to supply an island system without any local generation. The key point of this integration is the flat characteristic of dc voltage of CCC-HVDC, which provides the condition for VSC to connect to CCC dc link via a current regulator. The advantages of proposed combined in feeding system are requiring only one dc line and having better dynamic responses. The structure of the proposed in feeding system as well as its control system is shown in this study. The simulation results are presented to confirm the effectiveness of the proposed system. Two other schemes for in feeding the passive island systems are studied to demonstrate the advantages of the proposed system.

  18. Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters: Part II.

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    Schofield, Daryl (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M., Ph.D.; Slama, George (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD); Abel, David (NASCENTechnology, Inc., Watertown, SD)

    2009-02-01

    This paper is a continuation of the work presented in SAND2007-2591 'Planar LTCC Transformers for High Voltage Flyback Converters'. The designs in that SAND report were all based on a ferrite tape/dielectric paste system originally developed by NASCENTechnoloy, Inc, who collaborated in the design and manufacturing of the planar LTCC flyback converters. The output/volume requirements were targeted to DoD application for hard target/mini fuzing at around 1500 V for reasonable primary peak currents. High voltages could be obtained but with considerable higher current. Work had begun on higher voltage systems and is where this report begins. Limits in material properties and processing capabilities show that the state-of-the-art has limited our practical output voltage from such a small part volume. In other words, the technology is currently limited within the allowable funding and interest.

  19. Redundancy Determination of HVDC MMC Modules

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    Chanki Kim

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available An availability and a reliability prediction has been made for a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC module of VSC (Voltage Source Converter containing DC/DC converter, gate driver, capacitor and insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT. This prediction was made using published failure rates for the electronic equipment. The purpose of this prediction is to determinate the additional module redundancy of VSC and the used method is “binomial failure method”.

  20. A Control Strategy for Modular Multilevel Converter Based HVDC of Unbalanced AC Systems%不对称交流电网下MMC-HVDC输电系统的控制策略

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    孔明; 汤广福; 贺之渊; 杨杰

    2013-01-01

    The power fluctuation under asymmetric AC voltages caused the sub-module energy unbalance for modular multilevel converters, which thereby affected the dynamic characteristics of the MMC-HVDC system. By analyzing the arm instantaneous power of MMC, the control targets of the sub-module capacitor voltage and the circulating current were determined. On this basis, a control strategy composing of the sub-module capacitor voltage predicted based the nearest level modulation and circulating current predicted based direct circulating current control was presented. Whether the AC system is symmetrical or not, under the proposed control strategy, the voltages of sub-module capacitor each arm were kept balanced relatively, and the fundamental frequency and the second harmonic of the circulating current were suppressed. A MMC-HVDC simulation model of two ends was established based on PSCAD/EMTDC. The simulations under the asymmetric AC grid for the active power and the DC voltage control station were conducted respectively. Simulation results show that the proposed control strategy could keep the average value of the sub-module capacitor voltage remain constant during the AC system asymmetric fault, and avoid the DC voltage fluctuation caused by the zero sequence instantaneous power, which thereby improves the fault ride-through capability of the system.%不对称交流电网下的功率波动将引起模块化多电平换流器子模块能量的不平衡,进而影响模块化多电平变流器型高压直流输电(modular multilevel converter based HVDC, MMC-HVDC)的动态性能。基于不对称交流电网下MMC桥臂瞬时功率的分析,确定换流器内部子模块电容电压及桥臂环流的控制目标。在此基础上,提出一种基于子模块电容电压预估的最近电平调制和基于桥臂环流预估的直接环流控制,两者相结合的复合控制策略。不论交流系统对称与否,在所提出的控制策略下,均能保证换

  1. 多换流器并联运行的直流输电工程暂态过电压%Transient Overvoltage of HVDC Power Transmission Project With ParaUelly Operated Converters

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    张赟; 舒畅; 殷威扬; 刘宝宏; 聂定珍

    2012-01-01

    随着直流输电特别是多端直流输电技术的发展及广泛应用,多个换流器并联连接的接线方案得到越来越多的研究和应用。依托±400kV青海一西藏直流联网工程采用电磁暂态仿真的方法研究了2换流器并联结构与单换流器结构相比,在各种故障工况下系统过电压水平,以及阀避雷器、交流避雷器、中性母线避雷器、直流极线和6脉动中点避雷器电流、能量变化的规律。结果表明,在某些工况下,故障后过电压水平和避雷器电流、能量均有变化。发生换流变阀侧接地故障时,阀避雷器能量增加2倍以上,交流单相、三相接地故障后,交流避雷器能量增加60%,因此在绝缘配合设计时需要相应增加避雷器并联数量。所得研究结论可为多换流器并联结构过电压与绝缘配合设计提供参考。%Along with the development and widespread application of HVDC power transmission technology, especially the multi-terminal HVDC power transmission, special attentions are paid to the research on the wiring scheme of parallelly connected multi-converters and such connection scheme is widely applied. Based on 4-400 kV DC power transmission project from Qinghai to Tibet in which the structure of two converters are parallelly connected, the apporach of electromagnetic transient simulation is adopted to research overvotlage level of this system under various fault conditions and the variation law of current and energy in valve arresters, AC arresters, neutral bus arrester, DC pole arresters and 6-pulse neutral bus arrester, and the simulation results are compared with those of single converter structure. Simulation results show that under some operating conditions the post-fault overvoltage level and current and energy in arresters vary. When gounding fault occurs at the valve side of converters, the energy in valve arrester will be increased to more than triple, and when single-phase or

  2. 大型海上风电场并网VSC-HVDC变流器关键技术%Key Technologies of Large Offshore Wind Farm VSC-HVDC Converters for Grid Integration

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    王志新; 吴杰; 徐烈; 王国强

    2013-01-01

    In recent years, offshore wind energy has been developing rapidly because of many advantages, e.g. not taking up land resources, high utilization rate and so on. By 2011, the global total installed capacity of offshore wind power was 4 954 MW, with 241.3 MW in China. And the planning capacity in China would be 5 GW by 2015 and 30 GW by 2020. Large-scale development and utilization of offshore wind farms increase the requirements for converters of VSC direct current transmission, such as converter topology and control method, and their applications to offshore wind farms. Key technologies of large offshore wind farm VSC-HVDC converter involve detailed multilevel converter topology, modulation, voltage balancing strategies and offshore wind farm modeling techniques etc. These can provide theoretical foundation for the grid integration of large offshore wind farms, and there is academic significance and practical value for improving the utilization and large-scale development of offshore wind power.%  近年来,海上风电因具有不占用陆上土地资源、风能利用率高等诸多优势,得到了迅速发展。截至2011年底,全球已建成80个海上风电场,累计装机容量达到4954 MW。其中,我国2011年海上风电累计总装机为241.3 MW。此外,我国还规划到2015年和2020年,我国海上风电总装机将分别累计达到5和30 GW。随着海上风电的规模化开发与利用量的巨大增长,海上风电场并网柔性直流输电系统(voltage source converter based high-voltage direct current , VSC-HVDC)的应用也为业界所关注,并对海上风电柔性直流输电变流器提出了更高的要求。大型海上风电场并网VSC-HVDC 的关键技术主要涉及变流器拓扑结构和控制方法,以及在海上风电场中的应用等,例如海上风电柔性直流输电变流器的多电平拓扑结构、调制方法、均压控制策略以及海上风电场建模等关键技术。分析、总

  3. Offshore Wind Park Connection to an HVDC Platform, without using an AC Collector Platform

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    Ahmad, Haseeb

    2012-01-01

    This thesis investigates the comparison between two different alternating current topologies of an offshore wind farms connection to an offshore high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter platform. The offshore high voltage direct current converter platform converts alternating current into direct current. Two different topologies will be investigated. In the first topology, the offshore wind farms are connected to an HVDC converter platform through offshore AC collector platform. An offsho...

  4. Power-Hardware-In-the-Loop (PHIL) Test of VSC-based HVDC connection for Offshore Wind Power Plants (WPPs)

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    Sharma, Ranjan; Cha, Seung-Tae; Wu, Qiuwei;

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents a power-hardware-in-the-loop (PHIL) test for an offshore wind power plant (WPP) interconnected to the onshore grid by a VSC-based HVDC connection. The intention of the PHIL test is to verify the control coordination between the plant side converter of the HVDC connection...... the successful control coordination between the WPP and the plant side VSC converter of the HVDC connection of the WPP....

  5. Coordinated frequency regulation by offshore wind farms and VSC-HVDC transmission

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    Liu, Hongzhi; Chen, Zhe

    2014-01-01

    With the increasing wind penetration, large-scale offshore wind farms exert significant impact on power system security and operation, and thus are required to contribute to system frequency regulation. This paper develops a coordinated control strategy for offshore wind farms with voltage source...... converter-based HVDC (VSC-HVDC) transmission system to participate in power system frequency regulation. The strategy explores the frequency support capability of offshore wind farms and VSC-HVDC. By implementing the proposed coordinated control, the VSCHVDC link is able to provide quick virtual inertial...... are presented to demonstrate the frequency regulation capability of VSC-HVDC and validate the effectiveness of the proposed coordinated control strategy....

  6. Negative sequence current control in wind power plants with VSC-HVDC connection

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay; Teodorescu, Remus; Rodriguez, Pedro;

    2012-01-01

    Large offshore wind power plants may have multi-MW wind turbine generators (WTG) equipped with full-scale converters (FSC) and voltage source converter (VSC) based high voltaage direct-current (HVDC) transmission for grid connection. The power electronic converters in theWTG-FSC and the VSC-HVDC...... allow fast current control in the offshore grid. This paper presents a method of controlling the negative sequence current injection into the offshore grid from the VSC-HVDC as well as WTG-FSCs. This would minimize the power oscillations and hence reduce the dc voltage overshoots in the VSC-HVDC system...... sequence current control mitigates the power oscillations and therefore limits the dc voltage excursions in the VSC-HVDC system during the asymmetric faults....

  7. Study on VSC HVDC Modeling and Control Strategies for Wind Power Integration

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    Korompili, Asimenia; Wu, Qiuwei

    in their applications. The main focus is given in the HVDC transmission systems, since they do not exhibit these disadvantages, whereas they additionally present beneficial attributes. This is the reason for which the applications of HVDC systems have been increased in the latest years. A brief description of different...... application cases is provided in the introduction of this report, while the rest chapters deal with the use of the HVDC technology for the grid connection of offshore wind farms. The main structure of the HVDC system is analysed, by describing the role and operation of its main components. Especially...... is performed, regarding power losses, costs, equipment aspects and control capabilities. It is concluded that the VSC-HVDC system exhibits the most advantageous features for the grid connection of offshore wind farms. In addition, various topologies of the HVDC converter stations are analysed. Furthermore...

  8. Transformer induced instability of the series resonant converter

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    King, R. J.; Stuart, T. A.

    1983-01-01

    It is shown that the common series resonant power converter is subject to a low frequency oscillation that can lead to the loss of cyclic stability. This oscillation is caused by a low frequency resonant circuit formed by the normal L and C components in series with the magnetizing inductance of the output transformer. Three methods for eliminating this oscillation are presented and analyzed. One of these methods requires a change in the circuit topology during the resonance cycle. This requires a new set of steady state equations which are derived and presented in a normalized form. Experimental results are included which demonstrate the nature of the low frequency oscillation before cyclic stability is lost.

  9. A New Approach to HVDC Grid Voltage Control Based on Generalized State Feedback

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    Beerten, Jef; Eriksson, Robert; Van Hertem, Dirk

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, a new approach to DC voltage control in a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid is introduced. In an HVDC grid, the power sharing after a converter outage can be influenced by the droop control values. However, when relying on a local feedback signal, the DC voltage drops...

  10. Optimizing the performance of a VSC HVDC control system

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    Nguyen, Mau Cuong; Rudion, Krzystof; Styczynski, Zbigniew Antoni [Magdeburg Univ. (Germany). Chair for Electric Power Networks and Renewable Energy Sources

    2011-07-01

    This paper deals with the optimization of the parameters in the various control loops of a voltage source converter based high voltage direct current (VSC HVDC) transmission system connected to a doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind farm. These control loops include a number of proportional-integral (PI) controllers. The performance of VSC HVDC depends on the parameters of these PI controllers. In this paper, the control strategy of each converter of the VSC HVDC is first introduced to investigate a VSC HVDC transmission system that transfers DFIG wind power over a long distance. Secondly, the optimization process, based on the simplex method which is proposed in the literature, is applied with the initial values of the PI controller's parameters, which are obtained by studying the classical frequency response of the open-loop transfer function of the VSC HVDC. The objective is to simultaneously minimize the weighted sum of the integral of the time absolute-error products (ITAE) of the AC voltage, reactive power, DC voltage and inner current controllers of both VSC stations. The effectiveness of the optimized parameters is assessed in the field of requirements of the VSC HVDC control system as mentioned above during voltage down to zero to reduce the generated power from wind farm. (orig.)

  11. Assessment on the influence of resistive superconducting fault current limiter in VSC-HVDC system

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    Lee, Jong-Geon; Khan, Umer Amir; Hwang, Jae-Sang; Seong, Jae-Kyu; Shin, Woo-Ju; Park, Byung-Bae; Lee, Bang-Wook

    2014-09-01

    Due to fewer risk of commutation failures, harmonic occurrences and reactive power consumptions, Voltage Source Converter (VSC) based HVDC system is known as the optimum solution of HVDC power system for the future power grid. However, the absence of suitable fault protection devices for HVDC system hinders the efficient VSC-HVDC power grid design. In order to enhance the reliability of the VSC-HVDC power grid against the fault current problems, the application of resistive Superconducting Fault Current Limiters (SFCLs) could be considered. Also, SFCLs could be applied to the VSC-HVDC system with integrated AC Power Systems in order to enhance the transient response and the robustness of the system. In this paper, in order to evaluate the role of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC systems and to determine the suitable position of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC power systems integrated with AC power System, a simulation model based on Korea Jeju-Haenam HVDC power system was designed in Matlab Simulink/SimPowerSystems. This designed model was composed of VSC-HVDC system connected with an AC microgrid. Utilizing the designed VSC-HVDC systems, the feasible locations of resistive SFCLs were evaluated when DC line-to-line, DC line-to-ground and three phase AC faults were occurred. Consequently, it was found that the simulation model was effective to evaluate the positive effects of resistive SFCLs for the effective suppression of fault currents in VSC-HVDC systems as well as in integrated AC Systems. Finally, the optimum locations of SFCLs in VSC-HVDC transmission systems were suggested based on the simulation results.

  12. Steady-state operational range evolution from a two-terminal to a multiterminal HVDC transmission system

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    Irnawan, Roni; Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria da; Bak, Claus Leth;

    2017-01-01

    DC grids are anticipated to grow organically with one possible initial configuration being formed by interconnecting an additional HVDC converter into an existing shore-to-shore (StS) HVDC link. In order to ensure the performance of this MTDC system, the DC voltage at each converter terminal within...

  13. System Design of HVDC Project

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    Ma Weimin; Yin Weiyang

    2011-01-01

    BackgroundHVDC transmission system is flexible,controllable,economic and environmentfriendly,which has compelling advantages in bulk long-distance power transfer and interconnection of power systems.Since the first HVDC project was put into commercial operation in Gotland in 1954,over 100 HVDC projects have been operating in the world.Currently,there are a number of HVDC projects under being upgraded,constructed or planed in Europe,North America,South America,Africa and Asia.

  14. Coordinated control of wind power plants in offshore HVDC grids

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    Sakamuri, Jayachandra N.

    2017-01-01

    During the recent years, there has been a significant penetration of offshore wind power into the power system and this trend is expected to continue in the future. The North Sea in Europe has higher potential for offshore wind power; therefore, the North Seas Countries' Offshore Grid initiative...... power between different countries, and different synchronous areas. It is very likely that they will then be combined with offshore wind power plant (OWPP) connections in the North Sea, transforming it in a multi terminal DC (MTDC) grid and, therefore, in a fully meshed offshore DC grid in near future...... was formed among nine North Sea countries. They agreed on closer energy cooperation to enable development of an efficient and economic offshore grid infrastructure for advantages, interconnectors based on the voltage source converter based high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission system is being used to exchange...

  15. Coordinated system services from offshore wind power plants connected through HVDC networks

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    Zeni, Lorenzo; Glasdam, Jakob; Hesselbæk, Bo;

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of power system services in networks involving multiple onshore power systems, a voltage sourced converter (VSC) based high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore network and an offshore wind power plant (OWPP). A comprehensive list of services regarding onshore...... to their implementation. For example, new findings on onshore AC voltage control are reported, that help the characterisation of potential AC voltage control that a VSC-HVDC station may offer to an onshore AC grid. The HVDC system behind the VSC-HVDC station may connect, through other converters, to another AC power...... system, or an OWPP, or both. Moreover, the implementation of power oscillation damping (POD) and HVDC voltage control into an OWPP controller is proposed, discussing the main challenges related to their efficient design. Dynamic control challenges are assessed, in particular in relation to the inherent...

  16. Steady-state and transient performance of HVDC link based 3-level ...

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    DC (HVDC) transmission systems based on three-level voltage source converters. The study involves ... active AC system at the first end & passive load at the second ..... Simulation of Back-to-Back VSC Transmission System,. Master thesis ...

  17. 高压直流换流站瞬态电磁骚扰特征的小样本统计方法%Small Sample Statistics for Transient Electromagnetic Disturbance Characteristics of HVDC Converter Stations

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    张卫东; 高飞; 崔翔

    2012-01-01

    由于在高压直流换流站中开关操作的次数是有限的,因此在换流站现场测量到的瞬态电磁骚扰数据也十分有限,这时针对大样本的传统统计方法已经不再适合,需要采用小样本统计方法进行分析.首先介绍了2种近来广泛应用的小样本统计方法,然后通过实例分析总结了它们对处理小样本问题的优越性.最后针对某换流站继保小室的瞬态电磁骚扰测量数据,应用随机加权法得到了瞬态骚扰特征值的统计结果.分析瞬态电磁骚扰的特征有利于评价换流站内电磁骚扰的总体水平,提出或完善二次设备的瞬态抗扰度标准.%In view of limited operation times of circuit breakers in HVDC converter station, there was limited data of transient electromagnetic disturbance measured in the converter station and for such an occasion traditional statistics for large samples was no longer applicable, so it was necessary to adopt small sample statistics for the analysis. Firstly, two kinds of recently widely applied small sample statistical methods were presented; then through case study the superiority of the two methods in processing small sample problems was summarized; finally, according to measured data of transient electromagnetic disturbances in relay protection chamber of a certain converter station the statistical results of characteristic values of transient electromagnetic disturbances were attained by random weighting method. Analyzing characteristics of transient electromagnetic disturbances was favorable for the assessment on total level of electromagnetic disturbances within converter station as well as for proposing or perfecting the transient noise immunity standard for secondary equipments.

  18. Optimized Integrated Harmonic Filter Inductor for Dual-Converter Fed Open-End Transformer Topology

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    Gohil, Ghanshyamsinh Vijaysinh; Bede, Lorand; Teodorescu, Remus;

    2017-01-01

    Many high power converter systems are often connected to the medium voltage network using a step-up transformer. In such systems, the converter-side windings of the transformer can be configured as an open-end and multi-level voltage waveforms can be achieved by feeding these open-end windings fr...

  19. 基于小波变换的直流输电系统电磁暂态过程研究%Study on Electromagnetic Transient Process for HVDC Transmission System Based on Wavelet Transform

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    宋志明

    2011-01-01

    In order to perfect the protection system of HVDC transmission line, and to study electromagnetic transient process for HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) transmission system, the lightning stroke flashover model and HVDC transmission system model are built by adopting PSCAD/EMTDC, in which the lightning stroke flashover model include transmission line, transmission tower, insulator string etc. Transient processes, such as the effect of lightning stroke at different positions on HVDC system, the typical fault occurring in both internal and external protection section of HVDC system, the influence of fault electrode on health electrode in the mode of two electrodes, are simulated. The decomposition analysis of signals are carried out by wavelet transform, and the different transient characteristics showing whether lightning stroke results in faults or not is found out. In addition, the characteristic signals that can represent different types of faults are analyzed, and the measures to avoid the interference of faulty electrode on non-faulty electrode for the operation mode of two electrodes are given. The results show that the study on electromagnetic transient process has important practical significance for the operation reliability of protection system and the security control of HVDC transmission line.%为完善直流输电线路的保护系统,以高压直流输电系统暂态过程为研究对象,采用PSCAD分别建立了高压直流输电系统(包括线路、杆塔、绝缘子串等)落雷闪络模型和直流输电系统模型;仿真了线路不同位置遭受雷击情况对直流输电系统的影响,直流线路保护区内外发生典型故障、双极运行模式下故障极对健全极的影响等多个暂态过程;利用小波变换进行信号分解分析,寻找出能够表征线路落雷导致系统故障或不致系统故障的明显暂态特点,分析能够体现不同类型故障的特征信号以及双极运行工况下,消除故障极对

  20. Analysis on Reactive Power Balance and Its Configuration for Deyang Converter Station of Debao HVDC Project%德宝直流德阳换流站无功平衡与站内配置分析

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    邓鸿强; 王渝红; 明志强; 李兴源; 戴寒光; 何琰

    2012-01-01

    Reactive power balance of converter station exerts a profound influence on the normal operation of AC and DC system. Being a DC link project of Sichuan and Shanxi's "hydro power and thermal power aiding each other", Debao H VDC project optimizes allocation of resource and energy in the two provinces. According to the requirements of reactive power balance when HVDC transmission is in stable operation, and combined with reactive power compensation capacity of AC system,this paper mainly analyzes the configurations of reactive power compensation devices and reactive power consumption under different operation modes. Also the reactive power balance of Deyang converter station as rectifier station and inverter station respectively are studied. Finally, the correctness of reactive power compensation capacity of Deyang converter station and feasibility of its configuration scheme are verified through calculation and digital simulation.%换流站无功平衡对交直流系统的正常运行有着非常重要的影响.德宝直流输电工程是四川和陕西“水火互济”的直流联网工程,优化了两地能源资源配置.根据高压直流输电稳定运行要满足的无功平衡条件,结合交流系统的无功补偿能力,重点分析在不同运行方式下的无功功率消耗和无功补偿装置配置方式,研究德阳换流站分别作为整流站和逆变站运行时的无功平衡,通过计算和数字仿真,验证了德阳换流站的无功补偿容量的正确性和装置配置方案的有效性.

  1. Contribution of VSC-HVDC to Frequency Regulation of Power Systems With Offshore Wind Generation

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    Liu, Hongzhi; Chen, Zhe

    2015-01-01

    to the onshore system grid through voltage-source converter-based–high voltage direct current (VSC-HVdc) transmission systems. Due to the decoupling of VSC-HVdc and signal transmission delay, offshore wind farms may not be able to respond to the onshore grid frequency excursion in time and, consequently......, the stability and security of the power system will be put at risk, especially for those with high wind penetration. This paper proposes a coordinated control scheme to allow VSC-HVdc link to contribute to the system frequency regulation by adjusting its dc-link voltage. By means of this approach, the dc...... capacitors of VSC-HVdc are controlled to absorb or release energy so as to provide frequency support. To further enhance the system frequency response, the frequency support from VSC-HVdc is also finely coordinated with that from offshore wind farm according to the latency of offshore wind farm responding...

  2. Control of a hybrid HVDC link to increase inter-regional power transfer

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    Kotb, Omar; Ghandhari, Mehrdad; Eriksson, Robert

    2016-01-01

    This paper examines the application of a hybrid HVDC link in a two area power system with the purpose of increasing the inter-regional power transfer. A hybrid HVDC system combines both LCCs and VSCs, and hence it is capable of combining the benefits of both converter technologies, such as reduced...... cost and power losses due to the LCCs, and ability to connect to weak AC grids due to the VSCs. The mathematical model of the power system including the HVDC link is presented. The increase in inter-area power transfer is demonstrated and compared to the case when the hybrid HVDC link is not used....... Furthermore, the transient stability of the AC/DC power system was enhanced using auxiliary controllers for Power Oscillation Damping (POD). The results show the ability of the hybrid HVDC link to increase the unidirectional inter-area power transfer, while enhancing the transient stability of the power...

  3. OPF-Based Optimal Location of Two Systems Two Terminal HVDC to Power System Optimal Operation

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    Mehdi Abolfazli

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available In this paper a suitable mathematical model of the two terminal HVDC system is provided for optimal power flow (OPF and optimal location based on OPF such power injection model. The ability of voltage source converter (VSC-based HVDC to independently control active and reactive power is well represented by the model. The model is used to develop an OPF-based optimal location algorithm of two systems two terminal HVDC to minimize the total fuel cost and active power losses as objective function. The optimization framework is modeled as non-linear programming (NLP and solved by Matlab and GAMS softwares. The proposed algorithm is implemented on the IEEE 14- and 30-bus test systems. The simulation results show ability of two systems two terminal HVDC in improving the power system operation. Furthermore, two systems two terminal HVDC is compared by PST and OUPFC in the power system operation from economical and technical aspects.

  4. Cooperative control of VSC-HVDC connected offshore wind farm with Low-Voltage Ride-Through capability

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    Liu, Yan; Wang, Xiongfei; Chen, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    The Low-Voltage Ride-Through (LVRT) has become an important grid requirement for offshore wind farms connecting with Voltage Source Converter based High Voltage Direct Current (VSC-HVDC) links. In this paper, a cooperative control strategy with LVRT ability is proposed for a VSC-HVDC connected va...

  5. Study on Anti Leakage Technology of HVDC Converter Valve%特高压直流输电换流阀防渗漏技术研究

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    肖晋; 李申; 王艳; 李华君; 仇宇舟

    2016-01-01

    Because of the converter valve leakage of water cooling system,it causes the filed forced outage accidents oc-curred frequently,and influences the security and stability of power grid operation.In order to reduce the leakage probabili-ty of water cooling system,focus on the analysis of the reasons for the leakage of the converter valve.Put forward the cor-responding anti-leakage design and anti-leakage technology measures,and then ensure the long-time reliable and stable oper-ation of converter valve.%由于换流阀水路冷却系统渗漏而引起现场强迫停运事故屡有发生,对电网安全、稳定运行产生了较大影响。为了减少换流阀水路冷却系统渗漏概率,重点分析换流阀渗漏的原因,并提出了相应的防渗漏设计和防渗漏工艺措施,确保了换流阀长期可靠、稳定运行。

  6. Simulative Study into the Development of a Hybrid HVDC System Through a Comparative Research with HVAC: a Futuristic Approach

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    R. S. Narayan

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available High Voltage Direct Current Transmission (HVDC is considered a better solution for bulk long distance transmissions. The increased use of HVDC is a result of its advantages over the HVAC systems and especially of its fault stability nature. A better solution is proposed by using a Voltage Source Controlled–HVDC as one of the infeed for the Multi-Infeed HVDC (MIDC or MI-HVDC systems. The main advantage with the VSC converter is its flexible power control which enhances the stability of the MIDC systems. In this paper, the behavior of an HVDC system is compared with that of an HVAC during faults. A Hybrid HVDC system that includes a LCC as a rectifier unit and a VSC converter as the inverter is being proposed. It is considered suitable for MIDC systems and particularly for supplying a weak AC system. The performance of the system during steady state and transient conditions for all the proposed topologies including HVDC, HVAC and Hybrid HVDC are studied in MATLAB/SIMULINK. All of the proposed control strategies are evaluated via a series of simulation case studies.

  7. Power system integration of VSC-HVDC connected offshore wind power plants

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    Zeni, Lorenzo; Kjær, Philip Carne

    . The benefits of not prioritising active power during current-limited operation are demonstrated on a simple system and the possible implications on the control of a WPP potentially connected behind the HVDC converter are discussed. Active power balance control is the second service being analysed......This report presents an overview of challenges and solutions for the integration into the power system of offshore wind power plants (WPPs) connected to onshore grids through a voltage-source converter based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) transmission system. Aspects that are touched upon...... are (i) principles for the control of offshore alternating current (AC) networks behind offshore VSC-HVDC converters, (ii) power system services that could be featured by VSC-HVDC connected WPPs and (iii) clustering of multiple WPPs to co-ordinately provide desired control actions. After a brief...

  8. Empiric analysis of zero voltage switching in piezoelectric transformer based resonant converters

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    Rødgaard, Martin Schøler; Andersen, Thomas; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2012-01-01

    Research and development within piezoelectric transformer (PT) based converters are rapidly increasing, as the technology is maturing and starts to prove its capabilities. High power density and high efficiencies are reported and recently several inductor-less converters have emerged [1][2][7][10......Research and development within piezoelectric transformer (PT) based converters are rapidly increasing, as the technology is maturing and starts to prove its capabilities. High power density and high efficiencies are reported and recently several inductor-less converters have emerged [1...

  9. Planar LTCC transformers for high voltage flyback converters.

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    Schofield, Daryl (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Schare, Joshua M.; Glass, Sarah Jill; Roesler, Alexander William; Ewsuk, Kevin Gregory; Slama, George (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD); Abel, Dave (NASCENT Technology Inc. , Watertown, SD)

    2007-06-01

    This paper discusses the design and use of low-temperature (850 C to 950 C) co-fired ceramic (LTCC) planar magnetic flyback transformers for applications that require conversion of a low voltage to high voltage (> 100V) with significant volumetric constraints. Measured performance and modeling results for multiple designs showed that the LTCC flyback transformer design and construction imposes serious limitations on the achievable coupling and significantly impacts the transformer performance and output voltage. This paper discusses the impact of various design factors that can provide improved performance by increasing transformer coupling and output voltage. The experiments performed on prototype units demonstrated LTCC transformer designs capable of greater than 2 kV output. Finally, the work investigated the effect of the LTCC microstructure on transformer insulation. Although this paper focuses on generating voltages in the kV range, the experimental characterization and discussion presented in this work applies to designs requiring lower voltage.

  10. Suggested Methods for Preventing Core Saturation Instability in HVDC Transmission Systems

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    Norheim, Ian

    2002-07-01

    In this thesis a study of the HVDC related phenomenon core saturation instability and methods to prevent this phenomenon is performed. It is reason to believe that this phenomenon caused disconnection of the Skagerrak HVDC link 10 August 1993. Internationally, core saturation instability has been reported at several HVDC schemes and thorough complex studies of the phenomenon has been performed. This thesis gives a detailed description of the phenomenon and suggest some interesting methods to prevent the development of it. Core saturation instability and its consequences can be described in a simplified way as follows: It is now assumed that a fundamental harmonic component is present in the DC side current. Due to the coupling between the AC side and the DC side of the HVDC converter, a subsequent second harmonic positive-sequence current and DC currents will be generated on the AC side. The DC currents will cause saturation in the converter transformers. This will cause the magnetizing current to also have a second harmonic positive-sequence component. If a high second harmonic impedance is seen from the commutation bus, a high positive-sequence second harmonic component will be present in the commutation voltages. This will result in a relatively high fundamental frequency component in the DC side voltage. If the fundamental frequency impedance at the DC side is relatively low the fundamental component in the DC side current may become larger than it originally was. In addition the HVDC control system may contribute to the fundamental frequency component in the DC side voltage, and in this way cause a system even more sensitive to core saturation instability. The large magnetizing currents that eventually will flow on the AC side cause large zero-sequence currents in the neutral conductors of the AC transmission lines connected to the HVDC link. This may result in disconnection of the lines. Alternatively, the harmonics in the large magnetizing currents may cause

  11. Suggested Methods for Preventing Core Saturation Instability in HVDC Transmission Systems

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    Norheim, Ian

    2002-07-01

    In this thesis a study of the HVDC related phenomenon core saturation instability and methods to prevent this phenomenon is performed. It is reason to believe that this phenomenon caused disconnection of the Skagerrak HVDC link 10 August 1993. Internationally, core saturation instability has been reported at several HVDC schemes and thorough complex studies of the phenomenon has been performed. This thesis gives a detailed description of the phenomenon and suggest some interesting methods to prevent the development of it. Core saturation instability and its consequences can be described in a simplified way as follows: It is now assumed that a fundamental harmonic component is present in the DC side current. Due to the coupling between the AC side and the DC side of the HVDC converter, a subsequent second harmonic positive-sequence current and DC currents will be generated on the AC side. The DC currents will cause saturation in the converter transformers. This will cause the magnetizing current to also have a second harmonic positive-sequence component. If a high second harmonic impedance is seen from the commutation bus, a high positive-sequence second harmonic component will be present in the commutation voltages. This will result in a relatively high fundamental frequency component in the DC side voltage. If the fundamental frequency impedance at the DC side is relatively low the fundamental component in the DC side current may become larger than it originally was. In addition the HVDC control system may contribute to the fundamental frequency component in the DC side voltage, and in this way cause a system even more sensitive to core saturation instability. The large magnetizing currents that eventually will flow on the AC side cause large zero-sequence currents in the neutral conductors of the AC transmission lines connected to the HVDC link. This may result in disconnection of the lines. Alternatively, the harmonics in the large magnetizing currents may cause

  12. Multiple DC, single AC converter with a switched DC transformer

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    Donnelly, Matthew K.; Hammerstrom, Donald J.

    1997-01-01

    The invention is an improvement of the PASC inverter, wherein the improvements include the reduction from two shorting gates per transformer to one shorting gate per transformer and replacement of active control of the shorting gate with passive control of the shorting gate. Further advantages are obtained through the use of anti-parallel gate sets.

  13. Optimisation of VSC-HVDC Transmission for Wind Power Plants

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    Silva, Rodrigo Da

    Connection of Wind Power Plants (WPP), typically oshore, using VSCHVDC transmission is an emerging solution with many benefits compared to the traditional AC solution, especially concerning the impact on control architecture of the wind farms and the grid. The VSC-HVDC solution is likely to meet...... more stringent grid codes than a conventional AC transmission connection. The purpose of this project is to analyse how HVDC solution, considering the voltage-source converter based technology, for grid connection of large wind power plants can be designed and optimised. By optimisation, the project...... the requirements established by the operators in the multiterminal VSC-HVDC transmission system. Moreover, the possibility in minimising the overall transmission losses can be a solution for small grids and the minimisation in the dispatch error is a new solution for power deliver maximisation. The second study...

  14. Detailed Equivalent VSC-HVDC Modelling for Time Domain Harmonic Stability Studies in Wind Power Plants

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    Glasdam, Jakob Bærholm; Bak, Claus Leth; Kocewiak, Lukasz Hubert;

    2017-01-01

    This paper presents a detailed equivalent modelling approach of the modular multi-level cascaded converter (MMCC) voltage source converter high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) in electromagnetic transient programs (EMTPs). The presented MMCC model will be evaluated based on comparison with the ......This paper presents a detailed equivalent modelling approach of the modular multi-level cascaded converter (MMCC) voltage source converter high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) in electromagnetic transient programs (EMTPs). The presented MMCC model will be evaluated based on comparison...... generators in service, as this is known to influence the harmonic stability in OWPPs. The paper demonstrates the necessity of the inclusion of a detailed equivalent model of the HVDC converter for harmonic stability studies in the time domain. By implementation of active filtering in the converters...

  15. Three-port DC-DC converter with new integrated transformer for DC Distribution Systems

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2014-01-01

    A new integrated transformer for three-port dc-dc converter is proposed to overcome the power coupling effect existed in some known multiple inputs dc-dc converters. Orthogonal primary windings arrangement and in series connection of diagonal secondary Windings enables a fully power decoupling...

  16. Full wave dc-to-dc converter using energy storage transformers

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    Moore, E. T.; Wilson, T. G.

    1969-01-01

    Full wave dc-to-dc converter, for an ion thrustor, uses energy storage transformers to provide a method of dc-to-dc conversion and regulation. The converter has a high degree of physical simplicity, is lightweight and has high efficiency.

  17. Wide Input Range Power Converters Using a Variable Turns Ratio Transformer

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2016-01-01

    A new integrated transformer with variable turns ratio is proposed to enable dc-dc converters operating over a wide input voltage range. The integrated transformer employs a new geometry of magnetic core with “four legs”, two primary windings with orthogonal arrangement, and “8” shape connection...... of diagonal secondary windings, in order to make the transformer turns ratio adjustable by controlling the phase between the two current excitations subjected to the two primary windings. Full-bridge boost dc-dc converter is employed with the proposed transformer to demonstrate the feasibility of the variable...

  18. Evaluation of HVDC interconnection models for considering its impact in real-time voltage stability assessment

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    Perez, Angel; Jóhannsson, Hjörtur; Lund, P.;

    2015-01-01

    An approach to evaluate the HVDC interconnectionsmodels to be used in real-time voltage stability assessment is proposed.The existing models for the HVDC interconnections, thatare based on voltage source converter, were studied selecting theones that are suitable for its application in Thevenin...... equivalent ´methods for voltage stability assessment. The proposed methodis to evaluate the validity of the models by using synthetizedPMU measurements from simulations and from PMUs connectedto the danish system. Wide-area measurements are used toestimate the HVDC model parameters which are needed...

  19. Cluster Control of Offshore Wind Power Plants Connected to a Common HVDC Station

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    Göksu, Ömer; Sakamuri, Jayachandra N.; Rapp, C. Andrea;

    2016-01-01

    In this paper a coordinated control for cluster of offshore WPPs connected to the same HVDC connection is being implemented and analyzed. The study is targeting two cases as; coordination of reactive power flow between HVDC converter and the WPP cluster while providing offshore AC grid voltage...... control, and coordinated closed loop control between the HVDC and the WPPs while the cluster is providing Power Oscillation Damping ( POD) via active power modulation. It is shown that the coordinated cluster control helps to improve the steady-state and dynamic response of the offshore AC grid in case...

  20. Analysis on Harmonic Instability in HVDC Transmission System%高压直流输电系统谐波失稳的分析

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    彭晨光; 褚优群; 马秀林

    2015-01-01

    针对HVDC(高压直流输电系统)存在的谐波失稳问题,通过计算电网动态过程中直流线路向整流、逆变两侧的等效阻抗,指出HVDC交直流两侧特定谐波的等效阻抗是研究谐波放大失稳的关键。根据PSCAD/EMTDC仿真软件中的HVDC电磁暂态模型,针对不同工况模拟计算。仿真结果表明,换流变铁心饱和导致了HVDC基频等效阻抗的实部减小甚至为负值,使其应对扰动的阻尼效果减小从而可能诱发HVDC谐波振荡失稳。%Aiming at harmonic instability in HVDC (high-voltage direct current) transmission system, the pa-per calculates equivalent impedance seen from the DC line to both converter and inverter sides in the power system transient state and indicates that equivalent impedance of particular harmonic at AC side and DC side of HVDC is the key of harmonic amplification instability research. Simulation and calculation is carried out in different operating conditions by use of HVDC electromagnetic transient model in PSCAD/EMTDC software. The simulation shows that the core saturation of the converter transformer leads to decrease or even negative value of real part of the converter DC side fundamental equivalent impedance, resulting further instability and oscillation in the system because of the damping reduction.

  1. HVDC System Stability – Analysis, Monitoring and Control in Wide Area Power Systems

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    Kuehn, Walter; Vanfretti, Luigi; Fischer, W.

    2014-01-01

    To a great extent future electric power systems will use HVDC technologies, based on either current sourced or voltage sourced converters (CSC, resp. VSC). Both technologies have their merits and range of applications being connected to technical capabilities, costs and operational properties and performance. Voltage stability is an important issue in classical CSC-based HVDC systems, while voltage stability and angle stability (both transmission angle and rotor angle) are of concern in VSC-H...

  2. Power Flow Algorithms for Multi-Terminal VSC-HVDC With Droop Control

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    Wang, Wenyuan; Barnes, Mike

    2014-01-01

    This paper addresses the problem posed by complex, nonlinear controllers for power system load flows employing multi-terminal voltage source converter (VSC) HVDC systems. More realistic dc grid control strategies can thus be carefully considered in power flow analysis of ac/dc grids. Power flow methods for multi-terminal VSC-HVDC (MTDC) systems are analyzed for different types of dc voltage control techniques and the weaknesses of present methods are addressed. As distributed voltage control ...

  3. 换流变压器噪声预测模型及其简化研究%Studies on noise prediction model and simplification for current convert transformers

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    阮学云; 李志远; 魏浩征; 黄莹

    2011-01-01

    换流变压器作为高压直流换流站主要噪声源,其噪声预测精度和控制方法的选择将直接影响换流站整体噪声预测水平及治理效果.通过对换流变压器噪声的产生机理、噪声频谱及常见治理方案等方面进行系统研究,重点推出了换流变压器噪声控制方法BOX-IN技术,并就BOX-IN装置的噪声预测模型进行了简化和对比验证.通过对降噪量进行现场测试,结果表明,BOX-IN装置降噪量达到20 dB(A)左右,与理论计算值近似,为进一步提高高压直流换流站噪声预测精度提供了理论依据.%As a main noise source of High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC), converter transformer's noise prediction precision and the choice of control methods will directly influence the level of noise prediction and management effect for converter station. Through the systematic studies on the noise-generation mechanism, frequency spectrum, noise consol measurements and so on, the paper highlighted the BOX-IN technology, simplifies and validates noise prediction model for BOX-IN equipment. According to the field test, the result indicates that the noise reduction quantities of BOX-IN equipment achieves about 20dB(A) corresponding to the theoretical calculations, which provides a theoretical basis for improving the noise prediction precision of HVDC furtherly.

  4. Integration of planar transformer and/or planar inductor with power switches in power converter

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    Chen, Kanghua; Ahmed, Sayeed; Zhu, Lizhi

    2007-10-30

    A power converter integrates at least one planar transformer comprising a multi-layer transformer substrate and/or at least one planar inductor comprising a multi-layer inductor substrate with a number of power semiconductor switches physically and thermally coupled to a heat sink via one or more multi-layer switch substrates.

  5. A simple transformation for converting CW-OSL curves to LM-OSL curves

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    Bulur, E.

    2000-01-01

    A simple mathematical transformation is introduced to convert from OSL decay curves obtained in the conventional way to those obtained using a linear modulation technique based on a linear increase of the stimulation light intensity during OSL measurement. The validity of the transformation was t...

  6. A high efficient integrated planar transformer for primary-parallel isolated boost converters

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    Sen, Gökhan; Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius;

    2010-01-01

    A simple, easy to manufacture and high efficient integrated planar transformer design approach for primary parallel isolated boost converters is presented. Utilizing the same phase flux flow, transformers are integrated, reducing the total ferrite volume and core loss for the same peak flux density...... of transformer integration is further extended to multiple primary power stages using modular geometry of the planar core, further reducing the core loss and allowing a higher power density. To verify the validity of the design approach, a 4-kW prototype converter with two primary power stages is implemented...

  7. Performance Improvement of Sensorless Vector Control for Matrix Converter Drives Using PQR Transformation

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    Lee, Kyo-Beum; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2005-01-01

    using PQR transformation and compensated using a reference current control scheme. To eliminate the input current distortion due to the input voltage unbalance, a simple method using PQR transformation is also proposed. The proposed compensation method is applied for high performance induction motor......This paper presents a new method to improve sensorless performance of matrix converter drives using PQR power transformation. The non-linearity of matrix converter drives such as commutation delay, turn-on and turn-off time of switching device, and on-state switching device voltage drop is modelled...

  8. Thermal stress comparison in modular power converter topologies for smart transformers in the electrical distribution system

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    Andresen, Markus; Ma, Ke; Liserre, Marco

    2015-01-01

    A Smart Transformer (ST) can cover an important managing role in the future electrical distribution grid. For the moment, the reliability and cost are not competitive with traditional transformers and create a barrier for its application. This work conduct detail designs and analysis for a promis......A Smart Transformer (ST) can cover an important managing role in the future electrical distribution grid. For the moment, the reliability and cost are not competitive with traditional transformers and create a barrier for its application. This work conduct detail designs and analysis...... for a promising modular ST solution, which is composed of Modular Multi-level converter, Quad Active Bridge DC-DC converters, and two-level voltage source converters. The focus is put on the loading conditions and thermal stress of power semiconductor devices in order to discover critical parts of the whole...

  9. Review of modular power converters solutions for smart transformer in distribution system

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    Alzola, Rafael Pena; Gohil, Ghanshyamsinh Vijaysinh; Mathe, Laszlo

    2013-01-01

    While the use of power electronics based Smart Transformer (ST) is becoming a reality in traction applications, and it has been considered as an interesting option for interfacing different transmission systems, the possibility to use it in distribution systems is still considered futuristic....... Replacing primary distribution transformers with ST can lead to more flexible handling of the distribution feeders, while replacing secondary distribution transformers can allow decoupling of distribution network. This paper reviews different power converter solutions for the ST focusing on modularity...

  10. Site Selection for Hvdc Ground Electrodes

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    Freire, P. F.; Pereira, S. Y.

    2014-12-01

    High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission systems are composed of a bipole transmission line with a converter substation at each end. Each substation may be equipped with a HVDC ground electrode, which is a wide area (up to 1 km Ø) and deep (from 3 to 100m) electrical grounding. When in normal operation, the ground electrode will dissipate in the soil the unbalance of the bipole (~1.5% of the rated current). When in monopolar operation with ground return, the HVDC electrode will inject in the soil the nominal pole continuous current, of about 2000 to 3000 Amperes, continuously for a period up to a few hours. HVDC ground electrodes site selection is a work based on extensive geophysical and geological surveys, in order to attend the desired design requirements established for the electrodes, considering both its operational conditions (maximum soil temperature, working life, local soil voltage gradients etc.) and the interference effects on the installations located up to 50 km away. This poster presents the geophysical investigations conducted primarily for the electrodes site selection, and subsequently for the development of the crust resistivity model, which will be used for the interference studies. A preliminary site selection is conducted, based on general geographical and geological criteria. Subsequently, the geology of each chosen area is surveyed in detail, by means of electromagnetic/electrical geophysical techniques, such as magnetotelluric (deep), TDEM (near-surface) and electroresistivity (shallow). Other complementary geologic and geotechnical surveys are conducted, such as wells drilling (for geotechnical characterization, measurement of the water table depth and water flow, and electromagnetic profiling), and soil and water sampling (for measurement of thermal parameters and evaluation of electrosmosis risk). The site evaluation is a dynamic process along the surveys, and some sites will be discarded. For the two or three final sites, the

  11. The New Breakthrough in Technical Standards for HVDC Transmission Equipments

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    2011-01-01

    Project Name:12 Standards including GB/T 20838-2007 Technical Parameters and Requirements for HVDC Oil Immersed Convector Transformer Main Participant Units:Economic Research Institute,Xi'an High Voltage Apparatus Research Institute Co.Ltd.,Shenyang Transformer Academy,Xi'an Power Electronics Research Institute,China Electric Power Research Institute,TBEA Shenyang Transformer Group Corporation,China Southern Power Grid Technology Research Center Main Contributors:Fang Xiaoyan,Gou Ruifeng,Zhang Zhonguo,Yu Hongqi,Wang Mingxin,Mi Chuanlong,Wang Jian,Rao Hong,Guo Liping,Liu Jing Award Grade:First Prize Backg round High Voltage Direct Current Transmission (HVDC) is an important means to address issues of high voltage,high power,long distance and asynchronous grid-connection,and has been listed in the national mid-term and long-term science and technology development plan.The world-famous Three Gorges Project (TGP) was designed to use HVDC technology in two-thirds of electric power transmission according to the TGP plan.So it is of significance to develop HVDC in China for improvement of transmission capacity and quality.

  12. New Configuration of Traction Converter with Medium-Frequency Transformer: Primary Part

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    Vojtech Blahnik

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with new configuration of the traction converter with medium-frequency transformer intended for ac trolley wire fed locomotives. It is concerned to the primary serially connected single-phase voltage-source active rectifiers, which are directly connected to the trolley wire. This contribution presents the proposed control of the primary active rectifiers, simulation and experimental results of designed low-voltage laboratory prototype of converter of rated power of 12kW.

  13. A new simplified adaptive control scheme for multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems

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    Meah, Kala [Electrical and Computer Engineering, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA 17405 (United States); Ula, A.H.M. Sadrul [Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071 (United States)

    2010-05-15

    This paper proposes a new control scheme for multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) systems to improve the performance during the system transients such as AC line faults. The new method is called parallel multi-proportional-integral (MPI) control scheme. This new control scheme provides wide range of controller parameters and has the ability to response quickly. To evaluate the performance of the proposed control scheme, a four-terminal HVDC system is considered with the detailed modeling of converters, commutation transformers, source impedances, line parameters, and filters. Simulation results from various transient conditions are compared between the proposed controller, the fuzzy logic-based auto-tuning PI controller, and the conventional fixed-parameter PI controller. The SimPowerSystems and the fuzzy logic toolboxes in the MATLAB/SIMULINK software package are used to conduct the simulations. Simulation results show that the MPI controller has better performance than the conventional fixed-parameter PI controller and has very similar responses compared to the fuzzy logic-based auto-tuning PI controller without any added complexity in controller design procedure for a MTDC system. (author)

  14. Performance analysis of a model-sized superconducting DC transmission system based VSC-HVDC transmission technologies using RTDS

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    Dinh, Minh-Chau; Ju, Chang-Hyeon; Kim, Sung-Kyu; Kim, Jin-Geun; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun

    2012-08-01

    The combination of a high temperature superconducting DC power cable and a voltage source converter based HVDC (VSC-HVDC) creates a new option for transmitting power with multiple collection and distribution points for long distance and bulk power transmissions. It offers some greater advantages compared with HVAC or conventional HVDC transmission systems, and it is well suited for the grid integration of renewable energy sources in existing distribution or transmission systems. For this reason, a superconducting DC transmission system based HVDC transmission technologies is planned to be set up in the Jeju power system, Korea. Before applying this system to a real power system on Jeju Island, system analysis should be performed through a real time test. In this paper, a model-sized superconducting VSC-HVDC system, which consists of a small model-sized VSC-HVDC connected to a 2 m YBCO HTS DC model cable, is implemented. The authors have performed the real-time simulation method that incorporates the model-sized superconducting VSC-HVDC system into the simulated Jeju power system using Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). The performance analysis of the superconducting VSC-HVDC systems has been verified by the proposed test platform and the results were discussed in detail.

  15. A generic inertia emulation controller for multi-terminal VSC-HVDC systems

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    Zhu, Jiebei; Guerrero, Josep M.; Booth, Campbell;

    2013-01-01

    A generic Inertia Emulation Controller (INEC) for Multi-Terminal Voltage-source-converter based HVDC (VSC-MTDC) is proposed in this paper. The proposed INEC can be incorporated in any grid-side-voltage-source-converter (GVSC) station, allowing the MTDC terminal to contribute an inertial response...

  16. PowerFactory model for multi-terminal HVDC network with DC voltage droop control

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    Korompili, Asimenia; Wu, Qiuwei

    Nowadays, most of the installed HVDC systems are based on line commutated converters (LCC), since this technology offers a series of advantages, mainly low costs and losses. However, voltage source converters (VSCs) have recently drawn more and more attention, due to their high controllability...

  17. Grid Integration of Large PV Power Systems Using HVDC Link

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    Gamal Sowilam

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper explores the interconnection of large scale Photo-Voltaic (PV systems to the grid though a High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC link. HVDC link is recently utilized for transmission lines longer than 50 km. It is usually utilized to interconnect two asynchronous grids with the same or different frequencies while avoiding stability disturbances greatly. A suitable Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT techniques is employed to control the performance of the integrated PV system. The system of the HVDC link has two 12-pulse converter using thyristor-bridges. The delay and the extinction angles at the rectifier and the inverter units control the flow and the quantity of the transmitted power from the PV system into the grid. Fixed capacitors and filters are used to provide the AC side with the required reactive power and reduce the harmonic contents. For evaluation purposes, different simulation investigations are carried out with a detailed modeling using the MATLAB. These tests corroborate the efficacy of HVDC link for integrating large PV systems to electrical grids.

  18. Design and Modeling of an Integrated Micro-Transformer in a Flyback Converter

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    M. Derkaoui

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the design and modeling of a square micro-transformer for its integration in a flyback converter. From the specifications of the switching power supply, we determined the geometric parameters of this micro-transformer. The π-electrical model of this micro-transformer highlights all parasitic effects generated by stacking of different material layers and permits to calculate the technological parameters by using the S-parameters. A good dimensioning of the geometrical parameters reduces efficiently the energy losses in the micro-transformer and permits to reach the desirable value of the converter output voltage. We have also simulated the electromagnetic effects with the help of the software FEMLAB3.1 in two cases. The first case, without ferromagnetic core, the second case with ferromagnetic core, in order to choose the micro-transformer that has better electromagnetic compatibility with the vicinity components. To validate dimensioning of the geometrical and technological parameters, we have simulated with the help of the software PSIM6.0, the equivalent electrical circuit of the converter containing the electrical circuit of the dimensioned planar micro-transformer.

  19. SWITCH MODE PULSE WIDTH MODULATED DC-DC CONVERTER WITH MULTIPLE POWER TRANSFORMERS

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    2009-01-01

    A switch mode pulse width modulated DC-DC power converter comprises at least one first electronic circuit on a input side (1) and a second electronic circuit on a output side (2). The input side (1) and the output side (2) are coupled via at least two power transformers (T1, T2). Each power...... transformer (T1, T2) comprises a first winding (T1a, T2a) arranged in a input side converter stage (3, 4) on the input side (1) and a second winding (T1 b, T2b) arranged in a output side converter stage (5) on the output side (2), and each of the windings (T1a, T1 b, T2a, T2b) has a first end and a second end...

  20. Parameterized Analysis of Zero Voltage Switching in Resonant Converters for Optimal Electrode Layout of Piezoelectric Transformers

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    Meyer, Kaspar Sinding; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.; Jensen, Flemming

    2008-01-01

    Ring shaped PTs (Piezoelectric Transformers) are an attractive alternative to magnetics in power converters. The achievable energy efficiency is 98% and the power density is up to 30W/cm3. Additionally power supplies based on PTs display low levels of conducted and radiated EMI due to power conve...

  1. Real power regulation design for multi-terminal VSC-HVDC systems

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    Li, Guo-Jie; Ruan, Si-Ye; Lie, Tek

    2013-06-01

    A multi-terminal voltage-source-converter (VSC) based high voltage direct current (HVDC) system is concerned for its flexibility and reliability. In this study, a control strategy for multiple VSCs is proposed to auto-share the real power variation without changing control mode, which is based on "dc voltage droop" power regulation functions. With the proposed power regulation design, the multiple VSCs automatically share the real power change and the VSC-HVDC system is stable even under loss of any one converter while there is no overloading for any individual converter. Simulation results show that it is effective to balance real power for power disturbance and thus improves operation reliability for the multi-terminal VSC-HVDC system by the proposed control strategy.

  2. 系统频率变化对直流系统触发控制环节的影响%Impact of Power Grid Frequency Deviation on Trigger Control of Converters in HVDC Power Transmission System

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    谭海燕; 徐敬友; 孙海顺

    2014-01-01

    系统的大功率缺额易引起较大的频率偏移。频率偏移过大可能导致直流系统(high voltage DC transmission , HVDC)触发脉冲异常,进而引发运行问题。以实际系统MACH2(modular advanced control hardware 2)为例,分析了触发控制原理及锁相环工作原理,重点研究了系统频率变化对锁相环工作及换相电压过零点判断的影响。在PSCAD/EMTDC仿真平台中搭建了MACH2触发环节的简化模型,仿真结果表明,频率变化会影响系统触发脉冲的产生,导致实际触发延迟角无法及时跟踪指令值,但对系统运行的影响不大。由于控制系统触发延迟角幅值限制环节的影响,系统频率升高及降低两种情况对直流系统的影响程度也有差别。%Severe power outage is easy to cause obvious grid frequency deviation, and too large frequency deviation may lead to abnormal triggering pulse in HVDC power transmission system and further causes the troubles in the operation of HVDC transmission system. Taking an actual system MACH2 (modular advanced control hardware 2) as example, the principle of trigger control and the working principle of phase-locked loop are analyzed, and the impacts of power grid frequency deviation on the working of phase-locked loop and the judgment of zero crossover points of the commutation voltage are emphatically researched. In PSCAD/EMTDC simulation platform a simplified model of the triggering link of MACH2 is constructed, and simulation results show that power grid frequency deviation affects the generation of system triggering pulses and makes the actual firing delay angle not be able to track the value of the reference in time, however is slightly affects the system operation. Due to amplitude limiter of firing delay angle in the control system, the impact of grid frequency increase on HVDC transmission system differs from the impact of grid frequency decrease.

  3. Operational characteristics analysis of a 8 mH class HTS DC reactor for an LCC type HVDC system

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    Kim, S. K.; Go, B. S.; Dinh, M. C.; Park, M.; Yu, I. K. [Changwon National University, Changwon (Korea, Republic of); Kim, J. H. [Daejeon University, Daejeon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-03-15

    Many kinds of high temperature superconducting (HTS) devices are being developed due to its several advantages. In particular, the advantages of HTS devices are maximized under the DC condition. A line commutated converter (LCC) type high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system requires large capacity of DC reactors to protect the converters from faults. However, conventional DC reactor made of copper causes a lot of electrical losses. Thus, it is being attempted to apply the HTS DC reactor to an HVDC transmission system. The authors have developed a 8 mH class HTS DC reactor and a model-sized LCC type HVDC system. The HTS DC reactor was operated to analyze its operational characteristics in connection with the HVDC system. The voltage at both ends of the HTS DC reactor was measured to investigate the stability of the reactor. The voltages and currents at the AC and DC side of the system were measured to confirm the influence of the HTS DC reactor on the system. Two 5 mH copper DC reactors were connected to the HVDC system and investigated to compare the operational characteristics. In this paper, the operational characteristics of the HVDC system with the HTS DC reactor according to firing angle are described. The voltage and current characteristics of the system according to the types of DC reactors and harmonic characteristics are analyzed. Through the results, the applicability of an HTS DC reactor in an HVDC system is confirmed.

  4. Optimal Design and Tradeoffs Analysis for Planar Transformer in High Power DC-DC Converters

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2010-01-01

    A planar magnetic is a low profile transformer or inductor utilizing planar windings instead of the traditional windings made of Cu-wires. In this paper, the important factors for planar transformer design including winding loss, core loss, leakage inductance and stray capacitance have been.......2-kW full-bridge DC-DC converter prototype employing the improved planar transformer structure has been constructed, over 96% efficiency is achieved and a 2.7% improvement compared to the non-interleaving structure is obtained....

  5. High Current Planar Transformer for Very High Efficiency Isolated Boost DC-DC Converters

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    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a design and optimization of a high current planar transformer for very high efficiency dc-dc isolated boost converters. The analysis considers different winding arrangements, including very high copper thickness windings. The analysis is focused on the winding ac-resistance a......This paper presents a design and optimization of a high current planar transformer for very high efficiency dc-dc isolated boost converters. The analysis considers different winding arrangements, including very high copper thickness windings. The analysis is focused on the winding ac......-resistance and transformer leakage inductance. Design and optimization procedures are validated based on an experimental prototype of a 6 kW dcdc isolated full bridge boost converter developed on fully planar magnetics. The prototype is rated at 30-80 V 0-80 A on the low voltage side and 700-800 V on the high voltage side...... with a peak efficiency of 97.8% at 80 V 3.5 kW. Results highlights that thick copper windings can provide good performance at low switching frequencies due to the high transformer filling factor. PCB windings can also provide very high efficiency if stacked in parallel utilizing the transformer winding window...

  6. Overview of power converter designs feasible for high voltage transformer-less wind turbine

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    Sztykiel, Michal

    2011-01-01

    voltage design enables low power losses and elimination of bulky step-up transformer from the wind turbine system. However, new challenges appear for such topology, which have to be properly identified and successfully overcome. This paper presents possible concept for transformer-less wind turbine......Many leading wind turbine manufacturers are pushing forward in variable-speed wind turbines, often exceeding 5 MW. Therefore, novel designs and concepts for optimal high power wind turbines appeared. One of the most promising concepts is the high voltage (10-35 kV) transformer-less topology. High...... topology along with an overview of most promising candidates for optimal full-scale power converter design. Study is carried with proposed and justified high voltage wind turbine application along with selection of existing and most promising multilevel power converter topologies, which could...

  7. Converting Differential Photometry Results to the Standard System using Transform Generator and Transform Applier (Abstract)

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    Ciocca, M.

    2016-12-01

    (Abstract only) Since Fall of 2014, AAVSO made available two very useful software tools: transform generator (tg) and transform applier (ta). tg, authored by Gordon Myers (gordonmyers@hotmail.com), is a program, running under python that allows the user to obtain the transformation coefficients of their imaging train. ta, authored by George Silvis, allows users to apply the transformation coefficients obtained previously to their photometric observation. The data so processed become then directly comparable to those of other observers. I will show how to obtain transform coefficient using two Standard Field (M 67 and NGC7790), how consistent the results are and as an application, I will present transformed data for two AAVSO Target stars, AE UMA and RR CET.

  8. A Simulation Modeling Method of Equivalent Network to Simulate DC Magnetic Bias in Transformers Caused by Multi-Infeed HVDC Transmission Systems%模拟多馈入直流引起变压器直流偏磁的等值电网仿真建模方法

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    王薇薇; 刘翀; 朱艺颖; 蒋卫平

    2013-01-01

    There are four HVDC power transmission lines connected with Shanghai power grid, so the number of substations near to the inversion stations is unceasingly increased and it makes the DC magnetic bias phenomena in transformers frequently occurred. In allusion to the increasing of DC current in AC transformer neutrals caused by different operation modes of multi-infeed HVDC transmission system, a simulation model of equivalent network suited to such condition is built. The built equivalent model is divided into two parts, namely the above-ground part and the underground part, the above-ground part includes detailed models of four HVDC power transmission lines and the reasonable equivalence of the frame of Shanghai AC power grid, and the underground part is the series-parallel fitting of earth electrode resistances of HVDC transmission systems with the grounding grid resistance from the earth electrode to the transformer to be researched. The built model is validated by the measured current data of AC transformer neutrals during the monopole high power test of the second ±500 kV HVDC project from the Three Gorges to Shanghai and that during mono-polar ground return operation mode of ±800 kV DC transmission project from Xiangjiaba to Shanghai, and simulation results show that the proposed modeling method is effective and feasible. Using the built model, the impacts of multi-infeed HVDC transmission system under various operation modes on DC current flowing in AC transformer are researched, and the research results are available for reference to further research on the measures to suppress neutral DC current of transformers located at the region with receiving ends of multi-infeed HVDC transmission system.%上海地区有4回直流输电工程接入,逆变侧附近的变电站不断增多,变压器直流偏磁现象出现频繁。针对由多直流馈入而引起的交流变压器中性点直流电流增大的问题,建立了适用于这种情况的地区等值

  9. Overvoltage and Insulation Coordination for Valve Winding of ±800 kV UHVDC Converter Transformer

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    ZHOU Peihong; DAI Ming; HE Huiwen

    2012-01-01

    The determination of insulation levels for valve windings of ± 800 kV UHVDC converter transformers is a key problem for designing and manufacturing of the converter transformers. Based on the Yunnan-Guangdong ± 800 kV DC power transmission project, the arrester parameters for direct or indirect protection of the valve windings are selected. The EMTDC program is used to calculate several faults, which determine mainly the specified insulation levels of valve winding for temporary, switching and lightning impulses, and the overvoltage generating mechanisms according to these faults are analyzed. The polarity reversal overvohage and the related reversal time at valve windings caused by the emergency switch off sequence of converters (ESOF) are calculated to confirm the necessity of DC voltage polarity reversal type tests of valve windings. The reasonability of the three insulation coordination methods, which determine converter transformers' switching impulse insulation levels, is analyzed. Method 1 is concluded to be more reasonable, and it is used to determine the switching impulse withstand voltage (SIWV) from the switching overvohage calculation results. The lightning impulse withstand voltage (LIWV) of valve windings can be determined by the ratio between LIWV and SIWV. The principle of the ratio selection is presented, and it is used to determine the LIWV. The operation experience of Yunnan-Guangdong ±800 kV DC project has proven that the presented insulation levels is appropriate.

  10. Small Signal Model for VSC-HVDC Connected DFIG-Based Offshore Wind Farms

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    Kai Liao

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Large-scale offshore wind farms are integrated with onshore ac grids through the voltage source converter based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC transmission system. The impact on the stability of the ac grids will be significant. The small signal model of a wind farm connected with voltage source converter based dc transmission system is studied in this paper. A suitable model for small signal stability analysis is presented. The control system of wind generator and the HVDC system has also been modeled in this model for small signal stability analysis. The impact of the control parameters on the network stability is investigated.

  11. Loss evaluation of HVAC and HVDC transmission solutions for large offshore wind farms

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    Negra, N. Barberis [Politecnico of Turin, Department of Electrical Engineering (Italy); Todorovic, J. [ELEKTROPRENOS, Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina); Ackermann, T. [Royal Institute of Technology, Teknikringen 33, 10044 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2006-07-15

    This paper presents a comparison of transmission losses for different technical transmission solutions for large offshore wind farms. Three technical solutions are analyzed, i.e. HVAC, HVDC Line Commutated Converter (LCC) and HVDC Voltage Source Converter (VSC). The losses for each technology are calculated for wind farms with different ratings and various distances to shore. In addition, solutions with combinations of two and the three different transmission technologies are analyzed and compared. Based on this comparison, further analysis regarding the economical feasibility can be performed in order to determine the most economic solutions for the transmission system of an offshore wind farm. (author)

  12. Coordinated Control Strategies of VSC-HVDC-Based Wind Power Systems for Low Voltage Ride Through

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    Xinyin Zhang

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The Voltage Source Converter-HVDC (VSC-HVDC system applied to wind power generation can solve large scale wind farm grid-connection and long distance transmission problems. However, the low voltage ride through (LVRT of the VSC-HVDC connected wind farm is a key technology issue that must be solved, and it is currently lacking an economic and effective solution. In this paper, a LVRT coordinated control strategy is proposed for the VSC-HVDC-based wind power system. In this strategy, the operation and control of VSC-HVDC and wind farm during the grid fault period is improved. The VSC-HVDC system not only provides reactive power support to the grid, but also effectively maintains the power balance and DC voltage stability by reducing wind-farm power output, without increasing the equipment investment. Correspondingly, to eliminate the influence on permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG-based wind turbine (WT systems, a hierarchical control strategy is designed. The speed and validity of the proposed LVRT coordinated control strategy and hierarchical control strategy were verified by MATLAB/Simulink simulations.

  13. Mitigation of commutation failures in LCC-HVDC systems based on superconducting fault current limiters

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    Lee, Jong-Geon; Khan, Umer Amir; Lee, Ho-Yun; Lim, Sung-Woo; Lee, Bang-Wook

    2016-11-01

    Commutation failure in line commutated converter based HVDC systems cause severe damages on the entire power grid system. For LCC-HVDC, thyristor valves are turned on by a firing signal but turn off control is governed by the external applied AC voltage from surrounding network. When the fault occurs in AC system, turn-off control of thyristor valves is unavailable due to the voltage collapse of point of common coupling (PCC), which causes the commutation failure in LCC-HVDC link. Due to the commutation failure, the power transfer interruption, dc voltage drop and severe voltage fluctuation in the AC system could be occurred. In a severe situation, it might cause the protection system to block the valves. In this paper, as a solution to prevent the voltage collapse on PCC and to limit the fault current, the application study of resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) on LCC-HVDC grid system was performed with mathematical and simulation analyses. The simulation model was designed by Matlab/Simulink considering Haenam-Jeju HVDC power grid in Korea which includes conventional AC system and onshore wind farm and resistive SFCL model. From the result, it was observed that the application of SFCL on LCC-HVDC system is an effective solution to mitigate the commutation failure. And then the process to determine optimum quench resistance of SFCL which enables the recovery of commutation failure was deeply investigated.

  14. Mitigation of commutation failures in LCC–HVDC systems based on superconducting fault current limiters

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    Lee, Jong-Geon; Khan, Umer Amir; Lee, Ho-Yun; Lim, Sung-Woo; Lee, Bang-Wook, E-mail: bangwook@hanyang.ac.kr

    2016-11-15

    Commutation failure in line commutated converter based HVDC systems cause severe damages on the entire power grid system. For LCC–HVDC, thyristor valves are turned on by a firing signal but turn off control is governed by the external applied AC voltage from surrounding network. When the fault occurs in AC system, turn-off control of thyristor valves is unavailable due to the voltage collapse of point of common coupling (PCC), which causes the commutation failure in LCC–HVDC link. Due to the commutation failure, the power transfer interruption, dc voltage drop and severe voltage fluctuation in the AC system could be occurred. In a severe situation, it might cause the protection system to block the valves. In this paper, as a solution to prevent the voltage collapse on PCC and to limit the fault current, the application study of resistive superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) on LCC–HVDC grid system was performed with mathematical and simulation analyses. The simulation model was designed by Matlab/Simulink considering Haenam-Jeju HVDC power grid in Korea which includes conventional AC system and onshore wind farm and resistive SFCL model. From the result, it was observed that the application of SFCL on LCC–HVDC system is an effective solution to mitigate the commutation failure. And then the process to determine optimum quench resistance of SFCL which enables the recovery of commutation failure was deeply investigated.

  15. Predictive analog-to-digital converter for Fourier-transform spectrometers.

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    Deschênes, Jean-Daniel; Potvin, Simon; Ash, Jean-Simon; Genest, Jérôme

    2010-09-10

    This paper proposes the use of predictive analog-to-digital converters (ADC) to handle dynamic range issues in Fourier-transform spectrometers. Several predictive approaches are proposed, and one is implemented experimentally to show that the technique works. A system was implemented with 16 bit (13 bits effective) ADCs and digital-to-analog converters (DACs) operated at 8 bits to provide a comparison basis. Measurements of a blackbody at 900 °C performed using the setup show a 13 bit effective performance, limited by the input noise of the data acquisition card.

  16. Short Circuit Ratio analysis of multi-infeed HVDC system with a VSC-HVDC link

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    Liu, Yan; Chen, Zhe

    2011-01-01

    As an important indicator of system stability, Short Circuit Ratio (SCR) is commonly used in power system analysis. For systems include HVDC link connection, the Effective SCR (ESCR) is mostly applied to indicate the strength of HVDC infeed bus. The contribution of VSC-HVDC link to multi......-infeed HVDC system stability has been analyzed a lot but the study on ESCR of this kind of system is still insufficient. This paper presents a calculation method for ESCR of the hybrid multi infeed HVDC system based on a simple two-infeed HVDC system model. The equivalent circuit of this system under short...

  17. The Impact Study of a Statcom on Commutation Failures in an HVDC Inverter Feeding a Weak AC System

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    Khatir, Mohamed; Zidi, Sid-Ahmed; Fellah, Mohammed-Karim; Hadjeri, Samir; Flitti, Mohamed

    2012-03-01

    The Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) devices are pure power electronics devices that use voltage source, IGBT, IGCT or GTO based converters to generate reactive current. This paper illustrates the effect of STATCOM connected whit an HVDC inverter feeding a weak AC network, on the recovery from commutation failures following AC side disturbances. MATLAB/SIMULINK simulation results have demonstrated the robust performance of the proposed system based on the first CIGRÉ HVDC Benchmark model against commutation failures.

  18. Design of piezoelectric transformer for DC/DC converter with stochastic optimization method

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    Vasic, Dejan; Vido, Lionel

    2016-04-01

    Piezoelectric transformers were adopted in recent year due to their many inherent advantages such as safety, no EMI problem, low housing profile, and high power density, etc. The characteristics of the piezoelectric transformers are well known when the load impedance is a pure resistor. However, when piezoelectric transformers are used in AC/DC or DC/DC converters, there are non-linear electronic circuits connected before and after the transformer. Consequently, the output load is variable and due to the output capacitance of the transformer the optimal working point change. This paper starts from modeling a piezoelectric transformer connected to a full wave rectifier in order to discuss the design constraints and configuration of the transformer. The optimization method adopted here use the MOPSO algorithm (Multiple Objective Particle Swarm Optimization). We start with the formulation of the objective function and constraints; then the results give different sizes of the transformer and the characteristics. In other word, this method is looking for a best size of the transformer for optimal efficiency condition that is suitable for variable load. Furthermore, the size and the efficiency are found to be a trade-off. This paper proposes the completed design procedure to find the minimum size of PT in need. The completed design procedure is discussed by a given specification. The PT derived from the proposed design procedure can guarantee both good efficiency and enough range for load variation.

  19. A Matching Transformer-less Inrush Current Suppressor for Transformers Using a Series-Connected Small-Rated Voltage-Source PWM Converter

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    Yamada, Hiroaki; Tanaka, Toshihiko; Funabiki, Shigeyuki

    This paper proposes a new inrush current suppressor using a series-connected small-rated PWM converter for a transformer. The PWM converter is directly connected in series between the source and transformer without a matching transformer. The inrush phenomena of the matching transformer, thus, can be avoided. The control gain and required-ratings of the series-connected small-rated PWM converter is discussed in detail. The capacity of the dc capacitor of the PWM converter is also discussed considering the active power flows into the PWM converter. The PSCAD/EMTDC is used to verify the validity of the proposed inrush current suppressor. A prototype experimental model is constructed and tested. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed suppressor can perfectly overcome the inrush phenomena of transformers.

  20. HVDC-System-Interaction Assessment through Line-Flow Change-Distribution Factor and Transient-Stability Analysis at Planning Stage

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    Sungchul Hwang

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Many of the recent projects for new transmission line have considered the high-voltage direct current (HVDC system, owing to the many advantages of the direct current (DC system. The most noteworthy advantage is that a cable can serve as a substitute for the overhead transmission line in residential areas; therefore, the HVDC system application is increasing, and as the number of DC systems in the power system increases, the interaction assessment regarding the HVDC system gains importance. An index named multi-infeed interaction factor (MIIF is commonly used to estimate the interaction between power converters; however, the HVDC system is composed of two converters and a transmission line. The MIIF represents the interaction between the rectifiers and inverters, but not for the whole system. In this work, a method to assess the interaction of the whole system was therefore studied. To decide on the location of the new HVDC transmission system at the planning stage, in consideration of the interaction of the existing DC system, the line flow change distribution factor, according to the HVDC-transmission capacity change, was examined. Also, a power system transient -stability analysis was performed with different HVDC system locations, depending on the distribution factor. The simulation results indicate that when the factor is higher, two HVDC systems have a stronger interaction and are less stable in the transient state.

  1. A modular power electronic transformer based on a cascaded H-bridge multilevel converter

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    Iman-Eini, H. [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14395-515, Tehran (Iran); G2ELab, INPG-UJF-CNRS, UMR 5269 ENSIEG, B.P. 46, F-38402 St Martin d' Heres Cedex, Grenoble (France); Farhangi, Sh. [School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Tehran, P.O. Box 14395-515, Tehran (Iran); Schanen, J.-L. [G2ELab, INPG-UJF-CNRS, UMR 5269 ENSIEG, B.P. 46, F-38402 St Martin d' Heres Cedex, Grenoble (France); Khakbazan-Fard, M. [Iran Power Generation, Distribution and Transmission Management Company, Tehran (Iran)

    2009-12-15

    In this paper a modular power electronic transformer (PET) for feeding critical loads is presented. The PE-based transformer is a multi-cellular step-down converter that can directly connect to medium voltage levels on the primary side and provide a low voltage, highly stable interface for consumer applications. The presented structure consists of three stages: a cascaded H-bridge (CHB) rectifier, an isolation stage, and an output stage. The CHB rectifier serves as an active rectifier to ensure that the input current is sinusoidal, and it converts the high AC input voltage to low DC voltages. The isolated DC/DC converters are then connected to the DC links and provide galvanic isolation between the HV and LV sides. Finally, a three-phase inverter generates the AC output with the desired amplitude and frequency. This paper introduces a new control strategy to maintain DC voltage balance among the CHB converter cells, even if the attached loads are different. The effects of voltage offsets and device mismatches on the equal load-current sharing are investigated, and an active load-current sharing method is presented to balance the load power among the parallel-output cells. The validity of the proposed controllers and the PET performance are verified by simulation and experimental results. (author)

  2. Optimal Design and Tradeoff Analysis of Planar Transformer in High-Power DC–DC Converters

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2012-01-01

    The trend toward high power density, high operating frequency, and low profile in power converters has exposed a number of limitations in the use of conventional wire-wound magnetic component structures. A planar magnetic is a low-profile transformer or inductor utilizing planar windings, instead...... of the traditional windings made of Cu wires. In this paper, the most important factors for planar transformer (PT) design including winding loss, core loss, leakage inductance, and stray capacitance have individually been investigated. The tradeoffs among these factors have to be analyzed in order to achieve...

  3. A generalized transformation to convert an arbitrary perfect electric conductor into another arbitrary dielectric object

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    Huang Lujun; Zhou Daming; Wang Jian; Li Guanhai; Li Zhifeng; Chen Xiaoshuang; Lu Wei, E-mail: xschen@mail.sitp.ac.cn [National Laboratory for Infrared Physics, Shanghai Institute of Technical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 200083 Shanghai (China)

    2011-06-15

    A generalized transformation is proposed to design an illusion device. The device can reshape an arbitrarily shaped perfect electrical conductor (PEC) into another dielectric object with arbitrary geometry. Such a device can evolve into an ideal invisibility cloak with non-conformal boundaries if the virtual space is filled with air. Furthermore, the validity of our proposed transformation is confirmed by two specific devices. One is to convert a regular polygonal PEC cylinder into a circular dielectric cylinder. Another one is to reshape a circular PEC cylinder into a regular polygonal dielectric cylinder.

  4. Thermal Stress Analysis of Medium-Voltage Converters for Smart Transformers

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    Andresen, Markus; Ma, Ke; De Carne, Giovanni

    2017-01-01

    . To address this concern, this work conducts thermal stress analysis for a modular multilevel converter (MMC), which is a promising solution for the medium voltage stage of the ST. The focus is put on the mission profiles of the transformer and the impact on the thermal stress of power semiconductor devices....... Normal operation at different power levels and medium voltage grid faults in a feeder fed by a traditional transformer are considered as well as the electrical and the thermal stress of the disconnection and the reconnection procedures. For the validation, the thermal stress of one MMC cell is reproduced...

  5. Compact high voltage, high peak power, high frequency transformer for converter type modulator applications.

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    Reghu, T; Mandloi, V; Shrivastava, Purushottam

    2016-04-01

    The design and development of a compact high voltage, high peak power, high frequency transformer for a converter type modulator of klystron amplifiers is presented. The transformer has been designed to operate at a frequency of 20 kHz and at a flux swing of ±0.6 T. Iron (Fe) based nanocrystalline material has been selected as a core for the construction of the transformer. The transformer employs a specially designed solid Teflon bobbin having 120 kV insulation for winding the high voltage secondary windings. The flux swing of the core has been experimentally found by plotting the hysteresis loop at actual operating conditions. Based on the design, a prototype transformer has been built which is per se a unique combination of high voltage, high frequency, and peak power specifications. The transformer was able to provide 58 kV (pk-pk) at the secondary with a peak power handling capability of 700 kVA. The transformation ratio was 1:17. The performance of the transformer is also presented and discussed.

  6. Improved Power Flow Algorithm for VSC-HVDC System Based on High-Order Newton-Type Method

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    Yanfang Wei

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Voltage source converter (VSC based high-voltage direct-current (HVDC system is a new transmission technique, which has the most promising applications in the fields of power systems and power electronics. Considering the importance of power flow analysis of the VSC-HVDC system for its utilization and exploitation, the improved power flow algorithms for VSC-HVDC system based on third-order and sixth-order Newton-type method are presented. The steady power model of VSC-HVDC system is introduced firstly. Then the derivation solving formats of multivariable matrix for third-order and sixth-order Newton-type power flow method of VSC-HVDC system are given. The formats have the feature of third-order and sixth-order convergence based on Newton method. Further, based on the automatic differentiation technology and third-order Newton method, a new improved algorithm is given, which will help in improving the program development, computation efficiency, maintainability, and flexibility of the power flow. Simulations of AC/DC power systems in two-terminal, multi-terminal, and multi-infeed DC with VSC-HVDC are carried out for the modified IEEE bus systems, which show the effectiveness and practicality of the presented algorithms for VSC-HVDC system.

  7. Modelling and Simulation of SVPWM Based Vector Controlled HVDC Light Systems

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    Ajay Kumar MOODADLA

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Recent upgrades in power electronics technology have lead to the improvements of insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT based Voltage source converter High voltage direct current (VSC HVDC transmission systems. These are also commercially known as HVDC Light systems, which are popular in renewable, micro grid, and electric power systems. Out of different pulse width modulation (PWM schemes, Space vector PWM (SVPWM control scheme finds growing importance in power system applications because of its better dc bus utilization. In this paper, modelling of the converter is described, and SVPWM scheme is utilized to control the HVDC Light system in order to achieve better DC bus utilization, harmonic reduction, and for reduced power fluctuations. The simulations are carried out in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment and the results are provided for steady state and dynamic conditions. Finally, the performance of SVPWM based vector controlled HVDC Light transmission system is compared with sinusoidal pulse width modulation (SPWM based HVDC Light system in terms of output voltage and total harmonic distortion (THD.

  8. Digitized self-oscillating loop for piezoelectric transformer-based power converters

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    Ekhtiari, Marzieh; Andersen, Thomas; Zhang, Zhe

    2016-01-01

    frequency control and ensures an optimum operation of the piezoelectric transformer in terms of voltage gain and efficiency. In this work, additional time delay is implemented digitally for the first time through 16 bit digital-to-analog converter to the self-oscillating loop. Delay control setpoints......A new method is implemented in designing of self-oscillating loop for driving piezoelectric transformers. The implemented method is based on combining both analog and digital control systems. Digitized delay, or digitized phase shift through the self-oscillating loop results in a very precise...... updates at a rate of 417 kHz. This allows the control loop to dynamically follow frequency changes of the transformer in each resonant cycle. The operation principle behind self-oscillating is discussed in this paper. Moreover, experimental results are reported....

  9. Power Hardware In The Loop Validation of Fault Ride Through of VSC HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

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    Sharma, Ranjan; Wu, Qiuwei; Cha, Seung-Tae;

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents the power hardware in the loop (PHIL) validation of a feed forward DC voltage control scheme for the fault ride through (FTR) of voltage source converter (VSC) high voltage DC (HVDC) connected offshore wind power plants (WPPs). In the proposed FRT scheme, the WPP collector...... network AC voltage is actively controlled by considering both the DC voltage error and the AC current from the WPP AC collector system which ensures fast and robust FRT of the VSC HVDC connected offshore WPPs. The PHIL tests were carried out in order to verify the efficacy of the proposed feed forward DC...... voltage control scheme for enhancing the FRT capability of the VSC HVDC connected WPPs. The PHIL test results have demonstrated the proper control coordination between the offshore WPP and the WPP side VSC and the efficient FRT of the VSC HVDC connected WPPs....

  10. Sliding Mode Control of Three Levels Back-To-Back VSC-HVDC System Using Space Vector Modulation

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    Bouafia Saber

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, a sliding mode strategy proposed to control a three levels Back-to-Back High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC system based on the three-level voltage source converter (VSC. The voltage-balancing control of two split DC capacitors of the VSC-HVDC system is achieved using three-level space vector modulation with balancing strategy based on the effective use of the redundant switching states of the inverter voltage vectors. Finally, a complete simulation of the VSC-HVDC system validates the efficiency of the proposed strategy law. Compared to the conventional control, Sliding Mode Control scheme for the VSC-HVDC system shows the attractive advantages such as offering high tracking accuracy, fast dynamic response and good robustness.

  11. Connection of OWPPs to HVDC networks using VSCs and Diode Rectifiers: an Overview

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    Saborío-Romano, Oscar; Bidadfar, Ali; Göksu, Ömer;

    This paper provides an overview of two technologies for connecting offshore wind power plants (offshore WPPs, OWPPs) to high-voltage direct current (HVDC) networks: voltage source converters (VSCs) and diode rectifiers (DRs). Current grid code requirements for the connection of such power plants...

  12. Power control method on VSC-HVDC in a hybrid multi-infeed HVDC system

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    Liu, Yan; Chen, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    Multi-infeed HVDC (MIDC) system connected with VSC-HVDC links and LCC-HVDC links is a new structure in modern power systems, which can be called hybrid multi-infeed HVDC (HMIDC) system. The paper presents the voltage stability analysis of a HMIDC system modeled from a possible future Danish power...... stability of the system with induction machine loads. The proposed power control method based on a VSC power circle makes fully use of the VSC-HVDC capacity to support system voltage during fault situations. Simulation model of the studied HMIDC system is built in PSCAD. Simulation studies under different...

  13. Stability analysis of multi-infeed HVDC system applying VSC-HVDC

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    Liu, Yan; Chen, Zhe

    2010-01-01

    on this model is analyzed under steady state and different kinds of grid fault transient situations. Two main control methods applied on VSC-HVDC link in this dual infeed HVDC system are investigated, and comparative analysis of them under transient situation is presented. A simulation model is built in PSCAD....../EMTDC to verify the theoretical analysis. Simulation results indicate that this dual infeed HVDC system can realize higher stability than single infeed HVDC system. And different control strategies on a VSC-HVDC link may result in different influence on AC voltage and active power oscillation during transient...... situation....

  14. Reprint of “Performance analysis of a model-sized superconducting DC transmission system based VSC-HVDC transmission technologies using RTDS”

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    Dinh, Minh-Chau; Ju, Chang-Hyeon; Kim, Sung-Kyu; Kim, Jin-Geun; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun

    2013-01-01

    The combination of a high temperature superconducting DC power cable and a voltage source converter based HVDC (VSC-HVDC) creates a new option for transmitting power with multiple collection and distribution points for long distance and bulk power transmissions. It offers some greater advantages compared with HVAC or conventional HVDC transmission systems, and it is well suited for the grid integration of renewable energy sources in existing distribution or transmission systems. For this reason, a superconducting DC transmission system based HVDC transmission technologies is planned to be set up in the Jeju power system, Korea. Before applying this system to a real power system on Jeju Island, system analysis should be performed through a real time test. In this paper, a model-sized superconducting VSC-HVDC system, which consists of a small model-sized VSC-HVDC connected to a 2 m YBCO HTS DC model cable, is implemented. The authors have performed the real-time simulation method that incorporates the model-sized superconducting VSC-HVDC system into the simulated Jeju power system using Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDS). The performance analysis of the superconducting VSC-HVDC systems has been verified by the proposed test platform and the results were discussed in detail.

  15. Outline of research activity in the HVDC systems

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    Pigini, A.; Polo Dimel, M.; Testi, G.

    1987-05-01

    The use of HVDC lines in electric power transmission is increasing all over the world. This exceptional increase is the result of the rapid technological development in AC/DC converter stations (power electronics) and of the advantage of HVDC over AC transmission on long distances, submarine connection by means of cables, interconnection of different electric systems, easy control of flowing power, etc. Consequently, also the research and testing activities in this field are under worldwide development. However, research activities imply huge investments and the involment of a lot of personnel. Cooperation agreements such as the one between CESI and CPRI could permit the combination of efforts and the optimization of the results. In this framework, and RandD cooperation programme is on going between the CPRI and CESI (Italy) research facilities. In this paper the facilities available at CESI for carrying out research and tests in the HVDC field are presented and outlines of some studies and tests, already performed, are given. Furthermore, a review of the joint research work which is being carried out by CESI and CPRI is reported.

  16. Dual-Input Isolated Full-Bridge Boost DC-DC Converter Based on the Distributed Transformers

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    Zhang, Zhe; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2012-01-01

    and the single-input mode, respectively. The main advantage of the proposed topology is that the four transformers and the secondary rectifiers are fully utilized whether the converter is connected with two input power sources or only one input. Although the four transformers are employed, the nominal powers......In this paper, a new two-input isolated boost dc-dc converter based on a distributed multi-transformer structure which is suitable for hybrid renewable energy systems is investigated and designed. With a novel transformer winding-connecting strategy, the two input ports can be decoupled completely......, so the proposed converter can draw the power from the two different dc sources, which have low output voltage, and transfer it to the dc bus, which has high voltage, separately or simultaneously. The detailed operation principles of the proposed converter have been analyzed in the dual-input mode...

  17. 适用于电压源型高压直流输电的控制策略%A Novel Control Strategy for Voltage Sourced Converters Based HVDC

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    胡兆庆; 毛承雄; 陆继明

    2005-01-01

    将电压源型高压直流输电(VSC-HVDC)两端节点等效为两个有源节点,推导得到VSC-HVDC两端等效节点注入电流的表达式,从而可以方便地通过修改系统导纳矩阵,得到含VSC-HVDC系统的数学模型.在该模型的基础上,考虑VSC内部电流环和系统控制要求,提出了一种新的VSC-HVDC控制策略.以一个含VSC HVDC的6机电力系统为例,仿真表明,采用该控制策略,在系统发生大扰动后,VSC HVDC不仅能够迅速恢复正常运行,而且对系统电压和频率稳定没有太大影响.

  18. A New Coordinated Voltage Control Scheme for Offshore AC Grid of HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

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    Sakamuri, Jayachandra N.; Cutululis, Nicolaos Antonio; Rather, Zakir Hussain;

    2015-01-01

    This paper proposes a coordinated voltage control scheme (CVCS) which enhances the voltage ride through (VRT) capability of an offshore AC grid comprised of a cluster of offshore wind power plants (WPP) connected through AC cables to the offshore voltage source converter based high voltage DC (VSC-HVDC......) converter station. Due to limited short circuit power contribution from power electronic interfaced variable speed wind generators and with the onshore main grid decoupled by the HVDC link, the offshore AC grid becomes more vulnerable to dynamic voltage events. Therefore, a short circuit fault...... in the offshore AC Grid is likely to have significant implications on the voltage of the offshore AC grid, hence on the power flow to the onshore mainland grid. The proposed CVCS integrates individual local reactive power control of wind turbines and of the HVDC converter with the secondary voltage controller...

  19. Fault Ride-Through Capability Enhancement of VSC HVDC connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

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    Sharma, Ranjan; Wu, Qiuwei; Cha, Seung-Tae;

    2015-01-01

    This paper presents a feed forward direct current (DC) voltage control based fault ride-through (FRT) scheme for voltage source converter (VSC) high voltage DC (HVDC) connected offshore wind power plants (WPPs) in order to achieve active control of the WPP collector network AC voltage magnitude......, and to improve the FRT capability. During steady state operation, an open loop AC voltage control is implemented at the WPP side VSC of the HVDC system such that any possible control interactions between the WPP side VSC and the wind turbine VSC are minimized. Whereas during any grid faults, a dynamic AC voltage...... reference is applied based on both the DC voltage error and the AC active-current from the WPP collector system which ensures fast and robust FRT of the VSC HVDC connected offshore WPPs. Under unbalanced fault conditions in the host power system, the resulting oscillatory DC voltage is directly used...

  20. Grid-connection of large offshore windfarms utilizing VSC-HVDC: Modeling and grid impact

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    Xue, Yijing; Akhmatov, Vladislav

    2009-01-01

    Utilization of Voltage Source Converter (VSC) – High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) systems for grid-connection of large offshore windfarms becomes relevant as installed power capacities as well as distances to the connection points of the on-land transmission systems increase. At the same time......, the grid code requirements of the Transmission System Operators (TSO), including ancillary system services and Low-Voltage Fault-Ride-Through (LVFRT) capability of large offshore windfarms, become more demanding. This paper presents a general-level model of and a LVFRT solution for a VSC-HVDC system...... for grid-connection of large offshore windfarms. The VSC-HVDC model is implemented using a general approach of independent control of active and reactive power in normal operation situations. The on-land VSC inverter, which is also called a grid-side inverter, provides voltage support to the transmission...

  1. Application of VSC-HVDC with Shunt Connected SMES for Compensation of Power Fluctuation

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    Linn, Zarchi; Kakigano, Hiroaki; Miura, Yushi; Ise, Toshifumi

    This paper describes the application of VSC-HVDC (High Voltage DC Transmission using Voltage Source Converter) with shunt connected SMES (Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storage) for compensation of power fluctuation caused by fluctuating power source such as photovoltaics and wind turbines. The objectives of this proposed system is to smooth out fluctuating power in one terminal side of HVDC in order to avoid causing power system instability and frequency deviation by absorbing or providing power according to the system requirement while another terminal side power is fluctuated. The shunt connected SMES charges and discharges the energy to and from the dc side and it compensates required power of fluctuation to obtain constant power flow in one terminal side of VSC-HVDC system. This system configuration has ability for power system stabilization in the case of power fluctuation from natural energy source. PSCAD/EMTDC simulation is used to evaluate the performance of applied system configuration and control method.

  2. Simulation of offshore wind farm integrated into power grid using VSC HVDC system

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    Guo, Hui; Nguyen, Mau Cuong; Rudion, Krzystof; Styczynski, Zbigniew Antoni [Magdeburg Univ. (Germany). Chair for Electric Power Networks and Renewable Energy Sources

    2011-07-01

    In this paper, the integration of an offshore wind farm into a power grid is studied based on the simulation of a developed test system including an aggregated DFIG wind farm model and VSC HVDC transmission system model. This paper concentrates on the transient stability and system performance with an applied controller for DFIG and HVDC converter stations. The results are obtained by simulation of the test system subjected to severe grid disturbance, e.g. three-phase short circuit fault at the point of common coupling (PCC). Furthermore, the conformity of the system performance with the current grid code, e.g. fault-ride through capability is investigated and confirmed from the simulation results. In addition, a DC-chopper circuit is modeled to protect the HVDC-link from the overvoltage without disconnection during grid faults. Different time delays of the DC-chopper are considered and simulated to investigate its influence on the system dynamics and performance. (orig.)

  3. Model Predictive Control of A Matrix-Converter Based Solid State Transformer for Utility Grid Interaction

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    Xue, Yaosuo [ORNL

    2016-01-01

    The matrix converter solid state transformer (MC-SST), formed from the back-to-back connection of two three-to-single-phase matrix converters, is studied for use in the interconnection of two ac grids. The matrix converter topology provides a light weight and low volume single-stage bidirectional ac-ac power conversion without the need for a dc link. Thus, the lifetime limitations of dc-bus storage capacitors are avoided. However, space vector modulation of this type of MC-SST requires to compute vectors for each of the two MCs, which must be carefully coordinated to avoid commutation failure. An additional controller is also required to control power exchange between the two ac grids. In this paper, model predictive control (MPC) is proposed for an MC-SST connecting two different ac power grids. The proposed MPC predicts the circuit variables based on the discrete model of MC-SST system and the cost function is formulated so that the optimal switch vector for the next sample period is selected, thereby generating the required grid currents for the SST. Simulation and experimental studies are carried out to demonstrate the effectiveness and simplicity of the proposed MPC for such MC-SST-based grid interfacing systems.

  4. A Hybrid LCC-VSC HVDC Transmission System Supplying a Passive Load

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    Kotb, Omar

    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission systems continue to be an excellent asset in modern power systems, mainly for their ability to overcome the problems of AC transmission, such as the interconnection of asynchronous grids, stability of long transmission lines, and use of long cables for power transmission. In the past 20 years, Voltage Source Converter (VSC)-HVDC transmission systems were developed and installed in many projects, thereby adding more operational benefits to DC transmission option, such as high controllability, ability to supply weak networks, and reduced converter reactive power demand. Nevertheless, VSC-HVDC transmission suffers from the disadvantages of high losses and cost. In this research, a hybrid HVDC employing a Line Commutated Converter (LCC) as rectifier and a VSC as inverter is used to supply a passive network through a DC cable. The hybrid system is best suited for unidirectional power transmission scenarios, such as power transmission to islands and remote load centers, where the construction of new transmission lines is prohibitively expensive. Control modes for the rectifier and inverter are selected and implemented using Proportional Integral (PI) controllers. Special control schemes are developed for abnormal operating conditions such as starting at light load and recovering from AC network faults. The system performance under steady state and transient conditions is investigated by EMTP-RV simulations. The results show the feasibility of the hybrid system.

  5. 混合双馈入直流系统中VSC-HVDC对LCC-HVDC受端系统强度的影响%The Effects of VSC-HVDC on the System Strength of LCC-HVDC in Dual-infeed Hybrid HVDC System

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    倪晓军; 赵成勇; 郭春义; 刘羽超

    2015-01-01

    为了准确评估混合双馈入直流系统中电网换相换流器高压直流输电(line commutated converter based high voltage direct current,LCC-HVDC)子系统的受端系统强度,对LCC-HVDC 子系统的有效短路比进行研究。第一,基于牛顿最优潮流算法,分析混合双馈入直流系统中电压源换流器高压直流输电(voltage source converter based HVDC, VSC-HVDC)子系统采用不同的功率输送方向和控制方式时,对LCC-HVDC子系统的交流系统电压支撑强度的影响关系。第二,计算VSC-HVDC子系统的等效阻抗,提出能够有效评估混合双馈入系统中LCC-HVDC子系统有效短路比的等值有效短路比指标。利用该指标可将混合双馈入直流系统中LCC-HVDC子系统等效为受端交流系统电压支撑强度与之相同的单馈入直流输电系统。最后,基于 PSCAD/ EMTDC进行仿真分析,仿真结果证明了VSC-HVDC对LCC-HVDC 子系统影响关系的正确性以及等值有效短路比指标的有效性。%The effective short circuit ratio of line commutated converter based high voltage direct current (LCC-HVDC) sub-system in dual-infeed hybrid HVDC system was investigated to evaluate the system strength of LCC-HVDC. Firstly, the voltage support strength of AC system was analyzed when different power flow directions and different controled strategies were adopted in voltage source converter (VSC) based on optimal power flow by Newton approach. Secondly, the equivalent impedance of VSC-HVDC was calculated, and the effective short circuit ratio of the LCC-HVDC was quantified by a proposed “equivalent effective short circuit ratio” index. The LCC-HVDC in dual-infeed hybrid HVDC system could be equivalent to a single-infeed HVDC system which had the same voltage support strength by the index. Simulation results in PSCAD/EMTDC show that the analysis on the effects of VSC-HVDC to LCC-HVDC proved to be accurate and the “equivalent effective short circuit ratio” index is

  6. Fault ride-through and grid support of permanent magnet synchronous generator-based wind farms with HVAC and VSC-HVDC transmission systems

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    Liu, Hongzhi; Chen, Zhe

    2012-01-01

    This paper describes fault ride-through and grid support of offshore wind farms based on permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) wind turbines connected to the onshore AC network through two alternative transmission systems: high voltage AC (HVAC) or high voltage DC (HVDC) based on voltage...... source converters (VSC). The proposed configurations of the PMSG-based offshore wind farm and VSC-based HVDC are given as well as their control strategies under both steady state and fault state. The PMSG-based offshore wind farm is integrated into a test power transmission system via either HVAC or VSC-HVDC...

  7. A Solid-State Fault Current Limiting Device for VSC-HVDC Systems

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    Larruskain, D. Marene; Zamora, Inmaculada; Abarrategui, , Oihane; Iturregi, Araitz

    2013-08-01

    Faults in the DC circuit constitute one of the main limitations of voltage source converter VSC-HVDC systems, as the high fault currents can damage seriously the converters. In this article, a new design for a fault current limiter (FCL) is proposed, which is capable of limiting the fault current as well as interrupting it, isolating the DC grid. The operation of the proposed FCL is analysed and verified with the most usual faults that can occur in overhead lines.

  8. Feasibility analysis of a novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker in multi-terminal HVDC networks

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    Khan, Umer Amir; Lee, Jong-Geon; Seo, In-Jin; Amir, Faisal; Lee, Bang-Wook

    2015-11-01

    Voltage source converter-based HVDC systems (VSC-HVDC) are a better alternative than conventional thyristor-based HVDC systems, especially for developing multi-terminal HVDC systems (MTDC). However, one of the key obstacles in developing MTDC is the absence of an adequate protection system that can quickly detect faults, locate the faulty line and trip the HVDC circuit breakers (DCCBs) to interrupt the DC fault current. In this paper, a novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker (SDCCB) is proposed and feasibility analyses of its application in MTDC are presented. The SDCCB has a superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) located in the main current path to limit fault currents until the final trip signal is received. After the trip signal the IGBT located in the main line commutates the current into a parallel line where DC current is forced to zero by the combination of IGBTs and surge arresters. Fault simulations for three-, four- and five-terminal MTDC were performed and SDCCB performance was evaluated in these MTDC. Passive current limitation by SFCL caused a significant reduction of fault current interruption stress in the SDCCB. It was observed that the DC current could change direction in MTDC after a fault and the SDCCB was modified to break the DC current in both the forward and reverse directions. The simulation results suggest that the proposed SDCCB could successfully suppress the DC fault current, cause a timely interruption, and isolate the faulty HVDC line in MTDC.

  9. 新型双馈入直流输电系统供电无源网络的运行特性研究%Operation Characteristic Research on Novel Double-Infeed HVDC System Supplying Passive Network

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    郭春义; 赵成勇; 王晶

    2012-01-01

    A novel double-infeed HVDC system, combining a conventional high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC) and voltage-source converter based HVDC (VSC-HVDC), is proposed in this paper for supplying an entirely passive AC network. The detailed model for starting HVDC using VSC-HVDC is provided and control strategies of the whole system are designed. Aiming to validate the steady state and dynamic performance of the double-infeed HVDC system, the process of starting HVDC using VSC-HVDC and the dynamic performance of double-infeed HVDC when three-phase to ground fault occurring at HVDC inverter side are investigated. PSCAD/EMTDC Simulation results show that, the proposed double-Infeed HVDC system can supply power to passive network and it also has favorable dynamic and fault-restoration performance.%提出由传统高压直流输电系统(HVDC)和电压源换流器高压直流输电系统(VSC-HVDC)组成的新型双馈入直流输电系统(Double-InfeedHVDC)向无源网络输送电能。建立了利用VSC-HVDC启动HVDC的详细模型,并设计了Double-InfeedHVDC的控制系统。为了研究该双馈入直流输电系统的稳态和暂态性能,分别针对VSC-HVDC启动HVDC的特性和HVDC逆变侧发生三相短路故障时的特性进行了研究。PSCAD/EMTDC下的仿真结果表明,Double-InfeedHVDC系统可以为无源网络供电,同时具有良好的动态和故障恢复性能。

  10. A Novel Method of Suppressing the Inrush Current of Transformers Using a Series-Connected Voltage-Source PWM Converter

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    Yamada, Hiroaki; Tanaka, Toshihiko; Funabiki, Shigeyuki

    This paper proposes a novel method of suppressing the inrush current of transformers. A small-rated voltage-source PWM converter is connected in series to the transformers through a matching transformer. As the connected PWM converter performs a resistor for the source current, no inrush phenomena occurs. The required-ratings of the PWM converter, which performs the damping resistor for the inrush phenomena, is one-four-hundredth as compared to that of the main transformers in single-phase circuits. In three-phase circuits, it is one-nine-hundredth. The basic principle of the proposed method is discussed. Digital computer simulation is implemented to confirm the validity and excellent practicability of the proposed method using the PSCAD/EMTDC. A prototype experimental-model is constructed and tested. The experimental results demonstrate that the proposed method can perfectly suppress the inrush phenomena.

  11. Research of converter transformer fault diagnosis based on improved PSO-BP algorithm

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    Long, Qi; Guo, Shuyong; Li, Qing; Sun, Yong; Li, Yi; Fan, Youping

    2017-09-01

    To overcome those disadvantages that BP (Back Propagation) neural network and conventional Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) converge at the global best particle repeatedly in early stage and is easy trapped in local optima and with low diagnosis accuracy when being applied in converter transformer fault diagnosis, we come up with the improved PSO-BP neural network to improve the accuracy rate. This algorithm improves the inertia weight Equation by using the attenuation strategy based on concave function to avoid the premature convergence of PSO algorithm and Time-Varying Acceleration Coefficient (TVAC) strategy was adopted to balance the local search and global search ability. At last the simulation results prove that the proposed approach has a better ability in optimizing BP neural network in terms of network output error, global searching performance and diagnosis accuracy.

  12. Frequency Regulation Strategies in Grid Integrated Offshore Wind Turbines via VSC-HVDC Technology: A Review

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    Jafar Jallad

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The inclusion of wind energy in a power system network is currently seeing a significant increase. However, this inclusion has resulted in degradation of the inertia response, which in turn seriously affects the stability of the power system’s frequency. This problem can be solved by using an active power reserve to stabilize the frequency within an allowable limit in the event of a sudden load increment or the loss of generators. Active power reserves can be utilized via three approaches: (1 de-loading method (pitching or over-speeding by a variable speed wind turbine (VSWT; (2 stored energy in the capacitors of voltage source converter-high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC transmission; and (3 coordination of frequency regulation between the offshore wind farms and the VSC-HVDC transmission. This paper reviews the solutions that can be used to overcome problems related to the frequency stability of grid- integrated offshore wind turbines. It also details the permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG with full-scale back to back (B2B converters, its corresponding control strategies, and a typical VSC-HVDC system with an associated control system. The control methods, both on the levels of a wind turbine and the VSC-HVDC system that participate in a system’s primary frequency control and emulation inertia, are discussed.

  13. Operating characteristic analysis of a 400 mH class HTS DC reactor in connection with a laboratory scale LCC type HVDC system

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    Kim, Sung-Kyu; Kim, Kwangmin; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun; Lee, Sangjin

    2015-11-01

    High temperature superconducting (HTS) devices are being developed due to their advantages. Most line commutated converter based high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems for long-distance transmission require large inductance of DC reactor; however, generally, copper-based reactors cause a lot of electrical losses during the system operation. This is driving researchers to develop a new type of DC reactor using HTS wire. The authors have developed a 400 mH class HTS DC reactor and a laboratory scale test-bed for line-commutated converter type HVDC system and applied the HTS DC reactor to the HVDC system to investigate their operating characteristics. The 400 mH class HTS DC reactor is designed using a toroid type magnet. The HVDC system is designed in the form of a mono-pole system with thyristor-based 12-pulse power converters. In this paper, the investigation results of the HTS DC reactor in connection with the HVDC system are described. The operating characteristics of the HTS DC reactor are analyzed under various operating conditions of the system. Through the results, applicability of an HTS DC reactor in an HVDC system is discussed in detail.

  14. Feasibility analysis of a novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker in multi-terminal HVDC networks

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    Khan, Umer Amir [Hanyang University, Sa-3dong, Sangrok-gu, Ansan 426-791 (Korea, Republic of); National University of Sciences and Technology, PNEC Campus, Habib Rehmatullah Road, Karachi (Pakistan); Lee, Jong-Geon; Seo, In-Jin [Hanyang University, Sa-3dong, Sangrok-gu, Ansan 426-791 (Korea, Republic of); Amir, Faisal [National University of Sciences and Technology, PNEC Campus, Habib Rehmatullah Road, Karachi (Pakistan); Lee, Bang-Wook, E-mail: bangwook@hanyang.ac.kr [Hanyang University, Sa-3dong, Sangrok-gu, Ansan 426-791 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-11-15

    Highlights: • A novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker (SDCCB) is proposed. • SDCCB has SFCL located in the main current path to limit the fault current until the final trip signal. • SFCL in SDCCB suppressed the fast rising DC fault current for a predefined time. • SFCL significantly reduced the DC current breaking stress on SDCCB components. • SDCCB isolated the HVDC faulty line in three, four, and five converter stations MTDC. - Abstract: Voltage source converter-based HVDC systems (VSC-HVDC) are a better alternative than conventional thyristor-based HVDC systems, especially for developing multi-terminal HVDC systems (MTDC). However, one of the key obstacles in developing MTDC is the absence of an adequate protection system that can quickly detect faults, locate the faulty line and trip the HVDC circuit breakers (DCCBs) to interrupt the DC fault current. In this paper, a novel hybrid-type superconducting circuit breaker (SDCCB) is proposed and feasibility analyses of its application in MTDC are presented. The SDCCB has a superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) located in the main current path to limit fault currents until the final trip signal is received. After the trip signal the IGBT located in the main line commutates the current into a parallel line where DC current is forced to zero by the combination of IGBTs and surge arresters. Fault simulations for three-, four- and five-terminal MTDC were performed and SDCCB performance was evaluated in these MTDC. Passive current limitation by SFCL caused a significant reduction of fault current interruption stress in the SDCCB. It was observed that the DC current could change direction in MTDC after a fault and the SDCCB was modified to break the DC current in both the forward and reverse directions. The simulation results suggest that the proposed SDCCB could successfully suppress the DC fault current, cause a timely interruption, and isolate the faulty HVDC line in MTDC.

  15. The Influence of the Material of the Transformer Core on Characteristics of the Selected DC-DC Converters

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    Górecki, Krzysztof; Zarębski, Janusz

    In the paper the influence of the ferromagnetic material used for the construction of the core of the impulse-transformer on the characteristics of a half-bridge converter is considered. The investigated network is described and some results of measurements are shown. On the basis of the obtained characteristics of the investigated converters some suggestions for the designers of such circuits are formulated.

  16. Characteristics and Application of VSC-HVDC Transmission System%VSC-HVDC输电系统的特点与应用

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    唐博; 王鹏

    2014-01-01

    轻型直流输电系统是基于VSC技术的新型直流输电技术。介绍轻型直流输电基本原理,对比轻型直流输电技术与传统直流输电技术在结构和功能方面的区别,阐述轻型直流输电的优点,并对其应用进行总结和展望,以期为轻型直流输电技术在我国的应用和发展提供一定参考。%With the development of semiconductors and renewable generation, a new HVDC technology-HVDC Light based on VSC (Voltage Sourced Converters) arises. The principle of HVDC Light technology is presented in this paper and then a comparison of config-uration as well as function is made between HVDC Light and conventional HVDC, and the merits of HVDC Light are clarified. At last, the application of HVDC Light is summarized and prospected.

  17. Decoupled Power Solution for Dual-input Isolated DC-DC Converters Using Four Quadrants Integrated Transformers (FQIT)

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    Ouyang, Ziwei; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Thomsen, Ole Cornelius

    2012-01-01

    A common limitation of power coupling effect in some known multiple-input dc-dc converters has been addressed in many literatures. In order to overcome this limitation, a new concept for decoupling the primary windings in the integrated multiple-winding transformers based on 3-dimensional (3D....... In order to verify the feasibility of the FQIT in multiple-input converter, a dual-input isolated boost dc-dc converter employing with the FQIT is designed and tested. The results have excellently demonstrated that the two input power stages can be operated independently and the correctness of all...

  18. A Quantitative Evaluation Method on Interaction Analysis of Hybrid Multi-infeed HVDC System%混合多馈入直流输电系统相互作用关系的定量评估方法

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    郭春义; 倪晓军; 赵成勇

    2016-01-01

    Apparent increase in short circuit ratio (AISCR) is an index to quantitatively evaluate the impact of voltage source converter based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) on line commutated converter based high voltage direct current (LCC-HVDC) in hybrid mutli-infeed HVDC system. Based on the AISCR index, the impact of VSC-HVDC on LCC-HVDC was further studied considering different power flow direction of VSC-HVDC link. Then, the transient performances of LCC-HVDC, such as transient over-voltage, commutation failure immunity and fault recovery performances, were investigated in PSCAD/EMTDC software, when VSC operates as rectifier or inverter. Considering the electric distance between VSC-HVDC and LCC-HVDC, the trend of AISCR was calculated with varying distance. Finally, the coupling effects of AC system and VSC-HVDC on AISCR of LCC-HVDC were decoupled, and the AISCR impacted by VSC-HVDC only, without the impact of AC system, was obtained. The conclusions got could provide valuable theoretical guide for capacity and feed-in location selection of VSC-HVDC in hybrid multi-infeed HVDC system.%视在短路比增加量(apparent increase in short circuit ratio,AISCR)是一种定量评估混合多馈入系统中电压源换流器型高压直流输电(voltage source converter based high voltage direct current,VSC-HVDC)对电网换相换流器高压直流输电(line commutated converter based high voltage direct current,LCC-HVDC)运行特性影响关系的指标,该文基于AISCR指标,定量评估混合双馈入系统中当VSC-HVDC潮流方向不同时对LCC-HVDC运行特性的影响,在此基础上基于PSCAD/EMTDC对比分析VSC分别作为整流运行和逆变运行时LCC-HVDC的暂态过电压、换相失败抵御能力、故障恢复等暂态运行特性。研究当 VSC-HVDC 与LCC-HVDC之间存在电气距离的情况下AISCR随着电气距离的变化趋势;最后将交流系统与 VSC-HVDC 对LCC-HVDC 视在短路比增加量的耦合作用进行了

  19. HVDC power transmission environmental issues review

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    Bailey, W.H.; Weil, D.E. [Bailey Research Associates, Inc., New York, NY (United States); Stewart, J.R. [Power Technologies, Inc., Schenectady, NY (United States)

    1997-04-01

    This report strives to define the various environmental effects associated with HVDC lines, discusses the current knowledge of their potential effects on biological and non-biological systems, and compares these effects associated with ac lines where appropriate.

  20. HVDC System Characteristics and Simulation Models

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    Moon, S.I.; Han, B.M.; Jang, G.S. [Electric Enginnering and Science Research Institute, Seoul (Korea)

    2001-07-01

    This report deals with the AC-DC power system simulation method by PSS/E and EUROSTAG for the development of a strategy for the reliable operation of the Cheju-Haenam interconnected system. The simulation using both programs is performed to analyze HVDC simulation models. In addition, the control characteristics of the Cheju-Haenam HVDC system as well as Cheju AC system characteristics are described in this work. (author). 104 figs., 8 tabs.

  1. An Examination of AC/HVDC Power Circuits for Interconnecting Bulk Wind Generation with the Electric Grid

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    Daniel Ludois

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The application of high voltage dc (HVDC transmission for integrating large scale and/or off-shore wind generation systems with the electric grid is attractive in comparison to extra high voltage (EHV ac transmission due to a variety of reasons. While the technology of classical current sourced converters (CSC using thyristors is well established for realization of large HVDC systems, the technology of voltage sourced converters (VSC is emerging to be an alternative approach, particularly suitable for multi-terminal interconnections. More recently, a more modular scheme that may be termed ‘bridge of bridge’ converters (BoBC has been introduced to realize HVDC systems. While all these three approaches are functionally capable of realizing HVDC systems, the converter power circuit design trade-offs between these alternatives are not readily apparent. This paper presents an examination of these topologies from the point of view of power semiconductor requirements, reactive component requirements, operating losses, fault tolerance, multi-terminal operation, modularity, complexity, etc. Detailed analytical models will be used along with a benchmark application to develop a comparative evaluation of the alternatives that maybe used by wind energy/bulk transmission developers for performing engineering trade-off studies.

  2. An examination of AC/HVDC power circuits for interconnecting bulk wind generation with the electric grid

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    Ludois, D.; Venkataramanan, G. [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison 1415 Engineering Dr. Madison WI 53706 (United States)

    2010-06-15

    The application of high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission for integrating large scale and/or off-shore wind generation systems with the electric grid is attractive in comparison to extra high voltage (EHV) AC transmission due to a variety of reasons. While the technology of classical current sourced converters (CSC) using thyristors is well established for realization of large HVDC systems, the technology of voltage sourced converters (VSC) is emerging to be an alternative approach, particularly suitable for multi-terminal interconnections. More recently, a more modular scheme that may be termed 'bridge of bridge' converters (BoBC) has been introduced to realize HVDC systems. While all these three approaches are functionally capable of realizing HVDC systems, the converter power circuit design trade-offs between these alternatives are not readily apparent. This paper presents an examination of these topologies from the point of view of power semiconductor requirements, reactive component requirements, operating losses, fault tolerance, multi-terminal operation, modularity, complexity, etc. Detailed analytical models will be used along with a benchmark application to develop a comparative evaluation of the alternatives that may be used by wind energy/bulk transmission developers for performing engineering trade-off studies. (author)

  3. Influence of the snubbers and matching transformer on an optimal trajectory controlled resonant transistor DC/DC converter

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    Bankov Dimitrov Nikolay

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This work examines a series resonant DC/DC optimal trajectory controlled converter during operation above resonant frequency, taking into account the influence of the snubbers and matching transformer. We obtain expressions for the load characteristics, boundary curves between possible modes and limits of the soft commutation area. Computer simulation and experimental observation confirm the theoretical results.

  4. Influence of the snubbers and matching transformer on an optimal trajectory controlled resonant transistor DC/DC converter

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    Bankov Dimitrov Nikolay; Vuchev Stoyanov Aleksandar

    2012-01-01

    This work examines a series resonant DC/DC optimal trajectory controlled converter during operation above resonant frequency, taking into account the influence of the snubbers and matching transformer. We obtain expressions for the load characteristics, boundary curves between possible modes and limits of the soft commutation area. Computer simulation and experimental observation confirm the theoretical results.

  5. Fault Diagnosis and Fault-tolerant Control of Modular Multi-level Converter High-voltage DC System

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    Liu, Hui; Ma, Ke; Wang, Chao

    2016-01-01

    Modular Multilevel Converter based High Voltage Direct Current (MMC-HVDC) configuration is a promising solution for the efficient grid integration and bulky power transmission over long distance. However, the large number of series connected identical modules in MMC may increase the probability...... strategies of MMC-HVDC systems for the most common faults happened in MMC-HVDC systems covering MMC faults, DC side faults as well as AC side faults. An important part of this paper is devoted to a discussion of the vulnerable spots as well as failure mechanism of the MMC-HVDC system covering switching...

  6. Investigation of multimodule buck–boost inverter-based HVDC transmission system

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    Ahmed A. Elserougi

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In high voltage direct current (HVDC systems, the semiconductor devices have to be connected in series to obtain the required high-voltage ratings. This study proposes a new HVDC configuration, namely, multimodule buck–boost inverter for HVDC transmission applications which avoids series connection of large number of semiconductor switches. In addition, it provides a blocking capability against DC side faults. The proposed configuration consists of several simple buck–boost converters which are assembled together to meet the requirements of high-voltage high-power applications. This paper studies the dynamic performance of the proposed system under different operating conditions, and the results were satisfactory. The main advantages of the proposed configuration are: (i pure sinusoidal output which minimises/eliminates the requirements for supplementary AC filters and offers an inherent suppression to the common mode voltages, (ii very low dv/dt stresses and (iii complete blocking capability of AC side contributions during DC side faults. This study discusses the system architecture, passive components selections, voltage and current ratings of its semiconductor devices and the required controllers. A comparison between the proposed configuration and other existing HVDC technologies is also presented in this study.

  7. Fault Ride-through Capability Enhancement of VSC-HVDC-connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

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    Ranjan SHARMA; Qiuwei WU; Seung Tae CHA; Kim Høj ENSEN; Tony Wederberg RASMUSSEN; Jacob ØSTERGAARD

    2015-01-01

    To achieve active control of the AC voltage magnitude of wind power plant(WPP) collector network and improve the fault ride-through (FRT) capability,an FRT scheme based on feed forward DC voltage control is presented for voltage source converter-high voltage direct current(VSC-HVDC) connected offshore WPPs.During steady state operation,an open loop AC voltage control is implemented at the WPP-side VSC of the HVDC system so that any possible control interactions between WPP-side VSC and VSC of wind turbine are minimized.Whereas during any grid fault,a dynamic AC voltage reference is made according to both the DC voltage error and AC active current from the WPP collector system,thus ensuring fast and robust FRT of the VSC-HVDC-connected offshore WPPs.Under the unbalanced fault condition in the host power system,the resulting oscillatory DC voltage is directly used in the VSC AC voltage controller at the WPP side so that the WPP collector system voltage also reflects the unbalance in the main grid.Time domain simulations are performed to verify the efficacy of the FRT scheme based on the proposed feed forward DC voltage control.Simulation results show satisfactory FRT responses of the VSC-HVDC-connected offshore WPP under balanced and unbalanced faults in the host power system,as is shown under a serious fault in the WPP collector network.

  8. New Progress on Self-Reliant Innovation of HVDC Technology

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    Li Yan; Li Xiaolin; Rao Hong; Zhao Jie; Yang Xiaoli

    2009-01-01

    @@ It is an important direction for China's power industry to master the design and the equipment manufacturing core technology of large-capacity HVDC power transmission systems,and to form the sustainable development capability.Before the self-reliant innovation of Guiguang Ⅱ HVDC project in 2004,the deficiency of the HVDC core technology in China was shown in the following aspects.

  9. Development of Broadband Voltage Electro-optical Measurement System for Converter Valve Components Used in HVDC Power Transmission%HVDC换流阀组件宽频带电压光电测量系统的研制

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    薛阳; 李跃; 程养春; 张春雨; 李光茂; 宗文志

    2011-01-01

    To verify the voltage sharing effect of converter valve components, an electro-optical measurement system to measure voltage distribution among converter valve component is developed. This measurement system consists of probes,lighting-emitting devices, optical fiber transmission system and photoelectric conversion devices, and possesses the property of small-size and portability. The bandwidth tests and impulse voltage tests for the designed electro-optical measurement system are performed, and the measured bandwidth is within the range from DC to 7 MHz. Test results show that the designed measurement system can effectively avoid the interference from electromagnetic environment and can meet the demand of measuring voltage distribution among converter valve components.%研制了用于测量换流阀组件电压分布的光电测量系统,以检验其均压效果.该系统主要由探头、光发射装置、光纤传输系统、光电转换装置组成,具有小尺寸、便携等特点.对所设计的光电测量系统进行了频带、冲击电压测试,其带宽为直流至7 MHz.试验结果表明,所设计的测量系统可以有效避免电磁环境干扰,能够满足测量换流阀组件电压分布的需要.

  10. Restoration of Normal Frequency Affected by Small Load Variations Through HVDC link Using Neuro-Fuzzy Approach

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    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available HVDC power transmission is coming up with merits to replace the EHV-AC system. The controller inverter operation can successfully regulate the power in HVDC link leading to fulfillment ofpower demand in A.C. networks caused by sudden rise in loading. Since overloading and unloading both lead to the departure of operating frequency below or above normal, its control for normalization isexercised through control of power flow in HVDC Link. Also the same is achieved by adjusting firing delay angle intelligently. This paper aims at providing automation to frequency normalization after it hasundergone changes from normal value of 50 Hz, due to sudden and sustained increase in load or due to working of generations at increased loads in H.V.D.C transmission systems. It is planned to automate the restoration of departed frequency to normal value by arranging the change in firing delay angle i.e. α of the converter of H.V.D.C. link till the increased load demand is met with. An adaptive control system has been devised which controls the firing delay angle on the basis of decisions given by a fuzzy controller. Also the fuzzy controls are decided by the departure in frequency from normal. The results have been found to be encouraging.

  11. Unified active and reactive power modulation of HVDC transmission systems

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    Grund, C. E.; Pohl, R. V.

    1981-11-01

    The power modulation of a high voltage direct current (HVDC) system for stabilization of an ac/dc network was investigated. It was found that simultaneous modulation of both dc current and voltage was more effective than just current modulation by itself, since the dc voltage modulation could be used to minimize the reactive power changes resulting from a change of the dc current. This helps stabilize the ac busbar voltages at the converters, which reduces undesirable load flow changes to voltage dependent ac loads, thus improving the effectiveness of the dc power modulation. This unified modulation control concept was evaluated by means of digital computer studies as well as a special purpose HVDC simulator. Several combined ac/dc power transmission systems were synthesized for testing of different modulation controller concepts. An optimum controller design incorporating a linear quadratic control algorithm with full state feedback was first studied. This provided a basis for comparison of suboptimal controller designs utilizing reduced state feedback and a Kalman filter state reconstruction technique.

  12. Optimal PowerFlow (OPF) Model with Unified AC-DC Load Flow and Optimal Commitmentfor an AC-catenary Railway Power Supply System (RPSS) fed by aHigh Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission line

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    Abrahamsson, Lars; Östlund, Stefan; Söder, Lennart

    2012-01-01

    In this paper an alternative railway power systems design based on an HVDC feeder is studied. The HVDC feeder is connected to the catenary by converters. Such an HVDC line is also appropriate for DC-fed railways and AC-fed railways working at public frequency. A unit commitment optimal power flow model has been developed and is applied on a test system. In this paper, the model is presented in detail. The model, in the form of an MINLP program, uses unified AC-DC power flow to minimize the en...

  13. Lifetime Estimation of MMC for Offshore Wind Power HVDC Application

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    Liu, Hui; Ma, Ke; Qin, Zian;

    2016-01-01

    Due to a series of unique merits, Modular Multilevel Converters (MMCs) have been developing dramatically in the last decade. However in some applications like offshore power transmission the MMC modules are subjected to a variety of tough temperature profiles with adverse working condition, all......) application for offshore wind power. The mission profiles as well as the topology of the MMC are first analyzed in order to better understand the loading characteristics of MMC. Then the power loss calculation along with the electro-thermal simulation is conducted to uncover the thermal loading of MMC...... of these could lead to thermomechanical fatigues in the components and joints of the power modules and thereby causing reliability challenge. This study focuses on the lifetime evaluation of MMC based on power cycling and thermal cycling considering the mission profiles in the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC...

  14. Lifetime Estimation of MMC for Offshore Wind Power HVDC Application

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    Liu, Hui; Ma, Ke; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2014-01-01

    Due to a series of unique merits, Modular Multilevel Converters (MMCs) have been developing dramatically in the last decade. However in some applications like offshore power transmission the MMC modules are subjected to a variety of tough temperature profiles with adverse working condition, all...... of these could lead to thermo-mechanical fatigues in the components and joints of the power modules and thereby causing reliability challenge. This study focuses on the lifetime evaluation of MMC based on power cycling and thermal cycling considering the mission profiles in the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC......) application for offshore wind power. The mission profiles as well as the topology of the MMC are first analyzed in order to better understand the loading profiles of MMC. Then the power loss calculation along with the electro-thermal simulation is conducted to uncover the thermal loading of MMC. At last...

  15. Research on Inrush Current of Converter Transformer%换流变压器励磁涌流研究

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    夏聆峰; 孙向飞; 何俊伟; 漆瑞杰

    2016-01-01

    Based on Yun-guang ±800 kV UHVDC system operation mode the operating condition that would lead to generate magnetizing inrush current is analyzed ifrstly. Then, from the aspect of magnetic lfux linkage of transformers, the difference between a converter transformer and a common transformer is analyzed. And the inlfuence of the difference on the magnetizing inrush current is analyzed in theory. Finally, the focus is placed on the analysis of the generation mechanism and characteristics of the special magnetizing inrush current of a converter transformer. With Yun-guang ±800 kV UHVDC system as an example, the validity of the theoretical analysis is veriifed by simulating the magnetizing inrush current of converter transformer.%首先基于云广±800 kV特高压直流输电系统的运行方式对可能产生励磁涌流的工况进行了分析,然后从变压器磁链的角度,理论分析了由于换流变与普通变的差异所导致的对换流变励磁涌流的影响,最后重点研究了换流变特殊励磁涌流的产生机理及特点。以云广±800 kV特高压直流输电系统楚雄换流站为例,通过仿真换流变压器励磁涌流,验证了理论分析的正确性。

  16. Grid Integration of Offshore Wind Farms via VSC-HVDC – Dynamic Stability Study

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    Liu, Hongzhi

    -HVDC transmission are addressed. The main objectives have been to study the dynamic interactions between offshore wind farms and interconnected power systems, pinpoint the impact on the electrical grid while integrating large-scale offshore wind farms via VSC-HVDC link and propose potential solutions to improve......, may not be able to respond to the onshore grid frequency excursion in time. Consequently, the stability and security of power system will be put at risk, especially for those with high wind penetration. A coordinated frequency control scheme is developed not only to reduce the responding latency...... fluctuation mitigation. A new converter rating evaluation approach as well as a new power management strategy is proposed to enable the BESS to enhance the system frequency response on the basis of wind power fluctuation mitigation....

  17. Dynamic modelling of VSC-HVDC for connection of offshore wind farms

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    Rios, Bardo; Garcia-Valle, Rodrigo

    2011-01-01

    A VSC-HVDC (Voltage Source Converter – High Voltage Direct Current) dynamic model with a set of control strategies is developed in DIgSILENT Power-Factory with the objective of analyzing the converter’s operating capability for grid support during grid faults. The investigation is carried out based...... on a 165 MW offshore wind farm with induction generators and a Low Voltage Ride-Through solution of the offshore wind turbines and Static Voltage Compensator units in the point of connection with a grid represented by a reduced four-generator power grid model. VSC-HVDC promises to be a reliable alternative...... solution for interconnection with off-shore wind farms as they become larger, with a higher installed power capacity, increased number of wind turbines, and geographically situated at larger distances from suitable connection points in the transmission grids....

  18. Design of protective inductors for HVDC transmission line within DC grid offshore wind farms

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    Deng, Fujin; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents fault analysis and protective inductors design for an offshore wind farm, where the power collection system in the wind farm and the power transmission link to the grid adopt high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) technology. This paper focuses on dealing with short-circuit faults...... in the HVDC link between the offshore station and the onshore station. The transient characteristics of the transmission system are analyzed in detail. The criteria of selecting protective inductors are proposed to effectively limit the short-circuit current and avoid the damage to the converters. A dc grid...... offshore wind farm is simulated, and the results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed protective inductors design....

  19. Coordinated system services from offshore wind power plants connected through HVDC networks

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    Zeni, L.; Glasdam, Jakob Bærholm; Hesselbæk, B.

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents an overview of power system services in networks involving multiple onshore power systems, a voltage sourced converter (VSC) based high voltage direct current (HVDC) offshore network and an offshore wind power plant (OWPP). A comprehensive list of services regarding onshore...... control and communication delays of OWPPs, and their influence on the successful delivery of the targeted services. Furthermore, it is shown that as an HVDC network increases in size from the point-to-point, the handling of onshore short circuits calls for the proper combination of DC chopper(s) and fast...... as well as offshore network operation – both AC and DC – will be discussed from a state of the art perspective. Among them, the most interesting have been selected and will be treated in more detail and the main contribution of this paper will be to shed light on the most relevant aspects related...

  20. Investigation of Hybrid Bipolar HVDC System Performances%混合双极高压直流输电系统的特性研究

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    郭春义; 赵成勇; Allan Montanari; Aniruddha M. Gole; 肖湘宁

    2012-01-01

    为了充分发挥电网换相换流器高压直流输电系统 (line commutated converter based high voltage direct current,LCC—HVDC)和电压源换流器高压直流输电系统(voltagesourceconverterbasedHVDC,VSC.HVDC)的优势,针对~种新型的混合双极高压直流输电系统(hybridbipolarbasedhighvoltagedirectcurrent,HB—HVDC)进行了研究,该系统的正极是传统的12脉动LCC.HVDC系统,而负极是VSC—HVDC系统。建立了由LCC正极和VSC负极组成的混合双极高压直流输电系统的模型,推导了其在稳态时的数学模型,并设计了正负极之间的协调控制策略。在PSCAD/EMTDC环境下对HB—HVDC系统的稳态和暂态运行特性进行了研究分析。最后对HB—HVDC系统和闭锁负极VSC—HVDC后LCC—HVDC系统的运行特性进行了对比研究。结果表明:HB-HVDC系统可以更好地调节交流母线电压,减少LCC极换相失败的可能性,并且具有快速的故障恢复能力;同时也证明所设计的协调控制策略可以有效地改善HB—HVDC系统的稳态和动态特性。%A new hybrid bipolar high voltage direct current system (HB-HVDC) was investigated to synthetically utilize the advantages of line commutated converter based HVDC (LCC-HVDC) and voltage source converter based HVDC (VSC-HVDC). The positive pole was a conventional 12-pulse LCC-HVDC system and the negative pole was a VSC-HVDC system. The model of HB-HVDC was developed, and its steady-state mathematical model was deduced. Then the coordinated control strategy between positive pole LCC-HVDC and negative pole VSC-HVDC was designed. The operation performances of HB-HVDC system in steady and transient state were studied. Finally, the performances of the HB-HVDC system were compared with an identical LCC- HVDC with VSC-HVDC blocked. The results show that HB- HVDC system has a better regulation for AC busbar voltage, makes the LCC-HVDC less susceptible to commutation

  1. A New Modular Multilevel Converter with Integrated Energy Storage

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    Trintis, Ionut; Munk-Nielsen, Stig; Teodorescu, Remus

    2011-01-01

    This paper introduces a new modular converter with integrated energy storage based on the cascaded half-bridge modular multilevel converter with common DC bus. It represents a complete modular solution with power electronics and energy storage building blocks, for medium and high voltage...... in the future HVDC meshed grids. Its functionality and flexibility makes the converter independent on the energy storage unit characteristic. The converter concept with its basic functions and control schemes are described and evaluated in this paper....

  2. A three-phase current-fed dc/dc converter with a three-leg high frequency transformer for fuel cells

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    Cha, Hanju [Department of Electrical Engineering, Chungnam National University, 220 Gung-dong Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-764 (Korea); Choi, Jungwan [National Fusion Research Institute, Daejeon (Korea); Enjeti, Prasad [Texas A and M University, College Station, TX 77843-3128 (United States)

    2008-07-15

    In this paper, a three-phase current-fed dc/dc converter with an active clamp is introduced, and a new three-phase three-leg high frequency transformer is proposed for the converter. The three-phase dc/dc converter transfers power through transformer leakage inductances in the discontinuous current mode; a single common active clamp branch is employed for zero-voltage switching (ZVS) in all active switches. Further, the converter's three-phase power configuration increases power transfer, and it reduces the rms current per phase, thus reduces conduction losses. Moreover, a delta-delta connection on the three-phase transformer provides parallel current paths and reduces conduction losses in the transformer windings. A three-phase transformer can be constructed by connecting three discrete single-phase transformers, but this process results in a higher volume and higher material costs. Therefore, a new three-phase three-leg high frequency transformer is designed with three discrete cores integrated into a single transformer core. The proposed transformer is analyzed according to the several operating modes of the converter, and its design rules are determined. Experimental results are obtained on a 500-W prototype unit; the design is fully verified and analyzed. (author)

  3. Modeling of Pressure Effects in HVDC Cables

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    Szabo, Peter; Hassager, Ole; Strøbech, Esben

    1999-01-01

    A model is developed for the prediction of pressure effects in HVDC mass impregnatedcables as a result of temperature changes.To test the model assumptions, experiments were performed in cable like geometries.It is concluded that the model may predict the formation of gas cavities....

  4. Hybrid HVDC circuit breaker with self-powered gate drives

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    Effah, Francis Boafo; Watson, Alan James; Ji, Chao; Amankwah, Emmanuel K.; Johnson, Christopher Mark; Davidson, Colin; Clare, Jon C.

    2016-01-01

    The ever increasing electric power demand and the advent of renewable energy sources have revived the interest in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) multi-terminal networks. However, the absence of a suitable circuit breaker or fault tolerant VSC station topologies with the required characteristics (such as operating speed) have, until recently, been an obstacle in the development of large scale multi-terminal networks for HVDC. This paper presents a hybrid HVDC circuit breaker concept which...

  5. Hybrid HVDC circuit breaker with self-powered gate drives

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    Effah, Francis Boafo; Watson, Alan James; Ji, Chao; Amankwah, Emmanuel K.; Johnson, Christopher Mark; Davidson, Colin; Clare, Jon C.

    2016-01-01

    The ever increasing electric power demand and the advent of renewable energy sources have revived the interest in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) multi-terminal networks. However, the absence of a suitable circuit breaker or fault tolerant VSC station topologies with the required characteristics (such as operating speed) have, until recently, been an obstacle in the development of large scale multi-terminal networks for HVDC. This paper presents a hybrid HVDC circuit breaker concept which ...

  6. High frequent modelling of a modular multilevel converter using passive components

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    El-Khatib, Walid Ziad; Holbøll, Joachim; Rasmussen, Tonny Wederberg

    2013-01-01

    Prevalence of High Voltage direct current (HVDC) based on Voltage source converters (VSC) has made it necessary to investigate the behavior of the converter under various fault conditions. In this paper we will deal with the transient characteristics of a modular multilevel converter (MMC). This ...

  7. Modeling HVDC links in composite reliability evaluation: issues and solutions

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    Reis, Lineu B. de [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Escola Politecnica; Ramos, Dorel S. [Centrais Eletricas de Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil); Morozowski Filho, Marciano [Santa Catarina Univ., Florianopolis, SC (Brazil)

    1992-12-31

    This paper deals with theoretical and practical aspects of HVDC link modeling for composite (generation and transmission) system reliability evaluation purposes. The conceptual framework used in the analysis, as well as the practical aspects, are illustrated through an application example. Initially, two distinct HVDC link operation models are described: synchronous and asynchronous. An analysis of the most significant internal failure modes and their effects on HVDC link transmission capability is presented and a reliability model is proposed. Finally, a historical performance data of the Itaipu HVDC system is shown. 6 refs., 5 figs., 8 tabs.

  8. Tailored sPP/Silica Nanocomposite for Ecofriendly Insulation of Extruded HVDC Cable

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    Bin Dang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE is a thermosetting material that cannot be recycled at the end of its lifetime. This study investigated the potential of syndiotactic polypropylene (sPP/silica as an ecofriendly extruded insulation system for HVDC cables. We investigated the morphology, Fourier transform infrared, and thermal, thermomechanical, and electrical behaviors of sPP modified with 0.5–3% nanosilica. We found that the silica/sPP nanocomposite without cross-linking offered a suitable mechanical modulus at room temperature and sufficient intensity at high temperatures, and adding nanosilica modified by a silane coupling agent to the sPP resulted in significant DC resistivity and space charge improvement. The optimal nanosilica content in the sPP was determined by balancing the mechanical and thermomechanical characteristics and the DC resistivity. The sPP/silica nanocomposite reported here shows great potential as a candidate insulation material for future ecofriendly extruded HVDC cables.

  9. Modelling and Simulation of VSC-HVDC Connection for Wind Power Plants

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay Kumar; Teodorescu, Remus; Rodriguez, Pedro;

    2009-01-01

    This paper describes the modelling and simulation of offshore wind power plants (WPP) connected to the onshore power system grid by VSC based HVDC transmission. Offshore wind power plant is modelled with several wind turbine generators connected to two separate collector buses with their own plant...... step-up transformers. VSC's are modelled using ideal IGBT switches supplied by the gate pulses from their respective controllers. A sequence of operation has been simulated from the starting up of the VSC-HVDC transmission, energizing the offshore grid and subsequent synchronization of the individual...... wind turbines. Simulation of power ramping up and down as well as steady state operation has been demonstrated. As an additional case, the primary reserve control logic has been implemented and simulated in PSCAD model....

  10. VSC-HVDC输电系统特点与应用%Characteristics and application of VSC-HVDC power transmission system

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    孟垂懿; 鲍洁秋; 武录

    2012-01-01

    随着半导体技术和新能源发电的发展,出现了基于VSC(Voltage Sourced Converters)技术的新型直流输电系统——轻型直流输电(HVDC Light),在介绍HvDC Light基本原理基础上,从结构和功能上与传统直流输电技术进行对比,阐述了HVDC Light的优点,并对其应用作了总结和展望.

  11. Modelisation et simulation d'une liaison HVDC de type VSC-MMC

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    Saad, Hani Aziz

    High-voltage direct current transmission systems (HVDC) are rapidly expanding in the world. Two main factors are responsible for this expansion. The first is related to the difficulty of building new overhead lines to ensure the development of high-voltage AC grids, which makes the usage of underground cables more common. However, the use of such cables is limited in length to a few tens of km because of the capacitive current generated by the cable itself. Beyond this length limit, the solution is usually to transmit in DC. The second factor is related to the development of offshore wind power plants that require connecting powers of several hundred of MW to the mainland grid by cables whose lengths can reach several hundreds of km and consequently require HVDC transmission system. Several HVDC projects are currently planned and developed by the French transmission system operator RTE. One of such projects is the INELFE interconnection project, with a capacity of 2,000 MW, between France and Spain. This thesis has been funded by RTE, in order to model and simulate in off-line and real time modes, modern HVDC interconnections. The delivered simulation means are used to examine targeted HVDC system performances and risks of abnormal interactions with surrounding power systems. The particularity of the INELFE HVDC system is the usage of a dedicated control system that will largely determine the dynamic behaviour of the system for both large disturbances (faults on the network) and small perturbations (power step changes). Various VSC topologies, including the conventional two-level, multi-level diode-clamped and floating capacitor multi-level converters, have been proposed and reported in the literature. However, due to the complexity of controls and practical limitations, the VSC-HVDC system installations have been limited to the two-level and three-level diode-clamped converters. Recently, the development of modular technology called MMC (Modular Multilevel

  12. Modeling and Simulation Analysis on HVDC Snubber%高压直流缓冲器的建模分析及应用

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    屈鲁; 李格

    2016-01-01

    HVDC snubber is a transformer-like short-circuit current suppression device. It can suppress and interrupt short-circuit current of HVDC transmission effectively combined with HVDC circuit-breaker. In this paper, HVDC snubber model is developed by adopting nonlinear resistance and nonlinear inductance in parallel based on its nonlinear equivalent circuit. Then experiment and simulation are conducted to verify HVDC snubber performance, and results show that HVDC snubber can effectively suppress short-circuit current and reduce arcing time. Dynamic response of its non-linear equivalent circuit is also analyzed, and results show that HVDC snubber can suppress short circuit current effectively only in over-damping state. Finally, a hybrid HVDC short-circuit protection scheme is proposed, combining HVDC snubber and HVDC circuit-breaker, and its feasibility is analyzed.%高压直流缓冲器是一种类变压器的直流短路电流抑制装置,结合高压直流断路器可有效地抑制、切断直流输电系统中的短路电流。首先基于高压直流缓冲器的等效电路,采用非线性电阻和非线性电感并联的方法建立其等效模型;接着对高压直流缓冲器的工作性能进行了实验验证和仿真验证,结果表明高压直流缓冲器能够有效地抑制短路电流的峰值和燃弧时间;然后对高压直流缓冲器的非线性等效电路进行动态响应分析,分析结果表明高压直流缓冲器只有工作于过阻尼状态才能有效地抑制短路电流;最后结合高压直流缓冲器和高压直流断路器,提出一种混合式高压直流短路保护方案,并对其可行性进行了分析。

  13. VSC-HVDC的次同步阻尼特性研究%Study on sub-synchronous damping characteristic of VSC-HVDC

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    徐坤; 赵成勇; 高本锋

    2012-01-01

    目前针对基于电压源换流器(Voltage Source Converter)的高压直流输电技术(VSC-HVDC)的研究,主要集中在控制策略方面,而研究VSC-HVDC对相邻发电机组阻尼特性的影响较少.从VSC-HVDC的工作原理出发,阐述了VSC-HVDC的能够抑制次同步振荡的机理.采用基于时域实现的复转矩系数法-测试信号法,分析了机组作用系数、控制方式以及有功、无功功率水平对VSC-HVDC阻尼特性的影响.针对同一交流系统,对比分析了VSC-HVDC与传统的HVDC的阻尼特性的大小.研究结果表明,与传统HVDC相比,VSC-HVDC能够显著改善相邻发电机组的次同步阻尼特性.%The study on the HVDC based on voltage-source converter focuses mainly on the control strategy while less on the impact of electrical damping on the adjacent units by VSC-HVDC. The mechanism of VSC-HVDC on inhibiting sub-synchronous oscillation is analyzed theoretically in the respect of its operation principle. Then the complex torque coefficient method, namely the test signal method, which is realized by time domain simulation, is adopted to investigate the impact of the unit interaction factor, control mode, active power level and reactive power level on the electrical damping on the adjacent units. Finally, adopting the same system, the damping of VSC-HVDC and HVDC are compared using test signal method.

  14. Design and analysis of HVDC switch gear station for meshed HVDC grid

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    Serrano Jiménez, Patricia

    2013-01-01

    It is of fundamental interest to avoid faults in a DC grid due to the severely of these events. However, the faults are unavoidable, so in a fault case is necessary to act fast. The protection in a DC grid comprises a key component, the HVDC breaker. For this reason in this thesis, a simulation is programmed in order to be able to study the HVDC breaker operation, distinguishing between normal and fault operation. Matlab is the program used in this work, and an initial simulation is tested...

  15. Review of VSC HVDC Connection for Offshore Wind Power Integration

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    Korompili, Asimenia; Wu, Qiuwei; Zhao, Haoran

    2016-01-01

    system is limited due to surplus charging current of the cables. The VSC HVDC transmission system has the ability to overcome the limitation and offers other advantages over the HVAC transmission system. This paper is to review the VSC HVDC transmission technology and its application for offshore wind...

  16. Definition and Classification of Terms for HVDC Networks

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    Vrana, Til Kristian; Bell, Keith; Sørensen, Poul Ejnar

    2015-01-01

    A systematic terminology for the field of HVDC networks has been developed, closing the gap between the well-established terminologies from AC power systems and HVDC technology. The most relevant items, topologies and concepts have been given clear and unique defined names, and these have been cl...

  17. Inertial Response of an Offshore Wind Power Plant with HVDC-VSC

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    Preciado, V.; Gevorgian, Vahan; Muljadi, Eduard; Madrigal, M.

    2017-01-05

    This paper analyzes the inertial response of an offshore wind power plant (WPP) to provide ancillary services to the power system grid. The WPP is connected to a high-voltage direct-current voltage source converter HVDC-VSC to deliver the power to the onshore substation. The wind turbine generator (WTG) used is a doubly-fed induction generator (Type 3 WTG). In this paper we analyze a control method for the WTGs in an offshore WPP to support the grid and contribute ancillary services to the power system network. Detailed time domain simulations will be conducted to show the transient behavior of the inertial response of an offshore WPP.

  18. VSC-HVDC系统启动控制%Startup Procedures for the VSC-HVDC System

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    张静; 徐政; 陈海荣

    2009-01-01

    In order to reduce the undesired impacts and damages on the VSC-HVDC system and the connected AC system during the startup and re-startup procedures, appropriate startup control strategy should be dedicatedly designed. Charging the DC capacitor voltage to the preset value quickly is the fundamental of the subsequent control strategy. In this paper, a two-stage self startup procedure is proposed for VSC-HVDC system consisting of two-level and diode-clamped three-level converters. During the first stage, the resistors are inserted to limit the current during the charging. If the DC voltage can not reach the preset value after predetermined time, the startup procedure switches to the second stage and the capacitors will be further charged with a DC voltage controller. The startup procedure completes till the DC link voltage reaches the preset value and then the converters are ready to change from the startup mode to the normal operating mode. In addition, a new control strategy is proposed for the startup of the passive network and the AC system suffered from black out. With the proposed control strategy, the inrush currents during the energization of the transformers and the overvoltage during the closure of the long overhead transmission lines can be suppressed. Simulation results verify the feasibility of the proposed startup procedures.%合适的启动方式对减缓VSC-HVDC系统启动及重新启动时对自身和电网的冲击非常重要.如何把直流电容器电压快速提升到设定值,是后续控制策略正确工作的基础.针对目前应用较广泛的两电平和二极管钳位型三电平换流器拓扑结构,提出了一种简单、适用于VSC-HVDC系统的两阶段自励启动方法.在启动第一阶段,串接限流电阻器对直流侧电路充电;若在设定的时间内电容器电压不能达到设定值,启动转入第二阶段,即换流站在直流电压控制器的作用下对电容器继续充电,直至达到预设值,从而为换

  19. Modular Multilevel Converter Control Strategy with Fault Tolerance

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    Teodorescu, Remus; Eni, Emanuel-Petre; Mathe, Laszlo;

    2013-01-01

    The Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) technology has recently emerged in VSC-HVDC applications where it demonstrated higher efficiency and fault tolerance compared to the classical 2-level topology. Due to the ability of MMC to connect to HV levels, MMC can be also used in transformerless STATCO...

  20. Cardiac fibroblasts are predisposed to convert into myocyte phenotype: Specific effect of transforming growth factor. beta

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    Eghbali, M.; Tomek, R.; Woods, C.; Bhambi, B. (Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States))

    1991-02-01

    Cardiac fibroblasts are mainly responsible for the synthesis of major extracellular matrix proteins in the heart, including fibrillar collagen types I and III and fibronectin. In this report we show that these cells, when stimulated by transforming growth factor {beta}{sub 1} (TGF-{beta}{sub 1}), acquire certain myocyte-specific properties. Cultured cardiac fibroblasts from adult rabbit heart were treated with TGF-{beta}{sub 1}, (10-15 ng/ml) for different periods of time. Northern hybridization analysis of total RNA showed that cells treated with TGF-{beta}{sub 1} became stained with a monoclonal antibody to muscle-specific actin. After treatment of quiescent cells with TGF-{beta}{sub 1}, cell proliferation (as measured by ({sup 3}H)thymidine incorporation) was moderately increased. Cultured cardiac fibroblasts at the subconfluent stage, when exposed to TGF-{beta}{sub 1} in the presence of 10% fetal bovine serum, gave rise to a second generation of slowly growing cells that expressed muscle-specific actin filaments. The findings demonstrate that cardiac fibroblasts can be made to differentiate into cells that display many characteristics of cardiac myocytes. TGF-{beta}{sub 1} seems to be a specific inducer of such conversion.

  1. A Simple Sensorless Scheme for Induction Motor Drives Fed by a Matrix Converter Using Constant Air-Gap Flux and PQR Transformation

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    Blaabjerg, Frede; Lee, Kyo Beum

    2007-01-01

    This paper presents a new and simple method for sensorless operation of matrix converter drives using a constant air-gap flux and the imaginary power flowing to the motor. To improve low-speed sensorless performance, the non-linearities of a matrix converter drive such as commutation delays, turn......-on and turn-off times of switching devices, and on-state switching device voltage drop are modeled using PQR transformation and compensated using a reference current control scheme. The proposed compensation method is applied for high performance induction motor drives using a 3 kW matrix converter system...

  2. Simulation of HVDC light system based on MATLAB%基于 MATLAB 的轻型直流输电系统的仿真

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    冯媛硕; 宋吉江; 沙宏哲

    2015-01-01

    轻型直流输电(HVDC Light)是一种新型的输电技术,以电压源换流器(VSC)为核心,控制上采用脉宽调制技术( PWM)以达到高可控性直流输电的目的。文章首先分析了轻型直流输电系统的基本结构和原理,然后利用MATLAB仿真软件建立一个三电平轻型直流输电系统的仿真模型,最后对仿真结果进行分析,仿真结果表明建立的轻型直流输电系统具有较好的稳定精度和响应速度。文章为将来研究轻型直流输电系统的物理模型奠定了一定的理论基础。%HVDC Light is a new technology of DC transmission, in which VSC ( Voltage Source Converter) acted as the core.Control system adopts the PWM technique to reach the high controllable DC transmission.Firstly, the basic structure and fundamental principle of the HVDC Light system were introduced briefly.Then, a simulation model for the typical three-level HVDC Light power transmission system was built on MATLAB.The simulation results were ana-lyzed at last.The simulation results show that the HVDC Light system has good stabilization accuracy and response speed.This study provides a theoretical basis for further research on the physical model of the HVDC Light system.

  3. Research and development of HVDC remote control interface

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    Zhang, Zi-biao; Liu, Guo-ling; Geng, Zhan-xiao

    2013-03-01

    This paper introduces The development status quo of HVDC (high voltage direct current) power transmission project, analyzes the overall structure of RCI (remote control interface), puts forward the function design and the software realization. the communication message was accorded with the message defined in DL/T 634.5101-2002 / DL/T 634.5104-2002, the RCI could meet the requirement of the HVDC power transmission project ,which was approved, and there is guiding significance on the research of RCI of HVDC power transmission project..

  4. New Comparison of HVDC and HVAC Transmission system

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    Vahid Behravesh

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Alternating current (AC is the main driving force in the industries and residential areas, but for the long transmission line (more than 400 miles AC transmission is more expensive than that of direct current (DC. Technically, AC transmission line control is more complicated because of the frequency. DC transmission does not have these limitations, which has led to build long HVDC transmission lines over the last 40 years. HVDC technology made possible to transfer bulk power over long distances. This paper presents a comparative evaluation of HVDC and HVAC transmission systems .

  5. The power converter 'modularizes' its transformer; Le convertisseur de puissance ''modularise'' son transformateur

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    Feste, J.P.

    2001-03-01

    The US company BTCPower proposes a new series of DC-DC switching converters with better performances thanks to the use of a modular transformer which reduces the leak inductance and the heat losses. Each module is made of one ferrite ring with a single turn secondary coil. Transformation ratio greater than 1 are obtained by connecting several modules together, the primary coils being connected in series and the secondary coils in parallel. (J.S.)

  6. La conception, la modelisation et la simulation du systeme VSC-HVDC offshore

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    Benhalima, Seghir

    Wind energy is recognized worldwide as a proven technology to meet the growing demands of green sustainable energy. To exploit this stochastic energy source and put together with the conventional energy sources without affecting the performance of existing electrical grids, several research projects have been achieved. In addition, at ocean level, wind energy has a great potential. It means that the production of this energy will increase in the world. The optimal extraction of this energy source needs to be connected to the grid via a voltage source converter which plays the role of interface. To minimise losses due to the transport of energy at very long distances, the technology called High Voltage Direct Current based on Voltage Source Converter (VSC-HVDC) is used. To achieve this goal, a new topology is designed with a new control algorithm based on control of power generated by the wind farm, the DC voltage regulation and the synchronization between wind farm and VSC-HVDC (based on NPC). The proposed topology and its control technique are validated using the "MATLAB/Simulink program". The results are promising, because the THD is less than 5% and the power factor is close to one.

  7. 一种新型的高压直流输电技术——MMC-HVDC%New HVDC power transmission technology:MMC-HVDC

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    韦延方; 卫志农; 孙国强; 郑玉平; 俞波

    2012-01-01

    The structure,operational principle and technical features of MMC-HVDC are described and the differences between MMC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC are compared. A brief survey is made on the present research statuses and engineering applications of MMC-HVDC. The drawbackes and some possible important trends of MMC-HVDC are analyzed,including:MMC-topology-related research,system design,fault protection, grounding,harmonics,loss,and so on. It is pointed out that the MMC-HVDC model for current research has low precision. For the limit of MMC topology,the mature control methods of VSC-HVDC can not be directly applied to MMC-HVDC. MMC-HVDC system has a strong ability of fault protection. Since current research emphasizes on the simulative analysis of fault protection,further research of MMC-HVDC protection strategy suitable for engineering applications is urgently needed. The implementation of grounding is difficult for high voltage capacitor banks are removed. For the large number of MMC sub-module,the better output voltage waveform is obtained when low switching frequency is used,and the system loss is low. The engineering practice of MMC-HVDC fit for China is discussed.%介绍了模块化多电平换流器型高压直流输电(MMC-HVDC)的基本结构,工作原理和技术特点,比较了MMC-HVDC相对于电压源换流器型高压直流输电(VSC-HVDC)的优势;对MMC-HVDC目前在国内外的研究进展和工程应用情况进行了回顾,分析了MMC-HVDC技术的不足之处和未来发展中可能的重点方向,包括主电路拓扑的相关问题研究、系统设计、故障保护、接地、谐波和损耗等,指出目前研究所采用的MMC-HVDC分析模型精度较低;因自身拓扑限制,目前成熟的VSC-HVDC控制方法无法直接用于MMC-HVDC; MMC-HVDC拥有较强的故障保护能力,当前研究着重于故障仿真分析,亟待探讨适合工程应用的保护策略;由于直流侧无需安装高压电容器组,MMC-HVDC接地实现困难;由于MMC-HVDC

  8. Sub-module Short Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Modular Multilevel Converter Based on Wavelet Transform and Adaptive Neuro Fuzzy Inference System

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    Liu, Hui; Loh, Poh Chiang; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2015-01-01

    for continuous operation and post-fault maintenance. In this article, a fault diagnosis technique is proposed for the short circuit fault in a modular multi-level converter sub-module using the wavelet transform and adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system. The fault features are extracted from output phase voltage...

  9. New Progress on Self-Reliant Innovation of HVDC Technology

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    2009-01-01

    It is an important direction for China's power industry to master the design and the equipment manufacturing core technology of large-capacity HVDC power transmission systems,and to form the sustainable development capability.

  10. Hybrid Models of Alternative Current Filter for Hvdc

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    Ufa Ruslan A.

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on a hybrid simulation concept of HVDC, the developed hybrid AC filter models, providing the sufficiently full and adequate modeling of all single continuous spectrum of quasi-steady-state and transient processes in the filter, are presented. The obtained results suggest that usage of the hybrid simulation approach is carried out a methodically accurate with guaranteed instrumental error solution of differential equation systems of mathematical models of HVDC.

  11. Control system of the physical simulation for the HVDC transmission system

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    Liu, Zheng; Huang, Tongyuan; Liu, Wei; Ai, Bing; Mou, Daohuai

    2007-12-01

    The intention of this paper is to present the control system of the physical simulation for the Three Gorges HVDC transmission system. It covers all essential control functions which are involved in the continuously working power flow control and power modulation including converter firing and pole current control. This system include two convert stations, They design the fault arbitrator for the dual-controller system based on fault-tolerant technology and figure-safety-comparing technology. The arbitrator can endure long working time with high reliability. Controller A and B not only works independent, but also can controlled by the master controller from CAN bus. At the same time, because the master controller is a industrial PC, we can easy adjust and enhance the functions. This characteristic is especially fit the physical simulation system.

  12. Magnetic integration of the harmonic filter inductor for dual-converter fed open-end transformer topology

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    Gohil, Ghanshyamsinh Vijaysinh; Bede, Lorand; Teodorescu, Remus;

    2016-01-01

    both ends using the dual-converter. An LCL filter with separate converter-side inductors for each of the converter is commonly used to attenuate the undesirable harmonic frequency components in the grid current. The magnetic integration of the converter-side inductors is presented in this paper, where...... the flux in the common part of the magnetic core is completely canceled out. As a result, the size of the magnetic component can be significantly reduced. A multi-objective design optimization is presented, where the energy loss and the volume are optimized. The optimization process takes into account...

  13. Fault Diagnosis and Fault-tolerant Control of Modular Multi-level Converter High-voltage DC System: A Review

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    Liu, Hui; Ma, Ke; Wang, Chao;

    2016-01-01

    Modular Multilevel Converter based High Voltage Direct Current (MMC-HVDC) configuration is a promising solution for the efficient grid integration and bulky power transmission over long distance. However, the large number of series connected identical modules in MMC may increase the probability...... strategies of MMC-HVDC systems for the most common faults happened in MMC-HVDC systems covering MMC faults, DC side faults as well as AC side faults. An important part of this paper is devoted to a discussion of the vulnerable spots as well as failure mechanism of the MMC-HVDC system covering switching...... device fault, DC line faults as well as AC grid faults. Special attention is given to the comparison of the corresponding fault diagnosis and fault-tolerant control approaches. Further, focus is dedicated to control/protection strategies and topologies with fault ride-though capability for MMC...

  14. Extended Park's transformation for 2×3-phase synchronous machine and converter phasor model with representation of AC harmonics

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    Knudsen, Hans

    1995-01-01

    in the stator. A consistent method is developed to determine model parameters from standard machine data. A phasor model of the line commutated converter is presented. The converter model includes not only the fundamental frequency, but also any chosen number of harmonics without a representation of the single...

  15. A Transformer-less Partial Power Boost Converter for PV Applications Using a Three-Level Switching Cell

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    Agamy, Mohammed; Harfman-Todorovic, Maja; Elasser, Ahmed; Essakiappan, Somasundaram

    2013-03-01

    Photovoltaic architectures with distributed power electronics provide many advantages in terms of energy yield as well as system level optimization. As the power level of the solar farm increases it becomes more beneficial to increase the dc collection network voltage, which requires the use of power devices with higher voltage ratings, and thus making the design of efficient, low cost, distributed power converters more challenging. In this paper a simple partial power converter topology is proposed. The topology is implemented using a three-level switching cell, which allows the use of semiconductor devices with lower voltage rating; thus improving design and performance and reducing converter cost. This makes the converters suitable for use for medium to high power applications where dc-link voltages of 600V~1kV may be needed without the need for high voltage devices. Converter operation and experimental results are presented for two partial power circuit variants using three-level switching cells.

  16. Dynamic Performance of an HVDC Link

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    S. A. ZIDI

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the results of a simulation study on a 12 pulse HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current using a system in Matlab/Simulink. The object of the study is to investigate the steady state and dynamic performance of the system. First we examine response of current regulator after change in current reference in order to see the behavior of the controllers in controlling the desired current. Next, we present the digital simulation of a test system and show the response to a DC fault in the line and the AC fault at inverter side. The results are evaluated to enhance the recovery of the system from the disturbances for a full range of typical disturbances. The presented approach benefits from Simulink’s advantages in modeling and simulating dynamical systems.

  17. Nonlinear Control of Back-to-Back VSC-HVDC System via Command-Filter Backstepping

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    Jie Huang

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposed a command-filtered backstepping controller to improve the dynamic performance of back-to-back voltage-source-converter high voltage direct current (BTB VSC-HVDC. First, the principle and model of BTB VSC-HVDC in abc and d-q frame are described. Then, backstepping method is applied to design a controller to maintain the voltage balance and realize coordinated control of active and reactive power. Meanwhile, command filter is introduced to deal with the problem of input saturation and explosion of complexity in conventional backstepping, and a filter compensation signal is designed to diminish the adverse effects caused by the command filter. Next, the stability and convergence of the whole system are proved via the Lyapunov theorem of asymptotic stability. Finally, simulation results are given to demonstrate that proposed controller has a better dynamic performance and stronger robustness compared to the traditional PID algorithm, which also proves the effectiveness and possibility of the designed controller.

  18. Examination of fault ride-through methods for off-shore wind farms connected to the grid through VSC-based HVDC transmission

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    Karaagac, U.; Mahseredjian, J.; Saad, H. [Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, QC (Canada); Jensen, S.; Cai, L. [REpower Systems AG, Hamburg (Germany)

    2012-07-01

    The fault ride-through (FRT) performance of offshore wind farms (OWFs) is a challenging task when the OWF is connected to the onshore ac grid through a voltage source converter (VSC) based HVDC transmission system. The injected power from the OWF cannot be reduced by the offshore VSC during onshore ac faults and this causes a fast increase in the dc network voltage. Without any special FRT method, the dc network voltage may increase up to intolerable levels and cause operation of dc overvoltage protection. This paper compares various FRT methods based on fast reduction of power generation in OWFs. In addition, this paper proposes an improved FRT method based on controlled voltage drop for output power reduction in OWFs. The proposed improvement reduces mechanical stress on the wind turbine (WT) drive train, and electrical stress on the insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) of the HVDC and doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) converters. Practical onshore ac fault scenarios are simulated for an OWF composed of DFIG type WTs and connected to a practical ac grid through a point-to-point modular multilevel converter (MMC) based HVDC system. (orig.)

  19. 一种MMC-HVDC的直流电压波动抑制新方法%A New Approach for Suppressing DC Voltage Ripples of MMC-HVDC

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    周月宾; 江道灼; 胡鹏飞; 梁一桥; 郭捷; 林志勇

    2013-01-01

    针对柔性直流输电系统常规直流电压波动抑制算法中存在的缺陷,提出一种适用于模块化多电平换流器型高压直流输电系统(modular multilevel converter based high voltage direct current,MMC-HVDC)的直流电压波动抑制方法。该方法利用MMC特有的“储能”特性,在交流系统不对称时,控制 MMC 交、直流侧瞬时有功功率不再平衡,从而实现MMC交流侧电流依然保持对称运行,同时直流侧电压、电流和功率保持为恒定。为了实现上述控制功能与目标,建立三相交流系统不对称时 MMC 直流回路的模型,设计αβ0坐标系下以比例谐振调节器为基础的控制策略,且探讨MMC-HVDC中的协调控制问题。最后,搭建71电平背靠背 MMC-HVDC 系统模型进行数字仿真,结果验证了所提控制方法的有效性。%Since the common solution for eliminating DC voltage ripples in voltage sourced converter based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) transmission system has some drawbacks, this paper proposed a new method applied to modular multilevel converter based high voltage direct current (MMC-HVDC). The method uses the sub-module energy storage capability in MMC, making the instantaneous active power between ac and dc side of MMC unequal under unbalanced AC system. Meanwhile, this method keeps the ac current balanced, and eliminates the DC voltage, DC current and DC power ripples as well. To fulfill such a control goal, according to the dc-loop model of MMC, a controller inαβ0 frame based on proportional resonant regulator was designed, and then the coordinated control strategy was discussed in case of MMC-HVDC. Finally, a back-to-back MMC-HVDC simulation model with 71 levels was built to verify the proposed controller. The results show that the controller works well under both balanced and unbalanced AC system.

  20. Advanced fault ride-through control of DFIG based wind turbines including grid connection via VSC-HVDC

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    Feltes, Christian

    2012-07-01

    With the growing renewable energy share in the power generation mix it becomes inevitable that also these new generation technologies participate on the provision of grid services to guarantee stable operation of the grid, especially when one considers the decreasing number of conventional power plants in operation as a result of the expansion of wind based generation plants. These so-called ancillary services include frequency / active power control, voltage / reactive power control and fault ride-through (FRT) with fast voltage control and are stipulated in modern grid codes. In the context of this thesis advanced control algorithms have been developed for wind turbines based on doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) to allow safe FRT during symmetrical and unsymmetrical faults. This covers the control for conventional AC grid connection as well as for the connection through voltage source converter (VSC) based high voltage direct current transmission (HVDC). Currently, the DFIG is the most used generator technology in modem wind turbines, since it combines a relatively simple slip-ring induction machine with a frequency converter rated to only approx. 30% of the total power. This makes the DFIG a cost-effective concept, which offers a variable speed range and a high degree of flexibility in control. However, due to the direct coupling of the generator stator circuit to the grid, grid faults are a special challenge for the frequency converter, its protection circuits and control algorithms. As base for the detailed evaluation of the impact of grid faults to the DFIG, this thesis contains the analytical derivation of the DFIG short circuit currents under consideration of frequency converter control. The DFIG concept presented in this thesis makes use of a DC chopper in the frequency converter, which allows safe FRT with grid voltage support through both converter sides. The developed control contains a new algorithm for a clear separation and control of positive

  1. Transient analysis of an HTS DC power cable with an HVDC system

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    Dinh, Minh-Chau; Ju, Chang-Hyeon; Kim, Jin-Geun; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun; Yang, Byeongmo

    2013-11-01

    The operational characteristics of a superconducting DC power cable connected to a highvoltage direct current (HVDC) system are mainly concerned with the HVDC control and protection system. To confirm how the cable operates with the HVDC system, verifications using simulation tools are needed. This paper presents a transient analysis of a high temperature superconducting (HTS) DC power cable in connection with an HVDC system. The study was conducted via the simulation of the HVDC system and a developed model of the HTS DC power cable using a real time digital simulator (RTDS). The simulation was performed with some cases of short circuits that may have caused system damage. The simulation results show that during the faults, the quench did not happen with the HTS DC power cable because the HVDC controller reduced some degree of the fault current. These results could provide useful data for the protection design of a practical HVDC and HTS DC power cable system.

  2. Study on the Electromagnetic Shielding of Maintenance Workshop for Converter Transformers in Pu'er Converter Station%普洱换流站换流变压器检修试验厂房电磁屏蔽研究

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    赵宇明; 赵志斌; 厉天威; 赵林杰; 孙夏青; 黎小林

    2013-01-01

    The Converter Transformer Repair and Test Plant at Pu'er converter station of Nuozhadu UHVDC project, CSG, is located in a area of the station’s AC field, and thus there are serious problems of electromagnetic interference to the plant operation such as measuring the partial discharge of converter transformer. To fulfill the requirements of the plant, and according to the existing standards, this paper proposes the electromagnetic interference limits for the plant, and suggests its shielding requirement based on strength analysis of the station’s radio electric field and AC power frequency magnetic field in the plant area.%  南方电网糯扎渡特高压直流工程普洱换流站换流变压器检修试验厂房位于换流站交流场区域,在直流系统运行时厂房区域存在较大的电磁干扰问题,将严重影响在厂房内开展的换流变压器局放测量。为了满足检修试验厂房的功能要求,基于现有标准提出了检修厂房内部电磁干扰限值要求,在分析换流站内辐射电场和工频磁场在检修试验厂房区域的强度基础上提出了检修试验厂房应具备的屏蔽效能。

  3. Technologies for converter topologies

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    Zhou, Yan; Zhang, Haiyu

    2017-02-28

    In some embodiments of the disclosed inverter topologies, an inverter may include a full bridge LLC resonant converter, a first boost converter, and a second boost converter. In such embodiments, the first and second boost converters operate in an interleaved manner. In other disclosed embodiments, the inverter may include a half-bridge inverter circuit, a resonant circuit, a capacitor divider circuit, and a transformer.

  4. Transmission of Power to the Island Using HVDC

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    B. Vijayalakshmi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available HVDC transmission is more effective andeconomically cheaper where bulk power is to betransmitted over long distance. Hence the surpluspower from a remote place can be exported to theneedy place at cheaper rate. The HVDC systemrequire only one transmission wire and the groundreturn or seawater can be used as an another line.The Lakshadweep Island is located at faraway placefrom the northeast part of India where the surpluspower is available. The seawater for return path isavailable. The diesel for D.G set is transported fromIndian mainland through ship where lot of economyis lost only for transportation. In this paper thetransmission of HVDC from Indian mainland toLakshadweep is analyzed at economically cheaperrate.

  5. Integration of a finite element generator model into a simulated HVDC connected system

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    Preston, T.W.; Sturgess, J.P. [GEC Alsthom Engineering Research Center, Stafford (United Kingdom)

    1994-12-31

    Within most system analysis programs generators and motors are represented by an equivalent circuit model either a 2-axis model for both stators and rotor or a three-phase model of the stator and a two-axis model of the rotor. This may be adequate under certain operating conditions such as steady-state or some symmetrical faults but for inverter-fed motors or generators feeding into a rectified load a more rigorous model of the machine is required. This paper describes the theory and development of such a model, its integration with the power electronics and application to 6-pulse and 12-pulse converters, the latter being appropriate in systems similar to HVDC unit connection. (author) 5 refs., 16 figs.

  6. Capacitor voltage ripple reduction and arm energy balancing in MMC-HVDC

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    Martin-Loeches, Ruben Sánches; Parikh, Harsh; Tsolaridis, Georgios

    2016-01-01

    Modular Multilevel Converters are emerging and widely used in HVDC applications. However, the submodule capacitors are still large and the energy balancing under unbalanced conditions is a challenge. In this paper, an analytical model focusing on the energy stored in the capacitors and voltage...... variations is utilized in order to achieve better performance. By injecting a second order harmonic component into the circulating current, the energy variation and consequently the capacitor voltage ripple is reduced allowing for a capacitor size reduction. At the same time, an arm energy balancing...... controller has been proposed which uses the first harmonic of the circulating current in order to keep the energy balance of the leg under internal unbalanced conditions....

  7. Investigation of Grid-connected Voltage Source Converter Performance under Unbalanced Faults

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    Jia, Jundi; Yang, Guangya; Nielsen, Arne Hejde

    2016-01-01

    Renewable energy sources (RES) and HVDC links are typically interfaced with the grid by power converters, whose performance during grid faults is significantly different from that of traditional synchronous generators. This paper investigates the performance of grid-connected voltage source...

  8. Stability of DC Voltage Droop Controllers in VSC HVDC Systems

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    Thams, Florian; Suul, Jon Are; D’Arco, Salvatore;

    2015-01-01

    Future multi-terminal HVDC systems are expected to utilize dc voltage droop controllers and several control implementations have been proposed in literature. This paper first classifies possible dc droop implementations in a simple framework. Then, the small-signal stability of a VSC-based conver......Future multi-terminal HVDC systems are expected to utilize dc voltage droop controllers and several control implementations have been proposed in literature. This paper first classifies possible dc droop implementations in a simple framework. Then, the small-signal stability of a VSC...

  9. Advanced solutions in power systems HVDC, facts, and artificial intelligence

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    Liu, Chen-Ching; Edris, Abdel-Aty

    2016-01-01

    Provides insight on both classical means and new trends in the application of power electronic and artificial intelligence techniques in power system operation and control This book presents advanced solutions for power system controllability improvement, transmission capability enhancement and operation planning. The book is organized into three parts. The first part describes the CSC-HVDC and VSC-HVDC technologies, the second part presents the FACTS devices, and the third part refers to the artificial intelligence techniques. All technologies and tools approached in this book are essential for power system development to comply with the smart grid requirements.

  10. The impact of HVDC innovations on the power industry

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    Stenberg, Nikolaos

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the potential impact of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) innovations on the power industry. A short historical review is provided on the so-called ‘War of the Currents’, which has placed alternating current (AC) as the dominant platform for power transmission. The revival of DC in high voltage transmission is here examined as a reverse salient, as various indicators show that the role of HVDC in the power industry seems to be constantly growing. In t...

  11. The impact of HVDC innovations on the power industry

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    Stenberg, Nikolaos

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this thesis is to examine the potential impact of High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) innovations on the power industry. A short historical review is provided on the so-called ‘War of the Currents’, which has placed alternating current (AC) as the dominant platform for power transmission. The revival of DC in high voltage transmission is here examined as a reverse salient, as various indicators show that the role of HVDC in the power industry seems to be constantly growing. In t...

  12. Transient analysis and control of bias magnetic state in the transformer of on-line pulse-width-modulation switching full bridge direct current-direct current converter

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    Chen, Jiaxin; Guo, Youguang; Zhu, Jianguo; Wei Lin, Zhi

    2012-04-01

    This paper presents a finite element analysis (FEA) based method for analyzing and controlling the bias magnetic state of the transformer of a pulse-width-modulation (PWM) switching full bridge dc-dc converter. A field-circuit indirect coupling method for predicting the transient bias magnetic state is introduced first. To increase flexibility of the proposed method, a novel transformer model which can address not only its basic input-output characteristic, but also the nonlinear magnetizing inductance, is proposed. Both the asymmetric characteristic and the variable laws of the current flowing through the two secondary windings during the period of PWM switching-off state are highlighted. Finally, the peak magnetizing current controlled method based on the on-line magnetizing current computation is introduced. Analysis results show that this method can address the magnetic saturation at winding ends, and hence many previous difficulties, such as the start-up process and asymmetry of power electronics, can be easily controlled.

  13. Control strategies for VSC-based HVDC transmission system

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    Stan, Ana-Irina; Stroe, Daniel Ioan; Silva, Rodrigo Da

    2011-01-01

    the behavior of the developed VSC-based HVDC transmission system two study cases are carried out using MATLAB/Simulink. The results obtained from simulations show acceptable performances, of the proposed strategies, when changes in the reference parameters are considered. The active power flow between...

  14. Low Insertion HVDC Circuit Breaker: Magnetically Pulsed Hybrid Breaker for HVDC Power Distribution Protection

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    2012-01-09

    GENI Project: General Atomics is developing a direct current (DC) circuit breaker that could protect the grid from faults 100 times faster than its alternating current (AC) counterparts. Circuit breakers are critical elements in any electrical system. At the grid level, their main function is to isolate parts of the grid where a fault has occurred—such as a downed power line or a transformer explosion—from the rest of the system. DC circuit breakers must interrupt the system during a fault much faster than AC circuit breakers to prevent possible damage to cables, converters and other grid-level components. General Atomics’ high-voltage DC circuit breaker would react in less than 1/1,000th of a second to interrupt current during a fault, preventing potential hazards to people and equipment.

  15. HVDC Ground Electrodes - a Source of Geophysical Data

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    Freire, P. F.; Pereira, S. Y.

    2015-12-01

    The HVDC electrode is a component of a High Voltage Direct Current energy transmission system, and is designed to inject into the ground continuous currents up to 3500 A. The typical HVDC ground electrode is a ring of vertical conductors, 1 km wide, buried a few tens of meters.The design of a HVDC electrode is based on extensive geological, geotechnical and geophysical surveys. Geophysical data are usually electrical (VES) and electromagnetic (TEM/MT) acquisitions, for the modeling of the shallow, near-surface and deep layers of the crust. This survey aims, first, the electrode site selection, and then, at the selected site, this data is combined into a single apparent resistivity curve, which is inverted, allowing for the determination of the layered geoelectric crust model. The injection of electrical continuous current in the electrode is then simulated, with the geoelectric crust model, for the determination of the soil surface potential profile (which is usually asymmetric for different directions, due to non-1D geoelectric models).For the commissioning of a HVDC electrode, field measurements are done, such as electrode grounding resistance, soil surface potentials and metal-to-soil potentials at specific structures (buried pipelines, for instance).The geophysical data acquired during the design phase is a set of data completely independent from the electrical data acquired during the electrode commissioning phase, and both are correlated by the geoelectric model. It happens, therefore, that the geoelectric model can be calibrated based on the electrical data, with the correction of static shifts and other adjustments.This paper suggests that the commissioning of HVDC systems should be associated to a research & development program, with a university or foundation. The idea is to enjoy the opportunity of a more complete field survey, with the acquisition of a wide set of data for a better geological characterization of the area where the electrode was built.

  16. Analysis of MMC-HVDC Transient Response Characteristic Under Typical Disturbances%MMC-HVDC典型扰动暂态响应特性分析

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    马雅青; 王卫安; 张杰; 唐剑钊; 任涛

    2011-01-01

    为揭示具有新型拓扑结构的基于模块化多电平换流器直流输电系统MMC-HVDC(modular multilevel converter high voltage direct current)的电磁暂态特性,对该系统进行典型扰动暂态响应的特性分析根据MMC拓扑结构,推导了交流电网不平衡时的MMC交流侧电磁暂态模型,并基于模型设计了正、负序双内环电流控制和外环功率控制的控制策略.同时,对MMC-HVDC在各种典型扰动下的暂态响应特性进行了详细的仿真分析,仿真结果表明所设计的控制策略的正确性.MMC-HVDC在遭受各种典型扰动时具有良好的暂态响应特性,并能稳定、充裕地运行.%In order to reveal the electromagnetic transient characteristics of new topology structure MMC HVDC.it is necessary to study the transient response characteristics of the new HVDC under various typical disturbances. According to the topology structure of MMCthe electromagnetic transient model of AC side of MMC was derived under the condition of unbalance AC grid. The control strategies with inneer loops current control of positive and negative sequence and an outer loop's power control were designed. With various typical disturbances simulations,the transient response of MMC-HVDC was designed. With various typical disturb ances simulations,the transient response of MMC-HVDC was studied and the correctness of the proposed con trol strategy was confirmed. MMC-HVDC has good transient response characteristics, and can operate stably and fully under various typical disturbances.

  17. Analysis on Insulation Structure of Barrier System of Converter Transformer%换流变压器出线装置的绝缘结构分析

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    蒋蓁

    2011-01-01

    Reliability of DC barrier system is one of key points of converter transformer's R&D. DC barrier systems are imported over the years. Optimization of insulation structure of barrier system has significant influence on further speeding up localization manufacture of converter transformer in China. The operation characteristic of converter transformer was summarized, and the insulation structure of barrier system was studied. Furthermore, the calculation of electric field of insulation structure for DC barrier system was made. Converter transformer has features as high short circuit impedance, DC bias current influence, serious influence of harmonic and complicated insulation structure. Electric field analysis and calculation was carried on the basis of typical insulation structure of DC barrier system for different models under different testing condition, such as long duration AC applied voltage withstand test, DC voltage withstand test with PD measurement and polarity reversal test to summarize design concept and main points to structure of DC barrier system. Test results show that the developed insulation structure of DC barrier system is reasonable, which has been approved by the test. The same theory and method will be applied to insulation structure electric field analysis of DC barrier system of converter transformer with higher voltage level to optimize the sound insulation structure of DC barrier system.%换流变压器直流出线装置的可靠性是换流变压器研制的关键问题之一,长期以来直流出线装置依靠进口,优化出合理的直流出线装置绝缘结构对进一步促进换流变压器设备制造全面国产化具有重要的意义.笔者总结了换流变压器的运行特点,研究了直流出线装置的绝缘结构,并进行了直流出线装置绝缘结构的电场计算.换流变压器的运行特点为短路阻抗大、直流偏磁影响、谐波影响严重,绝缘结构复杂,针对典型的直流出线装置绝缘

  18. Losses Analysis of Different Grounding Schemes for Transformer-less Wind Turbine with Full-Scale Power Converter

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    Sztykiel, Michal; Teodorescu, Remus; Munk-Nielsen, Stig;

    2013-01-01

    Following work examines IGBT power loss and temperature distribution with regard to specific grounding method for the future concept of transformer-less offshore wind turbine. Analysis is performed via steady-state IGBT power loss estimator, which is made based on averaging of repetitive pulse...... cycles. Obtained results are validated with the experimental test set-up consisting of high power IGBTs....

  19. DESIGN, OPERATION AND CONTROL OF SERIES-CONNECTED POWER CONVERTERS FOR OFFSHORE WIND PARKS

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    Garces Ruiz, Alejandro

    2012-01-01

    OFFSHORE wind farms need to develop technologies that fulfill three main objectives:Efficiency, power density and reliability. The purpose of this thesisis to study an HVDC transmission system based on series connection of the turbineswhich theoretically meet these three objectives. A new topology of matrixconverter operated at high frequency is proposed. This converter is studied usingdifferent modulation algorithms. Simulation and experimental results demonstratedthat the converter can be o...

  20. Statistics and Analysis on Reliability of HVDC Transmission Systems of SGCC

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    Xu

    2010-01-01

    Reliability level of HVDC power transmission systems becomes an important factor impacting the entire power grid. The author analyzes the reliability of HVDC power transmission systems owned by SGCC since 2003 in respect of forced outage times, forced energy unavailability, scheduled energy unavailability and energy utilization efficiency. The results show that the reliability level of HVDC power transmission systems owned by SGCC is improving. By analyzing different reliability indices of HVDC power transmission system, the maximum asset benefits of power grid can be achieved through building a scientific and reasonable reliability evaluation system.

  1. A comprehensive analysis and hardware implementation of control strategies for high output voltage DC-DC boost power converter

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    Padmanaban, Sanjeevikumar; Grandi, Gabriele; Blaabjerg, Frede

    2017-01-01

    Classical DC-DC converters used in high voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission systems, lack in terms of efficiency, reduced transfer gain and increased cost with sensor (voltage/current) numbers. Besides, the internal self-parasitic behavior of the power components reduces the output v...

  2. Control Strategy of VSC-HVDC in Dual-infeed HVDC Systems%双馈入直流输电系统中VSC-HVDC的控制策略

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    赵成勇; 孙营; 李广凯

    2008-01-01

    针对多馈入直流输电(multi-infeed direct current,MIDC)系统的稳定性问题,提出将基于电压源换流器的高压直流输电(voltage source converter based HVDC,VSC-HVDC)引入到MIDC系统中,用以改善MIDC系统公共连接母线的电压特性.建立HVDC和VSC-HVDC双馈入系统的物理模型,导出相应的数学模型.并通过坐标变换得出VSC功率传输方程的直角坐标形式.采用多变量非线性控制的逆系统方法,设计VSC-HVDC系统的非线性控制器.PSCAD/EMTDC 环境下的仿真实验表明,所设计的VSC-HVDC非线性控制器不仅能有效改善VSC-HVDC的动态特性,而且在交流系统发生扰动时能有效稳定系统电压,减少HVDC逆变站发生换相失败的几率,提高HVDC系统的运行可靠性.

  3. Enhanced Dynamic Voltage Stability Support by VSC-HVDC for Offshore Wind Applications using Trajectory Sensitivity Analysis

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    Liu, Hongzhi; Chen, Zhe; Liu, Leo

    2013-01-01

    . In this paper, VSC-HVDC transmission system is used to integrate a large-scale wind power plant into the onshore power grid. For different voltage support strategies of VSC-HVDC, a trajectory sensitivity analysisbased approach is proposed to find the minimum onshore VSC capacity with which the VSC-HVDC can...

  4. The Applicability of Traditional Protection Methods to Lines Emanating from VSC-HVDC Interconnectors and a Novel Protection Principle

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    Shimin Xue

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Voltage source converter (VSC-based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC interconnectors can realize accurate and fast control of power transmission among AC networks, and provide emergency power support for AC networks. VSC-HVDC interconnectors bring exclusive fault characteristics to AC networks, thus influencing the performance of traditional protections. Since fault characteristics are related to the control schemes of interconnectors, a fault ride-through (FRT strategy which is applicable to the interconnector operating characteristic of working in four quadrants and capable of eliminating negative-sequence currents under unbalanced fault conditions is proposed first. Then, the additional terms of measured impedances of distance relays caused by fault resistances are derived using a symmetrical component method. Theoretical analysis shows the output currents of interconnectors are controllable after faults, which may cause malfunctions in distance protections installed on lines emanating from interconnectors under the effect of fault resistances. Pilot protection is also inapplicable to lines emanating from interconnectors. Furthermore, a novel pilot protection principle based on the ratio between phase currents and the ratio between negative-sequence currents flowing through both sides is proposed for lines emanating from the interconnectors whose control scheme aims at eliminating negative-sequence currents. The validity of theoretical analysis and the protection principle is verified by PSCAD/EMTDC simulations.

  5. Integral Plus Resonant Sliding Mode Direct Power Control for VSC-HVDC Systems under Unbalanced Grid Voltage Conditions

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    Weipeng Yang

    2017-10-01

    Full Text Available An integral plus resonant sliding mode direct power control (IRSMC DPC strategy for voltage source converter high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC systems under unbalanced grid voltage conditions is proposed in this paper. Through detailed instantaneous power flow analysis, a generalized power compensation method, by which the ratio between the amplitude of active and reactive power ripples can be controlled continuously, is obtained. This enables the system to provide flexible power control, so that the desired performance of the system on both the ac and dc sides can be attained under different operating conditions. When the grid voltage is unbalanced, one or both of the active and reactive power terms contain ripples, oscillating at twice the grid frequency, to obtain non-distorted ac current. A power controller consisting of the proportional, integral and resonant control laws is designed using the sliding mode control approach, to achieve accurate power control objective. Simulation studies on a two-terminal VSC-HVDC system using MATLAB/SIMULINK (R2013b, Mathworks, Natick, MA, USA are conducted to verify the effectiveness of the IRSMC DPC strategy. The results show that this strategy ensures satisfactory performance of the system over a wide range of operating conditions.

  6. Optimized MPPT algorithm for boost converters taking into account the environmental variables

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    Petit, Pierre; Sawicki, Jean-Paul; Saint-Eve, Frédéric; Maufay, Fabrice; Aillerie, Michel

    2016-07-01

    This paper presents a study on the specific behavior of the Boost DC-DC converters generally used for powering conversion of PV panels connected to a HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) Bus. It follows some works pointing out that converter MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracker) is severely perturbed by output voltage variations due to physical dependency of parameters as the input voltage, the output voltage and the duty cycle of the PWM switching control of the MPPT. As a direct consequence many converters connected together on a same load perturb each other because of the output voltage variations induced by fluctuations on the HVDC bus essentially due to a not insignificant bus impedance. In this paper we show that it is possible to include an internal computed variable in charge to compensate local and external variations to take into account the environment variables.

  7. Discrete-Time Nonlinear Control of VSC-HVDC System

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    TianTian Qian

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Because VSC-HVDC is a kind of strong nonlinear, coupling, and multi-input multioutput (MIMO system, its control problem is always attracting much attention from scholars. And a lot of papers have done research on its control strategy in the continuous-time domain. But the control system is implemented through the computer discrete sampling in practical engineering. It is necessary to study the mathematical model and control algorithm in the discrete-time domain. The discrete mathematical model based on output feedback linearization and discrete sliding mode control algorithm is proposed in this paper. And to ensure the effectiveness of the control system in the quasi sliding mode state, the fast output sampling method is used in the output feedback. The results from simulation experiment in MATLAB/SIMULINK prove that the proposed discrete control algorithm can make the VSC-HVDC system have good static, dynamic, and robust characteristics in discrete-time domain.

  8. Effects of HVDC on power systems small signal angle stability

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    Custodio, D.T.; Paccini, R.O.; Kopcak, I.; Costa, V.F. da [State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), SP (Brazil). School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Power Systems Dept.], Emails: totti@dsee.fee.unicamp.br, rodrigo@dsee.fee.unicamp.br, kopcak@dsee.fee.unicamp.br, vivaldo@dsee.fee.unicamp.br

    2009-07-01

    In this paper, a didactic method for parameters tuning of the Power Oscillation Damper (POD) coupled to the HVDC constant current controller is proposed utilizing the MATLAB package with a control system toolbox. First, modal analysis is done from the system state matrix to determine the critical mode and oscillation natural frequency. Input and output linearized matrixes are built to single-input and single-output (SISO) control systems. The phase to be compensated between the active power flow in the parallel AC inter-tie and the current reference signal of the HVDC constant current controller is obtained from the Nyquist theorem. Following, the POD time constants are obtained. Finally, the static gain of the POD is tuned based on the root locus method of the classical control theory. Simulations results prove that the DC power modulation is efficient to damp the AC power oscillations. This method is straightforward because only involves matrix operation. (author)

  9. Subsynchronous torsional interactions with static VAR compensators; Influence of HVDC

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    Rostamkolai, N.; Piwko, R.J.; Larsen, E.V. (General Electric Co., Schenectady, NY (USA)); Fisher, D.A. (New England Power Service Co., Westborough, MA (USA)); Mobarak, M.A. (New Brunswick Electric Power Commission, Fredericton, NB (Canada)); Poitras, A.E. (Maine Electric Power Co., Augusta, ME (US))

    1991-02-01

    Planning for installation of a static var compensator (SVC) in Chester, Maine, was initiated in 1987. The pre-specification subsynchronous torsional interaction (SSTI) studies showed the SVC might have a negative influence on stability of torsional modes of vibration of the nearby turbine-generators. In a previous paper, the parameters influencing the level of SSTI were identified with the use of a simple system. This paper extends the work to power systems containing an HVDC transmission system. The combined effect of SVC and HVDC on turbine-generator SSTI is investigated with the use of a hypothetical system. Simulation plots for the large machines of New Brunswick and Maine are included to quantify the level of interaction with the Chester SVC. Filtering as a mitigation measure is proposed to eliminate the small level of SSTI attributed to the Chester SVC.

  10. Efficiency of VSC-HVDC System With Various Fuzzy Models

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    Mrs. Sonali R dasgupta,

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper suggests a Shrinking Span Membership function to be utilized in very fact changing system just like VSC- HVDC system. In this particular work Mamdani controller as well as the Takagi-Sugeno controller are compared with exact same input function(Shrinking Span Membership in simulation as well as on prototype hardware. Simulation result justify the. Takagi-Sugeno Controller gives better dynamic response then the Mamdani controller

  11. Total Magnetic Field Signatures over Submarine HVDC Power Cables

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    Johnson, R. M.; Tchernychev, M.; Johnston, J. M.; Tryggestad, J.

    2013-12-01

    Mikhail Tchernychev, Geometrics, Inc. Ross Johnson, Geometrics, Inc. Jeff Johnston, Geometrics, Inc. High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) technology is widely used to transmit electrical power over considerable distances using submarine cables. The most commonly known examples are the HVDC cable between Italy and Greece (160 km), Victoria-Tasmania (300 km), New Jersey - Long Island (82 km) and the Transbay cable (Pittsburg, California - San-Francisco). These cables are inspected periodically and their location and burial depth verified. This inspection applies to live and idle cables; in particular a survey company could be required to locate pieces of a dead cable for subsequent removal from the sea floor. Most HVDC cables produce a constant magnetic field; therefore one of the possible survey tools would be Marine Total Field Magnetometer. We present mathematical expressions of the expected magnetic fields and compare them with fields observed during actual surveys. We also compare these anomalies fields with magnetic fields produced by other long objects, such as submarine pipelines The data processing techniques are discussed. There include the use of Analytic Signal and direct modeling of Total Magnetic Field. The Analytic Signal analysis can be adapted using ground truth where available, but the total field allows better discrimination of the cable parameters, in particular to distinguish between live and idle cable. Use of a Transverse Gradiometer (TVG) allows for easy discrimination between cable and pipe line objects. Considerable magnetic gradient is present in the case of a pipeline whereas there is less gradient for the DC power cable. Thus the TVG is used to validate assumptions made during the data interpretation process. Data obtained during the TVG surveys suggest that the magnetic field of a live HVDC cable is described by an expression for two infinite long wires carrying current in opposite directions.

  12. Transient analysis of an HTS DC power cable with an HVDC system

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    Dinh, Minh-Chau, E-mail: thanchau7787@gmail.com [Department of Electrical Engineering, Changwon National University, 9 Sarim-Dong, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Ju, Chang-Hyeon; Kim, Jin-Geun; Park, Minwon [Department of Electrical Engineering, Changwon National University, 9 Sarim-Dong, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Yu, In-Keun, E-mail: yuik@cwnu.ac.kr [Department of Electrical Engineering, Changwon National University, 9 Sarim-Dong, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Yang, Byeongmo [Korea Electric Power Research Institute, 105 Munji-Ro, Yuseong-Gu, Daejon 305-760 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-11-15

    Highlights: •A model of an HTS DC power cable was developed using real time digital simulator. •The simulations of the HTS DC power cable in connection with an HVDC system were performed. •The transient analysis results of the HTS DC power cable were presented. -- Abstract: The operational characteristics of a superconducting DC power cable connected to a highvoltage direct current (HVDC) system are mainly concerned with the HVDC control and protection system. To confirm how the cable operates with the HVDC system, verifications using simulation tools are needed. This paper presents a transient analysis of a high temperature superconducting (HTS) DC power cable in connection with an HVDC system. The study was conducted via the simulation of the HVDC system and a developed model of the HTS DC power cable using a real time digital simulator (RTDS). The simulation was performed with some cases of short circuits that may have caused system damage. The simulation results show that during the faults, the quench did not happen with the HTS DC power cable because the HVDC controller reduced some degree of the fault current. These results could provide useful data for the protection design of a practical HVDC and HTS DC power cable system.

  13. Modeling of HVDC in Dynamic State Estimation Using Unscented Kalman Filter Method

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    Khazraj, Hesam; Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria da; Bak, Claus Leth

    2016-01-01

    HVDC transmission is an integral part of various power system networks. This article presents an Unscented Kalman Filter dynamic state estimator algorithm that considers the presence of HVDC links. The AC - DC power flow analysis, which is implemented as power flow solver for Dynamic State...

  14. Sustainable and reliable groundwater cooling Manitoba Hydro Dorsey converter station

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    Sinclair, R.D. [KGS Group, Winnipeg, MB (Canada); Jhinger, H. [Manitoba Hydro, Winnipeg, MB (Canada)

    2003-07-01

    Three high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations are operated by Manitoba Hydro in conjunction with the northern generating stations on the Nelson River near Gillam, Manitoba. The Dorsey Converter Station, located approximately 900 kilometres (km) south of Gillam and 13 km northwest of Winnipeg, is an integral and critical component of Manitoba's HVDC system. The Dorsey Converter Station represents the southern terminus, where the power originating from Gillam is converted back to alternating current (AC) from DC for further distribution in southern Manitoba and for export. The current space cooling requirements for the converter station buildings are based on chiller systems scheduled to be replaced. There have been some success stories near Winnipeg with groundwater cooling, and field testing confirmed that the high permeability of the aquifer would be an asset for groundwater based cooling. The system which has been selected for installation, includes 5 pumping wells and 10 recharge wells to handle the total cooling load. Thermal interference between wells is expected to be such that winter thermal balancing would be required for sustainability, as demonstrated in digital simulations of aquifer heat transport. The assessment program and the major design considerations for this system were presented in this paper. 10 refs., 1 tab., 10 figs.

  15. An angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor, benazepril can be transformed to an active metabolite, benazeprilat, by the liver of dogs with ascitic pulmonary heartworm disease.

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    Kitagawa, Hitoshi; Ohba, Yasunori; Kuwahara, Yasuhito; Ohne, Rieko; Kondo, Masahiro; Nakano, Masakazu; Sasaki, Yoshihide; Kitoh, Katsuya

    2003-06-01

    To examine whether an angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor, benazepril, can be transformed to the active metabolite, benazeprilat, by severely injured liver of dogs with ascitic heartworm disease, benazepril hydrochloride was administered orally to dogs once daily for 7 consecutive days at a dose rate of 0.29 mg/kg to 0.63 mg/kg of body weight, and plasma benazepril and benazeprilat concentrations were determined on the 1st and 7th administration days. In 7 dogs with ascitic pulmonary heartworm disease, plasma benazeprilat concentrations tended to be higher than in 7 control dogs both on the 1st and 7th administration days. The peak concentration and area under the concentration-time curve tended to be greater in dogs of the ascites group than in control dogs, but the statistics could not detect significant differences in the time to peak concentration and t(1/2) between the control and ascites groups. Plasma ACE activities decreased after administration of benazepril. In dogs with ascitic heartworm disease, benazepril was readily transformed to benazeprilat by the liver, and was effective for suppression of plasma ACE activity.

  16. Transient Voltage Stability Analysis and Improvement of A Network with different HVDC Systems

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    Liu, Yan; Chen, Zhe

    2011-01-01

    the theoretical analysis and the improved control method, real time simulation model of a hybrid multi-infeed HVDC system based on western Danish power system is established in RTDS™. Simulation results show that the enhanced transient voltage stability can be achieved.......This paper presents transient voltage stability analysis of an AC system with multi-infeed HVDC links including a traditional LCC HVDC link and a VSC HVDC link. It is found that the voltage supporting capability of the VSC-HVDC link is significantly influenced by the tie-line distance between...... the two links and the size of loads. In order to improve the transient voltage stability, a voltage adjusting method is proposed in this paper. A voltage increment component has been introduced into the outer voltage control loop under emergency situation caused by severe grid faults. In order to verify...

  17. A Novel Modulation Function-Based Control of Modular Multilevel Converters for High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Systems

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    Majid Mehrasa

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a novel modulation function-based method including analyses of the modulation index and phase is proposed for operation of modular multilevel converters (MMCs in high voltage direct current (HVDC transmission systems. The proposed modulation function-based control technique is developed based on thorough and precise analyses of all MMC voltages and currents in the a-b-c reference frame in which the alternating current (AC-side voltage is the first target to be obtained. Using the AC-side voltage, the combination of the MMC upper and lower arm voltages is achieved as the main structure of the proposed modulation function. The main contribution of this paper is to obtain two very simple new modulation functions to control MMC performance in different operating conditions. The features of the modulation function-based control technique are as follows: (1 this control technique is very simple and can be easily achieved in a-b-c reference frame without the need of using Park transformation; and (2 in addition, the inherent properties of the MMC model are considered in the proposed control technique. Considering these properties leads to constructing a control technique that is robust against MMC parameters changes and also is a very good tracking method for the components of MMC input currents. These features lead to improving the operation of MMC significantly, which can act as a rectifier in the HVDC structure. The simulation studies are conducted through MATLAB/SIMULINK software, and the results obtained verify the effectiveness of the proposed modulation function-based control technique.

  18. An adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system controlled space cector pulse width modulation based HVDC light transmission system under AC fault conditions

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    Ajay Kumar, M.; Srikanth, N.

    2014-03-01

    In HVDC Light transmission systems, converter control is one of the major fields of present day research works. In this paper, fuzzy logic controller is utilized for controlling both the converters of the space vector pulse width modulation (SVPWM) based HVDC Light transmission systems. Due to its complexity in the rule base formation, an intelligent controller known as adaptive neuro fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) controller is also introduced in this paper. The proposed ANFIS controller changes the PI gains automatically for different operating conditions. A hybrid learning method which combines and exploits the best features of both the back propagation algorithm and least square estimation method is used to train the 5-layer ANFIS controller. The performance of the proposed ANFIS controller is compared and validated with the fuzzy logic controller and also with the fixed gain conventional PI controller. The simulations are carried out in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment. The results reveal that the proposed ANFIS controller is reducing power fluctuations at both the converters. It also improves the dynamic performance of the test power system effectively when tested for various ac fault conditions.

  19. One-Terminal Fault Location for VSC-HVDC Transmission Lines Based on Principles of Parameter Identification%基于参数识别原理的VSC-HVDC输电线路单端故障定位

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    宋国兵; 李德坤; 褚旭; 饶菁; 蔡新雷

    2012-01-01

    为保障电压源换流器型直流输电(voltage source converter HVDC,VSC-HVDC)系统的可靠运行,提出一种基于参数识别原理的VSC-HVDC输电线路单端故障定位方法.由于VSC-HVDC输电线路两端并联大电容,识别故障距离的时候,在0模分量网络中可以把两端的换流站系统等效为电容,通过参数识别的原理列写出包含故障距离和过渡电阻2个未知参数的故障定位时域微分方程,通过最小二乘法优化求解该方程即可得到故障距离和过渡电阻,从而实现故障定位.PSCAD下的仿真结果表明,该方法能够实现VSC-HVDC输电线路的准确故障定位,最大测距误差不超过1%.该方法仅需要单端电气量就能实现准确故障定位,对采样频率的要求不高,理论上不受过渡电阻的影响,可以满足VSC-HVDC输电线路故障测距的要求.%To ensure reliable operation of voltage source converter HVDC (VSC-HVDC) transmission system, a one-terminal fault location method for VSC-HVDC transmission line is proposed. Because high-capacity capacitors are connected to both ends of VSC-HVDC transmission line, so during the fault location the converter station systems at both ends of VSC-HVDC transmission line can be equivalent to capacitors in the network of zero-mode component, and by means of the principle of parameter identification the differential equations in time-domain, which contains two unknown parameters of fault distance and transition resistance, can be listed, and solving this equation by least square optimization both fault distance and transition resistance can be attained, thus the fault location is implemented. The proposed method only needs single end electric quantities and is undemanding to sampling frequency, besides, theoretically this method is not affected by transition resistance, so it can meet the demand on fault location for VSC-HVDC transmission lines. Results of PSCAD simulation show that the proposed method can implement

  20. Droop Control Strategy for Wind Power Decentralized Integration Based on VSC-HVDC Systems%基于 VSC-HVDC 的风电分散并网下垂控制策略

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    田园园; 廖清芬; 刘涤尘; 彭思成; 邹宏亮

    2016-01-01

    With the large-scale development of offshore wind power,the voltage source converter based high voltage direct current(VSC-HVDC) transmission system has received extensive attention in recent years.By introducing the AC voltage droop control,a coordinated multi-terminal grid-connection control strategy for a wind farm AC-dispersed at the sending end based on VSC-HVDC systems is proposed.Based on the traditional control strategy for the flexible HVDC transmission system,the DC voltage control of inverters on the grid side is retained to guarantee system power balance,while AC voltage droop control rather than the original constant-power control is designed for the rectifier on the wind farm side to achieve the advantage of communication-free and reasonable dynamic allocation.Simulation analysis shows that the control strategy proposed is not only able to achieve flexible automatic tracking of rated active power,but also has certain tolerance of load fluctuation and the function of DC/AC fault isolation.And when it comes to power supply for multi-terminal distribution networks by a wind farm AC-dispersed at the sending end,quick power reversal can be achieved if the wind farm is cut out of the system to ensure power supply reliability.And the system is capable of realizing rational allocation of dynamic power automatically among them according to rated ratio,providing effective solutions for coordinated operation of wind farm”s decentralized integration into distribution networks.%海上风电的大规模开发使得柔性直流(VSC-HVDC)输电技术得到了越来越广泛的关注与应用。文中通过引入交流电压下垂控制,提出了基于 VSC-HVDC 的适应送端交流分散模式下的风电场多端并网的协调控制策略。在柔性直流输电传统控制策略的基础上,保留配电网侧逆变器的定直流电压控制,以保证系统功率平衡;而使风电场侧整流器采用交流电压下垂控制,以代替原有的恒功

  1. Performance of metal oxide gapless surge arresters for HVDC systems

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    Diseko, N.L.

    1990-09-01

    An examination of the electrical stresses which may be imposed upon metal oxide surge arresters in a dc converter station is undertaken by means of simulation of the dc system and associated ac systems in the time domain using a digital computer program. Detailed models of a dc link are developed for temporary overvoltage stresses and steep front stresses. The most critical stresses for each type of dc station arrester due to converter faults and converter malfunctions are identified. The energy stresses were generally determined to be dependent on the converter control and protection strategies adopted during the faults. The arrester energy stresses for faults on both the line side and valve side busses of the converter transformer were determined to be sensitive to the instant of fault application and the duration of the fault. The arrester stresses for ac bus faults were analyzed in detail to determine their statistical distribution relative to the point on wave at which the fault occurred in each affected phase, and to the instant of fault clearance in each phase. Generally, the highest stresses occur for sequential fault occurrence in the phases compared with simultaneous faults. The studies indicate that the stresses in the arresters in a dc pile experiencing the worst duty depend on the number of arresters represented. Modelling only one arrester of a series-connected group does not provide correct results when the fault condition imposes duty on more than one of the arresters in the group. The study also indicates that the highest stresses do not necessarily occur in the single arrester connected across the valve with the highest prospective overvoltage. Hence the capability to represent all valve arresters within one pole is necessary when determining the most onerous stresses. 11 refs., 79 figs., 28 tabs.

  2. An Initial Topology of Multi-terminal HVDC Transmission System in Europe

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    Irnawan, Roni; Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria da; Bak, Claus Leth;

    2016-01-01

    In this paper, technical challenges for realizing offshore multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) transmission system in Europe is evaluated. An offshore MTDC topology is projected by interconnecting point-to-point HVDC links with the same voltage level and technology found in south-eastern part of North Sea....... Availability analysis is done to evaluate the feasibility of the proposed offshore MTDC topology. As compared to point-to-point (PtP) HVDC link, MTDC operation gives a more secure and reliable system. This paper shows that the proposed MTDC topology can operate 98.36% of the time....

  3. Grid Code Compliance – Wind farm HVDC connection

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    Västermark, Martin

    2013-01-01

    A rapid development of offshore wind power is planned in GB as a part to fulfil the EU2020 targets. 25 GW wind power capacity has been awarded to developers in nine different offshore zones outside the coast of UK. VSC-HVDC transmission is expected to be a both technical and economical favourable solution for transmitting the power into the main grid. This study investigates if such a transmission solution could comply with the regulatory framework in UK. Vattenfall and Scottish Energy Renewa...

  4. HVDC: A key solution in future transmission systems

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    Heyman, Olof H.; Weimers, Lars; Bohl, Mie-Lotte

    2010-09-15

    With the transition of power grids, based on sustainable generation, HVDC is a key technology with new applications. This includes connection of remote wind parks and strengthening of existing AC grids. In addition, traditional applications, such as bulk hydropower transfer and interconnections between regions, play a major role in our transition to sustainable generation and the associated grids. The technology for regional grids with a limited number of nodes is already in place and commercial projects are commissioned. For extensive grids, development and verification are ongoing in parallel to industry standards being discussed in groups such as ENTSO-E and CIGRE.

  5. HVDC transmission power conversion applications in power systems

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    Kim, Chan-Ki; Jang, Gil-Soo; Lim, Seong-Joo; Lee, Seok-Jin

    2009-01-01

    HVDC is a critical solution to several major problems encountered when trying to maintain systemic links and quality in large-scale renewable energy environments. HDVC can resolve a number of issues, including voltage stability of AC power networks, reducing fault current, and optimal management of electric power, ensuring the technology will play an increasingly important role in the electric power industry. To address the pressing need for an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the subject, Kim, Sood, Jang, Lim and Lee have collaborated to produce this key text and reference.  Combin

  6. Coordination Control Strategy for Compound Fault of MMC-HVDC

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    Zhang Ming Guang; Zhang Zhao Yu; Qiu Li Jie; Chen Xi

    2016-01-01

    Single-line to ground fault of DC side and sub-module fault are typical faults of MMC-HVDC. When each of the above faults occurs, the system will give a signal for circuit-breaker releasing, this will result in interruption of power delivery, the stability of the system is greatly reduced. When these two faults occur simultaneously, research on control strategy for compound fault will help to improve the reliability of the system. While single-line to ground fault of DC side happens, only the...

  7. TRANSFORMATION

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    LACKS,S.A.

    2003-10-09

    Transformation, which alters the genetic makeup of an individual, is a concept that intrigues the human imagination. In Streptococcus pneumoniae such transformation was first demonstrated. Perhaps our fascination with genetics derived from our ancestors observing their own progeny, with its retention and assortment of parental traits, but such interest must have been accelerated after the dawn of agriculture. It was in pea plants that Gregor Mendel in the late 1800s examined inherited traits and found them to be determined by physical elements, or genes, passed from parents to progeny. In our day, the material basis of these genetic determinants was revealed to be DNA by the lowly bacteria, in particular, the pneumococcus. For this species, transformation by free DNA is a sexual process that enables cells to sport new combinations of genes and traits. Genetic transformation of the type found in S. pneumoniae occurs naturally in many species of bacteria (70), but, initially only a few other transformable species were found, namely, Haemophilus influenzae, Neisseria meningitides, Neisseria gonorrheae, and Bacillus subtilis (96). Natural transformation, which requires a set of genes evolved for the purpose, contrasts with artificial transformation, which is accomplished by shocking cells either electrically, as in electroporation, or by ionic and temperature shifts. Although such artificial treatments can introduce very small amounts of DNA into virtually any type of cell, the amounts introduced by natural transformation are a million-fold greater, and S. pneumoniae can take up as much as 10% of its cellular DNA content (40).

  8. Transformation

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    Peters, Terri

    2011-01-01

    Artiklen diskuterer ordet "transformation" med udgangspunkt i dels hvorledes ordet bruges i arkitektfaglig terminologi og dels med fokus på ordets potentielle indhold og egnethed i samme teminologi.......Artiklen diskuterer ordet "transformation" med udgangspunkt i dels hvorledes ordet bruges i arkitektfaglig terminologi og dels med fokus på ordets potentielle indhold og egnethed i samme teminologi....

  9. Transformation

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    Peters, Terri

    2011-01-01

    Artiklen diskuterer ordet "transformation" med udgangspunkt i dels hvorledes ordet bruges i arkitektfaglig terminologi og dels med fokus på ordets potentielle indhold og egnethed i samme teminologi.......Artiklen diskuterer ordet "transformation" med udgangspunkt i dels hvorledes ordet bruges i arkitektfaglig terminologi og dels med fokus på ordets potentielle indhold og egnethed i samme teminologi....

  10. Coordination Control Strategy for Compound Fault of MMC-HVDC

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    Zhang Ming Guang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Single-line to ground fault of DC side and sub-module fault are typical faults of MMC-HVDC. When each of the above faults occurs, the system will give a signal for circuit-breaker releasing, this will result in interruption of power delivery, the stability of the system is greatly reduced. When these two faults occur simultaneously, research on control strategy for compound fault will help to improve the reliability of the system. While single-line to ground fault of DC side happens, only the electric potential auxiliary point of DC side is changed, system’s power transport normally. When sub-module is fault, redundancy fault-tolerated control strategy is presented, which replace the failed sub-modules with equal number of redundant sub-modules, it can restrain the fluctuation of direct current. A double terminals and 21 voltage-level MMC-HVDC system simulation model is set up in PSCAD/EMTDC. From the computation and simulation results, it is concluded that the proposed control strategy is correct for above compound fault, it can achieve rapid recovery after faults, effectively improve fault tolerance of the system, develop the stability and reliability of the system.

  11. TRANSFORMER

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    Baker, W.R.

    1959-08-25

    Transformers of a type adapted for use with extreme high power vacuum tubes where current requirements may be of the order of 2,000 to 200,000 amperes are described. The transformer casing has the form of a re-entrant section being extended through an opening in one end of the cylinder to form a coaxial terminal arrangement. A toroidal multi-turn primary winding is disposed within the casing in coaxial relationship therein. In a second embodiment, means are provided for forming the casing as a multi-turn secondary. The transformer is characterized by minimized resistance heating, minimized external magnetic flux, and an economical construction.

  12. Synthesis of a hybrid model of the VSC FACTS devices and HVDC technologies

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    Borovikov, Yu S.; Gusev, A. S.; Sulaymanov, A. O.; Ufa, R. A.

    2014-10-01

    The motivation of the presented research is based on the need for development of new methods and tools for adequate simulation of FACTS devices and HVDC systems as part of real electric power systems (EPS). The Research object: An alternative hybrid approach for synthesizing VSC-FACTS and -HVDC hybrid model is proposed. The results: the VSC- FACTS and -HVDC hybrid model is designed in accordance with the presented concepts of hybrid simulation. The developed model allows us to carry out adequate simulation in real time of all the processes in HVDC, FACTS devices and EPS as a whole without any decomposition and limitation on their duration, and also use the developed tool for effective solution of a design, operational and research tasks of EPS containing such devices.

  13. Transporte de energía eléctrica en corriente contínua. Enlaces HVDC-VSC

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    Monterrubio Díez, Mario

    2013-01-01

    El proyecto fin de carrera se plantea como un estudio de la tecnología HVDC-VSC, por su carácter novedoso y reciente implantación en los sistemas de transporte de electricidad. Con este trabajo se pretende dar a conocer de modo general la tecnología HVDC y de manera particular la variante HVDC-VSC.

  14. Restoration of Normal Frequency Affected by Small Load Variations Through HVDC link Using Neuro-Fuzzy Approach

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    Anil Kumar Sharma,; Dr. G. K. Joshi,; Tarun Kumar De; Shyam Krishan Joshi

    2011-01-01

    HVDC power transmission is coming up with merits to replace the EHV-AC system. The controller inverter operation can successfully regulate the power in HVDC link leading to fulfillment ofpower demand in A.C. networks caused by sudden rise in loading. Since overloading and unloading both lead to the departure of operating frequency below or above normal, its control for normalization isexercised through control of power flow in HVDC Link. Also the same is achieved by adjusting firing delay ang...

  15. HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants: Review and Outlook of Current Research

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    Glasdam, Jakob Bærholm; Zeni, Lorenzo; Gryning, Mikkel

    2013-01-01

    these challenges through three coordinated PhD projects in close collaboration with leading academia within the field. The overall goal of these projects is to acquire indepth knowledge of relevant operating phenomena in the offshore OWPP grid, rich with power electronics devices (PEDs) such as the HVDC...... of the projects will be developed and validated models of e.g. the HVDC system, methodologies for assessment of control system stability and fault identification in implemented control system....

  16. HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants: Review and Outlook of Current Research

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    Glasdam, Jakob; Zeni, Lorenzo; Gryning, Mikkel

    2013-01-01

    these challenges through three coordinated PhD projects in close collaboration with leading academia within the field. The overall goal of these projects is to acquire in-depth knowledge of relevant operating phenomena in the offshore OWPP grid, rich with power electronics devices (PEDs) such as the HVDC...... of the projects will be developed and validated models of e.g. the HVDC system, methodologies for assessment of control system stability and fault identification in implemented control system....

  17. Innovation on Energy Power Technology (8)First HVDC Transmission System in Japan

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    Sampei, Masatoshi

    This paper is an episode concerning the Hokkaido-Honshu HVDC Link that is the first High Voltage DC Current transmission system in Japan. The effort to the commissioning of the first stage of this system is explained. Moreover, it explains the research and development executed to achieve 600MW of this system that is the final stage. In addition, the adoption episode of the frequency control method introduced for Hokkaido-Honshu HVDC Link is explained.

  18. Alternatives for Primary Frequency Control Contribution from Wind Power Plants Connected to VSC-HVDC Intertie

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    Laukhamar, Andreas Grøsvik; Zeni, Lorenzo; Sørensen, Poul Ejnar

    how a large offshore wind power plant (OWPP) with high voltage direct current (HVDC) intertie connection to two asynchronous onshore AC power systems can be part of the solution in providing short-term mutual active power balancing. The primary frequency control is investigated for four different...... in a sharing of the primary reserves and rolling inertia between the two onshore AC power systems connected to the HVDC intertie, whilst also exploiting the OWPP in the primary frequency control scheme....

  19. 利用自适应时间步长有限元法计算换流变压器油纸绝缘结构瞬态电场%Adaptive time step FEM for the calculation of transient electric field in oil-paper insulation construction of HVDC transformer

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    刘刚; 李琳; 纪锋

    2011-01-01

    根据各时步的局部截断误差,采用C-N(Crank-Nilcoson)法实现自动改变步长的算法.在分析极性反转电压特点的基础上,利用后向欧拉法,成功解决了在极性反转电压导数不连续点的时步振荡情况.针对换流变压器典型油纸绝缘结构,将定步长C-N法和自适应算法在计算时间和计算时步上进行了对比,结果表明自适应算法可以有效地减少计算次数和计算时间.%An adaptive time-stepping algorithm has been developed in this paper based on each step's local truncation error of C - N (Crank-Nicolson) method. Utilizing the characteristics of polarity reversal voltage, the oscillation of time step at the discontinuity of the derivative of polarity reversal voltage has been avoided successfully by the combination of backward Euler method. An oil-paper insulation construction of converter transformer has been calculated by fixed time step C - N method and the proposed adaptive step algorithm respectively. The results show the total steps of calculation and the computation time of the proposed algorithm are much less than the fixed time step C - N method.

  20. 低电平MMC-HVDC样机滤波装置设计%Design of Filtering Device for Low Level Prototype of MMC-HVDC

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    王卫安; 桂卫华

    2011-01-01

    为了确保低电平模块化多电平换流器直流输电(MMC-HVDC)样机注入公共电网的谐波含量符合现有的电能质量标准条例,对其进行配套的滤波装置设计是必要的.文章根据MMC拓扑结构特点,推导出了MMC的等值电路,并将MMC看成一个有多种谐波的谐波电压源,从而设计了MMC交流侧谐波的等效电路.在此基础上,结合MMC-HVDC的调制策略,设计出了与样机配套的滤波装置,仿真结果表明了其滤波装置设计方法的正确性.%In order to ensure the harmonic of common electric network injected by low level prototype of modular multilevel converter high voltage direct current (MMC-HVDC) could accord with existing electric power quality standard regulations, it is necessary to design filtering devices for the prototype. According to the topology structure of MMC, an equivalent circuit was deduced, and regarding MMC as one harmonic source con-tairfing multiform harmonics, the equivalent circuit which could calculate the harmonic at AC side of MMC was obtained. Based on above, and combined with modulation strategy of MMC-HVDC, the filters for the prototype were designed. Simulation results show the method to design the filtering devices is correct.

  1. Cascaded resonant bridge converters

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    Stuart, Thomas A. (Inventor)

    1989-01-01

    A converter for converting a low voltage direct current power source to a higher voltage, high frequency alternating current output for use in an electrical system where it is desired to use low weight cables and other circuit elements. The converter has a first stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which converts the direct current power source to an alternating current by means of switching elements that are operated by a variable frequency voltage regulator, a transformer to step up the voltage of the alternating current, and a rectifier bridge to convert the alternating current to a direct current first stage output. The converter further has a second stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which is connected in series to the first stage converter to receive its direct current output and convert it to a second stage high frequency alternating current output by means of switching elements that are operated by a fixed frequency oscillator. The voltage of the second stage output is controlled at a relatively constant value by controlling the first stage output voltage, which is accomplished by controlling the frequency of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller in response to second stage voltage. Fault tolerance in the event of a load short circuit is provided by making the operation of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller responsive to first and second stage current limiting devices. The second stage output is connected to a rectifier bridge whose output is connected to the input of the second stage to provide good regulation of output voltage wave form at low system loads.

  2. 交流系统故障时 VSC-HVDC 的保护策略研究

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    王帅

    2015-01-01

    本文分析了交流系统电压平衡时 VSC-HVDC 系统的控制策略,阐述了柔性直流输电系统的控制,SC-HVDC 系统的控制策略,内环电流控制器设计,VSC-HVDC 系统仿真与分析,指出交流系统故障时VSC-HVDC 系统的控制策略。

  3. 模块化多电平直流输电联网风电场时的低电压穿越技术%Low Voltage Ride-Through Technology for Wind Farms Connected to Power Grid via MMC-Based HVDC Transmission

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    赵静; 赵成勇; 孙一莹; 张建坡; 敬华兵

    2013-01-01

    It is a better scheme for grid-connection of large-capacity long-distance offshore wind farms via HVDC flexible.Aiming at the problem of applying modular multilevel converter-based HVDC (MMC-HVDC) to grid-connection of large-scale offshore wind farms,corresponding steady-state control strategy for MMC-HVDC is analyzed and researched,and the feasibility of such a scheme is verified by simulation.To ensure that when unsymmetrical fault occurred at the grid-connection point,where the grid-connection system is connected to AC power grid,the not-off-grid operation of wind farm can be sustained,a controller for MMC-HVDC during unsymmetrical fault is designed to isolate the wind farm from the fault and transmit power to AC grid as possible to improve the low voltage ride-through capability of the wind farm.The feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed method are verified by the simulation carried out in PSCAD/EMTDC.%柔性直流输电并网方式对于大容量远距离海上风电场是一种较好的并网方案.针对模块化多电平直流输电(modular multilevel converter-HVDC,MMC-HVDC)应用于大规模风电场联网问题,分析研究了相应的MMC-HVDC稳态控制策略,仿真验证了其可行性.为保证当联网系统与交流系统的并网点发生不对称故障时风电场可以不脱网持续运行,设计了MMC-HVDC不对称故障期间的控制器,以将风电场与故障隔离并尽可能将功率传送至交流系统中,提高了风电场的低电压穿越能力,并在PSCAD/EMTDC中搭建的仿真模型上验证了此方法的可行性及有效性.

  4. Coordinated control of multiple HVDC links using input-output exact linearization

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    Eriksson, Robert; Knazkins, Valerijs; Soeder, Lennart [Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Electric Power Systems, Teknikringen 33, 100 44 Stockholm (Sweden)

    2010-12-15

    This paper is concerned with the investigation of a new control technique for the conventional High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) link. The proposed technique relies upon nonlinear state feedback linearization of the AC/DC power system. The idea in input-output exact feedback linearization is to algebraically transform nonlinear systems dynamics into a linear control problem using a nonlinear pre-feedback loop, and then for the linearized power system one can design another feedback loop using a well established technique such as a linear-quadratic regulator. The primary goal of the controller presented in this paper is to contribute to the enhancement of both the transient and the small-signal stability of the power system. Since the proposed state feedback linearization does not rely on the assumption that there is only small deviation of the states from an equilibrium, the enhancement of both is feasible. The simulation results obtained in the framework of the study show that the proposed controller is capable of stabilizing the system in various system operating conditions. (author)

  5. Analysis of Planar E+I and ER+I Transformers for Low-Voltage High-Current DC/DC Converters with Focus on Winding Losses and Leakage Inductance

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    Pittini, Riccardo; Zhang, Zhe; Ouyang, Ziwei

    2012-01-01

    In this paper an analysis of two planar transformers designed for high-current switching applications is presented. Typical converter application is represented by fuel and electrolyser cell converters. The transformer designs are based on E+I and ER+I planar cores while the analysis focuses...... on winding resistance and leakage inductances which represent the main concerns related to low-voltage high-current applications. The PCB winding design has a one to one turn ratio with no interleaving between primary and secondary windings. The main goal was to determine if ER planar core could provide...... a significant advantage in terms of winding losses compared to planar E cores. Results from finite element analysis highlight that low frequency winding resistance is lower for the ER core since it is dominated by the lower mean turn length however, as the AC-resistance becomes dominating the winding eddy...

  6. Evaluation of half-bridge modular multilevel converter model for VSC-HVDC transient stability studies

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    Irnawan, Roni; Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria da; Bak, Claus Leth

    2017-01-01

    is described. This RMS model is then simplified by neglecting the inner/current controller. Both detailed and simplified RMS models are then validated against an accurate electromagnetic (EMT) transient model in a point-to-point (PtP) transmission system with different AC network strength, power directions...

  7. 控制方式转换策略下的改进交直流系统潮流算法%A Modified Power Flow Algorithm for AC/DC Power System Under Transformation Strategy of Converter Control Modes

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    陈厚合; 李国庆; 姜涛

    2011-01-01

    The transformation strategy among converter control modes is analyzed. Considering the interaction effects between AC and DC system under different converter control modes, a new power flow algorithm that can suitable for the transformation strategy of converter control modes is proposed. Based on the sequential solution, the elements of special nodes in Jacobian matrix of AC system are effectively modified; in the transformation strategy based on converter control modes the key state variables of converter are reasonably chosen and the product of the cosine value of the control angle with the transformation ratio of transformer tap is processes as one state variable to effectively avoid the off-limit of cosine value of the control angle or that of transformer tap during the iteration. The proposed algorithm is mathematically clear and easy to achieve. Simulation results show that the proposed algorithm is accurate, rapid and reliable.%分析了换流器控制方式的转换策略。考虑在不同控制方式下交直流系统的相互影响,提出一种能够满足换流器控制方式转换策略的潮流计算方法。以顺序求解法为基础,对交流系统雅可比矩阵的特殊节点元素进行有效修正;基于换流器控制方式转换策略合理选取换流器关键状态变量,并将控制角余弦值和变压器分接头变比乘积作为一个状态变量处理,有效地避免了迭代过程中控制角余弦值或变压器分接头越限情况发生。该算法数学概念清晰、易于实现。仿真结果验证了该算法的准确性、快速性和可靠性。

  8. Modular Multilevel Converter solutions with few Sub-Modules for wind power application

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    Smirnova, Liudmila; Pyrhönen, Juha; Ma, Ke;

    2014-01-01

    Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC) is a topology where series connection of Sub-Modules (SM) is used to achieve almost sinusoidal output voltage. The MMC converter with a large number of SMs is actively used in high voltage DC (HVDC) transmission systems where a bulky converter is not a difficult...... issue. In this paper the possibility to use a MMC with just a few SMs for wind power application with limited space in the nacelle is analysed. The current loading, electrical losses and thermal performance of the power devices in the converter solutions studied are analysed. It is shown that an MMC...... converter with full-bridge (FB) SMs has a more uniform loss and temperature distribution among the semiconductor devices than an MMC with half-bridge (HB) SMs. The reliability of the MMC converters is also investigated in terms of thermal loading....

  9. OAM mode converter in twisted fibers

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    Usuga Castaneda, Mario A.; Beltran-Mejia, Felipe; Cordeiro, Cristiano

    2014-01-01

    We analyze the case of an OAM mode converter based on a twisted fiber, through finite element simulations where we exploit an equivalence between geometric and material transformations. The obtained converter has potential applications in MDM. © 2014 OSA.......We analyze the case of an OAM mode converter based on a twisted fiber, through finite element simulations where we exploit an equivalence between geometric and material transformations. The obtained converter has potential applications in MDM. © 2014 OSA....

  10. A novel protection method for VSC-HVDC transmission lines using single-end zero-mode current%利用零模电流的VSC-HVDC输电线路单端量保护原理研究

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    宋国兵; 冉孟兵; 靳幸福; 齐倩; 刘甜; 万青

    2014-01-01

    电压源换流器型直流输电(Voltage Source Converter HVDC,VSC-HVDC)控制系统复杂,故障承受能力差,研究适用于VSC-HVDC系统的高性能保护十分必要。分析了三相两电平VSC-HVDC系统的结构特性及VSC-HVDC系统的零模网络,并在此基础上提出了一种单端电气量保护。该方法仅需单端电流量,对直流线路一端正负极电流之和进行积分得到零模电流,根据零模电流的幅值大小可以判断出区内单极故障,适用于正负极对称运行的三相两电平 VSC-HVDC系统。算法简单可行,在时域进行,计算量小,对采样率要求低。利用PSCAD搭建VSC-HVDC系统进行仿真,仿真结果表明,该原理能够快速可靠地动作区内单极故障。%As the control system of Voltage Source Converter HVDC(VSC-HVDC) is very complex, its resistance to fault is poor. It’s necessary to do research on the protection of VSC-HVDC. This paper analyzes the structural characteristics and zero-mode network of VSC-HVDC, and proposes a single-end protection further. The proposed method needs only single-end zero-mode current which is obtained by integrating the sum of negative pole and positive pole currents. And the amplitude is used to distinguish internal single-pole-to-ground fault. The method applies to three-phase two-level VSC-HVDC system at positive and negative pole symmetrical operation status. The algorithm is very simple and implemented in time domain, needs fewer amount of computations, and its sampling frequency is lower. The PSCAD is used for fault simulation. Simulation results show that the proposed protection principle can find the internal single-pole-to-ground fault reliably and rapidly.

  11. A Hybrid HVDC System With DC Fault Ride-through Capability%一种具有直流故障穿越能力的混合直流输电系统

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    郭春义; 赵成勇; 彭茂兰; 刘炜

    2015-01-01

    针对一种整流侧采用电网换相换流器(line commutated converter,LCC)、逆变侧采用LCC与模块化多电平换流器(modular multilevel converter,MMC)串联的混合直流输电拓扑结构进行研究,建立混合直流输电系统模型,推导稳态数学模型,设计系统协调控制策略,并分析其穿越直流故障的机理。在PSCAD/EMTDC仿真环境下搭建混合直流输电的模型,对系统的启动、稳态、交流故障及直流故障穿越特性进行研究。仿真结果表明:系统具有良好的启动和稳态特性; MMC可改善逆变侧交流系统电压稳定性,降低换相失败发生的概率;系统具有直流故障穿越与快速恢复的特性,适用于架空线路输电的场合。%This paper investigated a hybrid high voltage direct current (HVDC) system, in which the rectifier adopts line commutated converter (LCC) and the inverter was composed by LCC in series with the modular multilevel converter (MMC). The model of this hybrid HVDC system was developed, steady-state mathematical model was deduced, the coordinated control strategy was designed, and the DC fault ride-through capability was analyzed in this paper. The hybrid HVDC system was built in the PSCAD/EMTDC simulation environment. Simulation results show that the hybrid HVDC system possesses favorable start-up and steady performances, the risk of commutation failure is reduced due to the effective regulation of inverter AC busbar voltage by MMC, and the hybrid HVDC system possesses the DC fault ride-through and quick recovery capability, which can be applied for the overhead line transmission.

  12. Offshore grid transmission planning using approximated HVDC power flows

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    Torbaghan, Shahab Shariat; Rawn, Barry G.; Gibescu, Madeleine; Meijden, Mart van der [Delft Univ. of Technology (Netherlands). Dept. of Electrical Sustainable Energy

    2012-07-01

    In this paper we introduce an optimization framework which determines a socially optimum design of a HVDC offshore grid, under the assumption of a centralized network expansion planning scheme. This gives the optimum grid topology and interconnections capacity. In addition, the analytical solution to the optimization problem yields a market structure that expresses the relationship between the different regions' electricity prices and congestion charges associated with the interconnections. The optimization model sets the transmission capacities in a way that congestion shadow prices to be collected by the end of the economic lifetime of the project pay off the initial investment capital. We use this framework to study the impact of exercising different dispatching policies on the optimum design of the grid. The framework is applied to a multi-bus test system that functions under 8 different time periods. (orig.)

  13. Aswan HighDam/Cairo proposed HVDC transmission system

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    Ahmed Y.M.R. Salama

    2014-03-01

    The DC lines can carry more much power with two conductors than the power transmitted using an AC lines with three conductors of the same size. For the given power level, a DC line requires simpler and cheaper towers (From economical point of view, already installed towers for AC system can be used. Also reduced conductor sizes and insulator can be used. The power transmission losses also will be reduced to about two-thirds of the comparable AC system. The absence of skin effect with DC is also beneficial in reducing power losses marginally. Due to its fast controllability, HVDC transmission system has full control over transmitted power, an ability to enhance transient and dynamic stability in associated AC networks and can limit fault currents levels in the DC lines.

  14. Improvement of Wind Energy Production through HVDC Systems

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    Morris Brenna

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Variable and non-programmable resources, such as solar and wind, have undergone a stunning growth in recent years and are likely to gain even more importance in the future. Their strong presence in the national electricity mix has created issues in many countries regarding the secure operation of the power system. In order to guarantee the stability of the system, several TSOs have resorted to wind energy curtailment, which represents a waste of clean energy and an economic loss. In order to analyze this issue, a model of the Italian power system was developed, a program able to simulate the electricity dispatching mechanism. The model was, then, used to evaluate possible solutions to reduce wind curtailment. In particular, a proposal for the construction of an HVDC line linking Southern and Northern Italy was studied.

  15. Cost estimation of HVDC transmission system of Bangka's NPP candidates

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    Liun, Edwaren; Suparman

    2014-09-01

    Regarding nuclear power plant development in Bangka Island, it can be estimated that produced power will be oversupply for the Bangka Island and needs to transmit to Sumatra or Java Island. The distance between the regions or islands causing considerable loss of power in transmission by alternating current, and a wide range of technical and economical issues. The objective of this paper addresses to economics analysis of direct current transmission system to overcome those technical problem. Direct current transmission has a stable characteristic, so that the power delivery from Bangka to Sumatra or Java in a large scale efficiently and reliably can be done. HVDC system costs depend on the power capacity applied to the system and length of the transmission line in addition to other variables that may be different.

  16. Limiting electric fields of HVDC overhead power lines.

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    Leitgeb, N

    2014-05-01

    As a consequence of the increased use of renewable energy and the now long distances between energy generation and consumption, in Europe, electric power transfer by high-voltage (HV) direct current (DC) overhead power lines gains increasing importance. Thousands of kilometers of them are going to be built within the next years. However, existing guidelines and regulations do not yet contain recommendations to limit static electric fields, which are one of the most important criteria for HVDC overhead power lines in terms of tower design, span width and ground clearance. Based on theoretical and experimental data, in this article, static electric fields associated with adverse health effects are analysed and various criteria are derived for limiting static electric field strengths.

  17. 基于多回直流功率转移的受端电网节假日期间电压控制%Voltage Control for Receiving End Power Grid Based on Power Transfer in Multi Infeed HVDC Transmission System During Holidays

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    缪源诚; 程浩忠; 庄侃沁

    2014-01-01

    节假日期间,电网负荷大幅下降,潮流轻载导致容性无功过剩,电压显著升高。对于多直流馈入受端电网,受直流换流站内绝对最小滤波器投入组数的制约,密集落点的多个直流换流站在直流低功率运行方式下会同时向交流电网注入大量容性无功,导致电网电压大幅升高且难以通过常规电压调整手段控制。提出了考虑多回直流功率转移的电压控制策略,在不改变直流总送电计划的基础上,通过优化分配多回直流的功率来改变直流与交流电网的无功交换数量,进而有效降低电网电压。华东电网实际案例和仿真计算均显示,在多回直流之间进行有功功率转移能有效地改善多直流馈入受端电网的无功潮流分布,合理控制系统电压。%Due to significant decrease of power load during holidays, the light load leads to the excess of capacitive reactive power and it causes the voltage rise evidently. For AC power grid located at the receiving end of multi infeed HVDC transmission system, restricted by absolute minimum number of the switched on filter banks in the HVDC converter station, under low DC power operating mode the multi HVDC converter stations, which are densely arranged in a limited area, inject a great amount capacitive reactive power simultaneously intoAC power grid located at the receiving end of multi infeed HVDC transmission system, therefore AC grid voltage significantly rises and it is hard to be controlled by conventional voltage regulation measures. A voltage control strategy, in which the DC power transfer among multi HVDC infeeds is considered, is proposed, without changing the total HVDC transmission plan, the interchanged reactive power amount between HVDC transmission system and AC power grid is changed by optimally allocating the power among multi HVDC infeeds, and further the AC grid voltage can be effectively decreased. Both actual case of East China

  18. Control Strategy and Experimental Study of Hybrid HVDC Circuit Breaker%混合式高压直流断路器的控制策略与实验研究

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    杜翼; 江道灼; 陈可; 王玉芬; 尹瑞; 张弛

    2014-01-01

    现有的高压直流断路器能够在几十ms内断开电路,但对于高压直流输电系统,远不能达到要求。基于半导体的高压直流断路器能克服动作速度上的问题,但需要大量电力电子开关器件串并联,有很高的技术难度,同时会产生大量损耗。为了克服上述缺点,采用一种混合式高压直流断路器的拓扑结构。首先介绍了断路器开通和关断的原理,接着提出一种故障预处理的控制策略,在故障发生时提前进行换流,从而缩短故障发生后线路开断的时间;最后利用PSCAD进行建模仿真,制作了单元样机进行降压实验。仿真和实验结果证明:在系统发生短路的情况下,混合式直流断路器能够快速开断短路电流,还可以在直流线路分断后为直流线路及负载中储存的能量提供释放回路。%Existing HVDC circuit breakers are capable of interrupting HVDC currents within several tens of milliseconds, but this is too slow to fulfill the requirements of a reliable HVDC grid.HVDC breakers based on semiconductors can easily overcome the limitations of operating speed,but need large number of the series (parallel ) connection of electronic switching devices;at the same time, it requires high technology and generates a lot of loss. To overcome these shortcomings,a topology of hybrid HVDC circuit breaker was introduced.Firstly,this paper described the principle of hybrid HVDC circuit breaker;then a control strategy of fault pretreatment was also proposed,that was the pre-action of the converter when fault occurred,in order to improve the breaking speed of the hybrid circuit breaker;at last the modeling and simulation were carried out on the hybrid HVDC circuit breaker by PSCAD,and unit prototype was made for the step-down experiments.The simulation and experimental results prove that:when a short circuit occurs,the hybrid HVDC circuit breaker can quickly break the short-circuit current

  19. VSC-HVDC Technology Suitable for Bulk Power Overhead Line Transmission%大容量架空线柔性直流输电关键技术及前景展望

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    徐政; 薛英林; 张哲任

    2014-01-01

    To make the voltage source converter based high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) system extend to long distance bulk power overhead line transmission is the inherent requirement of energy source distribution in China and future trend of power grid development. However, the challenges associated with the state-of-the-art VSC-HVDC system mainly include: a) difficulty to handle dc fault, b) less transmission capacity compared with the traditional HVDC systems, and c) difficulty to select grounding point. For the first challenge, this paper analyzes vulnerability of the existing topologies against dc faults, focusing on an overview of the topologies with dc fault ride-through capability. According to the characteristics of dc fault processing, these topologies can be divided into three basic types. Furthermore, advantages and defects of these typical topologies are discussed. For the second and third challenges, to achieve a high voltage and power level, a bipolar VSC-HVDC topology with assembly converter is proposed. In this topology, each pole consists of several basic converter units (BCU) in series or in parallel; between the positive pole and the negative pole is the neutral bus which is connected to the ground electrode. Furthermore, the advantages and shortcomings of the possible grounding modes are summarized. At last, according to the unidirectional energy flow characteristics of China, two basic VSC-HVDC structures are analyzed.%柔性直流输电技术(voltage source converter based high voltage direct current,VSC-HVDC)应用于远距离大容量架空线输电是实现我国能源资源优化配置的客观要求,也是电网技术发展的未来趋势。目前柔性直流输电技术扩展到架空线输电场合所面临的关键问题有:直流线路故障难以快速清除、输送容量难以与传统直流输电相媲拟、主接线方式和接地方式选择原则还没有定论等。针对问题1,分析现有工程所采用的拓扑结构

  20. A Categorization of Converter Station Controllers Within Multi-terminal DC Transmission Systems

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    Irnawan, Roni; Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria da; Bak, Claus Leth;

    2016-01-01

    As more and more VSC-HVDC links are planned and commissioned, interconnection of neighboring links or connection to an existing link becomes a feasible step towards secure and reliable multi-terminal DC (MTDC) transmission systems. Multi-vendor MTDC (MV-MTDC) operation is anticipated as an impact...... of this gradual DC grids development. In order to achieve certain operation conditions, DC grid controller needs to send specific control settings to individual converter station controls. One of the challenges in MV-MTDC transmission systems occurs in coordination of converters since different types...... of controller might exist in the same system. It is therefore important to identify the parameters required by the converter station controllers to ensure a smooth coordination. In this paper, different converter station controllers available in the literatures are categorized. Challenges of converter station...

  1. Study on Optical Fiber Drive and Detection Strategy in HVDC Light%轻型高压直流输电中的光纤驱动及检测策略

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    赵鹏; 肖岚

    2011-01-01

    非并网风电最主要的应用前景为具有直流负载特性的高耗能产业。非常适合于轻型高压直流输电(HVDCLight)。HVDCLight中,增加传输信号的抗电磁干扰能力,提高信号的速度和精度是当前研究的热点。为了将变换器的功率电路地与控制电路地进行电气隔离,使电源安全稳定地工作,设计了基于高压环境的光纤隔离驱动策略和光纤隔离检测策略。为了满足高压信号实时检测的需要,采用“V/F转换-光纤传输-F/v转换”方式进行转换、传输和检测;为了满足高压驱动的需要,采用M57962AL结合光纤来实现。实验验证了该方案的可行性。它具有隔离电压等级高、传输精度高、速度快等优点。%The non-grid-connection wind power is mainly used in high energy consumption industries with DC load, especially in the High Voltage Direct Current Light (HVDC Light), where advancing the transmission capabiliW of anti-electromagnetic and improving the speed and accuracy are one of the hot spots of current researches. The fiber-optical isolation drive and fiber-optical detection strategy in high voltage environment are put forward, which are proposed through making electrical isolation between power supply from the ground of converter circuit and control circuit to finally ensure the stable and safe work of power supply. On the one hand, the method of "the V/F transform-fiber optical transmission-F/V transform" to convert, transmit and detect signals is used to realize any specific detection of the high voltage signal. On the other hand, the method using fiber optic combined with M57962AL is used to achieve the high voltage drive. The achieved results of experiment demonstrate the feasibility of the proposal, which is quite suitable for HVDC Light and could be widely applied due to the flowing characteristics: the high voltage of isolation, high precision and fast speed of transmission, etc.

  2. Capacitor performance limitations in high power converter applications

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    El-Khatib, Walid Ziad; Holbøll, Joachim; Rasmussen, Tonny Wederberg

    2013-01-01

    High voltage low inductance capacitors are used in converters as HVDC-links, snubber circuits and sub model (MMC) capacitances. They facilitate the possibility of large peak currents under high frequent or transient voltage applications. On the other hand, using capacitors with larger equivalent...... series inductances include the risk of transient overvoltages, with a negative effect on life time and reliability of the capacitors. These allowable limits of such current and voltage peaks are decided by the ability of the converter components, including the capacitors, to withstand them over...... the expected life time. In this paper results are described from investigations on the electrical environment of these capacitors, including all the conditions they would be exposed to, thereby trying to find the tradeoffs needed to find a suitable capacitor. Different types of capacitors with the same voltage...

  3. Transmission of Power to the Island Using HVDC (From Indian continent to Lakshadweep island

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    B. Vijayalakshmi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available HVDC transmission is more effective and economically cheaper where bulk power is to be transmitted over long distance. Hence the surplus power from a remote place can be exported to the needy place at cheaper rate. The HVDC system require only one transmission wire and the ground return or seawater can be used as an another line. The Lakshadweep Island is located at faraway place from the northeast part of India where the surplus power is available. The seawater for return path is available. The diesel for D.G set is transported from Indian mainland through ship where lot of economy is lost only for transportation. In this paper the transmission of HVDC from Indian mainland to Lakshadweep is analyzed at economically cheaper rate.

  4. Voltage Stability Bifurcation Analysis for AC/DC Systems with VSC-HVDC

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    Yanfang Wei

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available A voltage stability bifurcation analysis approach for modeling AC/DC systems with VSC-HVDC is presented. The steady power model and control modes of VSC-HVDC are briefly presented firstly. Based on the steady model of VSC-HVDC, a new improved sequential iterative power flow algorithm is proposed. Then, by use of continuation power flow algorithm with the new sequential method, the voltage stability bifurcation of the system is discussed. The trace of the P-V curves and the computation of the saddle node bifurcation point of the system can be obtained. At last, the modified IEEE test systems are adopted to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

  5. Centrally Coordinated Control of Multiple HVDC Links for Power Oscillation Damping

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    Eriksson, Robert; Söder, Lennart

    2010-06-01

    This paper presents a method of how to design a centrally coordinated controller for several HVDC links. The controller increases the damping of the power oscillations by modulating the current through the HVDC links coordinately. To design a centrally coordinated controller a reduced order open system model is estimated. The open system model of the power system is developed by using black-box system identifications techniques. The current setpoint change through the HVDC links is the set of input signals and, the speeds of the generators are the set of outputs. Numerical Algorithms for Subspace State-Space System Identification (N4SID) is used to identify a model. This controller design method increases the damping significantly which is shown for a small power system.

  6. DC breakdown characteristics of silicone polymer composites for HVDC insulator applications

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    Han, Byung-Jo; Seo, In-Jin; Seong, Jae-Kyu; Hwang, Young-Ho; Yang, Hai-Won

    2015-11-01

    Critical components for HVDC transmission systems are polymer insulators, which have stricter requirements that are more difficult to achieve compared to those of HVAC insulators. In this study, we investigated the optimal design of HVDC polymer insulators by using a DC electric field analysis and experiments. The physical properties of the polymer specimens were analyzed to develop an optimal HVDC polymer material, and four polymer specimens were prepared for DC breakdown experiments. Single and reverse polarity breakdown tests were conducted to analyze the effect of temperature on the breakdown strength of the polymer. In addition, electric fields were analyzed via simulations, in which a small-scale polymer insulator model was applied to prevent dielectric breakdown due to electric field concentration, with four DC operating conditions taken into consideration. The experimental results show that the electrical breakdown strength and the electric field distribution exhibit significant differences in relation to different DC polarity transition procedures.

  7. A robust adaptive control with unmodeled dynamic for HVDC transmission systems

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    YAN Quan; LI Xing-yuan; WANG Lu; LIU Hong-chao; CHEN Shu-beng

    2006-01-01

    Utilizing the feature of quick response of HVDC to improve the performance of AC/DC system has become the emphasis to be researched.This paper introduces firstly the principle of the robust adaptive control of nonlinear systems with unmodeled dynamics,then developed the robust adaptive additional control of HVDC with unmodeled dynamics of generator in order to improve stability of power system.The additional control of HVDC with unmodeled dynamics only uses the local signals and its design is simple,furthermore it can obviously improve the stability of power system in different operational conditions.Experimental results using the presented concepts obtained on single machine infinite bus model are also included.These results prove the efficiency of the control scheme.The design process of controller provided a new idea to design controller by use of simplified model.

  8. Wavelength Converters

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    Kloch, Allan; Hansen, Peter Bukhave; Wolfson, David;

    1999-01-01

    at 2.5 Gbit/s, the regeneration causes a reduction of the required input power to an in-line EDFA of ~6 dB for a power penalty of 1 dB at a bit error rate of 10-9. If two converters are concatenated the power requirement is reduced ~8 dB. Obviously, the power reduction allows for longer spans between....... It is predicted that jitter accumulation can be minimised by using a 9-10 dB ratio between the signal and CW power also assuring a high extinction ratio. Using this guideline simulations show that 20 cross-gain modulation converters can be cascaded at 10 Gbit/s with only ~20 ps of accumulated jitter...... and an extinction ratio of ~10 dB.The regenerative capabilities of the cross-phase converters are described and verified experimentally at 20 Gbit/s, where the noise redistribution and improvement of the signal-to-noise ratio clearly is demonstrated by controlling the input power to an EDFA. In a similar experiment...

  9. Advanced High Power DC-DC Converter using A Novel Type Voltage Source Full-Bridge Soft-Switching PWM Inverter with High Frequency Transformer Link for Arc Welding Applications

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    Morimoto, Keiki; Doi, Toshimitsu; Manabe, Haruhiko; Ahmed, Tarek; Hiraki, Eiji; Lee, Hyun-Woo; Nakaoka, Mutsuo

    This paper presents a new circuit topology of full-bridge soft-switching PWM inverter linked DC-DC power converter composed of conventional full-bridge high frequency PWM inverter with high frequency transformer and an active quasi-resonant snubber consisting of an additional power switching device in series with DC busline and a lossless capacitor in parallel with DC busline. Under this proposed high frequency soft-switching PWM inverter linked DC-DC converter, four power switches in the full-bridge arms and DC busline series switch can achieve ZVS at turn-off commutation. By developing the advanced soft-switching PWM high frequency inverter type DC-DC converter, although the conduction power loss of DC busline series power switch increases a little, the total turn-off switching loss of full-bridge high frequency inverter power modules can be sufficiently lowered more and more in the higher frequency range of 60kHz. As a result, when the switching frequency of high frequency inverter power stage using IGBT power modules is designed so as to be more than about 10kHz, the more the switching frequency of inverter increases, the more this high frequency soft-switching DC-DC converter has remarkable advantage as for the power conversion efficiency as compared with the conventional hard-switching PWM inverter DC-DC converter. Its practical effectiveness of high power density and high performance is actually proved for TIG arc welding equipment in industry.

  10. Design of Flex HVDC System Based on The Industrial Control Platform%基于工业控制平台柔性直流输电仿真系统设计

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    康建爽; 周群英; 曹森; 郝俊芳; 孙宝丹; 蒋怀震

    2014-01-01

    As the traditional flex HVDC project has the disadvantage of high switching frequency、 the dynamic pressure balance be-tween the bridge arm modules and high energy consumption and so on, the modular multi-level technology is put forward to use in the flex HVDC project.In this paper, a detailed converter bridge arm topology is structured, and specific analysis of the charge-dis-charge process of sub-modules of the bridge arm.From the converter station topology, analysis the active power and reactive power algorithm, and design the converter controller based on the industrial control platform; Test and analyze the simulation result got from the actual loop simulation system based on the mainstream RTDS simulation platform.Throughout the design process, it is use-ful for the industrial flex HVDC control and protection system design.Finally give the prospect of the application of flex HVDC sys-tem.%针对传统柔性直流输电工程换流器桥臂开关频率高、桥臂模块间动态均压困难、系统能耗大等缺点,提出将模块化多电平控制技术应用于实际柔性直流输电工程。结合模块化换流器桥臂结构详细分析其充电过程及换流站电路结构,推导柔性直流有功功率、无功功率控制算法,并通过实际工业级控制平台完成换流器桥臂控制器设计;结合主流RTDS仿真平台搭建实际闭环仿真系统,完成工业级柔性直流控制器控制功能仿真测试并对仿真结果进行总结。整个设计过程对今后柔性直流输电控制保护系统工程化设计有实际借鉴意义。最后,对柔性直流推广应用进行展望。

  11. Research on Influences of Converter Transformer on DC Ice-Melting Device%换流变压器在直流融冰装置中的作用研究

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    何鹏飞; 王渝红; 李兴源; 魏巍; 李思思; 邹家勇; 吴怡敏; 何琰

    2012-01-01

    DC ice melting is one of the most mature and feasible ice melting methods. Based on existing DC ice-melting technology and by means of researching minimum ice-melting current and ice-melting power of DC ice-melting and the action of harmonic voltages, the influences of using or not making use of converter transformer on both DC ice-melting device and AC transmission line are analyzed to provide a new thinking of applying DC ice-melting. Combining with a certain ice-melting item of Sichuan power grid, the conditions of whether converter transformer could be applied in engineering practice are obtained by PSCAD/EMTD simulation. Results of PSCAD/EMTD simulation show that when the length of the transmission line to be ice-melted is short and the needed ice-melting current is not too high, the converter transformer could be not utilized to reduce the investment for the ice-melting device and ensure secure and stable operation of power grid; when the length of the transmission line to be ice-melted is long and the larger DC voltage drop is needed, the converter transformer should be utilized to adjust the firing angle and reduce reactive power loss.."%直流融冰是目前最为成熟和可行的融冰手段之一.文章在现有直流融冰技术的基础上,通过对直流融冰的最小融冰电流、直流融冰功率以及谐波电压的研究,分析使用和不使用换流变压器对直流融冰装置和交流线路的影响,为直流融冰的应用提供了一个新的思路.结合四川电网某融冰工程项目,使用PSCAD/EMTDC软件仿真得出使用换流变压器的工程实际应用条件和限制范围,研究成果成功应用在四川电网直流融冰项目设计工作中,可供今后工程参考.

  12. 天广工程直流线路突变量保护误动作分析%Analysis on the Fault Trip of Bipole DC Line Protection in Tianguang HVDC

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    田庆

    2012-01-01

    笔者分析了天广直流控制保护系统改造完成后发生的3次双极线路保护动作事件,剖析其中直流线路突变量保护误动作的原因.根据天生桥换流站和广州换流站的实际录波和实际过程,结合厂家给出的突变量保护定值和整定思想,分析导致突变量保护误动作的因素.笔者给出了2个解决方案——降低低电压保护定值和增大突变量保护的动作延时,并经实践验证正确,为以后更好地实施直流控制保护系统国产化改造提供参考.%This paper analyses three bipole line protection accidents after the completion of the Tianguang HVDC control and protection regenerated system. The reason of DC line dU/dt protection fault trip is given according to the transient fault record in Tianshenqiao converter station and Guangzhou converter station. The set value of dU/ dt protection and the setting process are studied in order to understand the fault trip. Two corresponding methods, lowing the under voltage protection value and increasing the dU/dt protection value, are put forward which are proved by the field effect. When these methods are utilized in future China home-produced HVDC control and protection system, the HVDC can operate better.

  13. Digital controller for hybrid filter in HVDC based on approximate inverse system

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    SU Ling; ZHAO Dong-yuan; CHEN Jian-ye; WANG Zan-ji

    2006-01-01

    In order to eliminate the characteristic harmonics in high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems and to simplify the analog controller structure,this paper proposes a new digital controller by adopting an approximate inverse system control strategy according to the frequency response characteristic of the hybrid power filter.The proposed digital controller is implemented with a TMS320C32 DSP,including a series of parallel digital band-pass filters,phase shifters and amplifiers.The results of both simulations based on PSCAD and experiments on a 30 kVA HVDC system prove that the proposed digital control system is stable and efficient for eliminating the harmonics.

  14. DC Vs AC - War Of Currents For Future Power Systems A HVDC Technology Overview

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    Anil K. Rai

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available DC vs AC discussion began in 1880s with development of first commercial power transmission in Wall Street New York. Later when AC technology came into notice by efforts of inventor and researcher Sir Nicola Tesla soon the advantages of AC transmission and AC devices overtook the DC technology. It was hoped that DC technology had lost battle of currents. Today with researches going on FACTS devices and bulk power transmission HVDC has again gained a reputation in power sector. Solution of this centuries old debate is to develop HVDC systems that assists HVAC systems for better performance stability and control

  15. Power Flow Analysis of HVAC and HVDC Transmission Systems for Offshore WindParks

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    da Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria; Castro, Rui

    2009-01-01

    As the onshore wind resource is running shorter, wind power promoters are paying attention to the offshore resources. As in most cases there is no load offshore, wind power must be transmitted to the main land. To do so, two options are available: HVAC and HVDC transmission systems. In this paper...... that HVAC solution is limited by the distance to shore and by the wind transmitted power. HVDC options do not show these limitations, but are more expensive and more delicate to deal with, because there is a lack of operational experience, so far....

  16. Push-pull with recovery stage high-voltage DC converter for PV solar generator

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    Nguyen, The Vinh; Aillerie, Michel; Petit, Pierre; Pham, Hong Thang; Vo, Thành Vinh

    2017-02-01

    A lot of systems are basically developed on DC-DC or DC-AC converters including electronic switches such as MOS or bipolar transistors. The limits of efficiency are quickly reached when high output voltages and high input currents are needed. This work presents a new high-efficiency-high-step-up based on push-pull DC-DC converter integrating recovery stages dedicated to smart HVDC distributed architecture in PV solar energy production systems. Appropriate duty cycle ratio assumes that the recovery stage work with parallel charge and discharge to achieve high step-up voltage gain. Besides, the voltage stress on the main switch is reduced with a passive clamp circuit and thus, low on-state resistance Rdson of the main switch can be adopted to reduce conduction losses. Thus, the efficiency of a basic DC-HVDC converter dedicated to renewable energy production can be further improved with such topology. A prototype converter is developed, and experimentally tested for validation.

  17. Transformerless dc-Isolated Converter

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    Rippel, Wally E.

    1987-01-01

    Efficient voltage converter employs capacitive instead of transformer coupling to provide dc isolation. Offers buck/boost operation, minimal filtering, and low parts count, with possible application in photovoltaic power inverters, power supplies and battery charges. In photovoltaic inverter circuit with transformerless converter, Q2, Q3, Q4, and Q5 form line-commutated inverter. Switching losses and stresses nil because switching performed when current is zero.

  18. Investigation of Grid-connected Voltage Source Converter Performance under Unbalanced Faults

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    Jia, Jundi; Yang, Guangya; Nielsen, Arne Hejde

    2016-01-01

    Renewable energy sources (RES) and HVDC links are typically interfaced with the grid by power converters, whose performance during grid faults is significantly different from that of traditional synchronous generators. This paper investigates the performance of grid-connected voltage source...... that the performance of VSCs varies with their control strategies. Negative-sequence current control is necessary to restrict converter current in each phase under unbalanced faults. Among presented control strategies, the balanced current control strategy complies with the present voltage support requirement best...... converters (VSCs) under unbalanced faults. Conventional positive-sequence synchronous reference frame (SRF) control is presented first, followed by three different negative-sequence current control strategies considering reactive power injection and converter current limit. The simulation results indicate...

  19. The Study on Hybrid Multi-Infeed HVDC System Connecting with Offshore Wind Farm

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    Liu, Yan

    , a cooperative control of the VSC-HVDC system and a variable speed Squirrel Cage Induction Generator (SCIG)-based offshore wind farm is proposed. In the approach, an active power-frequency droop control is developed to achieve an autonomous reduction of the generated active powers from wind turbines, which thus...

  20. Impacts of large-scale offshore wind farm integration on power systems through VSC-HVDC

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    Liu, Hongzhi; Chen, Zhe

    2013-01-01

    the impacts of integrating a large-scale offshore wind farm into the transmission system of a power grid through VSC-HVDC connection. The concerns are focused on steady-state voltage stability, dynamic voltage stability and transient angle stability. Simulation results based on an exemplary power system...

  1. Coordinated Voltage Control in Offshore HVDC Connected Cluster of Wind Power Plants

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    Sakamuri, Jayachandra N.; Rather, Zakir Hussain; Rimez, Johan;

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a coordinated voltage control scheme (CVCS) for a cluster of offshore wind power plants (OWPPs) connected to a VSC HVDC system. The primary control point of the proposed voltage control scheme is the introduced Pilot bus, which is having the highest short circuit capacity...

  2. Dynamic Reactive Power Control in Offshore HVDC Connected Wind Power Plants

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    Sakamuri, Jayachandra N.; Cutululis, Nicolaos Antonio; Rather, Zakir Hussain;

    2016-01-01

    This paper presents a coordinated reactive power control for a HVDC connected cluster of offshore wind power plants (WPPs). The reactive power reference for the WPP cluster is estimated by an optimization algorithm aiming at minimum active power losses in the offshore AC Grid. For each optimal...

  3. Modelling and Simulation of VSC-HVDC Connection for Offshore Wind Power Plants

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay Kumar; Teodorescu, Remus; Rodriguez, Pedro

    2010-01-01

    Several large offshore wind power plants (WPP) are planned in the seas around Europe. VSC-HVDC is a suitable means of integrating such large and distant offshore WPP which need long submarine cable transmission to the onshore grid. Recent trend is to use large wind turbine generators with full...

  4. Automatic Generation Control in Multi Area Interconnected Power System by using HVDC Links

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    Yogendra Arya

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper investigates the effects of HVDC link in parallel with HVAC link on automatic generation control (AGC problem for a multi-area power system taking into consideration system parameter variations. A fuzzy logic controller is proposed for four area power system interconnected via parallel HVAC/HVDC transmission link which is also referred as asynchronous tie-lines. The linear model of HVAC/HVDC link is developed and the system responses to sudden load change are studied. The simulation studies are carried out for a four area interconnected thermal power system. Suitable solution for automatic generation control problem of four area electrical power system is obtained by means of improving the dynamic performance of power system under study. Robustness of controller is also checked by varying parameters. Simulation results indicate that the scheme works well. The dynamic analyses have been done with and without HVDC link using fuzzy logic controller in Matlab-Simulink. Further a comparison between the two is presented and it has been shown that the performance of the proposed scheme is superior in terms of overshoot and settling time.

  5. Modern Travelling Wave Based Fault Location Techniques for HVDC Transmission Lines

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    CHEN Ping; XU Bingyin; LI Jing; GE Yaozhong

    2008-01-01

    The modern travelling wave based fault location principles for transmission lines are ana-lyzed. In order to apply the travelling wave principles to HVDC transmission lines, the special tech-nical problems are studied. Based on this, a fault locating system for HVDC transmission lines is developed. The system can support modern double ended and single ended travelling wave princi-ples simultaneously, and it is composed of three different parts: travelling wave data acquisition and processing system, communication network and PC based master station. In the system, the fault generated transients are induced from the ground leads of the over-voltage suppression ca-pacitors of an HVDC line through specially developed travelling wave couplers.The system was applied to 500 Kv Gezhouba-Nanqiao(Shanghai)HVDC transmission line in China. Some field op- eration experiences are summarized, showing that the system has very high reliability and accu- racy,and the maximum location error is about 3 km(not more than 0.3% of the total line length). Obviously, the application of the system is successful, and the fault location problem has finally been solved completely since the line operation.

  6. 500-kV HVDC air-blast circuit breaker. Final report

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    Bachman, B.; Ruoss, E.

    1986-08-01

    This report describes the first HVDC circuit breaker to be tested on a full-scale utility system. Modular in construction to ensure economic feasibility, this breaker has a standard ac air-blast breaker as its main component and interrupts current up to 2200-A dc.

  7. Harmonic Stability Studies in VSC-HVDC Grid Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants

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    Glasdam, Jakob Bærholm; Gevorgian, Vahan; Bak, Claus Leth

    2017-01-01

    the harmonic instability phenomena in HVDC grid connected OWPPs using both frequency and time domain simulations. A good correlation at lower frequencies between the two domains is observed. However, the frequency domain is insufficient at higher frequencies (i.e. in the vicinity of the switching frequency...

  8. Researches on Combined Input-series Output-parallel Systems Composed of Full-bridge DC Transformers and Converters%全桥直流变压器/变换器ISOP组合式系统的研究

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    王子龙; 肖岚; 赵鹏

    2014-01-01

    对于高压直流输电系统中的高压直流变换器,高电压是其设计难点之一,利用多模块串并联组合结构可解决高压问题。对于输入串联输出并联(input-series output-parallel, ISOP)组合式直流变换器,可采用两类模块即全桥直流变压器和全桥直流变换器的组合结构将高压直流电变换成低压直流电,供电给负载。不同于传统的ISOP组合变换器,其模块间采用开环与闭环相结合的方式,只需保证各个模块间的压差控制在一定的范围内,简化了整个变换器的控制方式。该文对两类模块的输出特性进行分析研究,给出该组合变换器的均压设计,搭建两台全桥直流变压器和一台全桥直流变换器ISOP的仿真模型及原理样机,通过仿真和实验进行验证。%High voltage is one of the design difficulties for the DC converters in high voltage direct current (HDVC) systems. Multi-module series and parallel combinations is one of the effective solutions. The composite structure of full-bridge DC transformers and full-bridge DC converters as two kinds of standardized modules was used for a combined input-series output-parallel (ISOP) DC converter where high voltage will be transformed to low voltage. Unlike m the traditional combined ISOP DC converter, a combination of the open-loop and closed-loop control was used in the composite structure. It ensures that the voltage differences of all modules are controlled in a certain range, and will simplify the control method. Based on the analysis of the output characteristics of each module, this paper gave out a voltage-sharing design of the combined ISOP DC converter. An ISOP simulation model and a principle prototype consisting of two full-bridge DC transformers and one phase-shifted full-bridge series resonant converter were built to verify the effectiveness of the proposed design.

  9. THE TSUNAMI TRANSFORMATION: HOW AGENCY FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION [BRR] CONVERT DISASTER INTO AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUSTAINABLY DEVELOP TSUNAMI AFFECTED REGIONS OF ACEH AND NIAS

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Reconstruction and rehabilitation is urgently needed by Aceh, both in terms of infrastructure and its development of the economic sector. Acehnese need to face this challenge to not only reconstruct the economics of Aceh but also to reconstruct the infrastructure and to build the social life of the Acehnese people. After the tsunami, Acehnese have lost their family member and also their property. It has been three years and the reconstruction for the transformation is still going on. The primary task of transformation projects should be further intensified and the education system, infrastructure, health, social, cultural, and economic development of Acehnese need to be reconstructed. This paper tries to elaborate the political economy related to the acute problems faced by BRR and Aceh Local Government and other agencies in the region.

  10. Study on Control Strategies for the Multilevel Cascaded Converters

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    Lin Xu

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available The multilevel cascaded converters are extensively applied for high-voltage and high-power applications, which are considered as the most favorable topologies for the high power ac-drives and the high-voltage DC transmission (HVDC systems using the voltage source converters (VSCs. This paper presents the dc capacitor balancing and effective current regulation methodologies for the multilevel cascaded converters. The dc-link voltage balancing and capacitor energy evolving mechanism of the MMCC is analyzed, and an effective control scheme is devised by utilizing two dc capacitor voltage control loops, including the total capacitor voltage controller (TCVC, the capacitor voltage balancing controller (CVBC. The predictive current controller is proposed to enhance the tracking accuracy of current control loop. The proportional-resonant controller (PRC is used as circulating current damping controller of the modular multilevel converter, which is found to be highly effective to minimize the circulating current. The Electromagnetic Transient Program (EMTP is utilized for digital simulation of the single-phase five-level modular multilevel converter. The effectiveness of the control scheme is validated by the simulation results.

  11. Research on Ferroresonance Overvoltage Occurred in 500 kV Transformer for Power Supply of Converter Station%换流站中500kV站用变铁磁谐振过电压的研究

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    张星海; 甄威; 马御棠; 曹晓斌; 苏杰; 蒋伟; 吴广宁

    2012-01-01

    Take ferromagnetic resonance occurred in a certain 500 kV converter station for example, the mechanism of the ferromagnetic resonance occurred in converter station, its influencing factors and various resonance suppression measures are researched by electromagnetic transient simulation software PSCAD/EMTDC. Simulation results show that, the transformer for power supply of converter substation, main capacitor of CVT and fracture capacitors of circuit breaker jointly constitute the resonance circuit, and the switching off operation of circuit breaker excites the ferromagnetic resonance. There are obvious differences among durations and peaks of resonance overvoltages caused by switching off circuit breaker at different moments; the standby state of circuit breaker evidently influences the occurrence probability of ferromagnetic resonance: when the circuit breaker is in hot stand-by state the occurrence probability of ferromagnetic resonance is within the range from 60% to 65%, and when the circuit breaker is in cold stand-by state the occurrence probability of ferromagnetic resonance is within the range from 5% to 10%; it is helpful to suppress the occurrence of ferromagnetic resonance by changing the inflexion point on excitation characteristics curve and increasing the capacity of the transformer for power supply of converter station, however adding resistor to the neutral point of the transformer is not helpful in suppressing ferromagnetic resonance. Ferromagnetic resonance leads to high-order harmonics that is related to the inflexion point on excitation characteristics curve. It is feasible to suppress the occurrence of ferromagnetic resonance in the transformer for power supply of converter station by two measures: switching in resistive load inshort-term and decreasing grading capacitors of circuit breaker fractures.%以某500kV换流站发生的铁磁谐振现象为例,利用电磁暂态仿真软件PSCAD/EMTDC对换流站的铁磁谐振机制、影

  12. Synchronization of the distributed PWM carrier waves for modular multilevel converters

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    Burlacu, Paul Dan; Mathe, Laszlo; Teodorescu, Remus

    2014-01-01

    The half-bridge modular multilevel converter has proven itself to be a suitable solution for HVDC application. In order to achieve high modularity and fault tolerance, distributed control strategy is one possible solution and is discussed in this paper. When distributed control strategy is used, ...... the PWM outputs of each sub-module increasing the total harmonic distortion of the output voltage. This paper presents a solution to synchronize the PWM outputs of the MMC submodules using EtherCAT communication protocol focusing on phase shifted PWM modulation technique....

  13. Performance Comparison of Phase Shifted PWM and Sorting Method for Modular Multilevel Converters

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    Haddioui, Marcos Rejas; Máthé, Lászlo; Burlacu, Paul Dan;

    2015-01-01

    Modular Multilevel Converters (MMC) are the solution of preference in HVDC applications due to modularity, scalability, low losses and low filtering requirement. Carrier-based (PWM) and carrier-less (nearest level control) modulation can be applied. By using advanced sorting methods focusing...... on keeping the capacitor voltage ripple under some limit, unnecessary switching events are eliminated leading to reduced switching losses. This paper presents a comparison between the steady-state performances in terms of output voltage THD and equivalent switching frequency of the Phase Shifted Carrier PWM...

  14. PI and Fuzzy Control Strategies for High Voltage Output DC-DC Boost Power Converter - Hardware Implementation and Analysis

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    Padmanaban, Sanjeevi Kumar; Blaabjerg, Frede; Siano, Pierluigi

    2016-01-01

    converter with inbuilt voltage-lift technique and overcome the aforementioned deficiencies. Further, the control strategy is adapted based on proportional-integral (P-I) and fuzzy logic, closed-loop controller to regulate the outputs and ensure the performances. Complete hardware prototype of EHV converter......This paper presents the control strategies by Proportional-Integral (P-I) and Fuzzy Logic (FL) for a DC-DC boost power converter for high output voltage configuration. Standard DC-DC converters are traditionally used for high voltage direct current (HVDC) power transmission systems. But, lack its...... performances in terms of efficiency, reduced transfer gain and increased cost with sensor units. Moreover, the internal self-parasitic components reduce the output voltage and efficiency of classical high voltage converters (HVC). This investigation focused on extra high-voltage (EHV) DC-DC boost power...

  15. A New Hard Switching Bidirectional Converter With High Power Density

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    Bahador Fani

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, a new isolated dc-dc bidirectional converter is proposed. This converter consists of two transformers (flyback and forward and only one switch in primary side and one switch in secondary side of transformers. In this converter energy transfers to the output in both on and off switch states so power density of this converter is high This converter controlled by PWM signal. Also this converter operates over a wide input voltage range. Theoretical analysis is presented and computer simulation and experimental results verify the converter analysis.

  16. Phase controlled dc-ac converter with high frequency switching

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    Harada, Koosuke; Sakamoto, Hiroshi; Shoyama, Masahito

    A sinusoidal dc-ac converter is presented in which a pair of switches is placed on each side of the primary and secondary of the isolation transformer. This converter is controlled by the phase difference between the two pairs of switches. The transformer is miniaturized by making the switching frequency high. This converter is especially suitable for small uninterruptible power supply systems.

  17. 基于GaN器件LLC谐振变换器的平面变压器优化设计%Optimization Design of Planar Transformer in GaN-based LLC Resonant Converter

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    谭琳琳; 王康平; 宇文甸; 杨旭

    2016-01-01

    High efficiency and high power density is the development trend in modern switching power supply. In this paper, an enhancement-mode Gallium Nitride (eGaN) is designed based LLC resonant converter with synchronous rectifica-tionts decreased the height, volume and loss of converter through the design and structural optimization of planar transformer, which improved the power density and efficiency of the system. A LLC resonant converter of 1 MHz with synchronous rectification prototype rated at 120 W is built to verify the design. The power density of the design is 262 W/in3 and the highest efficiency ofthe prototype achieves 94.9%.%现代开关电源的发展呈现高效率和高功率密度的趋势。基于GaN器件LLC谐振变换器,采用同步整流技术,通过平面变压器的设计和结构优化大大减小了变换器的高度和体积,同时也减少损耗,提高了系统的功率密度和效率。搭建了1 MHz/120 W同步整流LLC谐振变换器硬件电路,对设计进行了实验验证。样机的功率密度达到了262 W/in3,最高效率达到了94.9%。

  18. Topology of Connecting Photovoltaic Power Station to Power Grid via VSC-HVDC and Its Control Strategy%光伏电站经VSC-HVDC并网拓扑及其控制策略

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    赵伟然; 李光辉; 何国庆; 石文辉; 徐青山

    2012-01-01

    In allusion to the mismatch between photovoltaic (PV) station and DC voltage class of voltage source converter-high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) system, a new topology of connecting PV station to power grid via VSC-HVDC and corresponding control strategy were proposed. The operational characteristics of PV station in the proposed grid-connecting scheme was researched and the control strategy for single PV generation unit and fault tolerant control strategy for the branch composed of cascade connected PV generation units were analyzed; to solve the problem that in the proposed topological structure the efficiency of cascade connected PV generation units was easy to be affected by unbalanced irradiance, an improved control strategy of voltage slope at DC side of voltage source converter (VSC) was put forward. The proposed control strategies were simulated under several typical irradiation conditions, and simulation results showed that the proposed control strategies were effective.%针对光伏发电与电压源换流器高压直流输电(voltage source converter-high voltage direct current,VSC-HVDC)系统直流电压等级不匹配问题,提出了一种新的光伏电站经VSC-HVDC并网拓扑和控制策略,研究了该并网方案中光伏电站的运行特性,分析了单个光伏发电单元的控制策略和串联光伏发电单元支路故障控制策略;针对该拓扑结构中串联光伏发电单元效率易受不均匀辐照度影响的问题,提出了改进的电压源换流器(voltage source converter,VSC)直流侧电压斜率控制策略.在几种典型辐射情况下进行仿真,结果验证了所提控制策略的有效性,表明该方案可解决VSC-HVDC技术应用于光伏发电并网所面临的电压等级匹配问题.

  19. 计及直流控制特性的直流系统等值模型及其谐波计算%HVDC System Equivalent Model and Harmonic Calculation with DC Control System Characteristics Taken into Account

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    刘俊磊; 王钢; 李海锋; 周全; 郑伟

    2014-01-01

    An accurate converter model is the foundation of AC/DC system fault analysis and harmonic calculation.Based on the dynamic switching characteristics of inverter and fault response characteristics of DC control system of various fault-types,a DC system model able to directly interface with AC systems is developed for AC/DC system fault analysis and harmonic calculation.By referring to the AC and DC power grid harmonic equivalent network,an high voltage direct current (HVDC) system harmonic calculation method suitable for AC asymmetric fault condition is proposed.The method is used in the harmonic calculation of CIGRE HVDC system and Guiguang Ⅱ HVDC system.Compared with simulation results using PSCAD/EMTDC software,the results obtained show that the proposed model and method are accurate and effective,providing a basis for quantitative analysis of harmonic mitigation,filter configuration and protection setting of the AC/DC system.%准确的直流系统模型是交直流系统故障分析和谐波计算的基础。文中在换流器开关函数模型的基础上,结合直流控制系统的故障响应特性,建立了可与交流系统直接接口的适用于交直流系统故障分析和谐波计算的直流系统等值模型;结合交流系统等值谐波网络,提出了一种交流电网故障时的高压直流输电系统谐波分析计算方法。将所提方法应用于国际大电网会议高压直流输电(CIGRE HVDC)系统标准模型和贵广Ⅱ回高压直流输电系统详细模型的谐波计算,并与PSCAD/EMTDC软件所得数字仿真结果进行比较,表明所提模型和方法准确、有效,为交直流输电系统的谐波抑制、滤波装置的配置和继电保护的整定配合等提供了定量分析依据。

  20. 基于CPS-SPWM调制方法的MMC-HVDC输电系统冗余保护策略研究%Redundancy protection strategy research of MMC-HVDC transmission system based on CPS-SPWM modulation method

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    胡益; 王晓茹; 胡柏玮

    2016-01-01

    子模块故障是模块化多电平换流器高压直流输电( MMC⁃HVDC )系统最常见故障之一。为保证子模块故障后MMC⁃HVDC系统能够稳定工作,本文首先对子模块故障后桥臂电流、桥臂间环流及直流侧电流的影响进行数学分析,确定了MMC子模块容错方案;然后将子模块冗余控制与带有电容均压控制和环流抑制控制的载波相移脉宽调制( CPS⁃SPWM )方法相结合,设计了基于电容电压平衡控制CPS⁃SPWM的冗余保护策略;最后在PSCAD/EMTDC中搭建双端10电平的MMC⁃HVDC输电系统模型。通过对模型进行稳态仿真以及子模块故障时的暂态对比仿真,验证了本文所提出的冗余保护策略的正确性和有效性。%The sub⁃module failure is one of the most common faults in modular multilevel converter HVDC trans⁃mission systems. In order to ensure the MMC⁃HVDC system can work steadily when the sub⁃module was failure, the following steps are needed to be done. Firstly, a mathematical analysis for the influence of bridge arm current, circulation current and it’ s DC side current is made under the sub⁃module fault, so that the sub⁃module fault⁃toler⁃ant scheme is determined. Then, the sub⁃module redundancy control is combined with the CPS⁃SPWM modulation method which contains capacitor voltage balance control and circulation inhibitory control. The redundancy protec⁃tion strategy is designed which is based on the CPS⁃SPWM modulation method with capacitor voltage balance control method. Finally, a two⁃terminal 10⁃level MMC⁃HVDC transmission system model is established in PSCAD/EMT⁃DC. Through the steady state simulation and the comparison of sub⁃module fault transient simulation, the correct⁃ness and validity of redundancy protection strategy which is proposed in this paper are verified.

  1. Fast Protection Scheme for Overhead Transmission Lines of VSC-based HVDC Grid%柔性直流电网架空线路快速保护方案

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    王艳婷; 张保会; 范新凯

    2016-01-01

    The voltage source converter(VSC)-based high voltage direct current(HVDC)grid technology is an effective means for large-scale integration of clean energy.The fast DC line protection technology is one of the main challenges to HVDC grids. Based on the Zhangbei HVDC grid project,this paper proposes a fast protection scheme for overhead transmission lines of bipolar VSC-based HVDC grids equipped with DC circuit breakers.The protection is based on local measurements featuring fast response speed.The voltage gradient is used to detect faults rapidly,and the voltage derivative criterion is adopted to identify the protection zone in which the fault occurs thanks to the smoothing effect of the fault current limiter.And the faulty pole is identified according to the different propagation characteristics between the line mode and zero mode voltage,ensuring the selectivity of the protection as well as high reliability.The Zhangbei HVDC grid model is built in PSCAD/EMTDC and the performance of the proposed protection scheme is verified by simulation results of various fault conditions,as well as different operation modes of the HVDC grids.%基于柔性直流输电的直流电网技术,是大规模清洁能源接入电网的有效手段,直流电网快速线路保护是其面临的重要技术挑战之一。以国内计划建设的张北直流电网工程为背景,提出了一套适用于全网配置直流断路器、采用架空线输电的对称双极直流电网线路快速保护方案。保护仅利用单端信息进行故障判别,且保护数据窗短,满足速动性的要求;保护采用电压梯度快速检测故障,利用限流电抗器对故障电压信号的平滑作用实现故障区间的判别,并根据零模与一模电压传播特性的差异判定故障极,实现保护的选择性与高可靠性。结合直流电网的PSCAD模型,验证了所提出方案在不同故障情况下的保护性能,并分析了保护对运行方式改变的适应性。

  2. Online Partial Discharge Measurement of a High-voltage Direct Current Converter Wall-bushing%Online Partial Discharge Measurement of a High-voltage Direct Current Converter Wall-bushing

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    Nathan D. Jacob; William M. McDermid; Behzad Kordi

    2011-01-01

    An online partial discharge (PD) measurement performed on a high voltage direct current (HVDC) wall bushing successfully identified the presence of internal discharges. The wall bushing is a sulfur hexafluoride gas-insu- lated bushing, rated for 500 kV dc and terminated on a thyristor-controlled HVDC converter bridge. The measure- ment of PD within the HVDC station environment is particularly challenging due to the high levels of electromagnetic noise caused by thyristor switching events and external air-corona from the neighboring high-voltage equipment. An additional challenge is the "mixed" voltage stress on the bushing insulation, which has both ac and dc high-voltage components. There are also fast transients during the firing of thyristors in the HVDC conversion process that cause added stress to the insulation. As a result, the analysis and interpretation of PD data for HVDC equipment is more complex; PD pulses may occur in response to the ac, dc, or switching transient voltage stresses. In this paper, an on- line PD measurement strategy for noise filtering and isolation of PD sources within the bushing are discussed. The PD measurement data is plotted on a phase-resolved diagram where the line supply power cord voltage was used as a reference. The phase-resolved diagram appears to suggest that the fast transients, caused during switching, trigger some PD events. Measurements were also performed with the aid of a modern PD measurement instrument having noise separation capabilities. The findings from the online PD measurements are verified with physical evidence, found after the bushing was removed from service, suggested internal PD had occurred inside the bushing.

  3. Research of Bipolar HVDC Transmission Lines Based on Traveling Wave Differential Protection

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    Baina He

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available The principle of the traveling wave based differential protection for bipolar HVDC transmission lines is proposed in the paper. Unlike the traditional current differential protection, the quantity of current is replaced by the quantity of the traveling wave for comparison. The traveling wave at the remote end is transferred to the local end for comparison to the local traveling wave. For the bipolar DC transmission lines, the polar-mode (aerial mode traveling waves are employed to establish the discriminative criterion. The ground-mode traveling waves are utilized for faulty line detector for bipolar operation modes. The entire protection scheme is simulated in PSCAD/EMTDC associated with the standard ±500kV HVDC transmission system. The simulation results show that the new protection has the advantages of higher sensitivity, reliability and security. The fault resistance can be coverd by the traveling wave based differential protection reaches to 500 Ohm.    

  4. Robust Global Control Strategies for Improvement of Angular Stability using FACTS and HVDC Devices

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    Agnihotri, P.; Kulkarni, A. M.; Gole, A. M.

    2013-05-01

    System-wide feedback signals made available by Wide-Area Measurement Systems technology can be used in FACTS/HVDC based controllers for the improvement of angular stability. These global signals can facilitate the efficient use of controller effort to stabilize critical swing modes. This paper introduces a restricted global strategy which involves the use of specific global feedback signals which are available at the HVDC/FACTS locations. The strategy is expected to be robust to changes in the power grid as well as communication uncertainties. This paper presents a heuristic introduction to this strategy using a circuit analogy of a simplified model of a power system. Preliminary results on a small system are also presented.

  5. Wide-Area Robust Decentralized Coordinated Control of HVDC Power System Based on Polytopic System Theory

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    Shiyun Xu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The present study proposes a hierarchical wide-area decentralized coordinated control framework for HVDC power system that is robust to multiple operating conditions. The upper level wide-area coordinated controller is designed in the form of dynamic output feedback control that coordinates the lower level HVDC supplementary controller, PSS, and SVC. In order to enhance the robustness of the designed controller under various operating conditions, the polytopic model is introduced such that the closed-loop control system can be operated under strong damping mode in virtue of the stability criterion based on damping ratio. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed controller design algorithm is capable of enhancing the system damping over four different conditions.

  6. Harmonic Analysis of VSC-HVDC%VSC-HVDC的谐波分析

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    胡弢

    2009-01-01

    基于电压源换流器的高压直流输电技术(VSC-HVDC)已经在电力系统中得到了应用.针对采用双闭环解耦控制的VSC-HVDC,对其谐渡产生机理进行了详细的理论分析和数学推导,并针对分析结果提出了变调制度的谐波抑制措施:通过Matlab/Simulink(建立了VSC-HVDC供电有源系统的仿真模型,仿真结果验证了理论分析的正确性和谐波抑制措施的有效性.

  7. Power system analysis of Hanlim superconducting HVDC system using real time digital simulator

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    Won, Y. J.; Kim, J. G.; Kim, A. R.; Kim, G. H.; Park, M.; Yu, I. K.; Sim, K. D.; Cho, J.; Lee, S.; Jeong, K. W.; Watanabe, K.

    2011-11-01

    Jeju island is located approximately 100 km south from the mainland of Korea, and had a peak load of about 553 MW in 2008. The demand increases 7.2% a year over the last 5 years. Since the wind profiles of Jeju island are more favorable than mainland of Korea, many companies have shown interest in the wind power business at the Jeju island. Moreover KEPCO has a plan for renewable energy test too whose power will be delivered by HVDC system. One kilometer length of total 8 km was designed as superconducting DC cable. Rest 7 km will be the conventional overhead line. In this paper, the authors have developed a simulation model of the power network around 8 km HVDC system using real time digital simulator (RTDS).

  8. Power Flow Analysis of HVAC and HVDC Transmission Systems for Offshore WindParks

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    da Silva, Filipe Miguel Faria; Castro, Rui

    2009-01-01

    , the two options are analysed from a power flow point of view. The influence in the voltage regulation of the onshore connection busbar is investigated in a 57 bus test power system. The simulation results obtained for each one of the above mentioned transmission system configurations allow the conclusion......As the onshore wind resource is running shorter, wind power promoters are paying attention to the offshore resources. As in most cases there is no load offshore, wind power must be transmitted to the main land. To do so, two options are available: HVAC and HVDC transmission systems. In this paper...... that HVAC solution is limited by the distance to shore and by the wind transmitted power. HVDC options do not show these limitations, but are more expensive and more delicate to deal with, because there is a lack of operational experience, so far....

  9. 高压直流输电系统直流偏磁下的谐波不稳定判据研究%Study of harmonic instability criterion under DC magnetic bias in HVDC system

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    魏玥; 刘天琪; 晏小彬; 李兴源; 张洁

    2014-01-01

    针对交直流互联输电系统的谐波不稳定问题,推导出判断直流系统是否发生铁芯饱和谐波不稳定的工程判据。该判据从直流输电谐波不稳定机理出发,计及直流偏磁铁芯饱和的影响,利用换流变直流偏磁产生的正序二次谐波幅度高于其他各次谐波的特点,整体考虑二次谐波通过换流器在交流系统和直流系统之间来回传递的全过程。算例分析建立了电磁暂态模型,通过PSCAD/EMTDC进行仿真,所得电磁暂态故障仿真的结果与基于新判据的频率扫描结果一致,验证了工程判据的正确性与适用性。%For the harmonic instability problem in AC-DC interconnected transmission system, this paper deduces the criterion to determine whether the DC system occurs core saturation harmonic instability. From HVDC harmonic instability mechanism and considering the DC bias magnetic core saturation effects, the criterion makes use of the characteristic that positive sequence second harmonic amplitude is higher than the other harmonic generated in DC magnetic bias of converter transformer, takes into account the whole process that the second harmonic transfers between AC and DC systems back and forth through inverter overall. In the case analysis, electromagnetic transient model is established and simulated by PSCAD/EMTDC, the result of electromagnetic transient fault simulation is consistent with the result of frequency scanning method based on the new criterion, so the correctness and applicability of engineering criteria is verified.

  10. 自激式SVC在HVDC中的应用%Auto-Excitation Type SVC Applied in HVDC

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    陈玉安; 李燕平

    2002-01-01

    @@ 1问题的提出 直流输电(HVDC)以其易于联网、系统稳定、宜大功率远距离输电一系列优点正被世界各国所采用.目前,HVDC的换流装置所使用的是换相关断型晶闸管构成的它激式换流器.

  11. Simulation Model of the Future Nordic Power Grid Considering the Impact of HVDC Links

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    Aas, Even Strand

    2016-01-01

    As Europe is shifting to an increasingly larger share of non-dispatchable renewable energy sources, the cross-border power flow changes. This thesis considers further development of an existing PowerFactory simulation model designed to fit with new power flow situations influencing the Nordic power system. Today, there are many HVDC links connecting Europe to the Nordic grid, and there are several new links being built and planned. The thesis work is a continuation of an earlier specialisatio...

  12. Next Generation Integrated Power System: NGIPS Technology Development Roadmap

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    2007-11-30

    Technology Development Roadmap – Ser 05D/349 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 24 PCM (Inverter transformer co nverter) PCM (Inverter transformer converter) HVDC ...Technology Development Roadmap – Ser 05D/349 APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE 27 P C M -1 AMVAC HFAC HVDC or 1000 VDC via PCM-4 MVAC HFAC HVDC or 1000 VDC...require additional development. 3.9.2 PCM-2A A PCM-2A is an evolution of the PCM-2 of the IFTP system. For HVDC and HFAC systems, it converts

  13. (PFC) converters feeding brushless DC motor drive

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    harmonic distortion (THD) of supply current at AC mains for a wide range of ... An uncontrolled diode bridge rectifier (DBR) with high value of DC link ...... ac transmission systems), HVDC (High voltage direct current) transmission systems. Prof.

  14. Extraction of internal flow velocity in pump of hydrodynamic torque converter based on Hough transform%基于霍夫变换的液力变矩器泵轮内部流速提取

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    柴博森; 刘春宝; 王卫东

    2014-01-01

    The power transmission characteristics of hydrodynamic torque converter are highly influen-ced by internal flow structure.The external performance of hydrodynamic torque converter is deter-mined by internal flow characteristics.It has important meanings to grasp the complex internal flow in hydrodynamic torque converter based on visualization of internal flow field and quantitative measure-ment of internal flow velocity.Research on internal flow mechanism of hydrodynamic torque converter can be improved through detailed and accurate experimental results.The internal flow field of the pump was measured based on particle image velocimetry (PIV)technology,and flow images on radial section of the pump were captured by CCD camera with single exposure,when motion information of tracer particles were recorded.Image features of tracer particle trajectory were identified by image pro-cessing techniques,and trajectories of tracer particles were extracted automatically based on Hough transform for line detection theory.By using the method above,flow visualization of the pump was a-chieved,and the efficiency of identification and quantification for flow velocity vector was improved. The results of PIV measurement can reveal the real physical flow phenomena and transient changes of internal flow field in the pump,and the theory and practice basis for performance prediction and ratio-nal design of hydrodynamic torque converter can be provided.%液力变矩器传递能量的特性受其内部流场结构的影响,而内部流动特性决定其外部性能.为实现液力变矩器内部流动可视化,并在此基础上实现其内部流动速度的定量测量,提供详细且准确的流场试验测量结果,进一步完善对液力变矩器内部流动机理的研究.基于粒子图像测速(PIV)技术,对液力变矩器泵轮内部流场进行试验研究,在单次曝光下CCD相机采集泵轮径向切面流动图像,记录流场中示踪粒子的运动

  15. Study on the Control Strategy of the Offshore Wind Energy Flexible Direct Current Transmission Using VSC-HVDC%采用VSC-HVDC的海上风电场柔性直流输电系统控制策略研究

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    蒋辰晖; 王志新; 吴定国

    2012-01-01

    Taking the three phase two-level voltage source current converter widely used in the actual offshore wind power transmission project as the research objective, this paper establishes a two—phase rotating dq system mathematical model in the two-phase rotating dq system by the coordinate transformation of the main converter circuit topology; and for the control system, uses the PI control method with a dual closed loop, and uses the current decoupling control to achieve the constant active/reactive power control which improves the system's dynamic performance and anti-jamming capability; and uses the space vector PWM modulation (which reduces the switching loss and harmonic content) for converting the current. The final matlab/Simulink simulation results and the 3.5 kW test show that the program has good control effects with voltage and current waveform stable, harmonic content low and response speedy. It is suitable for the offshore wind farm with the HVDC-Flexible system.%以实际应用于海上风电输电工程中的三相两电平电压源换流器为研究对象,通过对换流器主电路拓扑结构进行坐标变换,建立了便于解析的两相旋转dq坐标系下的数学模型;换流器控制系统采用了双闭环PI控制方法,并引入电流解耦控制,实现了一侧定有功、一侧定直流电压控制,提高了系统的动态性能和抗干扰能力;采用了SVPWM调制方式进行调制,有效地降低了谐波含量和开关损耗;采用Matlab/Simulink仿真,并搭建了3.5 kW试验验证平台.结果表明该方案控制效果良好,电压、电流波形稳定、谐波含量少且响应速度较快.因此,适用于海上风电场柔性直流输电系统.

  16. Study Configuration of the Protection of Transfer between Ground Return and Metallic Return in the Tian-Guang HVDC Project%天广直流输电系统中大地回线和金属回线转换的保护配置研究

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    杨贵军

    2012-01-01

      天广直流输电工程采用南瑞PCS-9550直流控制保护系统,在直流系统单极大地回线和单极金属回线转换过程中配置了金属回线转换开关保护(MRTB)和金属回线开关保护(MRS),避免了天广直流系统运行中因为LC振荡回路故障,MRTB和MRS开关断口间电弧重燃或者直流系统控制保护软件缺陷、硬件板卡、测量装置故障,导致在金属和大地回线转换失败,造成直流系统停用的严重后果,提高了天广直流系统运行的可靠性。%  Tian-Guang HVDC transmission project with NARI PCS-9550 DC control and protection system, between Ground Return and Metal ic Return in the Tian-Guang HVDC Project configurat the Metal ic Return Transform-breaker protection(MRTB) and the Metal ic Return Switch protection (MRS),to avoid the operation of the Tian-Guang HVDC Project, Because the LC oscil ator circuit failure, MRTB and MRS Switch-Fracture Arc reneweding and DC system control and protection software bugs, hardware board, measuring device failure, Resulting the Serious consequences of theTransfering between Ground Return and Metal ic Return failed creating DC system disabled. Improve Tian-Guang HVDC system operated reliability.

  17. Bidirectional converter interface for a battery energy storage test bench

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    Trintis, Ionut; Thomas, Stephan; Blank, Tobias;

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the bidirectional converter interface for a 6 kV battery energy storage test bench. The power electronic interface consists a two stage converter topology having a low voltage dc-ac grid connected converter and a new dual active bridge dc-dc converter with high transformation...... ratio. The dc-dc converter controls the battery charge/discharge current while the grid converter controls the common dc-link voltage and the grid current. The applied control structures and the hardware implementation of both converters are presented, together with their interaction. Experimental...

  18. Bidirectional converter interface for a battery energy storage test bench

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    Trintis, Ionut; Thomas, Stephan; Blank, Tobias

    2011-01-01

    This paper presents the bidirectional converter interface for a 6 kV battery energy storage test bench. The power electronic interface consists a two stage converter topology having a low voltage dc-ac grid connected converter and a new dual active bridge dc-dc converter with high transformation...... ratio. The dc-dc converter controls the battery charge/discharge current while the grid converter controls the common dc-link voltage and the grid current. The applied control structures and the hardware implementation of both converters are presented, together with their interaction. Experimental...

  19. 风电场向孤岛输电的VSC-HVDC Light的建模与仿真%Modelling and Simulation of VSC-HVDC Light for Electricity Transmission from Wind Farm to Solitary Island

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    谢海良; 王爱花; 赵君亮

    2014-01-01

    We introduced the operating principle and system of HVDC Light,which is based on the controlling of VSC. The simulation model of VSC-HVDC Light for electricity transmission from wind farm to solitary island by MATLAB is founded and simulated. The simulation result showed that system DC voltage value corresponds with the set value. The both ends of voltage value achieve coordination. Coordination control and self-banlancing transmission of active power are actualized. All quantities of states meet the theoretical value. The model accurately simulates the steady working condition of VSC-HVDC Light system,and offers the scientific basis for practical engineering.%介绍了以VSC控制为基础的HVDC Light的系统结构和工作原理,在MATLAB中创建了风电场向孤岛输电的VSC-HVDC Light系统仿真模型,并对其进行了稳态仿真研究。对仿真结果进行分析可知,系统直流电压基本稳定在给定的电压值,两端直流电压实现了协调配合,有功功率实现了协调控制和自动平衡传输,各状态量都符合理论值,模型准确模拟出了VSC-HVDC Light系统的稳态工作状况,为实际工程提供了科学的理论依据。

  20. Auxiliary Equipment Based Processing Strategy for MMC-HVDC DC Faults%基于辅助电路的 MMC-HVDC 直流故障处理策略

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    郭敬梅; 曾德辉; 王钢; 李海锋

    2016-01-01

    直流线路故障是基于模块化多电平换流器的高压直流输电(MMC‐HVDC)系统必须解决的关键问题。文中提出一种基于辅助电路的直流故障处理策略,即双向晶闸管与开关型零损耗限流装置相配合的保护方案。首先分析了直流故障电流自然衰减的直流保护原理及现有方案的缺陷,进而提出采用双向晶闸管代替背靠背晶闸管集中配置在交流侧的方法来简化其控制回路;通过与开关型零损耗限流装置相配合,并对限流电抗器进行合理设计,能够使保护在不增加运行损耗的同时具有快速抑制短路电流的能力,降低清除直流故障时对交流系统长时间的冲击。此外,进一步提出相应的故障检测及恢复策略。最后,基于 PSCAD 仿真平台验证了所述保护方案的有效性。%The DC‐link fault is a key issue for the flexible high‐voltage direct current system using modular multilevel converter ( MMC‐HVDC) . An auxiliary equipment based processing strategy for MMC‐HVDC DC faults is proposed , namely , a novel scheme by bidirectional thyristors in collaboration with a breaker‐type zero‐loss fault current limiter . The DC‐protections based on natural decay of the fault DC current and their shortcomings are analyzed first . It is then proposed that the bidirectional thyristors rather than back‐to‐back ones are configured and controlled on the AC‐side to simplify the control loop . The bidirectional thyristors are controlled to cooperate with the appropriately designed breaker‐type zero‐loss fault current limiter , which can possess fast current limiting ability while reducing the long short‐circuit current rush to AC system during the clearance of the DC‐link fault . And the corresponding DC‐fault detection and recovery strategy is presented . PSCAD based simulation results finally verify the validity of the proposed protection scheme .

  1. Research Status of HVDC XLPE Cable%高压直流XLPE电缆研究现状

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    王亚; 吕泽鹏; 吴锴; 王霞; 刘通; 李锐海

    2014-01-01

    The international application of high voltage direct current(HVDC) transmission cable was pre-sented. The research situation of space charge and test methods of the HVDC cable was summarized, and the development direction of the HVDC cable materials and test methods were prospected.%介绍了国际高压直流输电电缆绝缘的应用情况,概述了高压直流电缆的空间电荷与直流电缆测试方法的研究情况,展望了高压直流电缆材料及测试技术的发展方向。

  2. Field tests of Sub-Synchronous Oscillation damping and frequency controllers of the Rihand-Delhi HVDC bipole

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    Prasad, Mata [ABB, New Delhi (India); Rao, L.V.; Chakravorty, S.; Moni, R.S.; Dass, R. [National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd., New Delhi (India); Mishra, R.B.; Tripathi, D.B. [Powergrid (India); Bjorklund, Hans; Duchen, Hugo; Westling, Soren [ABB Power Systems, Ludvika (Sweden)

    1994-12-31

    The Rihand-Delhi Hvdc transmission system comprises of two poles in bipolar mode, each of 750 MW nominal capacity. The length of the transmission line is 814 km and the main objective of the link is the transmission of bulk power from the Singrauli/Rihand thermal generating complex to the major load centers near the National Capital region. As in all major Hvdc schemes, the Rihand-Delhi Hvdc project has also been provided with a SSO damping controller which was extensively tested in the simulator prior to installation. This paper describes some of the important field tests conducted to ascertain actual performance and compares the same with corresponding simulator cases. Also covered is the performance of the frequency controller. (author) 3 refs., 9 figs.

  3. Simplified dc to dc converter

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    Gruber, R. P. (Inventor)

    1984-01-01

    A dc to dc converter which can start with a shorted output and which regulates output voltage and current is described. Voltage controlled switches directed current through the primary of a transformer the secondary of which includes virtual reactance. The switching frequency of the switches is appropriately varied to increase the voltage drop across the virtual reactance in the secondary winding to which there is connected a low impedance load. A starting circuit suitable for voltage switching devices is provided.

  4. 柔性直流输电线路故障处理与保护技术评述%Comments on Fault Handling and Protection Technology for VSC-HVDC Transmission Lines

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    刘剑; 邰能灵; 范春菊; 黄文焘

    2015-01-01

    由于柔性直流输电系统调节方式和自身结构的特殊性,直流线路的故障电流具有上升速度快、峰值大的特点,极易损坏换流器件和设备绝缘,且柔性直流系统无法通过调节触发角实现故障自清除。因此,对直流线路故障处理和保护提出了更高要求。对于柔性直流线路故障,不仅需要快速且可靠的线路保护对故障进行识别,也需要相应的处理措施和手段对故障后的电流进行有效限制,以减少故障冲击电流对换流器件、直流线路自身以及系统的损害。基于柔性直流输电线路的故障特征,从直流线路故障电流抑制、减少故障影响、线路保护原理等方面,系统地介绍了国内、国外柔性直流输电线路故障处理与保护技术的现状和发展。重点分析了几种辅助电路、新型换流器拓扑和直流输电结构,以及直流断路器在处理直流线路故障方面的性能。探讨了目前柔性直流输电线路故障处理和保护亟须解决的关键问题以及未来进一步的研究方向。%Owing to the specific mode of regulation and structure of the voltage source converter-high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) transmission system,the DC line fault current is characterized by high increasing speed and great peak value. This is extremely susceptible to destruction of converter devices and damage to insulation of equipment.VSC-HVDC system cannot realize fault self-clearing by adjusting the firing angle.Therefore,higher requirements are made on protection and fault handling of DC transmission lines.For DC line faults,not only is reliable and fast protection needed for fault identification,but also corresponding control measures and circuit should be taken to limit the fault current and reduce the damage of the current to converter devices,the DC line itself and system.Based on the fault characteristics of VSC-HVDC transmission lines,the state of the art of DC line

  5. LCC与VSC混联型多端高压直流输电系统运行特性的仿真研究%Simulation research on operation characteristics of hybrid multi-terminal HVDC system with LCC and VSC

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    雷霄; 王华伟; 曾南超; 闫朝; 谢国平; 李新年; 吴楠

    2013-01-01

    设计了由五个LCC换流站和一个VSC站组成的串并联混合型六端高压直流输电系统,该结构能发挥不同电压等级的LCC换流站以及VSC换流站的优势,扩展多端直流输电的应用范围.本文基于PSCAD/EMTDC平台建立该系统单极仿真模型,进行了稳态运行和暂态故障过程的相关研究,设计了直流功率协调控制器实现各换流站功率的协调控制,并提出了单换流站紧急停运的控制保护配合方法,仿真结果表明混联多端系统的可行性及控制保护策略的有效性.%A hybrid multi-terminal HVDC system consisting of five LCC converter stations and one VSC station is designed. This configuration can exploit the advantages both of LCC and VSC on different voltage levels to the full, and can extend the range of MTDC. A monopole model is built based on EMTDC/PSCAD, and the stable operation and transient faulty process of parallel multi-terminal HVDC system are studied. The DC power balance controller is worked out to achieve power cooperative control between converter stations. The control and protection coordinative sequences for emergency stop of one station is put forward, and simulation results prove the practicability of this configuration and the efficiency of the strategy.

  6. Renewable Energy in Eastern North Africa in Terms of Patterns of Coupling to Czisch European HVDC Super Grid

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    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this study, wind energy potential and perspectives in the eastern North Africa region (Tunisia have been investigated in terms of connectivity to the projected Czisch European HVDC super grid. A simplified extracted scheme of this grid has been used as a guide to optimize transportation efficiency through the whole net. Wind, as an available and easily exploitable renewable energy was showing to have a promising future for 2025 horizon in the context of a connected net with the European Union, despite local sub-grids disparities. This is also to emphasis HVDC technology adequacy for economical power transmission over very long distances andconnection between differently established grids.

  7. Second Order Cone Programming (SOCP) Relaxation Based Optimal Power Flow with Hybrid VSC-HVDC Transmission and Active Distribution Networks

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    Ding, Tao; Li, Cheng; Yang, Yongheng

    2017-01-01

    The detailed topology of renewable resource bases may have the impact on the optimal power flow of the VSC-HVDC transmission network. To address this issue, this paper develops an optimal power flow with the hybrid VSC-HVDC transmission and active distribution networks to optimally schedule...... the generation output and voltage regulation of both networks, which leads to a non-convex programming model. Furthermore, the non-convex power flow equations are based on the Second Order Cone Programming (SOCP) relaxation approach. Thus, the proposed model can be relaxed to a SOCP that can be tractably solved...

  8. An assessment of converter modelling needs for offshore wind power plants connected via VSC-HVDC networks

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    Glasdam, Jakob Bærholm; Zeni, Lorenzo; Hjerrild, Jesper

    2013-01-01

    in EMT and RMS environments in DIgSILENT PowerFactory, respectively. The results show that the simplified EMT/RMS models can be trusted for slow dynamic studies like those related to power control considered in this work. The results obtained from the detailed EMT model highlights the necessity...

  9. 向无源网络供电的MMC-HVDC送端交流故障穿越策略%AC Fault Ride-Through Strategy of MMC-HVDC Connected to Passive Networks

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    肖亮; 徐政; 刘昇; 安婷; 孔明

    2016-01-01

    向无源网络供电的模块化多电平换流器型高压直流输电( MMC-HVDC)系统的送端交流系统发生故障时,功率传输的不平衡会使MMC-HVDC直流电压严重跌落直至系统崩溃。首先分析了送端交流系统发生故障时MMC电容放电的机理,然后设计了一种向无源网络供电的MMC-HVDC送端交流故障穿越策略,该策略的核心思想是在送端故障期间降低无源网络吸收的功率从而使MMC-HVDC直流侧功率尽量平衡。最后在PSCAD/EMTDC仿真平台上搭建了向由感应电动机和静态特性负荷组成的无源网络供电的MMC-HVDC系统,验证了送端系统故障时MMC电容放电机理。仿真结果表明,在所设计的故障穿越策略的作用下,MMC-HVDC在送端交流系统故障期间能够遏制直流电压跌落而保持稳定运行,提高了系统的故障穿越能力。%When there is a severe ground fault in AC grid,the modular multilevel converter high voltage direct current( MMC-HVDC)system connected to passive networks will collapse due to the continuous decline of the DC voltage caused by the imbalanced power transfer. Firstly,the discharging mechanism of the capacitors in the MMC is analyzed. Then an AC fault ride-through strategy of the MMC-HVDC system connected to passive networks is proposed,the key of which is to make a balance between the DC power flowing into and out of the MMC-HVDC system through reducing the power absorbed by the passive networks during the fault. Finally,an MMC-HVDC system connected to passive networks, including induction motors and static load models, is established in the PSCAD/EMTDC software, based on which the discharging mechanism of capacitors in the MMC under the condition of ground fault in AC grid is verified. The simulation results demonstrate that,with the help of the proposed fault ride-through strategy,the drop of the DC voltage is mitigated and the MMC-HVDC system operates steadily during the ground fault in

  10. Variable Frequency Operations of an Offshore Wind Power Plant with HVDC-VSC: Preprint

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    Gevorgian, V.; Singh, M.; Muljadi, E.

    2011-12-01

    In this paper, a constant Volt/Hz operation applied to the Type 1 wind turbine generator. Various control aspects of Type 1 generators at the plant level and at the turbine level will be investigated. Based on DOE study, wind power generation may reach 330 GW by 2030 at the level of penetration of 20% of the total energy production. From this amount of wind power, 54 GW of wind power will be generated at offshore wind power plants. The deployment of offshore wind power plants requires power transmission from the plant to the load center inland. Since this power transmission requires submarine cable, there is a need to use High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission. Otherwise, if the power is transmitted via alternating current, the reactive power generated by the cable capacitance may cause an excessive over voltage in the middle of the transmission distance which requires unnecessary oversized cable voltage breakdown capability. The use of HVDC is usually required for transmission distance longer than 50 kilometers of submarine cables to be economical. The use of HVDC brings another advantage; it is capable of operating at variable frequency. The inland substation will be operated to 60 Hz synched with the grid, the offshore substation can be operated at variable frequency, thus allowing the wind power plant to be operated at constant Volt/Hz. In this paper, a constant Volt/Hz operation applied to the Type 1 wind turbine generator. Various control aspects of Type 1 generators at the plant level and at the turbine level will be investigated.

  11. Voltage Regulator for a dc-to-dc Converter

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    Mclyman, C. W.

    1983-01-01

    New voltage regulator isolates signals from power-switching converter without use of complex circuitry or optical couplers. Only addition is extra secondary winding on existing interstage transformer. Error signals shortcircuit new winding and inhibit converter action. Resistor in series with primary winding limits short-circuit current to prevent damage to circuit components. Extra transformer winding eliminates need for isolation components.

  12. Analysis on Electric Field Around HVAC-HVDC Hybrid Transmission Lines%Analysis on Electric Field Around HVAC-HVDC Hybrid Transmission Lines

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    LI Qian; LIU Jun-xiang; LI Hua; LIN Fu-chang

    2011-01-01

    As the transmission line corridors become more and more rare in China, it is now inevitable for people to construct HVAC-HVDC hybrid transmission lines. The research on the electric field around the transmission lines plays an important role in evaluating the electromagnetic environment nearby. However, few existing research now considered the mutual effect of HVAC-HVDC hybrid transmission lines. Thus, this research designed a program based on windows, which calculated the surface voltage gradient on the transmission lines and the electric field at ground level respectively. This research calculated the surface voltage gradient on the transmission lines by applying the improved method of successive images. For the electric field at ground level under AC transmission line, simula- tion charge method is used, while for the electric field at the ground level under DC transmission lines, deutsch as- sumption method is used. Comparing the results generated by the calculation with those in published literature, the program is reliable. Taking 500 kV transmission lines as an example, when considering the mutual effect of the HVAC-HVDC'lines, the amplitude of the surface voltage gradient will increase by about 10% and the amplitude of the electric field at ground level will increase by about 8%, making the mutual effect of the AC and DC lines unneglectable. Larger part of the electric field at ground level under hybrid lines is produced by the DC line. Thus, in order to control the electric field at ground level under hybrid lines, it should pay more attention on that produced by the DC line.

  13. AC Voltage Control of DC/DC Converters Based on Modular Multilevel Converters in Multi-Terminal High-Voltage Direct Current Transmission Systems

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    Rui Li

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The AC voltage control of a DC/DC converter based on the modular multilevel converter (MMC is considered under normal operation and during a local DC fault. By actively setting the AC voltage according to the two DC voltages of the DC/DC converter, the modulation index can be near unity, and the DC voltage is effectively utilized to output higher AC voltage. This significantly decreases submodule (SM capacitance and conduction losses of the DC/DC converter, yielding reduced capital cost, volume, and higher efficiency. Additionally, the AC voltage is limited in the controllable range of both the MMCs in the DC/DC converter; thus, over-modulation and uncontrolled currents are actively avoided. The AC voltage control of the DC/DC converter during local DC faults, i.e., standby operation, is also proposed, where only the MMC connected on the faulty cable is blocked, while the other MMC remains operational with zero AC voltage output. Thus, the capacitor voltages can be regulated at the rated value and the decrease of the SM capacitor voltages after the blocking of the DC/DC converter is avoided. Moreover, the fault can still be isolated as quickly as the conventional approach, where both MMCs are blocked and the DC/DC converter is not exposed to the risk of overcurrent. The proposed AC voltage control strategy is assessed in a three-terminal high-voltage direct current (HVDC system incorporating a DC/DC converter, and the simulation results confirm its feasibility.

  14. Rats avoid exposure to HVdc electric fields: a dose response study.

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    Creim, J A; Lovely, R H; Weigel, R J; Forsythe, W C; Anderson, L E

    1993-01-01

    Rats, given the choice, avoid exposure to alternating current (ac) 60-Hz electric fields at intensities > or = 75 kV/m. This study investigated the generality of this behavior by studying the response of rats when exposed to high voltage direct current (HVdc) electric fields. Three hundred eighty male Long Evans rats were studied in 9 experiments with 40 rats per experiment and in one experiment with 20 rats to determine 1) if rats avoid exposure to HVdc electric fields of varying field strengths, and 2) if avoidance did occur, what role, if any, the concentration of air ions would have on the avoidance behavior. In all experiments a three-compartment glass shuttlebox was used; either the left or right compartment could be exposed to a combination of HVdc electric fields and air ions while the other compartment remained sham-exposed. The third, center compartment was a transition zone between exposure and sham-exposure. In each experiment, the rats were individually assessed in 1-h sessions where half of the rats (n = 20) had the choice to locomote between the two sides being exposed or sham-exposed, while the other half of the rats (n = 20) were sham-exposed regardless of their location, except in one experiment where there was no sham-exposed group. The exposure levels for the first six experiments were 80, 55, 42.5, 30, -36, and -55 kV/m, respectively. The air ion concentration was constant at 1.4 x 10(6) ions/cc for the four positive exposure levels and -1.4 x 10(6) ions/cc for the two negative exposure levels. Rats having a choice between exposure and non-exposure relative to always sham-exposed control animals significantly reduced the amount of time spent on the exposed side at 80 kV/m (P HVdc exposure level was held constant at either -55 kV/m (for three experiments) or -55 kV/m (for 1 experiment) while the air ion concentration was varied between experiments at 2.5 x 10(5) ions/cc, 1.0 x 10(4) for two of the experiments and was below the measurement limit

  15. Numerical analysis of ionized fields associated with HVDC transmission lines including effect of wind

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    Li, X.

    1998-12-31

    The effects of corona discharge on the conductor surface of HVDC power transmission lines were studied. Corona discharges generate ion flow and can cause power losses and environmental concerns. Solving the problem of the ion flow field is difficult because of its nonlinearity and the effect of wind. The following two numerical algorithms were presented which address the problem associated with strong wind or bundled lines: (1) the finite element method (FEM) based optimization algorithm, and (2) the upwind FVM based relaxation algorithm. Both were successfully tested on a coaxial cylindrical configuration and on a unipolar line model in the presence of wind.

  16. Improvement of Power System Stability using Artificial Neural Network based HVDC Controls

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    Nagu Bhookya

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available In this paper, investigation is carried out for the improvement of power system stability by utilizing auxiliary controls for controlling HVDC power flow. The current controller model and the line dynamics are considered in the stability analysis. Transient stability analysis is done on a multi-machine system, where, a neural network controller is developed to improve the stability of the power system and to improve the response time of the controller to the changing conditions in power system. The results show the application of the neural network controller in AC-DC power systems.

  17. HVDC Connected Offshore Wind Power Plants: Review and Outlook of Current Research

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    Glasdam, Jakob; Zeni, Lorenzo; Gryning, Mikkel;

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a state-of-the-art review on grid integration of large offshore wind power plants (OWPPs) using high voltage direct voltage (HVDC) for grid connection. The paper describes in detail selected challenges hereto and presents how DONG Energy Wind Power (DEWP) is addressing...... and the PED widely used in the wind turbine generators (WTGs). Challenges hereto include PED control system interaction (from a stability point of view), assessment of the quality of vendor supplied control systems and their robustness against e.g. short circuits and load rejection. Furthermore, the outcome...

  18. A Primary and Backup Protection Algorithm based on Voltage and Current Measurements for HVDC Grids

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    Abedrabbo, Mudar; Van Hertem, Dirk

    2016-01-01

    DC grids are susceptible to DC side faults, which lead to a rapid rise of the DC side currents. DC side faults should be detected in a very short time before fault currents cause damage to the system or equipment, e.g., exceed the maximum interruptible limits of DC circuit breaker. This paper presents a primary and backup protective data-based algorithm. The proposed algorithm depends on the local voltage and current measurements to detect and identify various kinds of faults in the HVDC grid...

  19. The first three 800 MW wind park grid connection projects with XLPE HVDC cables

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    Zhang, Dongping; Lebioda, Thomas Jan; Koochack-Zadeh, Masoumeh; Jung, Jochen [TenneT Offshore GmbH, Bayreuth (Germany). Asset Management Offshore

    2011-07-01

    This paper presents the first three wind grid connection projects in class of 800 MW by TenneT Offshore in the German North Sea. According to the requirements of transmission capacity, distance and other technical and environmental constraints, the HVDC-VSC-technology and XLPE-cable are chosen to fulfill the task of grid connection. To time of this publication, these three projects are in project implementation phase and under construction. In this paper the detailed information about those three projects will be introduced and the first experiences and challenges will be reviewed from the stand point of the coastal TSO. (orig.)

  20. Design, operation and control of series-connected power converters for offshore wind parks

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    Ruiz, Alejandro Garces

    2012-07-01

    Offshore wind farms need to develop technologies that fulfill three main objectives:Efficiency, power density and reliability. The purpose of this thesis is to study an HVDC transmission system based on series connection of the turbines which theoretically meet these three objectives. A new topology of matrix converter operated at high frequency is proposed. This converter is studied using different modulation algorithms. Simulation and experimental results demonstrated that the converter can be operated as a current source converter with high efficiency. An optimal control based on a linear quadratic regulator is propose dto control the matrix converter as well as the converter placed on shore. Results demonstrated the high performance of this type of control and its simplicity for implementation. An stationary state study based on non-linear programming and Montecarlo simulation was carried out to determine the performance of the concept for long-term operation. Series connection is an efficient technology if and only if the differences in the effective wind velocity are small. This aspect limits the number of wind turbines that can be connected in series, since a numerous number of turbines will lead to high covariances in the distribution of the wind. A complementary study about active filter and reactive power compensation was carried out using an optimization-based algorithm. (Author)

  1. Wavelength converter technology

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    Kloch, Allan; Hansen, Peter Bukhave; Poulsen, Henrik Nørskov;

    1999-01-01

    Wavelength conversion is important since it ensures full flexibility of the WDM network layer. Progress in optical wavelength converter technology is reviewed with emphasis on all-optical wavelength converter types based on semiconductor optical amplifiers....

  2. Wavelength converter technology

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    Kloch, Allan; Hansen, Peter Bukhave; Poulsen, Henrik Nørskov;

    1999-01-01

    Wavelength conversion is important since it ensures full flexibility of the WDM network layer. Progress in optical wavelength converter technology is reviewed with emphasis on air-optical wavelength converter types based on semiconductor optical amplifiers....

  3. Power Converters for Accelerators

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    Visintini, R

    2015-01-01

    Particle accelerators use a great variety of power converters for energizing their sub-systems; while the total number of power converters usually depends on the size of the accelerator or combination of accelerators (including the experimental setup), the characteristics of power converters depend on their loads and on the particle physics requirements: this paper aims to provide an overview of the magnet power converters in use in several facilities worldwide.

  4. Accelerated commutation for passive clamp isolated boost converters

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    2002-01-01

    An efficient and cost effective bidirectional DC/DC converter reduces switch voltage stress via accelerated commutation allowing use of a low-cost passive clamp circuit in boost mode. The converter includes a primary circuit, transformer and secondary circuit. The primary circuit takes the form of a “full bridge converter,” a “push-pull converter,” or an “L-type converter.”. The primary circuit may include a dissipator such as a snubber circuit or small buck converter. A secondary side of the...

  5. Power Improvement of Transmission Line Using High Voltage Direct Current (Hvdc Transmission System

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    Lasisi, H

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available The use of long EHV (Extremely High Voltage ac lines for the transmission of electrical energy increases the line reactance and susceptance which limits the thermal loadings on the line in order to keep sufficient margin against transient instability. With the scheme proposed in this paper, it is possible to load the lines very close to their limit with zero reactance and susceptance. The conductors are allowed to carry usual ac along with dc superimposed on it. The added dc power flow does not cause any transient instability. The scheme comprises a twelve-pulse bridge rectifier, dc-links, pulse width modulated (PSW-voltage sourced inverter (VSI and converter transformers. The master current controller is used to implement the scheme which senses ac current and regulates the dc current orders for converters online such that conductor current never exceeds its thermal limit. This paper gives the feasibility of converting a double circuit ac line into composite ac–dc power transmission line given the advantage of stability improvement, damping oscillations, voltage stabilization and reactive power compensation for ac weak buses. Simulation and experimental studies using MATLAB (Matrix Laboratory are carried out for the coordinated control as well as independent control of ac and dc power transmissions.

  6. Comparison of PI and PR current controllers applied on two-level VSC-HVDC transmission system

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    Manoloiu, A.; Pereria, H.A.; Teodorescu, Remus;

    2015-01-01

    This paper analyzes differences between αβ and dq reference frames regarding the control of two-level VSC-HVDC current loop and dc-link voltage outer loop. In the first part, voltage feedforward effect is considered with PI and PR controllers. In the second part, the feedforward effect is removed...

  7. New design trends in photovoltaic converters

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    Van den Bossche, Alex

    2013-01-01

    The reason to look at new trends in PV converters is that, in the total cost of ownership the converter is more expensive than the PV panel. Another trend is that one uses them without transformer to increase efficiency, but one has to take into account safety. One can increase the switching frequency and at the same time reducing the switching losses using SiC components, but still good cost effective solutions can be made with Si-IGBTs.

  8. AC – AC Converters for UPS

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    Rusalin Lucian R. Păun

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper propose a new control technique forsingle – phase AC – AC converters used for a on-line UPSwith a good dynamic response, a reduced-partscomponents, a good output characteristic, a good powerfactorcorrection(PFC. This converter no needs anisolation transformer. A power factor correction rectifierand an inverter with the proposed control scheme has beendesigned and simulated using Caspoc2007, validating theconcept.

  9. Research on Converter Valve Overvoltage Mechanism and Calculation Conditions of ± 800 kV Converter Station

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    WANG Dongju; DENG Xu; ZHOU Hao; CHEN Xilei; XU Anwen; SHEN Yang

    2012-01-01

    The thyristor converter valve is the key equipment of commutation in ultra high voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission systems. Owing to the limited voltage and current overload capacity, any transient overvoltage may cause permanent damage to the thyristor converter valve. In order to specify the converter valves' overvoltage levels of the ±800 kV UHVDC transmission system, the mechanisms of its generation and development are discussed in detail, from which the calculation conditions for the highest stresses of the converter valves are given. Finally, the converter valve's overvoltage of Xiluodu UHV converter station is simulated. The research results show that the overvoltages of the converter valves in the upper 3-pulse group of the high voltage(HV) and low voltage(LV) 12-pulse converter are generated jointly by the DC line voltage and the converter transformer's voltage at its valve side. Calculation conditions for this overvoltage are: DC system in bipolar operation mode, converter station operating as rectifier, maximum DC system operating voltage, minimum DC current, minimum AC system voltage of the converter station. Furthermore, the other converter valves' overvoltage is caused by the phase-to-phase switching surge generated at the converter station's AC side, penetrating into the valve hall. Overall, the maximum overvoltages of Xiluodu converter station in the upper 3-pulse group of the HV and LV 12-pulse converter are 379.1 kV and 384.9 kV, for other converter valves the maximum overvoltage is 375.3 kV.

  10. High-performance HVDC transmission over long distances; Hochleistungsuebertragung ueber grosse Entfernungen mit hochgespanntem Gleichstrom

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    Radtke, U. [PreussenElektra AG, Hannover (Germany)

    1998-12-31

    High-voltage DC transmission is a world-wide established technology for low-cost transmission of large amounts of electricity over long distances. Thanks to HVDC transmission, large amounts of electricity can now for the first time also be transmitted over long distances via ocean cable, something that cannot be done with AC power cables. HVDC transmission is independent of grid frequencies and can link grids of different frequency and different quality of frequency. Interconnected grids coupled via DC circuits can exploit additional technical and economic advantages such as mutual supply of power reserves, balancing of peak load, and modulation of active and reactive power. (orig.) [Deutsch] Die Hochspannungs-Gleichstromuebertragung (HGUe) ist eine weltweit etablierte Technik zur kostenguenstigen Uebertragung grosser elektrischer Leistungen ueber grosse Entfernungen. Sie schafft erstmals die Moeglichkeit, auch mittels Seekabel grosse Leistungen ueber Entfernungen zu uebertragen, die mit der Drehstromtechnik nicht moeglich sind. HGUeist unabhaengig von den Netzfrequenzen und kann Netze unterschiedlicher Frequenz und Frequenzguete miteinander verbinden. Ueber Gleichstromkreise gekuppelte Verbundnetze koennen zusaetzliche technische und wirtschaftliche Vorteile wie gegenseitige Bereitstellung von Kraftwerksreserven, Spitzenlastausgleich sowie Wirk- und Blindleistungsmodulation nutzt. (orig.)

  11. Relative Localization in Wireless Sensor Networks for Measurement of Electric Fields under HVDC Transmission Lines

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    Yong Cui

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available In the wireless sensor networks (WSNs for electric field measurement system under the High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC transmission lines, it is necessary to obtain the electric field distribution with multiple sensors. The location information of each sensor is essential to the correct analysis of measurement results. Compared with the existing approach which gathers the location information by manually labelling sensors during deployment, the automatic localization can reduce the workload and improve the measurement efficiency. A novel and practical range-free localization algorithm for the localization of one-dimensional linear topology wireless networks in the electric field measurement system is presented. The algorithm utilizes unknown nodes’ neighbor lists based on the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI values to determine the relative locations of nodes. The algorithm is able to handle the exceptional situation of the output permutation which can effectively improve the accuracy of localization. The performance of this algorithm under real circumstances has been evaluated through several experiments with different numbers of nodes and different node deployments in the China State Grid HVDC test base. Results show that the proposed algorithm achieves an accuracy of over 96% under different conditions.

  12. Relative localization in wireless sensor networks for measurement of electric fields under HVDC transmission lines.

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    Cui, Yong; Wang, Qiusheng; Yuan, Haiwen; Song, Xiao; Hu, Xuemin; Zhao, Luxing

    2015-02-04

    In the wireless sensor networks (WSNs) for electric field measurement system under the High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission lines, it is necessary to obtain the electric field distribution with multiple sensors. The location information of each sensor is essential to the correct analysis of measurement results. Compared with the existing approach which gathers the location information by manually labelling sensors during deployment, the automatic localization can reduce the workload and improve the measurement efficiency. A novel and practical range-free localization algorithm for the localization of one-dimensional linear topology wireless networks in the electric field measurement system is presented. The algorithm utilizes unknown nodes' neighbor lists based on the Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) values to determine the relative locations of nodes. The algorithm is able to handle the exceptional situation of the output permutation which can effectively improve the accuracy of localization. The performance of this algorithm under real circumstances has been evaluated through several experiments with different numbers of nodes and different node deployments in the China State Grid HVDC test base. Results show that the proposed algorithm achieves an accuracy of over 96% under different conditions.

  13. A Pilot Directional Protection for HVDC Transmission Line Based on Relative Entropy of Wavelet Energy

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    Sheng Lin

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available On the basis of analyzing high-voltage direct current (HVDC transmission system and its fault superimposed circuit, the direction of the fault components of the voltage and the current measured at one end of transmission line is certified to be different for internal faults and external faults. As an estimate of the differences between two signals, relative entropy is an effective parameter for recognizing transient signals in HVDC transmission lines. In this paper, the relative entropy of wavelet energy is applied to distinguish internal fault from external fault. For internal faults, the directions of fault components of voltage and current are opposite at the two ends of the transmission line, indicating a huge difference of wavelet energy relative entropy; for external faults, the directions are identical, indicating a small difference. The simulation results based on PSCAD/EMTDC show that the proposed pilot protection system acts accurately for faults under different conditions, and its performance is not affected by fault type, fault location, fault resistance and noise.

  14. HVDC-AC system interaction from AC harmonics. Volume 1. Harmonic impedance calculations. Final report

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    Breuer, G D; Chow, J H; Lindh, C B; Miller, N W; Numrich, F H; Price, W W; Turner, A E; Whitney, R R

    1982-09-01

    Improved methods are needed to characterize ac system harmonic behavior for ac filter design for HVDC systems. The purpose of this General Electric Company RP1138 research is to evaluate the present filter design practice and to investigate methods for calculating system harmonic impedances. An overview of ac filter design for HVDC systems and a survey of literature related to filter design have been performed. Two methods for calculating system harmonic impedances have been investigated. In the measurement method, an instrumentation system for measuring system voltage and current has been assembled. Different schemes of using the measurements to calculate system harmonic impedances have been studied. In the analytical method, a procedure to include various operating conditions has been proposed. Computer programs for both methods have been prepared, and the results of the measurement and analytical methods analyzed. A conclusion of the project is that the measurement and analytical methods both provided reasonable results. There are correlations between the measured and analytical results for most harmonics, although there are discrepancies between the assumptions used in the two methods. A sensitivity approach has been proposed to further correlate the results. From the results of the analysis, it is recommended that both methods should be tested further. For the measurement method, more testing should be done to cover different system operating conditions. In the analytical method, more detailed models for representing system components should be studied. In addition, alternative statistical and sensitivity approaches should be attempted.

  15. HVDC-AC system interaction from AC harmonics. Volume 1. Harmonic impedance calculations. Final report

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    Breuer, G D; Chow, J H; Lindh, C B; Miller, N W; Numrich, F H; Price, W W; Turner, A E; Whitney, R R

    1982-09-01

    Improved methods are needed to characterize ac system harmonic behavior for ac filter design for HVDC systems. The purpose of this General Electric Company RP1138 research is to evaluate the present filter design practice and to investigate methods for calculating system harmonic impedances. An overview of ac filter design for HVDC systems and a survey of literature related to filter design have been performed. Two methods for calculating system harmonic impedances have been investigated. In the measurement method, an instrumentation system for measuring system voltage and current has been assembled. Different schemes of using the measurements to calculate system harmonic impedances have been studied. In the analytical method, a procedure to include various operating conditions has been proposed. Computer programs for both methods have been prepared, and the results of the measurement and analytical methods analyzed. A conclusion of the project is that the measurement and analytical methods both provided reasonable results. There are correlations between the measured and analytical results for most harmonics, although there are discrepancies between the assumptions used in the two methods. A sensitivity approach has been proposed to further correlate the results. From the results of the analysis, it is recommended that both methods should be tested further. For the measurement method, more testing should be done to cover different system operating conditions. In the analytical method, more detailed models for representing system components should be studied. In addition, alternative statistical and sensitivity approaches should be attempted.

  16. Nonlinear Behaviors Analysis of Full-bridge Resonant Converter Based on Loosely Coupled Transformer%基于松散耦合变压器的全桥谐振变换器非线性行为分析

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    谢帆; 张波; 丘东元

    2014-01-01

    The loosely coupled inductive power transfer system is an effective and safe method of power transmission,which uses electromagnetic induction technology to achieve non-contact transmission of energy while solving the shortcoming of traditional power supply with wires.The nonlinear bifurcation phenomenon of the full-bridge resonant converter is analyzed with the change of the coupling coefficient of the loosely coupled transformer.The state equations and nonlinear models of the system are built based on the mutual inductance modeling.The nonlinear behaviors are numerically analyzed when the system resonates,and the complex three-dimensional bifurcation diagram is obtained with the coupling coefficient as the bifurcation parameter.The complex bifurcation behaviors of the system are validated by circuit simulation.Moreover,the border collision phenomenon and the characteristics of the time and frequency domains are analyzed.This study expands nonlinear research on the switching converter to the wireless power transfer system,providing important guidance for reliability design of the wireless power transfer system.%松散耦合感应电能传输系统利用电磁感应技术,实现了能量的非接触传输,解决了传统导线直接供电的缺陷,是一种有效、安全的电能传输方法。文中以全桥谐振变换器为例,基于松散耦合变压器分析了系统随着耦合系数的改变而发生的非线性分岔现象。通过互感模型建立系统的状态方程及其非线性模型,分析了系统谐振时的非线性行为,得到以耦合系数为分岔参数的系统复杂三维分岔图。电路仿真验证了系统的复杂分岔行为,并且进一步分析了系统在分岔过程中经历的边界碰撞现象以及准周期状态下系统的时域与频域特征。该研究将开关变换器的非线性研究拓展到无线电能传输系统中,对无线电能传输系统的可靠设计具有重要指导意义。

  17. Application of an Improved PSO-based PID Neural Network Controller for VSC-HVDC%基于改进粒子群算法的PIDNN控制器在VSC-HVDC中的应用

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    李爽; 王志新; 王国强

    2013-01-01

    An improved niche chaotic particle swarm optimization (INCPSO) method for voltage source converter based high-voltage direct-current (VSC-HVDC) system was presented. It emerges the good features of niche and chaotic mutation evolutionary algorithms for searching the global best parameters of proportional-integral-derivative neural-network (PIDNN). With the introduction of restricted competition selection (RCS) method into the niche mechanism, the global exploration ability of PSO is enhanced. Simultaneously, the precise local exploitation performance can be well achieved by using the chaotic mutation algorithm with tent-mapping functions. The INCPSO can solve the premature phenomenon and local convergence problem of traditional PSO, and give a balance point between the exploration and exploitation capability. The detail steps of parameters optimizing for PIDNN controller in VSC-HVDC system was presented, and a numerical example was carried out to validate the feasibility and effectiveness of INCPSO. Simulation results show that the INCPSO search capability is more accurate, effective and robust. The INCPSO based PIDNN controller provides a feasible control scheme in the offshore wind farm VSC-HVDC system.%针对海上风电场并网柔性直流输电(voltage source converter based high-voltage direct-current,VSC-HVDC)系统比例-积分-微分神经网络(PID neural network,PIDNN)控制器参数寻优过程中存在的问题,提出一种基于限制竞争小生境混沌变异的改进粒子群算法(improved niche· chaotic particle swarm optimization,INCPSO).该算法中小生境技术引入限制竞争淘汰机制,使其具有良好的全局寻优能力(探索),配合改进的帐篷映射混沌变异算法,可获得局部精细遍历性能(发现).在解决粒子群算法早熟收敛和搜索精度低等问题的同时,最大程度地平衡了粒子群算法在解空间内的探索和发现能力.给出了VSC-HVDC系统中PIDNN控制器参数寻优INCPSO算法

  18. Simulation of Multi output Fly back Converter with Integrated Auxiliary Buck Converter with reduced components

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    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available The fly back converter has been widely used for multi outputs due to the simple structure and low cost in low-power applications. This paper presents a new multi output converter. It consists of a half-bridge inverter with boost converter in primary side and a fly back rectifier that is integrated with an auxiliary buck converter in secondary side. The boost converter is used to generate high voltage dc from Low voltage PV cells. The primary switches control the main output voltage and the secondary synchronous switches control the auxiliary output voltage. The main advantages of the proposed converter are that the transformer size can be reduced due to the less magnetizing offset current, all the power switches including synchronous ones can achieve the zero-voltage switching (ZVS and it has no output cross regulation problems. The circuit is simulated using MATLAB. The performance is verified with simulation results.

  19. Grid-connected multilevel topology for HVDC offshore wind farm%用于离岸风场高压直流输电的并网型多电平拓扑研究

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    费拉斯; 许烈; 李永东

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a topology to connect HVDC offshore wind farm into the grid; the offshore part consists of five units,and each one contains permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) connected to a three-level neutral point clamped converter (3 L-NPC) which works as a rectifier to control the generator speed by using a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control.The offshore platform consists of a half bridge connected in series to balance the voltage between units and to collect the voltage in order to get the desired DC voltage.The HVDC cable will be used to transfer power from the offshore side to the onshore side.A modular multilevel converter (MMC) is used in the onshore side to convert the voltage from DC to AC voltage and to connect the offshore wind farm into the Grid.%提出一种新型的风力发电变换器拓扑结构.可用于离岸型海上风电场,并可采用高压直流输电的方式接入电网.其中,离岸部分包括5个单元结构,每一个单元结构均由一个永磁同步电机(permanent magnet synchronous generators,PMSG)和一个三电平中点钳位(3-level neutral point clamped,3L-NPC)变换器组成,通过最大功率点跟踪(maximum power point tracking,MPPT)算法控制3L-NPC变换器,进而控制PMSG运行速度.离岸平台由半桥结构串联组成,用于平衡各离岸单元电压并控制总体直流侧电压为给定值.超高压直流电缆将被用于离岸侧和岸侧的功率传输.在岸侧,采用一种模块化多电平变换器(modular multilevel converter,MMC)实现直流到交流的逆变,并将系统接入电网.

  20. Nonlinear control of voltage source converters in AC-DC power system.

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    Dash, P K; Nayak, N

    2014-07-01

    This paper presents the design of a robust nonlinear controller for a parallel AC-DC power system using a Lyapunov function-based sliding mode control (LYPSMC) strategy. The inputs for the proposed control scheme are the DC voltage and reactive power errors at the converter station and the active and reactive power errors at the inverter station of the voltage-source converter-based high voltage direct current transmission (VSC-HVDC) link. The stability and robust tracking of the system parameters are ensured by applying the Lyapunov direct method. Also the gains of the sliding mode control (SMC) are made adaptive using the stability conditions of the Lyapunov function. The proposed control strategy offers invariant stability to a class of systems having modeling uncertainties due to parameter changes and exogenous inputs. Comprehensive computer simulations are carried out to verify the proposed control scheme under several system disturbances like changes in short-circuit ratio, converter parametric changes, and faults on the converter and inverter buses for single generating system connected to the power grid in a single machine infinite-bus AC-DC network and also for a 3-machine two-area power system. Furthermore, a second order super twisting sliding mode control scheme has been presented in this paper that provides a higher degree of nonlinearity than the LYPSMC and damps faster the converter and inverter voltage and power oscillations.

  1. The photoelectric displacement converter

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    Dragoner, Valeriu V.

    2005-02-01

    In the article are examined questions of constructing photoelectric displacement converter satisfying demands that are stated above. Converter has channels of approximate and precise readings. The approximate reading may be accomplished either by the method of reading from a code mask or by the method of the consecutive calculation of optical scale gaps number. Phase interpolator of mouar strips" gaps is determined as a precise measuring. It is shown mathematical model of converter that allow evaluating errors and operating speed of conversion.

  2. Multiport Resonant DC-DC Converter

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    Tran, Yan-Kim; Dujic, Drazen; Barrade, Philippe

    2015-01-01

    his paper presents a multiport galvanically isolated LLC resonant DC-DC converter suitable for DC applications. A three-port structure is analyzed, with full bidirectional power flow capabilities, simple control and behavior similar to that expected from a DC transformer. Each port is equipped with half-bridge modules accompanied with tuned resonant tank, partly realized with elements of a multi- winding high frequency transformer. With some restrictions that are explained in the paper, each ...

  3. Multi-functional Converter with Integrated Motor Control, Battery Charging and Active Module Balancing for Electric Vehicular Application

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    Mathe, Laszlo; Schaltz, Erik; Teodorescu, Remus

    2014-01-01

    , weight and volume in comparison with other Li-Ion based chemistries. The control of the energy flow has been done through a Modular Multilevel Converter (MMC), which has demonstrated advantages over 2 level converters in terms of efficiency, fault tolerant operation, flexible operation modes. It has been......In order to reduce the fuel consumption and the acoustical noise generated by refuse lorries, electrification of the waste compactor unit is a very promising solution. For the electrical energy storage Lithium-Sulfur (Li-S) battery technology has been selected with potential for reducing the cost...... used successfully in HVDC/FACTS and large drive applications. In this paper the use of MMC for a battery driven waste compactor unit addressed with integrated functionality including: motor driver, battery charge and active balancing is presented. The challenges addressed here are related to the design...

  4. High speed data converters

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    Ali, Ahmed MA

    2016-01-01

    This book covers high speed data converters from the perspective of a leading high speed ADC designer and architect, with a strong emphasis on high speed Nyquist A/D converters. For our purposes, the term 'high speed' is defined as sampling rates that are greater than 10 MS/s.

  5. Electrical Power Converter

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    Ferreira, J.A.

    2014-01-01

    Electrical power converter for converting electrical power of a power source connected or connectable at an input to electrical DC-power at an output, wherein between the input and the output a first circuit of submodules is provided, wherein said first circuit of submodules and the power source for

  6. New Breed of Bipolar MMC-HVDC Topology for Overhead Line Transmission%适用于架空线路输电的新型双极MMC-HVDC拓扑

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    薛英林; 徐政

    2013-01-01

    在充分借鉴传统直流输电工程结线方式的基础上,提出了一种适用于架空线路输电的新型双极模块化多电平换流器型高压直流输电(MMC-HVDC)系统拓扑.该拓扑中换流器采用基于箝位双子模块的改进型模块化多电平换流器(MMC),接地极线从上下2个换流器串联构成的双极结构中间引出.重点分析了换流器在故障条件下的等值电路和直流闭锁机理,并设计了直流侧故障后的详细控制策略,并用PSCAD/EMTDC仿真软件验证了该系统拓扑的有效性和可行性.结果表明:双极拓扑具有运行方式灵活、系统可靠性高等优点;由于二极管反向阻断和箝位作用,换流器在封锁所有绝缘栅双极型晶体管(IGBT)触发脉冲后数ms内就能实现直流闭锁,因此无需交流断路器动作,仅依靠换流器自身动作就能抑制短路电流;所设计的控制时序可有效处理直流侧的故障,并在暂时性故障下帮助系统迅速重启动,减少系统停运时间.%We propose a new type of bipolar MMC-HVDC topology for overhead line transmission by referencing the traditional HVDC system topology. This topology adopts improved modular multilevel converters (MMC) based on clamp double sub-modules. The ground electrode is led from the junction center of the bipolar structure, which consists of up-and-down converters in series. Furthermore, the equivalent circuit during DC fault and the fault blocking mechanism are analyzed, a control strategy and action sequence of the converter under the DC fault is proposed, and the feasibility and validity of the bipolar system are verified by PSCAD/EMTDC simulations. Several results are obtained from the simulation; the bipolar topology offers many features such as flexible operation modes and high system reliability, etc. ; Owing to reverse blocking and voltage clamping of diodes, the DC blocking capability is achieved within a few milliseconds after turning off all insulated gate

  7. 基于负序电压补偿的VSC-HVDC系统的不平衡控制%Unbalanced control strategy based on negative voltage compensation for VSC-HVDC system

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    杨硕; 张卫星; 李德泉

    2012-01-01

    交流系统故障时VSC-HVDC系统的控制策略直接关系到系统的运行和安全性能,具有明显的工程应用价值.建立了交流系统不平衡故障时d-q同步旋转坐标系下系统换流器的正负序数学模型,设计了不平衡条件下的同步相位和正负序分量的实时检测系统.采用非线性系统反馈线性化理论,设计了系统的状态反馈线性化电流解耦控制器.在此基础上设计了负序电压补偿的不平衡控制系统,在有效抑制负序电流的同时,简化了控制系统结构.基于PSIM的数字仿真,验证了所设计的控制器具有良好的控制性能.%The control strategy for unbalanced VSC-HVDC system is directly related to its function and security, so it has a great importance for the engineering. The paper builds a positive and negative mathematical model of VSC in d-q synchronous reference frame, and designs a detecting system of synchronous phase and positive and negative component under unbalanced condition. By using nonlinear transformation and nonlinear system feedback linearization theory, the state-feedback linearization decoupling controller for VSC-HVDC system is established. Finally, the paper designs an unbalanced control strategy based on negative voltage compensation for VSC-HVDC. Besides restraining the negative current, it also simplifies the structure of the control system. The digital simulation based on PSIM proves the designed controller has good control performance.

  8. A dc to dc converter

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    Willis, A. E.; Gould, J. M.; Matheney, J. L.; Garrett, H. (Inventor)

    1984-01-01

    The object of the invention is to provide an improved converter for converting one direct current voltage to another. A plurality of phased square wave voltages are provided from a ring counter through amplifiers to a like plurality of output transformers. Each of these transformers has two windings, and S(1) winding and an S(2) winding. The S(1) windings are connected in series, then the S(2) windings are connected in series, and finally, the two sets of windings are connected in series. One of six SCRs is connected between each two series connected windings to a positive output terminal and one of diodes is connected between each set of two windings of a zero output terminal. By virtue of this configuration, a quite high average direct current voltage is obtained, which varies between full voltage and two-thirds full voltage rather than from full voltage to zero. Further, its variation, ripple frequency, is reduced to one-sixth of that present in a single phase system. Application to raising battery voltage for an ion propulsion system is mentioned.

  9. Power system applications for PASC converter systems

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    Donnelly, M.K. [Pacific Northwest Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Johnson, R.M. [Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)

    1994-04-01

    This paper shows, using computer EMTP simulations, some preliminary results of applying pulse amplitude synthesis and control (PASC) technology to single-source level voltage converter system. The method can be applied to any single terminal pair source with appropriate modifications in power extraction interface and computer control program to match source and load impedance characteristics. The PASC realization as discussed here employs banks of transformers, one bank per phase, in which the primaries are connected in parallel through a switch matrix to the dc source. Two opposite polarity primaries per transformer are pulsed alternatively in time to produce an oscillatory sinusoidal output waveform. PASC conversion system capabilities to produce both leading and lagging power factor power output in single-phase and three-phase {Delta} or Y configurations are illustrated. EMTP simulations are used to demonstrate the converter capabilities. Also included are discussions regarding harmonics and potential control strategies to adapt the converter to an application or to minimize harmonics.

  10. New PWM switched-mode converter topologies

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    Hua, Gui-Chao; Huang, Shi-Peng

    Two augmented switching cells are proposed from which four novel topologies can be derived: an augmented buck converter, an augmented boost converter, a novel switching power amplifier, and a novel switching controlled rectifier. The augmented buck and the augmented boost converters realize higher step-down and step-up ratios, respectively, under a given switch duty ratio by proper design of the turn ratios of the transformer and coupled inductor. The switching power amplifier achieves four-quadrant output by the use of two bidirectional current switches and a single power supply, while the inverse converter can be used as a switching controlled rectifier. The experimental verification of the power amplifier is presented.

  11. Grid-connection of offshore wind farms using VSC-HVDC systems

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    Fu, Xiaofan; Dessaint, Louis A. [Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Montreal, QC (Canada). Dept. of Electrical Engineering; Gagnon, Richard [Hydro-Quebec Research Institute, Montreal, QC (Canada)

    2011-07-01

    In this paper, the structure of variable speed PMSG-based offshore wind farms connected to the grid through VSC-HVDC link is presented. And the system models are developed. Also, the corresponding control strategy for this system is proposed. The control objective of the generator side VSC is to achieve the optimal wind power by adjusting the speed of permanent magnet synchronous generator, while the grid side VSC is to maintain DC voltage constant. Furthermore, a case study of 100MW offshore wind farm consisting of 50 individual 2MW PSMG-based wind turbines is developed in MATLAB/SimPowerSystems. Simulation results show the proposed scheme works well. (orig.)

  12. Control and Protection of Wind Power Plants with VSC-HVDC Connection

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    Chaudhary, Sanjay

    Wind power plants are the fastest growing source of renewable energy. The European Union expects to generate 230 GW wind power, in which the offshore wind power is expected to contribute 40 GW. Offshore wind power plants have better wind velocity profile leading to a higher energy yield. Europe has...... a huge potential of offshore wind energy, which is a green and sustainable resource. All these have led to the development of offshore wind power plants. However, overall cost of the offshore installation, operation, and maintenance are higher than those of the onshore wind power plants. Therefore...... oscillations, and hence, lower dc voltage overshoots in the VSC-HVDC system. On the protection side, the coordination of over-current relays has been analysed in the new environment. A simple yet reliable scheme utilizing the well-known over-current relay characteristics has been presented for the detection...

  13. Fault Locating in HVDC Transmission Lines Using Generalized Regression Neural Network and Random Forest Algorithm

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    M. Farshad

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a novel method based on machine learning strategies for fault locating in high voltage direct current (HVDC transmission lines. In the proposed fault-location method, only post-fault voltage signals measured at one terminal are used for feature extraction. In this paper, due to high dimension of input feature vectors, two different estimators including the generalized regression neural network (GRNN and the random forest (RF algorithm are examined to find the relation between the features and the fault location. The results of evaluation using training and test patterns obtained by simulating various fault types in a long overhead transmission line with different fault locations, fault resistance and pre-fault current values have indicated the efficiency and the acceptable accuracy of the proposed approach.

  14. Cost estimation of HVDC transmission system of Bangka’s NPP candidates

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    Liun, Edwaren, E-mail: edwaren@batan.go.id; Suparman, E-mail: edwaren@batan.go.id [Centre for Nuclear Energy Development, National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (Indonesia)

    2014-09-30

    Regarding nuclear power plant development in Bangka Island, it can be estimated that produced power will be oversupply for the Bangka Island and needs to transmit to Sumatra or Java Island. The distance between the regions or islands causing considerable loss of power in transmission by alternating current, and a wide range of technical and economical issues. The objective of this paper addresses to economics analysis of direct current transmission system to overcome those technical problem. Direct current transmission has a stable characteristic, so that the power delivery from Bangka to Sumatra or Java in a large scale efficiently and reliably can be done. HVDC system costs depend on the power capacity applied to the system and length of the transmission line in addition to other variables that may be different.

  15. Cost and Benefit Analysis of VSC-HVDC Schemes for Offshore Wind Power Transmission

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    Sheng WANG; Chunmei FENG; An WEN; Jun LIANG

    2013-01-01

    Due to low load factors of wind power generation,it is possible to reduce transmission capacity to minimize the cost of transmission system construction.Two VSC-HVDC schemes for offshore wind farm,called the point to point (PTP) and DC mesh connections are compared in terms of the utilization of transmission system and its cost.A Weibull distribution is used for estimating offshore wind power generation,besides,the cross correlation between wind farms is considered.The wind energy curtailment is analyzed using the capacity output possibility table (COPT).The system power losses,costs of transmission investment and wind energy curtailment are also computed.A statistic model for the wind generation and transmission is built and simulated in MATLAB to validate the study.It is concluded that a DC mesh transmission can reduce the energy curtailment and power losses.Further benefit is achievable as the wind cross correlation between wind farms decreases.

  16. Disturbance Attenuation of DC Voltage Droop Control Structures in a Multi-Terminal HVDC Grid

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    Thams, Florian; Chatzivasileiadis, Spyros; Prieto-Araujo, Eduardo

    2017-01-01

    of the disturbance rejection of these droop control structures. The approach is based on multi-variable frequency response analysis where both ac and dc grid dynamics are incorporated. In particular, the amplification of dc voltage oscillations due to wind power variations is analyzed using singular value analysis......DC voltage droop control is seen as the preferred control structure for primary voltage control of future multiterminal HVDC systems. Different droop control structures have been proposed in literature which can be classified in eight categories. This paper contributes to an analysis....... Further, the impact of dc cable modeling on the results is discussed. In addition, it is shown that the maximum singular value limits, frequently used in literature for MIMO-analysis, are not sufficient to prove that the impact of certain disturbances on analyzed outputs is within a certain boundary...

  17. Electrical and electromagnetic investigations for HVDC ground electrode sites in India

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    Manglik, A.; Verma, S. K.; Muralidharan, D.; Sasmal, R. P.

    High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) power transmission systems require setting up of specially designed ground electrodes at terminal ends of the transmission line to close the circuit with an earth return path. The design parameters of these electrodes need the information about the electrical conductivity structure within a radius and depth of several km of the site in order to ensure that the injected current penetrates deep enough into the earth. Further, detailed conductivity structure, up to 100-200 m depth, of the electrode site covering an area of less than a sq. km is also needed to ensure safe limits for the step and touch potential at the site. Electrical and electromagnetic methods are very useful tools for this purpose. However, artificial source variants such as deep direct current (DC) resistivity sounding pose logistic problems for target depths greater than a couple of kilometers and in inaccessible areas. We have employed magnetotelluric (MT) and electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) tools to investigate the detailed deep and shallow electrical conductivity structure, respectively, of several potential sites in India for a ±800 kV, 6000 MW HVDC multi-terminal system. Investigations of a site in Assam revealed the presence of highly resistive crustal rocks at the depth of about 1.3 km beneath a thick pile of conductive sediments, rendering the site unsuitable even though the shallow conductivity was favorable. At another site identified after analyzing available geological and geophysical data, we inferred the presence of conductive structure up to at least 4.0 km depth. ERT investigation at this site revealed a favorable conductive structure except for the presence of a 20-m-thick near-surface resistive layer. This information has been useful for the electrode design. We suggest that a strategy suitably combining MT and ERT is useful in the selection of ground electrode sites.

  18. Development of toroid-type HTS DC reactor series for HVDC system

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    Kim, Kwangmin, E-mail: kwangmin81@gmail.com [Changwon National University, 55306 Sarim-dong, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Go, Byeong-Soo; Park, Hea-chul; Kim, Sung-kyu; Kim, Seokho [Changwon National University, 55306 Sarim-dong, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Sangjin [Uiduk University, Gyeongju 780-713 (Korea, Republic of); Oh, Yunsang [Vector Fields Korea Inc., Pohang 790-834 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun [Changwon National University, 55306 Sarim-dong, Changwon 641-773 (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-11-15

    Highlights: • The authors developed the 400 mH, 400 A class toroid-type HTS DC reactor system. • The target temperature, inductance and operating current are under 20 K at magnet, 400 mH and 400 A, respectively. All target performances of the HTS DC reactor were achieved. • The HTS DC reactor was conducted through the interconnection operation with a LCC type HVDC system. • Now, the authors are studying the 400 mH, 1500 A class toroid-type HTS DC reactor for the next phase HTS DC reactor. - Abstract: This paper describes design specifications and performance of a toroid-type high-temperature superconducting (HTS) DC reactor. The first phase operation targets of the HTS DC reactor were 400 mH and 400 A. The authors have developed a real HTS DC reactor system during the last three years. The HTS DC reactor was designed using 2G GdBCO HTS wires. The HTS coils of the toroid-type DC reactor magnet were made in the form of a D-shape. The electromagnetic performance of the toroid-type HTS DC reactor magnet was analyzed using the finite element method program. A conduction cooling method was adopted for reactor magnet cooling. The total system has been successfully developed and tested in connection with LCC type HVDC system. Now, the authors are studying a 400 mH, kA class toroid-type HTS DC reactor for the next phase research. The 1500 A class DC reactor system was designed using layered 13 mm GdBCO 2G HTS wire. The expected operating temperature is under 30 K. These fundamental data obtained through both works will usefully be applied to design a real toroid-type HTS DC reactor for grid application.

  19. 新型混合高压直流输电技术在海上风电场并网中的应用%Hybrid HVDC Transmission Topology for Offshore Wind Farm Integration

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    尹瑞; 江道灼; 胡鹏飞; 谷泓杰; 黄帅

    2015-01-01

    对由双馈风电机组组成的海上风电场采用混合高压直流输电技术并网时风电场内部的电压和频率控制进行了研究。混合高压直流输电系统由双桥十二脉波不控整流换流器(DBC)、模块化多电平换流器和高压直流输电线路组成。首先,通过深入的理论分析阐明当由双馈风电机组组成的海上风电场采用混合高压直流输电技术并网时,风电场内部的电压可以自动维持在一个合适的范围内并随双馈风电机组输出有功功率的变化而变化。在此基础上,设计了双馈风电机组转子侧换流器的控制器以实现对风电场内部交流系统频率的控制,同时实现了双馈风电机组输出有功功率的最大功率点跟踪。为防止岸上公共连接点发生三相接地短路故障时基于 DBC 的高压直流输电系统发生过电压,设计了故障时双馈风电机组的控制策略。最后,对建立的采用混合高压直流输电技术并网的海上风电场模型进行了数字仿真,仿真结果验证了理论分析的正确性和所提出控制策略的有效性。%A novel control strategy is designed for the offshore doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) based wind farm connected to the onshore system through a hybrid high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission topology.The hybrid HVDC is composed of a modular multilevel converter and a diode rectifier.Detailed analysis is made to prove that the offshore AC-grid voltage can be maintained in a proper range during normal operation.Based on this precondition,a control strategy for the offshore AC-grid frequency and maximum power point tracking (MPPT)of the DFIG is proposed.In order to ensure that the voltage of the HVDC link is lower than its upper limit during the onshore point of common coupling (PCC) short-circuit, the fault ride-through control of the DFIG is also designed.Finally,a digital simulation system of the offshore DFIG-based wind farm and

  20. Fault Current Limitation and Analysis of Current Limiting Characteristic for Multi-terminal VSC-HVDC DC Lines%多端VSC-HVDC直流线路故障限流及限流特性分析

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    刘剑; 邰能灵; 范春菊; 郑晓冬; 唐跃中

    2016-01-01

    基于电压源型换流器(voltage source converters,VSC)的多端柔性直流系统中直流线路的故障电流上升速度快、电流峰值大。然而具有大容量、快切断能力的高压直流断路器正在研制中。结合目前直流断路器开断容量水平,该文提出通过在直流线路两端串入限流电路的方法来限制故障电流的峰值和电流的上升速度率,并给出相关参数的理论计算方法。对该电路的限流特性进行分析与对比,结果表明,该限流电路能有效抑制故障电流,降低了对直流断路器开断容量和开断速度的要求。在该限流电路的基础上,提出一种多端VSC-HVDC 直流线路故障处理方案。仿真分析表明,该故障处理方案能够有效抑制直流线路故障电流以及 IGBT 并联二极管电流,故障切除后非故障系统能保持正常运行,可以有效地增强多端VSC-HVDC系统对直流线路故障的处理能力。%The fault current of DC line in multi-terminal HVDC system based on voltage source converters (VSC) increases quickly with large peak, while the DC circuit breaker with large capacity and fast breaking speed is still under development. Combined with the capacity level of DC circuit breaker breaking, a current limiting circuit was proposed to limit the peak and rising rate of fault current by connecting it to DC line ends. Theoretical calculation method for the circuit parameters was also given. The analysis results about the circuit and the comparison with other methods show that the proposed circuit is able to limit the fault current effectively and reduce the requirement for DC breaker capacity and speed. Based on the circuit, a fault-handling scheme for DC lines in multi-terminal VSC-HVDC was proposed. The simulation results show that the proposed scheme is capable of limiting fault current of DC lines and parallel diodes effectively, and non-fault system can maintain normal operation after fault

  1. Efficient modelling of a modular multilevel converter

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    El-Khatib, Walid Ziad; Holbøll, Joachim; Rasmussen, Tonny Wederberg

    2013-01-01

    Looking at the near future, we see that offshore wind penetration into the electrical grid will continue increasing rapidly. Until very recently, the trend has been to place the offshore wind farms close to shore within the reach for transmission using HVAC cables but for larger distances HVDC so...

  2. Novel Modulation Scheme Research of Modular Multilevel Converter%一种新型模块化多电平换流器调制策略研究

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    谭玉茹; 苏建徽

    2012-01-01

    介绍了适用于轻型直流输电系统(VSC - HVDC)的模块化多电平换流器(MMC)拓扑结构及原理,并提出一种适用于MMC的新型移相载波调制策略(CPS - SPWM).基于MMC的能量均衡和电压平衡问题,还提出了和调制策略相协调的电容电压均衡控制方法,最后通过Matlab/Simulink搭建了MMC仿真模型,结果证明所提出的控制方法可以有效地平衡换流器子模块的电容电压,并且保证MMC外部输出良好的交流电压和电流.%The principle and topology of modular multilevel converter (MMC) were proposed, which is a new multilevel converter suitable for VSC - HVDC. A novel carried phase shifted sinusoidal pulse width modulation (CPS - SPWM) scheme suitable for MMC in VSC - HVDC was presented. Based on the energy equipar-tition and voltage balance,a capacitor voltage-balancing strategy was presented with the topology of MMC and modulation. Simulation results based on Matlab/Simulink show that the control method can balance the capacitance voltage of submodule. It is also shown that it can ensure good AC voltage and current of MMC.

  3. Linealización de sistemas VSC-HVDC para el diseño de un controlador PI vectorial

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    Nelson Díaz Aldana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas VSC-HVDC son muy utilizados para la transmisión de energía en redes de interconexión eléctrica. Uno de los principales problemas que poseen estos sistemas es la complejidad de su modelo matemático, lo que conlleva grandes dificultades para el diseño de controladores que permitan la regulación de parámetros como la tensión DC de transmisión, así como la potencia activa y reactiva del sistema VSC-HVDC. En este artículo se presenta la linealización de un sistema VSC-HVDC y el posterior diseño de un controlador lineal PI vectorial a partir del modelo linealizado. Adicionalmente, se proponen dos estrategias para la validación de este tipo de controladores, la primera consiste en un único controlador PI para regular los estados del sistema para cada VSC, la segunda consiste en el diseño de controladores PI vectoriales independientes para la regulación de cada estado del VSC.

  4. Converting Nonclassicality into Entanglement

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    Killoran, N.; Steinhoff, F. E. S.; Plenio, M. B.

    2016-02-01

    Quantum mechanics exhibits a wide range of nonclassical features, of which entanglement in multipartite systems takes a central place. In several specific settings, it is well known that nonclassicality (e.g., squeezing, spin squeezing, coherence) can be converted into entanglement. In this work, we present a general framework, based on superposition, for structurally connecting and converting nonclassicality to entanglement. In addition to capturing the previously known results, this framework also allows us to uncover new entanglement convertibility theorems in two broad scenarios, one which is discrete and one which is continuous. In the discrete setting, the classical states can be any finite linearly independent set. For the continuous setting, the pertinent classical states are "symmetric coherent states," connected with symmetric representations of the group S U (K ). These results generalize and link convertibility properties from the resource theory of coherence, spin coherent states, and optical coherent states, while also revealing important connections between local and nonlocal pictures of nonclassicality.

  5. Improving Power Converter Reliability

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    Ghimire, Pramod; de Vega, Angel Ruiz; Beczkowski, Szymon

    2014-01-01

    The real-time junction temperature monitoring of a high-power insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) module is important to increase the overall reliability of power converters for industrial applications. This article proposes a new method to measure the on-state collector?emitter voltage...... of a high-power IGBT module during converter operation, which may play a vital role in improving the reliability of the power converters. The measured voltage is used to estimate the module average junction temperature of the high and low-voltage side of a half-bridge IGBT separately in every fundamental...... is measured in a wind power converter at a low fundamental frequency. To illustrate more, the test method as well as the performance of the measurement circuit are also presented. This measurement is also useful to indicate failure mechanisms such as bond wire lift-off and solder layer degradation...

  6. Converting Nonclassicality into Entanglement.

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    Killoran, N; Steinhoff, F E S; Plenio, M B

    2016-02-26

    Quantum mechanics exhibits a wide range of nonclassical features, of which entanglement in multipartite systems takes a central place. In several specific settings, it is well known that nonclassicality (e.g., squeezing, spin squeezing, coherence) can be converted into entanglement. In this work, we present a general framework, based on superposition, for structurally connecting and converting nonclassicality to entanglement. In addition to capturing the previously known results, this framework also allows us to uncover new entanglement convertibility theorems in two broad scenarios, one which is discrete and one which is continuous. In the discrete setting, the classical states can be any finite linearly independent set. For the continuous setting, the pertinent classical states are "symmetric coherent states," connected with symmetric representations of the group SU(K). These results generalize and link convertibility properties from the resource theory of coherence, spin coherent states, and optical coherent states, while also revealing important connections between local and nonlocal pictures of nonclassicality.

  7. Optimizing design of converters using power cycling lifetime models

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    Nielsen, Rasmus Ørndrup; Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    2015-01-01

    Converter power cycling lifetime depends heavily on converter operation point. A lifetime model of a single power module switched mode power supply with wide input voltage range is shown. A lifetime model is created using a power loss model, a thermal model and a model for power cycling capability...... with a given mission profile. A method to improve the expected lifetime of the converter is presented, taking into account switching frequency, input voltage and transformer turns ratio....

  8. Thermionic photovoltaic energy converter

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    Chubb, D. L. (Inventor)

    1985-01-01

    A thermionic photovoltaic energy conversion device comprises a thermionic diode mounted within a hollow tubular photovoltaic converter. The thermionic diode maintains a cesium discharge for producing excited atoms that emit line radiation in the wavelength region of 850 nm to 890 nm. The photovoltaic converter is a silicon or gallium arsenide photovoltaic cell having bandgap energies in this same wavelength region for optimum cell efficiency.

  9. Primary Parallel Isolated Boost Converter with Bidirectional Operation

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    Hernandez Botella, Juan Carlos; Mira Albert, Maria del Carmen; Sen, Gökhan

    2012-01-01

    This paper presents a bidirectional dc/dc converter operated with batteries both in the input and output. Primary parallel isolated boost converter (PPIBC) with transformer series connection on the high voltage side is preferred due to its ability to handle high currents in the low voltage side. ...

  10. Metamaterial polarization converter analysis: limits of performance

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    Markovich, Dmitry L.; Andryieuski, Andrei; Zalkovskij, Maksim;

    2013-01-01

    In this paper, we analyze the theoretical limits of a metamaterial-based converter with orthogonal linear eigenpolarizations that allow linear-to-elliptical polarization transformation with any desired ellipticity and ellipse orientation. We employ the transmission line approach providing a needed...... and a single layer with a ground plane can have 100 % polarization conversion efficiency. We tested our conclusions numerically reaching the designated limits of efficiency using a simple metamaterial design. Our general analysis provides useful guidelines for the metamaterial polarization converter design...

  11. VSC—HVDC在风电场并网系统中的应用研究%A survey of VSC - HVDC for wind farm interconnection

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    肖小兵; 周杰娜; 袁旭峰; 姚刚; 何肖蒙

    2012-01-01

    介绍风力发电并网对电网产生的影响,分析说明VSC—HVDC的工作原理和技术特点,并对风电场联网VSC—HVDC控制器设计进行阐述,列举VSC~HVDC的应用场合,并且举例介绍国外采用VSC—HVDC在风电并网中的应用。%The impact of the wind farm interconnection is described, then the working principle and the technical characteristics of VSC - HVDC are analyzed and explained, and then the design of the wind farm interconnection with VSC - HVDC controller is described, finally a list of application in VSC - HVDC controll on wind farm intergration is listed together with illustrated examples.

  12. Angiotensin-converting enzyme

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    Sørensen, P G; Rømer, F K; Cortes, D

    1984-01-01

    In order to evaluate bleomycin-associated lung damage in humans, lung function parameters and serum levels of the endothelial-bound angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) were determined by serial measurements in 11 patients who were treated for testicular cancer. None developed clinical or radiolog......In order to evaluate bleomycin-associated lung damage in humans, lung function parameters and serum levels of the endothelial-bound angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) were determined by serial measurements in 11 patients who were treated for testicular cancer. None developed clinical...

  13. Fractional complex transform for fractional differential equations

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    Lİ, Zheng Biao; HE, Ji Huan

    2010-01-01

    Fractional complex transform is proposed to convert fractional differential equations into ordinary differential equations, so that all analytical methods devoted to advanced calculus can be easily...

  14. A Primal-Dual Interior Point Method-Based Algorithm Adopting Automatic Differentiation for Optimal Power Flow of AC/DC Power Grid Containing VSC-HVDC System%基于自动微分技术的VSC-HVDC内点法最优潮流

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    季聪; 卫志农; 汤涌; 孙国强; 韦延方; 孙永辉

    2012-01-01

    Based on steady state power flow model of voltage source converter-high voltage direct current (VSC-HVDC) power transmission system and combining with automatic differentiation (AD) technology, a primal-dual interior point method-based algorithm for optimal power flow (OPF) of AC/DC power grid was proposed. Using high efficient AD tool based on operator overloading the Jacobian and Hessian matrices were generated, thus the work load for derivation of differential expressions and code compiling could be reduced and the development efficiency of program could be improved. Simulation results of calculation examples showed that in the solution of OPF problem of AC/DC power grid containing VSC-HVDC power transmission system the high efficiency of traditional primal-dual interior point method could be kept and it possessed satisfied adaptability to the combination of different VSC control modes.%根据电压源换流器-高压直流输电(voltage source converter-high voltage direct current,VSC-HVDC)的稳态潮流模型,结合自动微分(automatic differentiation,AD)技术,提出一种基于原对偶内点法的交直流系统最优潮流算法.该算法利用高效的基于操作符重载的AD工具生成雅可比(Jacobian)矩阵和海森(Hessian)矩阵,减少了微分表达式推导和代码编写的工作量,提高了程序的开发效率.多个算例的仿真结果表明,该算法保持了传统原对偶内点法在解决含VSC-HVDC的交直流最优潮流问题上的高效性,且对VSC的不同控制方式组合均具有良好的适应性.

  15. Quadratic models of AC-DC power flow and optimal reactive power flow with HVDC and UPFC controls

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    Yu, Juan; Yan, Wei; Wen, Lili [The Key Laboratory of High Voltage Engineering and Electrical New Technology, Ministry of Education, Electrical Engineering College of Chongqing University, Chongqing 400030 (China); Li, Wenyuan [British Columbia Transmission Corporation (BCTC), Suite 1100, Four Bentall Center, 1055 Dunsmuir Street, P.O. Box 49260, Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    2008-03-15

    Quadratic models of power flow (PF) and optimal reactive power flow (ORPF) for AC-DC power systems are proposed in the paper. Voltage magnitudes at the two sides of ideal converter transformers are used as additional state variables to build the quadratic models. Effects of converter controls on equality constraints are considered. The quadratic expression of unified power flow controller (UPFC) is also developed and incorporated into the proposed models. The proposed PF model retaining nonlinearity has a better convergence feature and requires less CPU time compared to traditional PF models. The Hessian matrices in the quadratic AC-DC ORPF model are constant and need to be calculated only once in the entire optimization process, which speeds up the calculation greatly. Results obtained from the four IEEE test systems and an actual utility system indicate that the proposed quadratic models achieve a superior performance than conventional models. (author)

  16. Converting the reset

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    Hoogland, J.K.; Neumann, C.D.D.; Bloch, D.

    2001-01-01

    We give a simple algorithm to incorporate the effects of resets in convertible bond prices, without having to add an extra factor to take into account the value of the reset. Furthermore we show that the effect of a notice period, and additional make-whole features, can be treated in a straightforwa

  17. An Electromagnetic Beam Converter

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    2009-01-01

    The present invention relates to an electromagnetic beam converter and a method for conversion of an input beam of electromagnetic radiation having a bell shaped intensity profile a(x,y) into an output beam having a prescribed target intensity profile l(x',y') based on a further development...

  18. Definition of Power Converters

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    Bordry, F

    2015-01-01

    The paper is intended to introduce power conversion principles and to define common terms in the domain. The concept s of sources and switches are defined and classified. From the basic laws of source interconnections, a generic method of power converter synthesis is presented. Some examples illustrate this systematic method. Finally, the commutation cell and soft commuta tion are introduced and discussedd.

  19. Convertible Proxy Signcryption Scheme

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    李继国; 李建中; 曹珍富; 张亦辰

    2004-01-01

    In 1996, Mambo et al introduced the concept of proxy signature. However, proxy signature can only provide the delegated authenticity and cannot provide confidentiality. Recently, Gamage et al and Chan and Wei proposed different proxy signcryption schemes respectively, which extended the concept of proxy signature.However, only the specified receiver can decrypt and verify the validity of proxy signcryption in their schemes.To protect the receiver' s benefit in case of a later dispute, Wu and Hsu proposed a convertible authenticated encryption scheme, which carn enable the receiver to convert signature into an ordinary one that can be verified by anyone. Based on Wu and Hsu' s scheme and improved Kim' s scheme, we propose a convertible proxy signcryption scheme. The security of the proposed scheme is based on the intractability of reversing the one-way hash function and solving the discrete logarithm problem. The proposed scheme can satisfy all properties of strong proxy signature and withstand the public key substitution attack and does not use secure channel. In addition, the proposed scheme can be extended to convertible threshold proxy signcryption scheme.

  20. The Convertible Arbitrage Strategy Analyzed

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    Loncarski, I.; Ter Horst, J.R.; Veld, C.H.

    2006-01-01

    This paper analyzes convertible bond arbitrage on the Canadian market for the period 1998 to 2004.Convertible bond arbitrage is the combination of a long position in convertible bonds and a short position in the underlying stocks. Convertible arbitrage has been one of the most successful strategies

  1. Interaction of Droop Control Structures and its Inherent Effect on the Power Transfer Limits in Multi-terminal VSC-HVDC

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    Thams, Florian; Eriksson, Robert; Molinas, M.

    2016-01-01

    Future multi-terminal HVDC systems are expected to utilize dc voltage droop controllers and several control structures have been proposed in literature. This paper proposes a methodology to analyse the impact of various types of droop control structures using small-signal stability analysis...... to disturbances for all the implementations. A case study analyzing a three terminal HVDC VSC-based grid with eight different kinds of droop control schemes points out that three control structures outperform the remaining ones. Additionally, a multi-vendor case is considered where the most beneficial...

  2. Summarization for Development and Application Status of HVDC Technology%HVDC技术的发展应用情况综述

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    赵国梁; 吴涛

    2006-01-01

    HVDC(高压直流输电)技术在我国具有广阔的应用前景.本文对HVDC的特点及其发展应用情况,我国HVDC工程建设的国产化情况,HVDC在我国的应用前景,以及多端HVDC、轻型HVDC和电容换相换流器(CCC)等新型HVDC技术的发展应用情况进行综述.

  3. Hard- and software of real time simulation tools of Electric Power System for adequate modeling power semiconductors in voltage source convertor based HVDC and FACTS

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    Ufa Ruslan A.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The motivation of the presented research is based on the needs for development of new methods and tools for adequate simulation of Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS devices and High Voltage Direct Current Transmission (HVDC system as part of real electric power systems (EPS. For that, a hybrid approach for advanced simulation of the FACTS and HVDC based on Voltage Source is proposed. The presented simulation results of the developed hybrid model of VSC confirm the achievement of the desired properties of the model and the effectiveness of the proposed solutions.

  4. Advanced DC/DC converters

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    Luo, Fang Lin

    2003-01-01

    INTRODUCTIONHistorical ReviewMultiple Quadrant ChoppersPump CircuitsDevelopment of DC/DC Conversion TechniqueCategorize Prototypes and DC/DC Converters Family TreeVOLTAGE-LIFT CONVERTERSIntroductionSeven Self-Lift ConvertersPositive Output Luo-ConvertersNegative Output Luo-ConvertersModified Positive Output Luo-Converters Double Output Luo-ConvertersPOSITIVE OUTPUT SUPER-LIFT LUO-CONVERTERS IntroductionMain SeriesAdditional SeriesEnhanced Series Re-Enhanced Series Multiple-Enhanced Series Summary of Positive Output

  5. Forback DC-to-DC converter

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    Lukemire, Alan T.

    1995-05-01

    A pulse-width modulated DC-to-DC power converter including a first inductor, i.e. a transformer or an equivalent fixed inductor equal to the inductance of the secondary winding of the transformer, coupled across a source of DC input voltage via a transistor switch which is rendered alternately conductive (ON) and nonconductive (OFF) in accordance with a signal from a feedback control circuit is described. A first capacitor capacitively couples one side of the first inductor to a second inductor which is connected to a second capacitor which is coupled to the other side of the first inductor. A circuit load shunts the second capacitor. A semiconductor diode is additionally coupled from a common circuit connection between the first capacitor and the second inductor to the other side of the first inductor. A current sense transformer generating a current feedback signal for the switch control circuit is directly coupled in series with the other side of the first inductor so that the first capacitor, the second inductor and the current sense transformer are connected in series through the first inductor. The inductance values of the first and second inductors, moreover, are made identical. Such a converter topology results in a simultaneous voltsecond balance in the first inductance and ampere-second balance in the current sense transformer.

  6. Forback DC-to-DC converter

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    Lukemire, Alan T. (Inventor)

    1993-01-01

    A pulse-width modulated DC-to-DC power converter including a first inductor, i.e. a transformer or an equivalent fixed inductor equal to the inductance of the secondary winding of the transformer, coupled across a source of DC input voltage via a transistor switch which is rendered alternately conductive (ON) and nonconductive (OFF) in accordance with a signal from a feedback control circuit is described. A first capacitor capacitively couples one side of the first inductor to a second inductor which is connected to a second capacitor which is coupled to the other side of the first inductor. A circuit load shunts the second capacitor. A semiconductor diode is additionally coupled from a common circuit connection between the first capacitor and the second inductor to the other side of the first inductor. A current sense transformer generating a current feedback signal for the switch control circuit is directly coupled in series with the other side of the first inductor so that the first capacitor, the second inductor and the current sense transformer are connected in series through the first inductor. The inductance values of the first and second inductors, moreover, are made identical. Such a converter topology results in a simultaneous voltsecond balance in the first inductance and ampere-second balance in the current sense transformer.

  7. Development of toroid-type HTS DC reactor series for HVDC system

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    Kim, Kwangmin; Go, Byeong-Soo; Park, Hea-chul; Kim, Sung-kyu; Kim, Seokho; Lee, Sangjin; Oh, Yunsang; Park, Minwon; Yu, In-Keun

    2015-11-01

    This paper describes design specifications and performance of a toroid-type high-temperature superconducting (HTS) DC reactor. The first phase operation targets of the HTS DC reactor were 400 mH and 400 A. The authors have developed a real HTS DC reactor system during the last three years. The HTS DC reactor was designed using 2G GdBCO HTS wires. The HTS coils of the toroid-type DC reactor magnet were made in the form of a D-shape. The electromagnetic performance of the toroid-type HTS DC reactor magnet was analyzed using the finite element method program. A conduction cooling method was adopted for reactor magnet cooling. The total system has been successfully developed and tested in connection with LCC type HVDC system. Now, the authors are studying a 400 mH, kA class toroid-type HTS DC reactor for the next phase research. The 1500 A class DC reactor system was designed using layered 13 mm GdBCO 2G HTS wire. The expected operating temperature is under 30 K. These fundamental data obtained through both works will usefully be applied to design a real toroid-type HTS DC reactor for grid application.

  8. An Annotated Bibliography of HVDC Transmission and FACTS Devices, 1996-1997.

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    Litzenberger, Wayne H.; Varma, Rajiv K.; Flanagan, John D. [eds.

    1998-06-01

    This edition of the Annotated Bibliography of HVDC Transmission and FACTS Devices continues work begun in 1962 by the late Erik Bromberg, Bonneville Power Administration Librarian. His original bibliography covered the period 1932--1962. Subsequent editions were compiled by Bromberg, Val S. Lava, and Wayne Litzenberger, all of Bonneville Power Administration. Beginning with the 1991--1993 edition, the scope of the bibliography was expanded to include flexible ac transmission (FACTS) devices. This 1996--1997 edition also contains information for 1998. Preparation of the present edition took place primarily in May-June of 1998. All pertinent references have been included that were available to the editors at the time of preparation. Papers for the 1998 IEEE Winter and Summer Power Meetings and 1998 T and D Conference have been included. This edition contains the organizational affiliation of the first-named author as an aid to accessing the reference. Unfortunately, space limitations prevented the inclusion of the affiliations of all authors. Some minor editorial changes have been made to abstracts to ensure consistency in style and syntax.

  9. High Voltage Bi-directional Flyback Converter for Capacitive Actuator

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    Thummala, Prasanth; Zhang, Zhe; Andersen, Michael A. E.

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents a high voltage DC-DC converter topology for bi-directional energy transfer between a low voltage DC source and a high voltage capacitive load. The topology is a bi-directional flyback converter with variable switching frequency control during the charge mode, and constant...... switching frequency control during the discharge mode. The converter is capable of charging the capacitive load from 24 V DC source to 2.5 kV, and discharges it to 0 V. The flyback converter has been analyzed in detail during both charge and discharge modes, by considering all the parasitic elements...... in the converter, including the most dominating parameters of the high voltage transformer viz., self-capacitance and leakage inductance. The specific capacitive load for this converter is a dielectric electro active polymer (DEAP) actuator, which can be used as an effective replacement for conventional actuators...

  10. Design and realization of assessment software for DC-bias of transformers

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    Liu, Chang; Liu, Lian-guang; Yuan, Zhong-chen

    2013-03-01

    The transformer working at the rated state will partically be saturated, and its mangetic current will be distorted accompanying with various of harmonic, increasing reactive power demand and some other affilicated phenomenon, which will threaten the safe operation of power grid. This paper establishes a transformer saturation circuit model of DCbias under duality principle basing on J-A theory which can reflect the hysteresis characteristics of iron core, and develops an software can assess the effects of transformer DC-bias using hybrid programming technology of C#.net and MATLAB with the microsoft.net platform. This software is able to simulate the mangnetizing current of different structures and assess the Saturation Level of transformers and the influnces of affilicated phenomenon accroding to the parameter of transformers and the DC equivalent voltage. It provides an effective method to assess the influnces of transformers caused by magnetic storm disaster and the earthing current of the HVDC project.

  11. Analysis and Improvement of“5·26"Bipole Trip of Yunnan-Guangdong HVDC Islanded Operation%云广直流孤岛运行“5·26”双极闭锁原因分析及改进措施

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    陈亦平; 陈磊; 叶骏; 侯君; 张尧; 杨仲超

    2014-01-01

    With the incident of the bipole trip caused by a monopole trip in the on-site commissioning of Yunnan-Guangdong high-voltage direct current(HVDC) islanded operation on May 26,2013 as an example,the response characteristics of the HVDC reactive power control and generator excitation system after the monopole trip are analyzed.It is pointed out that the anti-regulation with power system stabilizer(PSS)has significantly worsened the overvoltage problem of the islanding system, and inadequate adaptability of the HVDC reactive power control for the frequency and voltage changes after a large disturbance is the direct cause of the bipole trip.The existing overvoltage controls of the islanded HVDC sending system are mainly concentrated on the converter station side,without fully utilizing the voltage control capabilities of generators.In order to better solve the temporary overvoltage problem after HVDC trips,further study on the solution to the PSS anti-regulation problem is required to bring the role of the excitation regulator into full play.The technological ideas of wide-area PSS and high voltage side voltage control are proposed and verified by simulation.%以云广直流2013年“5·26”孤岛调试中单极闭锁试验导致双极闭锁事件为例,分析了孤岛方式下单极闭锁后直流系统无功控制及发电机励磁系统的响应特性。指出了机组电力系统稳定器(PSS)存在的反调现象显著恶化了孤岛系统的过电压问题,直流无功控制对大扰动后频率、电压变化的适应性不足是导致双极闭锁的直接原因。现有直流孤岛过电压控制主要集中在换流站侧,没有充分发挥发电机的电压控制能力。为了更好解决直流闭锁后的过电压问题,还需要深入研究PSS反调的解决方案,并充分发挥机组的励磁调节作用。提出了广域 PSS 和高压侧电压控制的技术思路并进行了仿真验证。

  12. Piezoelectric power converter with bi-directional power transfer

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    2014-01-01

    The present invention relates to a bi-directional piezoelectric power converter com¬ prising a piezoelectric transformer. The piezoelectric transformer comprises an input electrode electrically coupled to a primary section of the piezoelectric transformer and an output electrode electrically...... coupled to an output section of the piezoelectric transformer to provide a transformer output signal. A bi-directional switching circuit is coupled between the output electrode and a DC or AC output voltage of the power converter. Forward and reverse current conducting periods of the bi......, a reverse current is conducted through the bi-directional switching circuit from the DC or AC output voltage to the output electrode to discharge the DC or AC output voltage and return power to the primary section of the piezoelectric transformer....

  13. Innovations in the field of high-voltage direct current transmission (HVDC); Innovationen in der Hochspannungs-Gleichstrom-Uebertragungstechnik

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    Mukherjee, A.; Kurze, W.; Schramm, H.H.; Pereira, M.; Storner, C.; Ammon, J.; Plewka, G.; Wild, E. [Siemens AG, Erlangen (Germany). Bereich Energieuebertragung und -verbreitung; Uder, M. [Siemens AG, Erlangen (Germany). Bereich Automatisierungs- und Antriebstechnik; Schaller, G. [Erlangen-Nuernberg Univ. (Germany)

    1998-10-05

    This paper describes some new developments from different fields of HVDC technology: The use of direct light-triggered thyristors instead of the conventional electrically triggered ones; a new hybrid-optical measuring method for direct currents at high voltage potential in place of conventional transducers of zeroflux type; a new type of HVDC SF{sub 6}-circuit-breaker, developed for use as Metallic Return Transfer Breaker (MRTB), combining all advantages of an SF{sub 6}-breaker against an air-blast breaker; active filters using power electronics - as a purposeful supplement to passive filters - to reduce the harmonics to negligible levels; the new pulse-echo monitoring system for electrode lines offering a number of advantages over conventional systems (e.g. impedance measurement). All these new but successfully tested techniques and equipment go to enhance the reliability and economy of HVDC systems and therefore set future trends. (orig.) [Deutsch] An ausgewaehlten Beispielen aus verschiedenen Gebieten der HGUe-Technik berichten die Verfasser ueber einige Neuentwicklungen, z.B.: den Einsatz von direkt lichtzuendbaren Thyristoren anstelle von elektrisch zuendbaren; ein neues hybrid-optisches Gleichstrom-Messsystem im Vergleich mit konventionellen Messmethoden mit Nullflusswandlern; SF{sub 6}-Gleichstromschalter - anstelle von Druckluftschaltern beim Einsatz als Metallic Return Transfer Breaker (MRTB); aktiver Filter mit leistungselektronischen Komponenten - als Ergaenzung zu passiven Filtern zur Daempfung von Oberschwingungen ein neues Puls-Echo-Ueberwachungssystem fuer HGUe-Elektrodenleitungen, das bisherigen Methoden, z.B. Impedanzmessung, deutlich ueberlegen ist. Alle diese neuen aber erfolgreich erprobten Techniken erhoehen die Zuverlaessigkeit und Wirtschaftlichkeit von HGUe-Anlagen und sind daher zukunftsweisend. (orig.)

  14. 采用质因子分解法与希尔排序算法的MMC电容均压策略%A Capacitor Voltage Balancing Strategy Adopting Prime Factorization Method and Shell Sorting Algorithm for Modular Multilevel Converter

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    何智鹏; 许建中; 苑宾; 赵成勇; 彭茂兰

    2015-01-01

    子模块电容电压均衡控制策略是保证模块化多电平换流器(modular multilevel converter,MMC)正常运行的重要环节。对于每相桥臂含有大规模数量子模块的模块化多电平换流器高压直流输电(modular multilevel converter based high voltage direct current,MMC-HVDC)系统,减小排序复杂度对 MMC-HVDC 工程控制器设计难度以及硬件需求的降低具有重要意义。该文基于质因子分解法提出一种优化的混合排序法,通过引入希尔排序算法大幅度降低排序次数,从而降低仿真时间,降低了对系统硬件的要求。推导适用于MMC-HVDC系统的希尔排序步长的时间复杂度,给出基于混合排序法的排序次数计算公式,分析分组层数对系统降低频率的影响,得到分组层数与混合排序法优化效率成反比例关系的结论。最后在PSCAD/EMTDC中搭建两端401电平 MMC-HVDC 模型进行仿真,仿真结果验证了混合排序法及分组层数对优化效率影响的分析的有效性与正确性。%Equalization of sub-module voltage is the important guarantee for the normal operation of the modular multilevel converter (MMC). For the MMC based high voltage direct current (MMC-HVDC) with large amount of submodules per arm, it is of great significance to cut down the complexity of sorting process for the reduction of the design of controllers and hardware requirement of MMC-HVDC projects. An optimized mixed sorting method was presented based on the prime factorization method, the sort number was substantially reduced owing to the introduction of Shell sorting algorithm. Thus the sort time and the requirement for the hardware of the system are reduced. Time complexity of the Shell algorithm applied to the MMC-HVDC was deduced and the calculation formula was proposed for the sort number of the mixed sorting algorithm. Impacts on the reduction of the frequency by the grouping layers were analyzed. Conclusion that the

  15. Improving Low Voltage Ride Through Capability of Wind Farm Grid-Connected via Dynamic Chopper Controlled Breaking Resistor Based MMC-HVDC Transmission System%含动态直流泄能电阻的MMC-HVDC提高风电场低电压穿越能力研究

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    李文津; 汤广福; 康勇

    2014-01-01

    提出了基于动态直流泄能电阻的模块化多电平柔性输电直流方案,以提高基于感应双馈电机风电场的低电压穿越能力。基于矢量控制及无源电压跟随控制分别设计了系统侧、风场侧柔性直流换流器在风电场稳态运行时的控制策略。当交流系统故障导致电压跌落时,详细分析了动态直流泄能电阻的工作原理、动作判据及导通持续时间,以实现风电场低电压穿越;同时研究了其与系统侧模块化多电平换流器在故障清除后电压恢复期的协调控制,以快速恢复风电场有功输出能力。仿真结果表明:当交流系统故障时,含动态直流泄能电阻的柔性直流输电系统能够维持直流电压且不改变风电场输出电压电流;当故障清除后,风电场输出功率恢复速率远大于电力系统行业标准相关技术指标。%A modular multilevel voltage sourced converter-based HVDC (MMC-HVDC) power transmission scheme based on dynamic chopper controlled breaking resistor (DCCBR) is proposed to improve the low-voltage ride through (LVRT) capability of wind farm composed of doubly fed induction generators (DFIG). Based on vector control and network voltage tracing control the control strategies for grid side modular multilevel converter (GSMMC) and wind farm side modular multilevel converter (WFMMC) under steady state operation of wind farm are designed respectively. Under voltage sag caused by fault in AC power grid, the working principle, operating criterion and turn-on duration time of DCCBR are analyzed in depth to realize LVRT of wind farm;meanwhile, to recover the active power output capability of wind farm rapidly the coordinated control for DCCBR and GSMMC during the voltage recovery after clearing of the fault is researched. Simulation results show that during the fault in AC power grid the flexible HVDC transmission system containing DCCBR can maintain the DC voltage of HVDC system while

  16. Microprocessor controlled static converter

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    Stefan Szabo

    2005-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper wants to demonstrate a way of implementing a microcontroller into an DC motor speed control loop. The static power converter is a fully controlled rectifier bridge, using standard SCR's. The bridge's control signals are supplied by the microcontroller and are phase-angle or burst types. The automation loop contains a software PI-style regulator. All the experimental results shows that this aproach is flexibile enough to be used on a large scale.

  17. DSP controlled power converter

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    Chan, CH; Pong, MH

    1995-01-01

    A digital controller is designed and implemented by a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to replace the Pulse Width Modulator (PWM) and error amplifier compensation network in a two wheeler forward converter. The DSP controller is designed in three approaches: a) Discretization of analog controller - the design is based on the transfer function of the error amplifier compensation network. b) Digital PID controller design - the design is based on the general form of the pulse transfer function of ...

  18. High power density dc/dc converter: Selection of converter topology

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    Divan, Deepakraj M.

    1990-01-01

    The work involved in the identification and selection of a suitable converter topology is described. Three new dc/dc converter topologies are proposed: Phase-Shifted Single Active Bridge DC/DC Converter; Single Phase Dual Active Bridges DC/DC Converter; and Three Phase Dual Active Bridges DC/DC Converter (Topology C). The salient features of these topologies are: (1) All are minimal in structure, i.e., each consists of an input and output bridge, input and output filter and a transformer, all components essential for a high power dc/dc conversion process; (2) All devices of both the bridges can operate under near zero-voltage conditions, making possible a reduction of device switching losses and hence, an increase in switching frequency; (3) All circuits operate at a constant frequency, thus simplifying the task of the magnetic and filter elements; (4) Since, the leakage inductance of the transformer is used as the main current transfer element, problems associated with the diode reverse recovery are eliminated. Also, this mode of operation allows easy paralleling of multiple modules for extending the power capacity of the system; (5) All circuits are least sensitive to parasitic impedances, infact the parasitics are efficently utilized; and (6) The soft switching transitions, result in low electromagnetic interference. A detailed analysis of each topology was carried out. Based on the analysis, the various device and component ratings for each topology operating at an optimum point, and under the given specifications, are tabulated and discussed.

  19. Steady-state model for simulating VSC based HVDC%VSC-HVDC的稳态模型仿真研究

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    张兴然; 王霞

    2007-01-01

    介绍了轻型直流输电(VSC-HVDC)技术的稳态运行特性,针对VSC-HVDC的稳态情况,设计了VSC-HVDC的控制策略,并基于PID控制原理设计了相应的控制器.仿真实验表明,该方法控制效果良好,对于故障情况能有很快的响应且稳定性良好.

  20. The General Programmer for HVDC Techniques%高压直流输电技术综述

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    王德忠

    2004-01-01

    本文介绍了目前国内外高压直流输电技术(HVDC)的发展概况及其应用情况,从技术性、经济性、可靠性等诸方面比较了交、直流输电方式的特点,肯定了HVDC技术的优越性.文章还介绍了HVDC的单极、双极、同极联络线的结构,及一个双极HVDC系统的主要元器件及其功能.

  1. SSG Wave Energy Converter

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    Margheritini, Lucia; Vicinanza, Diego; Frigaard, Peter

    2008-01-01

    head hydroturbines are converting the potential energy of the stored water into power. A key to success for the SSG will be the low cost of the structure and its robustness. The construction of the pilot plant is scheduled and this paper aims to describe the concept of the SSG wave energy converter...... and the studies behind the process that leads to its construction. The pilot plant is an on-shore full scale module in 3 levels with an expected power production of 320 MWh/y in the North Sea. Location, wave climate and laboratory tests results will be used here to describe the pilot plant and its characteristics.......The SSG (Sea Slot-cone Generator) is a wave energy converter of the overtopping type. The structure consists of a number of reservoirs one on the top of each others above the mean water level, in which the water of incoming waves is stored temporary. In each reservoir, expressively designed low...

  2. Self-oscillating loop based piezoelectric power converter

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    Rødgaard, Martin Schøler; Andersen, Michael A. E.; Esbern, Andreas; Meyer, Kasper Sinding

    2013-01-01

    The present invention relates to a piezoelectric power converter comprising an input driver electrically coupled directly to an input or primary electrode of the piezoelectric transformer without any intervening series or parallel inductor. A feedback loop is operatively coupled between an output voltage of the piezoelectric transformer and the input driver to provide a self-oscillation loop around a primary section of the piezoelectric transformer oscillating at an excitation frequency. Elec...

  3. Integration of Magnetic Components in a Step-Up Converter for Fuel Cell

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    Klimczak, Pawel; Munk-Nielsen, Stig

    2009-01-01

    converter is a critical part. The input voltage of the converter decreases while the output power increases. It creates challenges in design of the converter's magnetic components. Scope of this paper is integration of the dc inductor and the transformer on a single core. Such integration improves...

  4. Trans-inverse (Tx−1) high step-up DC-DC converter

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    Siwakoti, Yam Prasad; Blaabjerg, Frede; Loh, Poh Chiang

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, a new magnetically coupled single-switch non-isolated dc-dc converter with a high voltage gain is proposed. The new topology utilizes a transformer to boost the output voltage. However, unlike other converter topologies with transformer or coupled magnetics, the voltage gain in the...

  5. Power-flow control and stability enhancement of four parallel-operated offshore wind farms using a line-commutated HVDC link

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    Wang, Li; Wang, Kuo-Hua; Lee, Wei-Jen

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents an effective control scheme using a line-commutated high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link with a designed rectifier current regulator (RCR) to simultaneously perform both power-fluctuation mitigation and damping improvement of four parallel-operated 80-MW offshore wind farms...

  6. 一种柔性直流输电系统PID-ANFIS优化控制方法%A control method of PID-ANFIS controller for VSC-HVDC

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    杨天; 霍琳琳

    2015-01-01

    Due to the PI control system for VSC-HVDC has problems of parameters difficult to set, too many control users, and so on, a novel controller composed of PID function and multiple-output ANFIS (PID-ANFIS) is presented, which is made up of neural network, two order fuzzy control and PID control. A treble cooperative PSO (TCPSO) is also presented to optimize PID-ANFIS controller’s neural parameters. TCPSO is forged by harmonizing the grouping cooperation, the dimension-reduced cooperation and memory cooperation, which is able to improve the precision of optimizing neural networks. This paper provides the process of PID-ANFIS parameters training by TCPSO. Then, the TCPSO based PID-ANFIS controller performs the function of direct power control. The simulation results show that the controller presented has significant advantages of faster speed, smaller overshoot and better robustness by comparing to PI and it is a viable choice for VSC-HVDC control system.%针对柔性直流输电系统(Voltage Source Converter based High-Voltage Direct-Current, VSC-HVDC)双闭环控制中PI控制存在参数整定困难及控制器数量过多等问题,提出一种具有PID功能的自适应神经元模糊推理系统(Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System with PID function, PID-ANFIS)控制器用于该系统控制。其中,PID-ANFIS控制器兼有神经网络控制、二阶模糊控制及PID功能;同时提出的基于三重合作粒子群算法(Treble Cooperative Particle Swarm Optimization, TCPSO)用于优化该控制器中神经网络参数。TCPSO采用由降维合作、分组合作与记忆合作组成的三重合作策略,极大程度上提升了神经网络参数优化的精度。深入研究了TCPSO优化PID-ANFIS控制器参数的步骤。基于TCPSO优化的PID-ANFIS控制器能够实现VSC-HVDC系统的直接功率控制效果。仿真结果表明该控制器具有控制速度快、超调量小、抗干扰能力强等优点,是VSC-HVDC控制系统的一个可行方案。

  7. X-Y Converter Family

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    Bhaskar, Mahajan Sagar; Sanjeevikumar, Padmanaban; Wheeler, Patrick

    2016-01-01

    A New breed of a buck boost converter, named as the XY converter family is proposed in this article. In the XY family, 16 topologies are presented which are highly suitable for renewable energy applications which require a high ratio of DC-DC converter; such as a photovoltaic multilevel inverter...... system, high voltage automotive applications and industrial drives. Compared to the traditional boost converter and existing recent converters, the proposed XY converter family has the ability to provide a higher output voltage by using less number of power devices and reactive components. Other distinct...... features of the XY converter family are i) Single control switch ii) Provide negative output voltage iii) Non-isolated topologies iv) High conversion ratio without making the use of high duty cycle and v) modular structure. XY family is compared with the recent high step-up converters and the detailed...

  8. Resonant power converters

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    Kazimierczuk, Marian K

    2012-01-01

    This book is devoted to resonant energy conversion in power electronics. It is a practical, systematic guide to the analysis and design of various dc-dc resonant inverters, high-frequency rectifiers, and dc-dc resonant converters that are building blocks of many of today's high-frequency energy processors. Designed to function as both a superior senior-to-graduate level textbook for electrical engineering courses and a valuable professional reference for practicing engineers, it provides students and engineers with a solid grasp of existing high-frequency technology, while acquainting them wit

  9. Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter

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    Stefan G. Siegel, Ph.D.

    2012-11-30

    This program allowed further advancing the development of a novel type of wave energy converter, a Cycloidal Wave Energy Converter or CycWEC. A CycWEC consists of one or more hydrofoils rotating around a central shaft, and operates fully submerged beneath the water surface. It operates under feedback control sensing the incoming waves, and converts wave power to shaft power directly without any intermediate power take off system. Previous research consisting of numerical simulations and two dimensional small 1:300 scale wave flume experiments had indicated wave cancellation efficiencies beyond 95%. The present work was centered on construction and testing of a 1:10 scale model and conducting two testing campaigns in a three dimensional wave basin. These experiments allowed for the first time for direct measurement of electrical power generated as well as the interaction of the CycWEC in a three dimensional environment. The Atargis team successfully conducted two testing campaigns at the Texas A&M Offshore Technology Research Center and was able to demonstrate electricity generation. In addition, three dimensional wave diffraction results show the ability to achieve wave focusing, thus increasing the amount of wave power that can be extracted beyond what was expected from earlier two dimensional investigations. Numerical results showed wave cancellation efficiencies for irregular waves to be on par with results for regular waves over a wide range of wave lengths. Using the results from previous simulations and experiments a full scale prototype was designed and its performance in a North Atlantic wave climate of average 30kW/m of wave crest was estimated. A full scale WEC with a blade span of 150m will deliver a design power of 5MW at an estimated levelized cost of energy (LCOE) in the range of 10-17 US cents per kWh. Based on the new results achieved in the 1:10 scale experiments these estimates appear conservative and the likely performance at full scale will

  10. A New Asymmetrical Current-fed Converter with Voltage Lifting

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    DELSHAD, M.

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a new zero voltage switching current-fed DC-DC converter with high voltage gain. In this converter all switches (main and auxiliary turn on under zero voltage switching and turn off under almost zero voltage switching due to snubber capacitor. Furthermore, the voltage spike across the main switch due to leakage inductance of forward transformer is absorbed. The flyback transformer which is connected to the output in series causes to high voltage gain and less voltage stress on the power devices. Considering high efficiency and voltage gain of this converter, it is suitable for green generated systems such as fuel cells or photovoltaic systems. The presented experimental results verify the integrity of the proposed converter.

  11. Bidirectional buck boost converter

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    Esser, Albert Andreas Maria

    1998-03-31

    A bidirectional buck boost converter and method of operating the same allows regulation of power flow between first and second voltage sources in which the voltage level at each source is subject to change and power flow is independent of relative voltage levels. In one embodiment, the converter is designed for hard switching while another embodiment implements soft switching of the switching devices. In both embodiments, first and second switching devices are serially coupled between a relatively positive terminal and a relatively negative terminal of a first voltage source with third and fourth switching devices serially coupled between a relatively positive terminal and a relatively negative terminal of a second voltage source. A free-wheeling diode is coupled, respectively, in parallel opposition with respective ones of the switching devices. An inductor is coupled between a junction of the first and second switching devices and a junction of the third and fourth switching devices. Gating pulses supplied by a gating circuit selectively enable operation of the switching devices for transferring power between the voltage sources. In the second embodiment, each switching device is shunted by a capacitor and the switching devices are operated when voltage across the device is substantially zero.

  12. Gallium phosphide energy converters

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    Sims, P.E.; Dinetta, L.C.; Goetz, M.A.

    1995-10-01

    Gallium phosphide (GaP) energy converters may be successfully deployed to provide new mission capabilities for spacecraft. Betavoltaic power supplies based on the conversion of tritium beta decay to electricity using GaP energy converters can supply long term low-level power with high reliability. High temperature solar cells, also based on GaP, can be used in inward-bound missions greatly reducing the need for thermal dissipation. Results are presented for GaP direct conversion devices powered by Ni-63 and compared to the conversion of light emitted by tritiarated phosphors. Leakage currents as low as 1.2 x 10(exp {minus}17) A/sq cm have been measured and the temperature dependence of the reverse saturation current is found to have ideal behavior. Temperature dependent IV, QE, R(sub sh), and V(sub oc) results are also presented. These data are used to predict the high-temperature solar cell and betacell performance of GaP devices and suggest appropriate applications for the deployment of this technology.

  13. Hybrid Voltage-Multipliers Based Switching Power Converters

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    Rosas-Caro, Julio C.; Mayo-Maldonado, Jonathan C.; Vazquez-Bautista, Rene Fabian; Valderrabano-Gonzalez, Antonio; Salas-Cabrera, Ruben; Valdez-Resendiz, Jesus Elias

    2011-08-01

    This work presents a derivation of PWM DC-DC hybrid converters by combining traditional converters with the Cockcroft-Walton voltage multiplier, the voltage multiplier of each converter is driven with the same transistor of the basic topology; this fact makes the structure of the new converters very simple and provides high-voltage gain. The traditional topologies discussed are the boost, buck-boost, Cuk and SEPIC. They main features of the discussed family are: (i) high-voltage gain without using extreme duty cycles or transformers, which allow high switching frequency and (ii) low voltage stress in switching devices, along with modular structures, and more output levels can be added without modifying the main circuit, which is highly desirable in some applications such as renewable energy generation systems. It is shown how a multiplier converter can become a generalized topology and how some of the traditional converters and several state-of-the-art converters can be derived from the generalized topologies and vice-versa. All the discussed converters were simulated, additionally experimental results are provided with an interleaved multiplier converter.

  14. Integrated magnetics design for HF-link power converters

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    Ljusev, Petar; Andersen, Michael Andreas E.

    2005-01-01

    This paper deals with the design of integrated magnetics for HF-link converters, where the integrated magnetic components do not necessarily belong to the same voltage loop. Depending on the specific HF-link converter topology, the proposed integrated magnetics can either alleviate the derivation...... of independent auxiliary supply voltages from the main transformer or integrate other magnetic structures, thus saving board space and cutting costs....

  15. Integrated magnetics design for HF-link power converters

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    Ljusev, P.; Andersen, Michael A.E.

    2005-07-01

    This paper deals with the design of integrated magnetics for HF-link converters, where the two integrated magnetic components on the same core do not necessarily belong to the same voltage loop. Depending on the specific HF-link converter topology, the proposed integrated magnetics can either alleviate the derivation of independent auxiliary supply voltages from the main transformer or integrate other magnetic structures, thus saving board space and cutting costs. (au)

  16. Analysis of a novel phase-shifted soft switch converter

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    蒋志宏; 黄立培; 张义

    2002-01-01

    In this paper, on the basis of the phase-shifted controlled zero-voltage-switch (ZVS) full-bridge converter with pulse width modulation (PWM), a novel zero-voltage and zero-current switch (ZVZCS) PWM converter using a simple auxiliary circuit was designed. The ZVZCS soft switch is achieved by the resonance among the resisting electromagnetic deflection capacitor, the capacitor of the simple auxiliary network and the leakage inductor of transformer. There are no dissipation devices of the saturation inductor and the auxiliary switch in the converter, meantime the capacitor of the auxiliary circuit is also used to clamp the voltage of the rectifier, and there is no additional clamped circuit. There is no big circulating current in the converter, all the active and passive devices work on the condition of the low current and voltage stress, and the proposed converter has wide load range and small duty loss.

  17. Manufacturing method of photoelectric converter

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    Yamazaki, Shunpei; Suzuki, Kunio; Fukada, Takeshi; Kanehana, Mikio

    1987-06-25

    This is a photoelectric converter wherein a photoelectromotive force is generated by utilizing the shorter wavelength side by the 1st converter and by utilizing the longer wavelength side by the 2nd converter; as a whole, wider wavelength range of light can be converted into electricity. In the 1st. converter, an electrode on the side of semi-incident surface is made transparent as well as an electrode equipped on the back of a non-mono-crystalline semiconductor. Light which passed this is introduced into the 2nd converter to generate an electromotive force. This invention especially relates with a method of forming this 2nd converter. In preparing I-type non-mono-crystalline semiconductor among the semiconductors having PIN junction, PCVD method is used by means of ECR (Electron Cyclotron Resonance) by using a hydrogen- or halogen- added Si-semiconductor instead of using expensive Ge, etc, which are common in the conventional method. (3 figs)

  18. MatrixConverter: Facilitating construction of phenomic character matrices1

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    Liu, Jing; Endara, Lorena; Burleigh, J. Gordon

    2015-01-01

    • Premise of the study: While numerous software packages enable scientists to evaluate molecular data and transform them for phylogenetic analyses, few such tools exist for phenomic data. We introduce MatrixConverter, a program that helps expedite and facilitate the transformation of raw phenomic character data into discrete character matrices that can be used in most evolutionary inference programs. • Methods and Results: MatrixConverter is an open source program written in Java; a platform-independent binary executable, as well as sample data sets and a user’s manual, are available at https://github.com/gburleigh/MatrixConverter/tree/master/distribution. MatrixConverter has a simple, intuitive user interface that enables the user to immediately begin scoring phenomic characters. We demonstrate the performance of MatrixConverter on a phenomic data set from cycads. • Conclusions: New technologies and software make it possible to obtain phenomic data from species across the tree of life, and MatrixConverter helps to transform these new data for evolutionary or ecological inference. PMID:25699217

  19. Comparative investigation of power control of axial blowers for liquefiers and recirculation coolers: Phase controller, frequency converter, transformers, EC technology; Vergleich der Leistungsregelung von Axialventilatoren fuer Verfluessiger und Rueckkuehler: Phasenanschnittregler, Frequenzumformer, Transformatoren, EC Technik

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    Hubert, G. [Hans Guentner GmbH, Fuerstenfeldbruck (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    Phase controllers are well suited for liquefaction pressure control, and energy savings are higher than with blower shut-off. They emit noise in the 300 Hz range and need an additional acoustic filter if noise reduction in part-load operation is required. Frequency controllers with all-terminal sinusoid filters have a higher saving potential at 40-80 percent of the volume flow as compared to phase controllers. Noise is significantly lower than in phase controllers, even with acoustic filters. The best performance was obtained with EC technology, which had the highest energy savings and noise levels similar to transformer control, which was hitherto considered to be the best option. (orig.) [German] Phasenanschnittregler sind zur Verfluessigungsdruckregelung gut geeignet und bieten ein groesseres Energieeinsparpotential als die Methode der Ventilatorabschaltung. Wenn die Schallreduzierung im Teillastbereich wichtig ist, sind sie wegen der stoerend wirkenden 300 Hz Tonanteilen nicht geeignet. Hier kann ein zusaetzlicher Geraeuschfilter groesstenteils Abhilfe schaffen. Frequenzregler mit allpoligem Sinusfilter haben deutliche Einsparpotentiale im Bereich von 40% bis 80% des Volumenstroms gegenueber den Phasenanschnittreglern. Die Schallreduzierung wirkt bis in die unteren Drehzahlbereiche und liegt deutlich unter den Werten der Phasenanschnittsteuerung mit Geraeuschfilter. Den hoechsten Gesamtwirkungsgrad ueber den ganzen Luftfoerderbereich liefert die getestete EC-Technik. In allen Betriebspunkten ist somit die hoechste Energieersparnis gegeben. Die Schallreduzierung ist gleichwertig mit den Ergebnissen der Transformatorregelung, die bisher als geraeuschlos bestes Verfahren eingesetzt wurde. (orig.)

  20. New active load voltage clamp for HF-link converters

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    Ljusev, P.; Andersen, M.A.E.

    2005-07-01

    This paper proposes a new active clamp for HF-link converters, which features very high efficiency by returning the clamped energy back to the primary side through a small auxiliary converter. It also increases the reliability of HF-link converters by providing an alternative load current path during malfunctions of the secondary bidirectional bridge. The feasibility of the approach is shown on audio power amplifier prototype. New integrated magnetics design is presented that incorporates both the main power and auxiliary transformer on the same magnetic core. (au)