Feasibility of DC transmission networks

Dragan Jovcic*, Dirk Van Hertem, Kerstin Linden, Jean Pierre Taisne, Wolfgang Grieshaber

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Abstract

This paper examines the current status of technology and discusses technical options for developing DC transmission grids. The fast advances in VSC HVDC, the recent offshore VSC projects, the experience with multiterminal HVDC and recent development of fast DC circuit breakers bring large meshed DC grids closer to reality. The most important and most difficult remaining technical challenge is the system level protection of DC grids. The article further discusses some of the ongoing research directions like the use of travelling wave detection for fast protection or deployment of DC/DC converters for isolation of DC faults. One of the main work packages in EU funded Twenties project studies the major prerequisites for operation of DC grids. This project has delivered some major studies of DC grids and two hardware demonstration systems are under development: a mock-up DC grid at University of Lille and fast DC Circuit Breaker at ALSTOM.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Europe 2011
PublisherIEEE Explore
ISBN (Print)9781457714214
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2011
Event2011 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Europe 2011 - Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Dec 20117 Dec 2011

Conference

Conference2011 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Europe 2011
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period5/12/117/12/11

Keywords

  • Circuit Breakers
  • HVDC transmission
  • HVDC Transmission Control
  • Power Converters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems

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    Jovcic, D., Van Hertem, D., Linden, K., Taisne, J. P., & Grieshaber, W. (2011). Feasibility of DC transmission networks. In 2011 2nd IEEE PES International Conference and Exhibition on Innovative Smart Grid Technologies, ISGT Europe 2011 [6162829] IEEE Explore. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2011.6162829