Modelling and Comparison of Common Functionalities of HVDC Circuit Breakers

Dragan Jovcic, Ali Jamshidifar, Marjan Popov, Siyuan Liu

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Abstract

The performance of AC circuit breakers (CBs) has been well analyzed and standardized, but current interruption with HVDC CBs is very different and therefore its functionalities will be different. Considering also that several fundamentally different HVDC CB technologies are emerging (IGBT-based hybrid, thyristor-based hybrid and mechanical), there is a need for a universal set of modelling requirements. This paper investigates a simulation test circuit set up and a set of PSCAD-simulated scenarios which reveal essential performance for most common HVDC CB technologies. Universal test circuit and tests will enable comparisons between technologies and set the ground for interoperability and standardization. Demonstration of low current interruption is required since it leads to longer interruption time for some DC CBs. Not all DC CBs are capable of interrupting reverse current, while others have different performance compared with positive current interruption. The study shows that various DC CBs respond differently under high current in circumstances where there is no trip signal from the protection system in which case its self-protection activates. DC CBs may respond differently with change in system parameters like different cable.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2018-August
ISBN (Electronic)9781538677032
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2018
Event2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018 - Portland, United States
Duration: 5 Aug 201810 Aug 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period5/08/1810/08/18

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Electric circuit breakers
Networks (circuits)
Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
Thyristors
Interoperability
Standardization
Cables
Demonstrations

Keywords

  • DC power systems
  • HV Switchgear
  • HVDC transmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Jovcic, D., Jamshidifar, A., Popov, M., & Liu, S. (2018). Modelling and Comparison of Common Functionalities of HVDC Circuit Breakers. In 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018 (Vol. 2018-August). [8586455] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586455

Modelling and Comparison of Common Functionalities of HVDC Circuit Breakers. / Jovcic, Dragan; Jamshidifar, Ali; Popov, Marjan; Liu, Siyuan.

2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018. Vol. 2018-August IEEE Computer Society, 2018. 8586455.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Jovcic, D, Jamshidifar, A, Popov, M & Liu, S 2018, Modelling and Comparison of Common Functionalities of HVDC Circuit Breakers. in 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018. vol. 2018-August, 8586455, IEEE Computer Society, 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018, Portland, United States, 5/08/18. https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586455
Jovcic D, Jamshidifar A, Popov M, Liu S. Modelling and Comparison of Common Functionalities of HVDC Circuit Breakers. In 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018. Vol. 2018-August. IEEE Computer Society. 2018. 8586455 https://doi.org/10.1109/PESGM.2018.8586455
Jovcic, Dragan ; Jamshidifar, Ali ; Popov, Marjan ; Liu, Siyuan. / Modelling and Comparison of Common Functionalities of HVDC Circuit Breakers. 2018 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, PESGM 2018. Vol. 2018-August IEEE Computer Society, 2018.
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