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Fault ride through during loss of converter in a 4-VSC based HVDC transmission

Fault ride through during loss of converter in a 4-VSC based HVDC transmission

Olowookere, Olusegun, Skarvelis-Kazakos, Spyros, Habtay, Yehdego and Woodhead, Steve (2014) Fault ride through during loss of converter in a 4-VSC based HVDC transmission. In: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2014 IEEE PES. IEEE, pp. 1-6. (doi:

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VSC based Multi-terminal HVDC transmission is employed for the integration of offshore wind and wave farms. Flexibility, reliability and reduced transmission losses are the main/primary reasons for preference of MTDC networks. The transmission layout still suffers from some drawbacks, of which the most prominent is fault ride through capability in terms of its response to either a temporal or permanent loss of converter station(s). This paper presents the simulation analysis of hysteresis based and PI- based DC grid voltage control techniques for fault ride through capability of a 4 terminal HVDC network (MTDC), which consisted of a wind farm, wave farm and two onshore converters. The analysis showed that the PI method resulted in a faster response time as well as smaller overshoots and dips when a three phase to ground fault occurs. A detailed electromagnetic transient (EMT) study was performed using MATLAB/Simulink.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference Europe (ISGT-Europe), 2014 IEEE PES
Additional Information: © 2014 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works. The 5th IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) European 2014 Conference, October 12-15 2014, Instanbul, Trukey. Presented on Oct 15, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: EMTP;HVDC power convertors;HVDC power transmission;PI control;offshore installations;power transmission control;power transmission faults;power transmission reliability;substations;voltage control;wave power plants;wind power plants;4-VSC based multiterminal HVDC transmission;EMT;MTDC network;PI-based DC grid voltage control technique;converter statio temporal loss;converter station permanent loss;electromagnetic transient;fault ride through;ground fault;hysteresis simulation analysis;offshore wind farm;transmission loss reduction;wave farm integration;Circuit faults;HVDC transmission;Hysteresis;Power conversion;Voltage control;Wind farms;Fault ride through (FRT);Hysteresis controller;MTDC;PI controller;VSC HVDC
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
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