Fault transient study of a meshed DC grid with high-temperature superconducting DC cables

Wang Xiang, Weijia Yuan, Lie Xu, Eoin Hodge, John Fitzgerald, Paul Mckeever

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Abstract

This paper presents the DC fault transient study of a meshed DC grid with high-temperature superconducting (HTS) HVDC cables to integrate offshore wind power. A four-terminal meshed DC grid model with a ±100 kV DC voltage rating is developed. DC circuit breakers (DCCBs) are implemented in the DC grid to deal with DC cable faults. To conduct the fault transient study, the fault scenarios with different fault locations and protection delays are studied. The sensitivity study versus different DC fault locations reveals that the faults on the faulted cable will not cause the quenching of healthy cables. The sensitivity study considering different DC fault protection delays demonstrates that the HTS cables have a current-limiting effect and the long delay of DC fault protection does not result in large fault current and the quenching of healthy cables. Extensive simulations in PSCAD/EMTDC validate the founding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5414-5424
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Power Delivery
Volume37
Issue number6
Early online date24 May 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • superconducting cables
  • high-temperature superconducting (HTS)
  • power cables
  • copper
  • wind farm

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