Future multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems using voltage source converters

Jiebei Zhu, Campbell Booth

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Abstract

Due to the potential future energy crisis and ever increasing population, wind power, as a renewable energy source producing no emissions and with a sufficient wind resource in many parts of the world, is attracting increasing interest and growing rapidly. Offshore wind strength is relatively much stronger than onshore levels and many large-scale wind farms (greater than 1GW) are planned to be constructed in offshore location and must transmit power over long distances. Voltage-source converter based High Voltage Direct Current (VSC HVDC) transmission system, which enables fast active and reactive power control and has relatively lower losses than conventional AC transmission, is a potential solution for offshore power transmission. Offshore wind farms usually have widely dispersed locations in a strong wind area. Furthermore, VSCs have a limited transmission capacity due to limitations on IGBT and capacitors ratings. For these reasons, a multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) transmission system, which can extract and deliver power from and to several terminals and provide power to more than one terminal, is an attractive method for offshore wind power transmission. In addition, MTDC has been proposed in other fields such as urban sub-transmission and offshore oil/gas. A detailed description of a MTDC control scheme is presented and its operation demonstrated. The paper concludes with an overview of future research in this field.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC)
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781424476671
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2010
Event45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2010 - Cardiff, United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20103 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period31/08/103/09/10

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Electric potential
Power transmission
Wind power
Offshore wind farms
Insulated gate bipolar transistors (IGBT)
Gas oils
Reactive power
Power control
Capacitors

Keywords

  • multi-terminal
  • HVDC transmission systems
  • voltage source converters
  • HVDC power convertors , HVDC power transmission
  • wind power plants
  • reactive power control

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Zhu, J., & Booth, C. (2010). Future multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems using voltage source converters. In Proceedings of 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) New York: IEEE.
Zhu, Jiebei ; Booth, Campbell. / Future multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems using voltage source converters. Proceedings of 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). New York : IEEE, 2010.
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Zhu, J & Booth, C 2010, Future multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems using voltage source converters. in Proceedings of 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). IEEE, New York, 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC), 2010 , Cardiff, United Kingdom, 31/08/10.

Future multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems using voltage source converters. / Zhu, Jiebei; Booth, Campbell.

Proceedings of 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). New York : IEEE, 2010.

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

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Zhu J, Booth C. Future multi-terminal HVDC transmission systems using voltage source converters. In Proceedings of 2010 45th International Universities Power Engineering Conference (UPEC). New York: IEEE. 2010