Hybrid HVDC for power transmission to island networks

B. Andersen, L. Xu

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A hybrid system, comprising a fine commutated thyristor HVDC converter and a STATCOM, is proposed in this paper for the connection of networks with no synchronous generation to a main grid. The proposed system combines the robust performance and low capital cost and power loss of a line-commutated RVDC converter, with the fast dynamic performance of a VSC system. The paper describes the principles and control strategies of the proposed system. PSCAD/EMTDC simulations are presented to demonstrate the robust performance and to validate the proposed system during various operating conditions such as black-start, variations of load or generation and ac fault conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003
Event2003 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition - Dallas, United States
Duration: 7 Sept 200312 Sept 2003


Conference2003 IEEE PES Transmission and Distribution Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • automatic voltage control
  • thyristors
  • synchronous generators
  • robustness
  • power transmission
  • performance loss
  • Mesh generation
  • hybrid power systems
  • HVDC transmission
  • costs
  • hybrid hvdc
  • island networks


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