The role of multiterminal HVDC for wind power transmission and AC network support

Lie Xu, Liangzhong Yao, M. Bazargan, Yi Wang

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This paper describes the role of voltage source converter (VSC) based, multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) transmission systems for integrating large offshore wind farms, and for providing dynamic frequency regulation and power oscillation damping to the connected onshore transmission networks. In this paper, offshore converter station and DC cable configuration are brief discussed and main requirements for controlling and operating such MTDC systems are outlined. A three-terminal MTDC system connecting to two different onshore AC systems is simulated specifically for investigating the network support function using MATLAB/SIMULINK. Case studies during system load variation, generation loss, and faults at different network locations, are conducted to verify the improved transmission system performance by the proposed control strategies of the MTDC system.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Asia-Pacific Power and Energy Engineering Conference (APPEEC)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4812-8
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010
EventAPPEEC 2010 - , China
Duration: 15 Mar 2010 → …


ConferenceAPPEEC 2010
Period15/03/10 → …


  • HVDC power transmission
  • power convertors
  • network support function
  • integrating large offshore wind farms


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