Topology for VSC transmission

B. Andersen, L. Xu, P. Horton, P. Cartwright

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Abstract

The increasing rating and improved performance of self-commutated semiconductor devices have made DC power transmission based on voltage-source power convertors (VSCs) possible. This technology is called VSC transmission. The main components in a DC scheme are depicted and their functions explained. The features of three main categories of convertor topology suitable for DC transmission are described. Three specific convertors viz. two-level, three-level diode-clamped and four-level floating-capacitor convertors for a 300 MW scheme are compared in terms of costs, DC capacitor volume, commutation inductance and footprint. The floating capacitor convertor is shown to yield the lowest system cost.
LanguageEnglish
Pages142-150
Number of pages9
JournalPower Engineer
Volume16
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • VSC transmission
  • semiconductor devices
  • convertor topology
  • capacitor convertor

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Andersen, B., Xu, L., Horton, P., & Cartwright, P. (2002). Topology for VSC transmission. Power Engineer, 16, 142-150.
Andersen, B. ; Xu, L. ; Horton, P. ; Cartwright, P. / Topology for VSC transmission. In: Power Engineer. 2002 ; Vol. 16. pp. 142-150.
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In: Power Engineer, Vol. 16, 2002, p. 142-150.

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