Planning and Control of Expandable Multi-Terminal VSC-HVDC Transmission Systems

  • Roni┬áIrnawan

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-209

About this book


This book discusses novel methods for planning and coordinating converters when an existing point-to-point (PtP) HVDC link is expanded into a multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) system. It demonstrates that expanding an existing PtP HVDC link is the best way to build an MTDC system, and is especially a better option than the build-from-scratch approach in cases where several voltage-sourced converter (VSC) HVDC links are already in operation.

The book reports in detail on the approaches used to estimate the new steady-state operation limits of the expanded system and examines the factors influencing them, revealing new operation limits in the process. Further, the book explains how to coordinate the converters to stay within the limits after there has been a disturbance in the system. In closing, it describes the current DC grid control concept, including how to implement it in an MTDC system, and introduces a new DC grid control layer, the primary control interface (IFC). 


Expansion of an Existing VSC HVDC Link Multi-Vendor Multi-Terminal HVDC System Control Interface for MTDC System Modular DC Grid Control Generalized DC Voltage Droop Control Method DC Power Flow Converter Control Modes Converter Interoperability

Authors and affiliations

  • Roni┬áIrnawan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Energy TechnologyAalborg UniversityAalborgDenmark

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27487-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27488-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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