Protection scheme design for meshed VSC-HVDC transmission systems of large-scale wind farms

J. Yang*, J. E. Fletcher, J. O'Reilly, G. P. Adam, S. Fan

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Abstract

This paper analyses protection issues of meshed voltage source converter (VSC) based high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission systems for large-scale offshore wind farms. The multi-terminal DC network topology and protection device configuration are discussed for appropriate protection scheme design. DC circuit breaker configuration is studied for different fault conditions. Detailed protection scheme is designed with a solution without distant relay communication requirements. Designing the protection system in advance is necessary to realise a reliable Supergrid and reach future European renewable energy development goals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication9th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, ACDC 2010
Volume2010
Edition570 CP
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010
Event9th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, ACDC 2010 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Oct 201021 Oct 2010

Conference

Conference9th IET International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission, ACDC 2010
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period19/10/1021/10/10

Keywords

  • Fault overcurrent protection
  • Meshed multi-terminal DC wind farm
  • Voltage source converter (VSC)
  • Wind power generation

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