DC protection criteria for multi-terminal HVDC system considering transient stability of embedded AC grid

Seyed Hassan Ashrafi Niaki, Zhe Chen, Birgitte Bak-Jensen, Kamran Sharifabadi, Zhou Liu, Shuju Hu

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Abstract

To build up a secure AC/DC power grid, a reliable DC protection system is vital for multi-terminal HVDC systems. However, efficient and reliable DC protection has always been a major challenge. On the other side, the characteristics of the embedded AC grid have a mutual impact on transient interactions with HVDC system dynamics and protection. The whole AC/DC grid including the HVDC system and the embedded AC grid must remain stable after a severe disturbance i.e., DC fault. Thus, the DC protection should be designed in a way that not only is reliable but also fast enough to prevent system instability, especially in the case of a weak embedded AC grid. However, there has been a lack of research on how fast DC protection should be regarding the transient stability of the embedded AC grid. This study presents a novel survey into DC protection criteria of the multi-terminal HVDC systems regarding the transient stability of the embedded AC grid. The study analytically investigates the effects of different grid parameters including HVDC power, converter transformer reactance and arm reactor on system security. Then, the discussion has been extended to discuss DC protection criteria, e.g., required speed, for the multi-terminal HVDC systems. A variety of simulations have been tested in the PSCAD platform using a multi-terminal HVDC case study. The outcomes can be used for the protection study of the multi-terminal HVDC systems and the selection of appropriate CBs.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer109815
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
Vol/bind157
ISSN0142-0615
DOI
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2024

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