Switching studies for the Horns Rev 2 wind farm main cable

Christian Flytkjær Jensen, Filipe Faria da Silva, Claus Leth Bak, W. Wiechowski

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This article proposes a method of constructing a PSCAD model suitable for switching studies in a system containing long HVAC cables. The transmission network connection to the 215 MW offshore wind farm Horns Rev 2 is used as a
case study. The connection to Horns Rev 2 consists of two land cable sections with a total length of 57.7 km and a 42 km long submarine cable. The submarine cable is a three phase type of cable, and three single conductor cables are used for the land cable. Methods of recalculating the physical cable parameters, given in the data sheet, to parameters suitable for the cable model
used in PSCAD are given. Results obtained using the model are compared to full scale measurement of the energization of the system, and good agreement is found. The influence of different simulation parameters are examined; amongst them the modeling of the screen, the relative permittivity, and the use of different
cable models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Power Systems Transients, IPST 2011
Number of pages7
PublisherDelft University Press
Publication dateJun 2011
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011
EventInternational Conference on Power Systems Transients, IPST 2011 - Delft, Netherlands
Duration: 14 Jun 201117 Jun 2011


ConferenceInternational Conference on Power Systems Transients, IPST 2011


  • Electromagnetic transients
  • Cable models
  • Overvoltages


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