HVDC Transmission: Power Conversion Applications in Power Systems / Edition 1

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HVDC is a critical solution to several major problems encountered when trying to maintain systemic links and quality in large-scale renewable energy environments. HDVC can resolve a number of issues, including voltage stability of AC power networks, reducing fault current, and optimal management of electric power, ensuring the technology will play an increasingly important role in the electric power industry.

To address the pressing need for an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the subject, Kim, Sood, Jang, Lim and Lee have collaborated to produce this key text and reference.  Combining classroom-tested materials from North America and Asia, HVDC Transmission compactly summarizes the latest research results, and includes the insights of experts from power systems, power electronics,  and simulation backgrounds. The authors walk readers through basic theory and practical applications, while also providing the broader historical context and future development of HVDC technology.

  • Presents case studies covering basic and advanced HVDC deployments headed by world-renowned experts
  • Demonstrates how to design, analyze and maintain HVDC systems in the field
  • Provides updates on new HVDC technologies, such as active power filters, PWM, VSC, and 800 KV systems
  • Rounds out readers' understanding with chapters dedicated to the key areas of simulation and main circuit design
  • Introduces wind power system interconnection with HVDC
  • Arms readers with an understanding of future HVDC trends

Balancing theoretical instruction with practical application, HVDC Transmission delivers comprehensive working knowledge to power utility engineers, power transmission researchers, and advanced undergraduates and postgraduates in power engineering programs. The book is also a useful reference to for engineers and students focused on closely related areas such as renewable energy and power system planning.

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'This book succeeds in providing a comprehensive textbook on HVDC system design, planning, and application issues. A wide range of subjects including power electronics, power systems. substation design, and control system design are covered.? IEEE Power & Energy Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470822951
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/27/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Chan-Ki Kim is HVDC Project Leader at the Korea Electric Power Research Institute (KEPRI) of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO). He is an IEEE Fellow and a Fellow and journal editor at both the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineering and the Korean Institute of Power Electronics. Kim has published over 200 papers in the electrical engineering field, and has over 20 patents. He received a Technical Award from the Ministry of Science & Technology of the Republic of Korea, best paper awards from the IEEE and KIEE, and four technical awards from KEPCO. Kim holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul Industrial University and a B.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from Chung-Ang University.

Vijay Sood is an Adjunct Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University and Researcher at Institut de recherche d’Hydro-Québec (IREQ). He has been teaching courses in HVDC Transmission and Power Electronics since 198. Sood is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and a recipient of numerous awards from the IEEE, the Ordre des ingènieurs du Québec, and industry. He was the Associate and Managing Editor for the IEEE Canadian Review, and is currently an Associate Editor for Control Engineering Practice and the Canadian Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He has published over 70 papers in international journals and conferences, along with book authorship and chapter contribution. He holds a B.Sc. from University of Nairobi, Kenya, a M.Sc. in Electrical Machines from University of Strathclyde, and a Ph.D. in Power Electronics from University of Bradford.

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Table of Contents




Author Biographies.

List of Symbols.

1 Development of HVDC Technology.

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 Advantages of HVDC Systems.

1.3 HVDC System Costs.

1.4 Overview and Organization of HVDC Systems.

1.5 Review of the HVDC System Reliability.

1.6 HVDC Characteristics and Economic Aspects.


2 Power Conversion.

2.1 Thyristor.

2.2 3-Phase Converter.

2.3 3-Phase Full Bridge Converter.

2.4 12-Pulse Converter.


3 Harmonics of HVDC and Removal.

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Determination of Resulting Harmonic Impedance.

3.3 Active Power Filter.


4 Control of HVDC Converter and System.

4.1 Converter Control for an HVDC System.

4.2 Commutation Failure.

4.3 HVDC Control and Design.

4.4 HVDC Control Functions.

4.5 Reactive Power and Voltage Stability.

4.6 Summary.


5 Interactions between AC and DC Systems.

5.1 Definition of Short Circuit Ratio and Effective Short Circuit Ratio.

5.2 Interaction between HVDC and AC Power System.


6 Main Circuit Design.

6.1 Converter Circuit and Components.

6.2 Converter Transformer.

6.3 Cooling System.

6.4 HVDC Overhead Line.

6.5 HVDC Earth Electrodes.

6.6 HVDC Cable.

6.7 HVDC Telecommunications.

6.8 Current Sensors.

6.9 HVDC Noise and Vibration.


7 Fault Behavior and Protection of HVDC System.

7.1 Valve Protection Functions.

7.2 Protective Action of an HVDC System.

7.3 Protection by Control Actions.

7.4 Fault Analysis.


8 Insulation Coordination of HVDC.

8.1 Surge Arrester.

8.2 Functions of the Arresters in an HVDC Station.

8.3 Insulation Coordination of Cheju HVDC System.


9 A Practical Example of an HVDC System.

9.1 Introduction.

9.2 System Description.

9.3 Phase Control.


10 Other Converter Configurations for HVDC Transmission.

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Voltage Source Converter (VSC).

10.3 CCC and CSCC HVDC System.

10.4 Multi-Terminal DC Transmission.


11 Modeling and Simulation of HVDC Systems.

11.1 Simulation Scope and Range.

11.2 Fast Methods for Accurate Simulation.

11.3 HVDC Modeling and Simulation.

11.4 Cheju-Haenam HVDC Real-Time Digital Simulator.


12 Present and Proposed Future Installations of HVDC Systems.

12.1 USA.

12.2 Japan.

12.3 Europe.

12.4 China.

12.5 India.

12.6 Malaysia/Philippines.

12.7 Australia/New Zealand.

12.8 Brazil.

12.9 Africa.

13 Trends for HVDC Applications.

13.1 Wind Farm Technology.

13.2 Modern Voltage Source Converter (VSC) HVDC Systems.

13.3 800 kV HVDC System.



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