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Topology for VSC transmission

Andersen, B. and Xu, L. and Horton, P. and Cartwright, P. (2002) Topology for VSC transmission. Power Engineer, 16. pp. 142-150. ISSN 1479-8344

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Abstract

The increasing rating and improved performance of self-commutated semiconductor devices have made DC power transmission based on voltage-source power convertors (VSCs) possible. This technology is called VSC transmission. The main components in a DC scheme are depicted and their functions explained. The features of three main categories of convertor topology suitable for DC transmission are described. Three specific convertors viz. two-level, three-level diode-clamped and four-level floating-capacitor convertors for a 300 MW scheme are compared in terms of costs, DC capacitor volume, commutation inductance and footprint. The floating capacitor convertor is shown to yield the lowest system cost.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37809
Notes: AC-DC Power Transmission, 2001. Seventh International Conference on (Conf. Publ. No. 485)
Keywords: VSC transmission , semiconductor devices , convertor topology , capacitor convertor, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2012 14:42
Last modified: 12 Mar 2012 11:47
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37809

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