IEEE Power & Energy Society Webinar Series
Introduction to VSC HVDC Technology
June 20, 2013 2:00 p.m. eastern
Presented by Randy Wachal of Manitoba HVDC Research Centre
Info and registration: http://www.ieee-pes.org/webinar-vsc-hvdc-june-2013
HVDC VSC technology has developed extremely quickly and offers many attractive alternatives over the more mature LCC HVDC technology. This introduction to VSC presents the basic VSC system configurations. The operation of VSC technology, VSC control systems, including the flexibility of VSC converters control systems, as well as a comparison of VSC and LCC HVDC technologies will be discussed.
As the simulation of VSC MMC technology presents several EMT simulation challenges, the current status of simulation and model development will be presented. A sample of simulation results discussing the unique issues for start-up and DC line recovery for VSC systems will also be introduced.
While the topic is technical in nature and directed towards power system engineers, others such as system regulators, system and renewable energy developers, and power system operators would benefit from an understanding of VSC HVDC fundamentals.