Management and viability of multi-terminal HVDC for offshore renewable energy networking

Nima Mossadegh, Raj K Aggarwal

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Abstract

This paper looks at Multi-Terminal Voltage Source Converter High Voltage Direct Current (MT-VSC-HVDC) technology as a means of distributing renewable electricity generation, whilst providing a dependable, secure, resilient transmission network with redundancy and quality. VSC-HVDC has already proven itself for transmission links over 900km and more are being built. For MT-VSC-HVDC technology to be viable and proven within the offshore industry, it would have to face up to the already proven HVAC and VSC-HVDC links used today, like Germany's BorWin1 wind farm venture. Many papers have studied VSC-HVDC technology over HVAC in terms of its engineering and economics, but very little has been done in the way of MT-VSC-HVDC. This new transmission medium shall be reviewed in terms of its economics, viability and operational costs through a simplified model. This paper was instigated by another research being conducted on fault analysis within a meshed VSC-HVDC network. Evidence in this paper will ascertain the importance of MT-VSC-HVDC networks within the future of renewable energy networking, when compared with point-to-point HVDC/HVAC networks and when covering larger seas.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2010
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9565570-2-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-7667-1
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Event2010 45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) 2010 - Cardiff, UK United Kingdom
Duration: 31 Aug 20103 Sep 2010

Conference

Conference2010 45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC) 2010
CountryUK United Kingdom
CityCardiff
Period31/08/103/09/10

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    Mossadegh, N., & Aggarwal, R. K. (2010). Management and viability of multi-terminal HVDC for offshore renewable energy networking. In 2010 45th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2010 [5650010] IEEE. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/5650010/