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DC fault ride-through capability and STATCOM operation of a HVDC hybrid voltage source converter

Feldman, Ralph; Farr, Ewan; Watson, Alan James; Clare, Jon C.; Wheeler, Patrick


Ralph Feldman

Ewan Farr

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Professor of Power Electronics


HVDC transmission systems are becoming increasingly popular when compared to conventional AC transmission methods. HVDC voltage source converters (VSC) can offer advantages over traditional HVDC current source converter topologies; as such, it is expected that HVDC-VSCs will be further exploited with the growth of HVDC transmission. This paper presents the DC fault ride through capability and new STATCOM modes of operation for the recently published Alternate Arm Converter (AAC), intended for the HVDC market. Operation and fault ride through of the converter during a local terminal to terminal short circuit of the DC-Link is demonstrated; during the fault STATCOM operation is also demonstrated.


Feldman, R., Farr, E., Watson, A. J., Clare, J. C., & Wheeler, P. (2014). DC fault ride-through capability and STATCOM operation of a HVDC hybrid voltage source converter. IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution, 8(1),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 28, 2013
Publication Date Jan 30, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 18, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 18, 2016
Journal IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Print ISSN 1751-8687
Electronic ISSN 1751-8695
Publisher Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 8
Issue 1
Keywords HVDC power convertors, HVDC power transmission, Static VAr compensators
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Additional Information This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Generation, Transmission & Distribution and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library


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