Francis Boafo Effah
Hybrid HVDC circuit breaker with self-powered gate drives
Effah, Francis Boafo; Watson, Alan James; Ji, Chao; Amankwah, Emmanuel K.; Johnson, Christopher Mark; Davidson, Colin; Clare, Jon C.
Alan James Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Chao Ji email@example.com
Emmanuel K. Amankwah firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher Mark Johnson email@example.com
Jon C. Clare firstname.lastname@example.org
The ever increasing electric power demand and the advent of renewable energy sources have revived the interest in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) multi-terminal networks. However, the absence of a suitable circuit breaker or fault tolerant VSC station topologies with the required characteristics (such as operating speed) have, until recently, been an obstacle in the development of large scale multi-terminal networks for HVDC. This paper presents a hybrid HVDC circuit breaker concept which is capable of meeting the requirements of HVDC networks. Simulation results are presented which are validated by experimental results taken from a 2.5kV, 700A rated laboratory prototype.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Feb 10, 2016|
|Journal||IET Power Electronics|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Effah, F. B., Watson, A. J., Ji, C., Amankwah, E. K., Johnson, C. M., Davidson, C., & Clare, J. C. (2016). Hybrid HVDC circuit breaker with self-powered gate drives. IET Power Electronics, 9(2), doi:10.1049/iet-pel.2015.0531|
|Keywords||fault tolerance; drives; HVDC power transmission; circuit breakers|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf|
|Additional Information||This paper is a postprint of a paper submitted to and accepted for publication in IET Power Electronics
and is subject to Institution of Engineering and Technology Copyright. The copy of record is available at IET Digital Library.
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
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