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Multi-Terminal HVDC Systems

1. Introduction

Europeen targets on reduction of CO2 emissions require a dramatic reduction in electricity generation sector making really important to maximize the power contribution coming from offshore wind power plants distant from the shore. DC networks look quite attractive for the grid integration of this clean energy.

High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission system based on Voltage Source Converter (VSC) enables the use of complex configuration as the multi-terminal use HVDC (MTDC) for the integration of large-scale wind power in the North Sea. Also, a pan-European transmission network is required in order to balancing and transportation of electricity in order to reach the objective of the one single European market.

MTDC offers higher reliability, redundant and flexible technology to enable the massive integration of offshore wind power in future power systems.

2. Projects

- MATACDC : It is a MATLAB based open source program for AC/DC powe flow. The program uses a sequential AC/DC power flow algorith and can be used to simulated interconnected AC systems and Multiterminal VSC-HVDC systems. [Click here]

3. Software