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Mobility of researchers for protection of high voltage direct current lines

Grant number: 14/50317-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: July 01, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Cooperation agreement: University of Bath
Principal researcher:Denis Vinicius Coury
Grantee:Denis Vinicius Coury
Principal researcher abroad: Simon Le Blond
Institution abroad: University of Bath, England
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/01690-2 - Technological development for protection, analysis, supervision and automation of electrical power systems of the future, AP.TEM


Recent developments in DC circuit breakers and VSC (Voltage Source Converter) technology mean that multi- terminal HVDC is becoming increasingly technically and economically feasible. HVDC allows electric power to be transmitled over large distances with relatively fewer losses and without the stability problems of HVAC (High Voltage Alternate Current). Multi-terminal HVDC has often been proposed as a possibility for a European super-grid or connecting a large number of offshore wind farms, and has similar applications in large countries such as Brazil, which has significant hydro-resources away from centres of population. In conventional HVDC point-to-point links, the circuit breakers reside on the AC side, and in the event of fault, the entire link is de-energised. In the multi- terminal case however, it is more desirable to isolate only the faulted link rather than trip the entire DC grid. Not only does this require DC breakers, but also a DC protection relay that will discern when to operate the breakers. This project will investigate the feasibility of novel methods for DC protection relays, particularly combining the use of high frequency post fault information and AI inference engines such as Neural Networks and Fuzzy systems. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LE BLOND, S.; BERTHO, JR., R.; COURY, D. V.; VIEIRA, J. C. M.. Design of protection schemes for multi-terminal HVDC systems. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 56, p. 965-974, . (14/50317-3)

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