Integration of Offshore Wind Power using High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Systems

Universidad de Cantabria, Santander-Spain. 18th July 2012

1. Objective:

Use of high voltages (HV) is the key to efficient transmission and distribution of electrical power. The objective of this seminar is to provide an overview about the basic concepts used on High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) system and its use to integrate offshore wind power into the classical power systems. Special emphasis would be given on linking the theoretical concepts with the practical applications.

HVDC is often a preferred technology for overhead power transmission over long distances and under-ground cables for relatively shorter distances. A bulk of the new offshore transmission infrastructure in the UK and worldwide is envisaged to be employing HVDC.

In this context, the first part of the seminar on ‘Integration of Offshore Wind Power using HVDC Systems’ would give an introduction to the HVDC technology; its advantages (and disadvantage) over conventional AC transmission; operation and control of HVDC and it’s interaction with the existing AC transmission network. Emerging technologies through use of voltage source converters would be covered. The second half of the seminar on ‘Wind power and HVDC Transmission Systems’ would outline the benefits of using DC transmission to integrate wind power into the classical AC power systems. 

2. Duration:

This seminar is designed for 4 days (8hours per day).

3. Location:

Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain.

4. Audience:

Undergraduate and postgraduate students • Utility engineers, system operators, maintenance staff • Wind power and HVDC producers • Consultants and researchers on wind energy and HVDC systems.

5. Seminar Outline:

I. Introduction into HVDC Systems

II. HVDC Technologies

III. Components of an HVDC Transmission System

IV. HVDC Control Systems

V. Wind Power Technologies

V. Integration of Wind Power Technologies Using HVDC 

6. Instructor Biography

Francisco M. Gonzalez-Longatt is currently a Lecturer in Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Coventry and he is Vice-President of Venezuelan Wind Energy Association. His academic qualifications include First Class Electrical Engineering of Instituto Universitario Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, Venezuela (1994), Master of Business Administration (Honors) of Universidad Bicentenaria de Aragua, Venezuela (1999) and PhD in Electrical Power Engineering from the Universidad Central de Venezuela (2008). He is former associate professor on Electrical engineering Department of Universidad Nacional Politécnico de la Fuerza Armada Nacional, Venezuela (1995-2009). He was formerly with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, The University of Manchester as Postdoctoral Research Associate (2009-2011). His main area of interest is integration of intermittent renewable energy resources into future power system and smart grids.

7. Selected References

[1] F. Gonzalez-Longatt, J.M. Roldan, J.L. Rueda. "Impact of DC Control Strategy on Dynamic Behaviour of Multi-Terminal Voltage-Source Converter-Based HVDC after the Loss of Converter". 10th International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission (ACDC 2012), 4 - 6 December 2012 Birmingham, UK

[2] F. Gonzalez-Longatt, J.M. Roldan, C. A. Charalambous. "Evaluation of the DC Voltage Control Strategies on AC/DC Power Flow: A Representative Case of Supergrid Phase I". 10th International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission (ACDC 2012), 4 - 6 December 2012 Birmingham, UK

[3] F. Gonzalez-Longatt. "Power Flow Solution of AC/DC Multi-Terminal Systems including converter limits and using the Jacobi Method". 10th International Conference on AC and DC Power Transmission (ACDC 2012), 4 - 6 December 2012 Birmingham, UK.

[4] F. Gonzalez-Longatt, J.M. Roldan. "Effects of DC Voltage Control Strategies on Voltage Response on Multi-Terminal HVDC Following a Disturbance". 47th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2012). London, UK. 4-7 September 2012.

[5] F. Gonzalez-Longatt "Solution of AC/DC Power Flow on a Multi-Terminal HVDC System: Illustrative Case Supergrid Phase I". 47th International Universities' Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2012). London, UK. 4-7 September 2012.

[6] F. Gonzalez-Longatt, J. Roldan and C. Charalambous. "Power Flow Solution on Multi-Terminal HVDC Systems: Supergid Case". International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ’12). Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 28th to 30th March, 2012.

[7] F. Gonzalez-Longatt, J. Roldan, M. Burgos-Payán, V. Terzija. "Implications of the DC Voltage Control Strategy on the Dynamic Behavior of Multi-terminal HVDC following a Converter Outage". UK and European T&D Network Solutions to the challenge of increasing level of renewable generation. Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire UK, March 14-15, 2012.

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