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International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems

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Volume 14, Issue 5 (Aug 2013)


A Solid-State Fault Current Limiting Device for VSC-HVDC Systems

D. Marene Larruskain
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  • Department of Electrical Engineering, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU, Bilbao Bizkaia 48012, Spain
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Published Online: 2013-08-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2013-0017


Faults in the DC circuit constitute one of the main limitations of voltage source converter VSC-HVDC systems, as the high fault currents can damage seriously the converters. In this article, a new design for a fault current limiter (FCL) is proposed, which is capable of limiting the fault current as well as interrupting it, isolating the DC grid. The operation of the proposed FCL is analysed and verified with the most usual faults that can occur in overhead lines.

Keywords: distribution; fault current limiter; HVDC; voltage source converter


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Published Online: 2013-08-06

Citation Information: International Journal of Emerging Electric Power Systems, ISSN (Online) 1553-779X, ISSN (Print) 2194-5756, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijeeps-2013-0017.

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