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Title: HVDC macrogrid modeling for power-flow and transient stability studies in north american continental-level interconnections

Abstract

High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission is becoming increasingly widespread in the world, because of advancements in power electronics and the potential value to transfer power between distant areas and off-shore locations. Multiple HVDC lines within a large AC interconnection could bring about economic benefits such as interregional capacity exchange, and transfer of cheap, distant generation directly to load centers. In addition, network configuration of HVDC lines could result in additional benefits that have not been deeply studied. This paper describes the modeling process for continental level power system interconnections with the addition of multiple HVDC lines configured as a macro grid. The models are based on industry accepted power system models for the North American Eastern and Western Interconnections, interconnected through multiple HVDC lines. Mature models for HVDC lines are used. The model will provide insight on feasibility and initial stability tests of the HVDC macro grid and its interactions with the existing electricity infrastructure, opening the door to analysis of technical values of such macro grid.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Midcontinent Independent System Operator; Siemens PTI
OSTI Identifier:
1489219
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-123296
Journal ID: ISSN 2096-0042
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 3; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2096-0042
Publisher:
Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
HVDC transmission, power system planning, power system dynamics

Citation Formats

Elizondo, Marcelo A., Mohan, Nihal, Brien, James O', Huang, Qiuhua, Orser, David, Hess, Warren, Brown, Hilary, Zhu, Wenchun, Chandrashekhara, Divya, Makarov, Yuri V., Osborn, Dale, Feltes, James, Kirkham, Harold, Duebner, David, and Huang, Zhenyu. HVDC macrogrid modeling for power-flow and transient stability studies in north american continental-level interconnections. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.00420.
Elizondo, Marcelo A., Mohan, Nihal, Brien, James O', Huang, Qiuhua, Orser, David, Hess, Warren, Brown, Hilary, Zhu, Wenchun, Chandrashekhara, Divya, Makarov, Yuri V., Osborn, Dale, Feltes, James, Kirkham, Harold, Duebner, David, & Huang, Zhenyu. HVDC macrogrid modeling for power-flow and transient stability studies in north american continental-level interconnections. United States. doi:10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.00420.
Elizondo, Marcelo A., Mohan, Nihal, Brien, James O', Huang, Qiuhua, Orser, David, Hess, Warren, Brown, Hilary, Zhu, Wenchun, Chandrashekhara, Divya, Makarov, Yuri V., Osborn, Dale, Feltes, James, Kirkham, Harold, Duebner, David, and Huang, Zhenyu. Mon . "HVDC macrogrid modeling for power-flow and transient stability studies in north american continental-level interconnections". United States. doi:10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.00420.
@article{osti_1489219,
title = {HVDC macrogrid modeling for power-flow and transient stability studies in north american continental-level interconnections},
author = {Elizondo, Marcelo A. and Mohan, Nihal and Brien, James O' and Huang, Qiuhua and Orser, David and Hess, Warren and Brown, Hilary and Zhu, Wenchun and Chandrashekhara, Divya and Makarov, Yuri V. and Osborn, Dale and Feltes, James and Kirkham, Harold and Duebner, David and Huang, Zhenyu},
abstractNote = {High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission is becoming increasingly widespread in the world, because of advancements in power electronics and the potential value to transfer power between distant areas and off-shore locations. Multiple HVDC lines within a large AC interconnection could bring about economic benefits such as interregional capacity exchange, and transfer of cheap, distant generation directly to load centers. In addition, network configuration of HVDC lines could result in additional benefits that have not been deeply studied. This paper describes the modeling process for continental level power system interconnections with the addition of multiple HVDC lines configured as a macro grid. The models are based on industry accepted power system models for the North American Eastern and Western Interconnections, interconnected through multiple HVDC lines. Mature models for HVDC lines are used. The model will provide insight on feasibility and initial stability tests of the HVDC macro grid and its interactions with the existing electricity infrastructure, opening the door to analysis of technical values of such macro grid.},
doi = {10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.00420},
journal = {CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems},
issn = {2096-0042},
number = 4,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}