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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 lines are being constructed throughout the world, aided by advancements in power electronics and the potential value to transfer power between distant areas and off-shore locations. Multiple HVDC lines within and across large AC interconnections could bring about economic benefits such as interregional capacity exchange, and transfer of low-cost, distant electric energy 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 macrogrid. The models used for study are based on industry-accepted power-flow and dynamic system models for the North American Eastern and Western Interconnections. The model provides insight on feasibility and initial steady-state and stability tests of the HVDC macrogrid and its interactions with the existing electricity infrastructure, opening the door to analysis of the technical value of such a macrogrid.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [1]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3];  [3];  [1];  [2];  [3]; ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [1]
  1. BATTELLE (PACIFIC NW LAB)
  2. MISO
  3. Siemens
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1557685
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-125455
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
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
HVDC transmission, North American Power Grids, AC power flow, Power System Stability

Citation Formats

Elizondo, Marcelo A., Mohan, Nihal, O'Brien, James G., Huang, Qiuhua, Orser, David, Hess, Warren, Brown, Hilary, Zhu, Wenchun, Kurthakoti 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, O'Brien, James G., Huang, Qiuhua, Orser, David, Hess, Warren, Brown, Hilary, Zhu, Wenchun, Kurthakoti 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, O'Brien, James G., Huang, Qiuhua, Orser, David, Hess, Warren, Brown, Hilary, Zhu, Wenchun, Kurthakoti 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_1557685,
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 O'Brien, James G. and Huang, Qiuhua and Orser, David and Hess, Warren and Brown, Hilary and Zhu, Wenchun and Kurthakoti 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 lines are being constructed throughout the world, aided by advancements in power electronics and the potential value to transfer power between distant areas and off-shore locations. Multiple HVDC lines within and across large AC interconnections could bring about economic benefits such as interregional capacity exchange, and transfer of low-cost, distant electric energy 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 macrogrid. The models used for study are based on industry-accepted power-flow and dynamic system models for the North American Eastern and Western Interconnections. The model provides insight on feasibility and initial steady-state and stability tests of the HVDC macrogrid and its interactions with the existing electricity infrastructure, opening the door to analysis of the technical value of such a macrogrid.},
doi = {10.17775/CSEEJPES.2017.00420},
journal = {CSEE Journal of Power and Energy Systems},
number = 4,
volume = 3,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {12}
}