A Contribution to the Development of High-Voltage dc Circuit Breaker Technologies: A Review of New Considerations

Zhou Liu, Seyed Mirhosseini, Lian Liu, Marjan Popov, Kaiqi Ma, Weihao Hu, Sadegh Jamali, Peter Palensky, Zhe Chen

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Abstract

To promote the integration of renewable energy resources into modern energy systems, high-voltage dc (HVdc) and circuit breaker (CB) technologies have become critical to achieving secure and efficient energy transmission. This article reviews the technical development of the related areas, compares diverse breaker concepts and topologies, investigates possible coordination and testing solutions, and points out the remaining challenges as well as future needs. The time-domain simulation and comparative analysis are adopted in this article to analyze and compare the performances of different HVdc CBs. By making use of different selectivity levels of multiterminal HVdc (MTdc) grids, the suitable planning and placement of HVdc CBs can be conducted. Furthermore, by providing insights into the performance of HVdc CBs, the work presented in this article can serve as a useful asset for the upcoming standardization and industrial application process of HVdc grid and CB design and testing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-59
Number of pages18
JournalIEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Circuit breakers
  • Fault currents
  • HVDC transmission
  • Inductors
  • Rectifiers
  • Renewable energy sources
  • Testing

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