Refurbishing Existing MVAC Distribution Cables to Operate Under DC Conditions

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Refurbishing existing ac distribution cables to operate under dc conditions can offer several advantages in terms of capacity enhancement, efficiency and flexibility in power and voltage control, among others. In this paper, technical aspects such as insulation ageing, capacity and efficiency enhancement are explored. A novel idea of dynamic cable voltage rating based on the temperature dependent electric field is developed. The proposed algorithm can be incorporated in the dc link converters to obtain additional efficiency and capacity gains. Finally, challenges in the presented concept are highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Power Electronics and Motion Control Conference, PEMC 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-1789-0
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventIEEE PEMC 2016: 17th International Conference on Power Electronics and Motion Control - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 25 Sept 201628 Sept 2016
Conference number: 17


ConferenceIEEE PEMC 2016


  • Power cable insulation
  • Power cables
  • Temperature dependence
  • Topology
  • Voltage control
  • ac
  • cables
  • capacity
  • dc
  • dc links
  • distribution
  • dynamic rating
  • electric fields
  • hybrid grid
  • medium voltage
  • refurbishing


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