The Impact of HVDC Links on Transmission System Collapse

Hualei Wang, Hanjing Zhang, Chengqing Song, Chao Xu


Modern power systems are continually being expanded, are required to carry more power and are being increasingly interconnected. All of these increase the risk of wide area blackout.In 2003 the North America Blackout demonstrated that a HVDC link provides a ‘firewall’ against the system collapse propagating through a network. The HVDC link between Quebec and New York ensured that the system collapse did not progress beyond the HVDC interconnection interface. The objectives of this paper are to investigate contributions that integrate HVDC interconnections into AC networks. The simulation studies were performed using MATLAB.


HVDC, System collapse

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Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (IJEEI)
ISSN 2089-3272

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