Multi-terminal VSC HVDC for the European supergrid: Obstacles
2010 (English)In: Renewable & sustainable energy reviews, ISSN 1364-0321, Vol. 14, no 9, 3156-3163 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
For many, the supergrid is seen as the solution that allows the massive integration of renewable energy sources in the European power system. It connects different remote energy sources to the existing grid while offering additional control. It offers balancing through geographic spread and allows a more diversified energy portfolio. In the meanwhile it increases the security of supply. However, technical limitations exist, and it is not yet possible to construct such a supergrid. Several outstanding issues need to be solved. This paper first describes the potential and need for a supergrid. The paper focuses on a meshed, multi-terminal VSC HVDC, and it is explained why this relatively new technology is believed to be the best suitable one for such a grid. The different difficulties or challenges that still exist are addressed. Not only the remaining technical limitations are addressed, but also the techno-economic, control and operational issues are discussed, as well as some regulatory obstacles.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 14, no 9, 3156-3163 p.
VSC HVDC, Multi-terminal, Supergrid, Renewable energy
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26287DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2010.07.068ISI: 000282853500062ScopusID: 2-s2.0-77957054982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26287DiVA: diva2:385251
QC 201101112011-01-112010-11-212011-01-11Bibliographically approved