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Development of an Energy Management System for HVDC Grids
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Industrial Ecology.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As demand for renewable energy sources increases so does the pressure exerted on the transmission grid. Variable sources strain the existing power lines and the control system needs to incorporate faster response times when redirecting power flow. Using HVDC grid technology multiple AC networks can be concatenated across longer distances. This creates op- portunity for solar- or wind power plants to be constructed further away from consumers. However this technology calls for a SCADA system being developed to bridge the gap between fast changing voltages throughout an HVDC grid and less frequent control rate of the underlying AC networks. This paper suggest an architecture where a centralised control system receives data from substation measurement units localised throughout the grid. A database and a GUI, created in Microsoft SQL Server and Zenon respectively, are developed in order to store, process and display the communicated information, such as voltages, currents and power flows. The control center would work on an update frequency of about one second up to a minute, thus being able to implement directions given by the AC grid control systems on the faster changing HVDC grid. The proposed architecture is applied to a real time simulation of an HVDC grid connected to multiple wind parks and AC networks where events were displayed as expected. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, TRITA-IM-KAND 2016:13
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Energy Systems Environmental Management
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-189061OAI: diva2:943169
Available from: 2016-06-27 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-06-27Bibliographically approved

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