Investigation into multi-terminal and multi-infeed option for Western Canada Grid with renewable sources
Presently the electrical grids of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta are operated with limited energy exchange between them. Connecting the three provinces together with a “Western Canada Grid (WCG)” could yield significant advantages. Connection with HVDC transmission is attractive due to its control flexibility and stability. This project will investigate optimum converter types and control methods for implementing a successful Western Canada Grid. Different transmission structures and various operating scenarios for the grid structure in each region will be identified, and control options, including the recently introduced “grid forming” and the traditional “grid following” control options will be investigated for potential application. The result of this study will enhance the consulting knowledge base of HVDC system studies for Electranix Corporation.