Compact dc Transmission
The project will investigate a novel HVdc transmission arrangement referred to as a “symmetrical monopole”. This configuration has the ability to continue operation even when one of the transmission line conductors is faulted. This property allows for the use of new compact dc transmission lines which occupy only a fraction of the right-of-way of other transmission options, thereby minimizing the negative impact on the environment. The research will investigate the appropriate control and protection aspects of such a transmission scheme. It is expected to generate new expertise in compact dc lines, which would significantly increase the competitiveness of the partner organization, Electranix Corporation Inc., who is a leading Canadian Consulting Firm in the HVdc Area.