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Two High Voltage DC (HVDC) transmission technologies, the mature Line Commutated Converter (LCC) and newer Voltage Source Converter (VSC) technologies have their own pros and cons. For a HVDC transmission system carrying power from a single generation center to multiple load centers, by using a multi-terminal LCC-VSC type hybrid HVDC configuration, advantages of both technologies can be exploited. There is also the possibility of tapping into existing point-to-point LCC transmission lines using this hybrid configuration to supply intermediate locations. Despite the apparent benefits, hybrid LCC-VSC multi-terminal topology is not well understood. Thus, this study aims to understand the DC side fault behavior of a hybrid LCC-VSC multi-terminal HVDC transmission system, and develop a satisfactory protection methodology that can retain high reliability. TO BE CONTD
Naushath Mohamed Haleem
Engineering - computer / electrical
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