Integrating renewable and next generation electricity will require new High Voltage DC (HVDC) interconnectors and grids.
A key part of a European Smartgrid, these DC connections will use the latest in voltage source converter (VSC) inverter technology to form a network, or energy superhighway for the UK and Europe. This will allow the connection of clean, smart renewable energy by connecting offshore windfarms, and will allow the UK to trade energy with Europe, reducing costs.
Research at Manchester focuses on
- MMC converter control,
- AC/DC network interaction,
- HVDC protection,
- DC breakers,
- wind farm integration
- advanced HVDC modelling.
Report: VSC-HVDC Availability Analysis v2.1
- Antony Beddard, Mike Barnesand Robin Preece, Comparison of Detailed Modeling Techniques for MMC Employed on VSC-HVDC Schemes, IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, accepted, pp. 1978 – 1988, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2325065
- Wenyuan Wang, Antony Beddard, Mike Barnesand Ognjen Marjanovic, Analysis of Active Power Control for VSC–HVDC, IEEE Trans. Power Delivery, vol. 29, no. 4, Aug. 2014, pp. 1978-1988, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRD.2014.2322498
- Wenyuan Wang and M Barnes, “Power Flow Algorithms for Multi-Terminal VSC-HVDC With Droop Control”, IEEE Trans. Power Systems, vo. 29, no. 4, July 2014, pp. 1721- 1730, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2013.2294198
- A Beddard, M Barnes, Radial VSC-HVDC Availability Analysis, November 2011, EPSRC Supergen Wind Report, EP/H018662/1