This course covers two very important applications of power electronics in the modern power system – High Voltage DC transmission and Flexible AC power transmission.
High voltage DC transmission has been used worldwide to transmit bulk power over long distances. Recently the VSC-HVDC has been introduced for the applications in the connection of relatively weak grids. Modular multilevel converters based HVDC (MMC-HVDC) is the latest development in the HVDC transmission technology. MMC-HVDC will be the backbone for the proposed offshore DC super-grids.
Flexible AC transmission technology refers to the application of power electronics in the power system which would allow the control series or shunt compensation techniques or their combination. Power electronic switches may also be used to switch passive devices like the shunt capacitors or the reactors.
A detailed description of these two topics and their analyses will be presented. The course will include lectures and simulation exercises. Simulation tools like PSCAD-EMTDC, and DigSILENT will be used to demonstrate these applications. Real time digital simulation (RTDS) will be used to demonstrate the real time simulation of VSC-converter operating as a STATCOM or the HVDC converter in power system.
Main topics are: Classic HVDC transmission (LCC HVDC) for the bulk power transmission over long distances, Introduction, operation and control VSC-HVDC transmission for the connection of relatively weak grids, and grid connection of renewable energy sources - Introduction, operation and control Evolution of Modular Multi-level converters and MMC-HVDC - Introduction, operation and control Power converters and FACTS devices: Applications to reactive power compensation and power oscillation damping. Shunt compensating devices SVC, STATCOM- introduction, operation and control

Sanjay Chaudhary,, Remus Teodorescu,

Sanjay Chaudhary,, Remus Teodorescu, & Massimo Bongiorno,


22-25 October 2013

Aalborg University, Pontoppidanstræde 101, room 21

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Number of seats:

7 October 2013

Important information concerning PhD courses
We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 5,000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately three months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.