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A Proposal on Low Frequency AC Transmission as a Multi-Terminal Transmission System

Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamada-oka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
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Energies 2016, 9(9), 687; https://doi.org/10.3390/en9090687
Received: 27 June 2016 / Revised: 5 August 2016 / Accepted: 18 August 2016 / Published: 29 August 2016
This paper is focused on the discussion and comparison of characteristics and behavior of three low frequency ac (LFAC) transmission system configurations operating under the same control scheme and conditions to identify the most promising operation system for LFAC. Merits of LFAC over high voltage direct current (HVDC) are mentioned first. By changing power flow direction without auxiliary switches in multi-terminal application and easiness of short circuit protection are explained. The three configurations of LFACs are described and applied by the control scheme with the aid of the tool of the PSCAD/EMTDC software to consider the behavior of each LFAC system on line frequency and low frequency sides. For two-phase system, no fluctuation occurs on the line frequency side, which is the advantage over single-phase system. Furthermore, current rating on thyristor devices during operation and number of devices that used in each type of LFAC are calculated and compared. These results can lead to determine the most suitable transmission system for the LFAC system operation. View Full-Text
Keywords: power transmission; low frequency ac transmission; LFAC; cycloconverters; multi-terminal power transmission; low frequency ac transmission; LFAC; cycloconverters; multi-terminal
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Pichetjamroen, A.; Ise, T. A Proposal on Low Frequency AC Transmission as a Multi-Terminal Transmission System. Energies 2016, 9, 687.

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