Theoretical analysis of tuned HVAC line for low loss long distance bulk power transmission
Date of Issue2015
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
One of the main objectives of the smart grid initiative is to enable bulk power transmission over long distance, with reduced transmission losses. Besides the traditional high-voltage alternating current (HVAC) transmission, with the advancement in power electronics, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is increasingly becoming important. One of the main factors impacting the transmission line parameters and the losses is the length of the transmission line (overhead). In this paper, a concept of tuned high-voltage AC line is presented for long (>250>250 km) transmission line. A tuned line is where the receiving-end voltage and current are numerically equal to the corresponding sending-end values. This paper presents the detailed theoretical analysis of the tuned HVAC line, suggesting adaptation of the transmission frequency as per the length of the line. The simulation of a tuned HVAC line is performed using the PSCAD/EMTDC. Simulation results for two different line lengths, substantiate the theoretical analysis of reducing the reactive power absorbed in the line, while increasing the active power transmission.
DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering::Electric power::Production, transmission and distribution
International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems
© 2015 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by International Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijepes.2015.05.021].