Working Group Details
WGI10 - HVDC Working Group
|IEEE Program Manager|
This document promotes the concepts of reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) as applicable to the design, operation, and specification of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations. The document states the R.A.M. objectives, introduces basic RAM theory and calculations, and provides guidelines on design, operation, and performance monitoring; the guide also offers considerations for RAM specifications of HVDC converter stations.
This guide assists users in specifying the functional requirements for Voltage Source Converter based HVDC systems, using self-commutated technology and topologies. This guide covers specifications, applications, engineering studies, main component characteristics, system functions and features, factory testing, commissioning, operations and maintenance of VSC HVDC Converter Stations. Functions covered include real power transfer, reactive power interaction, voltage regulation and fault recovery, frequency regulation, main components, control and protection, and accepted engineering practices for the application of VSC HVDC Systems. The HVDC transmission line or cable systems are beyond the scope of this document. A number of sections in the guide will address specific ancillary services that the HVDC may provide to the system. The guide also provides considerations with regards to different intended applications of the HVDC system, including transmission, back-to-back, and multi-terminal systems. The commercial terms and conditions for the purchase of the HVDC Systems are beyond the scope of this document.
Reaffirmed March 2012. This guide is intended to serve high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter station reliability by suggesting significant objectives, design, operation, monitoring, and specification details. This guide includes the CIGRE performance protocol and reliability-related mathematical concepts.
IEEE 1378-1997 - IEEE Guide for Commissioning High-Voltage Direct-Current (HVDC) Converter Stations and Associated Transmission Systems
General guidelines for commissioning high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) convert stations and associated transmission systems are provided. These guidelines apply to HVDC systems utilizing 6-pulse or 12-pulse thyristor-valve converter units operated as a two-terminal HVDC transmission system or an HVDC back-to-back system.