EG2070 FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems 7.5 credits
FACTS and HVDC in Electric Power Systems
This course has been discontinued.
Last planned examination: Spring 2017
Decision to discontinue this course: No information inserted
FACTS (Flexible AC Transmission System) and HVDC (High Voltage Direct Current) are controllable devices whose functions are to enhance the security, capacity and flexibility of power transmission systems. Application of these devices in power systems implies an improvement of transient and voltage stability, power oscillation damping and optimal power flow. The course starts with a short review of some topics (relevant to this course) from power systems basic and advanced courses. Also, issues (or problems) that an electric power system may face will be discussed. Then, it will be shown that FACTS and HVDC systems may be a technical solution to these issues. It will also be discussed how these devices are designed and what functions they have. Then, basic mathematical models and control strategies will be derived based on which the impact of these devices on power system stability and damping will be analyzed.