Alstom Grid will be participating in the following panel sessions:
Wednesday, April 16th
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm- 14TD0210 - SVC Refurbishment for Smart Grid Power Quality Enhancement and Life Extension
Part of: SUBpnl02 - FACTS/Power Electronics Installations
Main Author - Bertrand Depommier, Alstom Grid
8:00 am - 10:00 am- PSOpnl01 - Model HVDC and FACTS in Grid and Market Operations
Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS) and HVDC increase operational flexibility, system reliability, and electricity market efficiency. Latest HVDC technology also provides the backbone for large-scale renewable integration, such as off-shore wind in Europe, etc. In order to unlock the full potential benefits of HVDC and FACTS, it is necessary to have advanced modeling and analysis tools to assist system and market operators. The tools (applications) need to properly capture physical and operational characteristics of these “smart systems” and also their interactions with other devices in the grid, under a variety of actual and simulated operating conditions. This panel will focus on the HVDC and FACTS system impacts, and present the latest modeling progress in market and grid operations.
Power System Operations
Moderator - Xing Wang, Alstom Grid
Tuesday, April 15
14TD0639 - Enhance System Flexibility with HVDC and FACTS
Presenter - Xing Wang , Alstom
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm- TDpnl03 - HVDC Transmission and FACTS Fundamentals
There has been a renewed interest in the application of HVDC transmission schemes in recent years, for applications including back-to-back converters, bulk power transfer, and off-shore wind applications, as well as proposals for HVDC grids. In addition, applications requiring dynamic reactive compensation utilizing FACTS controllers have been increasing. Reactive compensation is often used to improve voltage regulation or to enhance power transfer. In many cases, reactive compensation using fixed or mechanically switched capacitors is sufficient. However, some applications require the reactive compensation to vary dynamically using FACTS devices. This panel session introduces fundamental concepts of both HVDC transmission and FACTS controllers. The presentations are tutorial in nature and do not presume familiarity with power electronics. It is intended that these sessions will provide the background material that enables attendees to proceed to the more technically advanced presentations in this conference.
Transmission and Distribution
Moderator - Brian Johnson,University of Idaho
Presenter- 14TD0667 - HVDC Technology: VSC- Neil Kirby, Alstom
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