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B4-70 Guide for Electromagnetic Transient Studies involving VSC converters

More and more VSC converters are presently in operation or will be commissioned in the next few years. There is presently a lack of technical documentation that presents typical transients related to HVDC VSC converters. These types of transients can be initiated by faults on the AC or DC sides, energization of transformers or various events that involve the VSC converters. During such transients, the behavior of the converters is mainly driven by the HVDC protections that are now partially documented in literature.

Customers have access to very limited relevant information in the literature on the transients that occur in the vicinity and inside the converter stations. This type of information would also be useful for DC cable specifications. DC cables are designed to withstand the standard tests but customers and cable manufacturers are usually not aware of the transients that can be induced by VSC converters. The main objective of this WG will be to present some typical transients that can occur in or in the vicinity of a HVDC VSC converter and the solutions to avoid or limit these transients. This work would refer to the available literature on VSC models for EMT studies. The pointto-point VSC HVDC link benchmark proposed by CIGRE WG B4-57 will be used to simulate and analyze the transients.

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AlessandroAGUSTONIIT
Rogerio  AzevedoBR
SimonBecklerDE
SébastienDennetièreFR
MathewEbin Cherian IN
SumekElimban CA
KovvuruG.V.S. BANGARRAJU  IN
Juan CarlosGarcia AlonsoCA
UdanaGnanarathnaCA
Jutta HansonDE
AndreasHermansson SE
HaruyukiHoriiJP
LaurentHouleCA
RezaIravaniCA
ZhaKunpeng CN
PhilippeLe-HuyCA
JonLemanUS
TorstenPriebeDE
EduardoPrieto AraujoES
JohanRimezBE
José LuisRODRÍGUEZ AMENEDOES
HaniSaadFR
AdamSparacinoUS
HiranyaSuriyaarachchiCA
Ricardo  TenórioBR
RyosukeUdaJP
AhsanUpalCA
JuanVelásquezDE
ZHOU YuebinCN
Arash DarbandiCN