Frontiers of DC circuit breakers in HVDC and MVDC systems

Gen Li, Jun Liang, Senthooran Balasubramaniam, Tibin Joseph, Carlos E. Ugalde-Loo, Khadijat Folashade Jose

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Abstract

The development of power electronics is driving high voltage (HV) and medium voltage (MV) applications based on dc technologies for power transmission and distribution, renewable energy integration, and ship and railway systems. DC circuit breakers (DCCBs) are needed to protect and improve the performance of dc or hybrid ac/dc systems during severe fault and/or abnormal operating conditions. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art of DCCBs for both HV and MV DC systems. The mechanisms and requirements of DCCBs are summarized. Various DCCB topologies and their merits and demerits are presented and critically reviewed. Future trends and requirements for DCCBs are described. This work is intended to provide a useful point of reference for this technology and to contribute to its future development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, EI2 2017 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781538614273
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, EI2 2017 - Beijing, China
Duration: 27 Nov 201728 Nov 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, EI2 2017 - Proceedings
Volume2018-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE Conference on Energy Internet and Energy System Integration, EI2 2017
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period27/11/1728/11/17

Keywords

  • Circuit breaker
  • Direct current
  • Fault current limiter
  • High voltage direct current
  • Medium voltage direct current
  • Power electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Optimization
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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