Hardware in the loop verification of a fast backup protection scheme for embedded MVDC links within distribution networks

Lewis Hunter, Qiteng Hong, Campbell Booth, Stephen Finney, Adrià Junyent-Ferrré

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With increasing interest in the deployment of dc technologies in ac distribution networks, there is a need to ensure compatibility with existing protection systems. This paper presentsfindingsfromhardware in the loop investigations which verify a novel approach to providing backupprotection to an embedded dc link. This approach reconfigures existing digital distance protection devices to providefast acting backup protection to embedded dc links whilst still being sensitive to conventional ac side zone faults. A brief overview of medium voltage dc trial projects in Great Britain is also provided.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2019
Event2019 3rd IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM) - , Japan
Duration: 20 May 201923 May 2019


Conference2019 3rd IEEE International Conference on DC Microgrids (ICDCM)
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  • distance protection
  • embedded link
  • MVDC
  • power system protection
  • smart grid

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