M.E. Power Systems & Electric Drives:EHVAC & HVDC Transmission System

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala

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Where and when

Starts Location
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Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme


Research Methodology
Computer Application to Power System Analysis
Advanced Power Electronics
Power System Dynamics & Stability
Industrial Drives & Automation

Semester II

Power Quality & FACTS Devices
Optimal Power System Operation
Intelligent Techniques & Applications

Semester III

Minor Project
Thesis (Start)

Semester IV

Thesis (Continues)

EHVAC & HVDC Transmission System

Overview: Comparison of EHV AC and DC transmission, description of DC transmission systems, modern trends in AC and DC transmission.

EHV AC Systems: Limitations of extra long AC transmission, Voltage profile and voltage gradient of conductor, Electrostatic field of transmission line, Reactive Power planning and control, traveling and standing waves, EHV cable transmission system.

Static Var System: Reactive VAR requirements, Static VAR systems, SVC in power systems, design concepts and analysis for system dynamic performance, voltage support, damping and reactive support.

HVDC System: Converter configurations and their characteristics, DC link control, converter control characteristics; Monopolar operation, converter with and without overlap, smoothing reactors, transients in DC line, converter faults and protection, HVDC Breakers.

Corona and Interference: Corona and corona loss due to EHV AC and HVDC, Radio and TV interference due to EHV AC and HVDC systems, methods to reduce noise, radio and TV interference.

Harmonic Filters: Generation of harmonics, design of AC filters, DC filters

Power flow analysis in AC/DC systems: Component models, solution of DC load flow, per unit system for DC quantities, solution techniques of AC-DC power flow equations, Parallel operation of HVDC/AC systems, Multi terminal systems.

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