Smart Wires Inc.

Evaluating Modular Voltage Source Converter Based Technology in the GB Transmission System with EMT Studies

National Grid collaborated with Smart Wires to evaluate the feasibility of Voltage Source Converter power flow control on the UK transmission system. System performance under various scenarios was examined using EMT simulation software. Dynamic performance studies and protection studies were completed. No adverse impacts were observed from pre-and-post-fault transient perspective. There was also no adverse interaction with other nearby active network components.


Tom Nudell, Andrew Hiorns, Jonathan Yu, Dio Stamatiadis, Daniel Schweer

Increase transfer capacity, improve energy security, renewable integration, Modular FACTS