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Description: Review the application of voltage sourced converter (VSC) such as STATCOM, UPFC, SSSC and VSI for DC transmission. Coordinate with other committee and organizations involved in the subject matter. Identify the need for and produce a related document.
Ben Mehraban
American Electric Power
Vice Chair:
Geeza Joos
McGill University
Hubert Bilodeau
Hydro Quebec, TransEnergie
imageVSC.gif Working Group Meetings (Documentation)

IEEE PES General Meeting (JTCM 2017)
July 16-20, 2017,  Chicago, Illinois, USA

IEEE PES Substations Committee Meeting (JTCM 2017)
May 7-11, 2017,  Richmond, VA, USA

IEEE PES Joint Technical Committee Meeting (JTCM 2017)
January 8-12, 2017,  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Working Group Activities

DC & FACTS Subcommittee

Special Publication: Voltage Sourced Converter (VSC) Applications in Power Transmission ISBN : 978-1-4244-4053-5
Voltage Sourced Converters (VSCs), applied to high voltage ac transmission systems, provides steady state and dynamic power flow control. They also offer steady state and dynamic ac voltage and reactive power control. Voltage Sourced Converters, as ac to dc and dc to ac converters, exhibit the unique capability for fast control of real and reactive power. These characteristics offer powerful means to improve performance of electric power systems, both at the transmission and the distribution level. The number of applications for voltage-sourced converters is presently small but growing. This document provides a brief review of VSC.

VSC Tutorial
This tutorial is focusing on equipment design and operations. A brief review of power system requirements aspects which justifies the need for voltage sourced converters and a description of various applications are presented. It is intended to provide participants with a solid understanding of basic components and their integration in substation design. Special requirements for DC capacitors, valve assemblies, cooling systems, reactors, magnetic interfaces, protective features and control modes of operation are also identified.

Module Outline:
  1. Overview
  2. Electrical Structure and Topology
  3. Specific Applications
  4. Electrical Design
  5. Control and Protection
  6. Site Design and Installations
  7. References

Presented at:
Substations Committee Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, May 2009
Substations Committee Annual Meeting, Montréal, QC, May 2010
PES General Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, July 2010
Substations Committee Annual meeting, Chicago May 2011
IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition-New Orleans, LA, May 2012
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