This work proposes a method for the full development, from conception to implementation, of the supervisory control of a multi-terminal HVDC (MT-HVDC) system.
The rational insulation design of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (r-SCFCL) requires data gathered from experimental setups representative of the final apparatus. Therefore, an experimental study was performed to characterize the electrical breakdown (BD) of liquid nitrogen (LN2) in the peculiar conditions of a quenching superconducting device.
“POWER GRIDS CONTROL: DRIVERS AND TRENDS” by Bruno Luscan, SuperGrid Institute’s keynote presentation at EPE'18 ECCE EUROPE is now available online!
An exciting week at SuperGrid Institute with the Fête de la Science 2018! After the open house visits on Saturday the 6th of October, we welcomed students from three high school classes over the following week.
In accordance with their interesting properties, ionic liquids (ILs) have attracted in the recent years a great interest in the material field. Recently, few authors have demonstrated the reactivity of ionic liquids towards epoxy in order to form new epoxy-based networks...
Once a year, CIGRE young members France, organizes industrial, onsite visits where academics, engineers and experts can share and discuss with scholars. This year, SuperGrid Institute has accepted to host this meeting on our premises on the 18th of October 2018.
Gate-oxide technology weakness is a main reliability issue of Silicon Carbide MOSFET transistors. The threshold voltage shift is a critical phenomenon that addresses the reliability of industrial power applications. It is important to have a better understanding of the phenomena implied in the gate threshold voltage shift. In this context, HTGB test is proposed and the resulting gate oxide stress is studied and discussed in this paper.
PhD Etienne OUSS “Characterization of Partial Discharges and Defect Identification in High-Voltage Direct Current GIS”
This thesis aimed to characterize partial discharges in DC gas-insulated substations, and to develop an automatic defect identification tool. The first step of this work was the development of a partial discharge measuring bench. The complete study has been performed in a GIS section, so that the results can be directly applied to industrial equipment.
Robustness study for the 1.7 kV SiC MOSFET is presented. After evaluation of the critical energy required for failure, devices were submitted to repetitive short-circuits conditions.
Models of AC and DC cable systems for technical and economic evaluation of offshore wind farm connection
Accurate cable modeling is a recurrent issue for electric architecture evaluation and design, especially in specific contexts, like offshore wind farms. This paper proposes optimal analytical cable models for the technical and economic assessment of offshore wind generation systems.