“POWER GRIDS CONTROL: DRIVERS AND TRENDS” by Bruno Luscan, SuperGrid Institute’s keynote presentation at EPE'18 ECCE EUROPE is now available online!
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.
High voltage direct current (HVDC) technologies are currently emerging to develop new energy transmission networks able to integrate renewable energy sources with remote locations from consumers. Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) have been widely used in alternating current (AC) transmission due to their low footprint and high reliability.
Breakdown Characteristics and Pre-Breakdown Phenomena in Liquid and Boiling Nitrogen with Tape Electrode for r-SCFCL Applications
The rational insulation design of a resistive superconducting fault current limiter (r-SCFCL) requires data gathered from experimental setups relevant for the final apparatus.
This paper presents simulation and calculation results of electric field enhancement due to various cavity shapes carried out on polymeric high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables. Two aspects are considered: partial discharges (PD) in microcavities and field enhancement factor under DC.