The Association Grand Projects 21 – Major Programmes and Projects for the 21st Century (AGP21) met this Thursday in Versailles to discuss the development of interconnected electricity networks on a global scale. SuperGrid Institute was invited to present its vision and discuss the appeal of multi-terminal HVDC technologies in the design and construction of future energy highways. The subsea node concept developed at SuperGrid Institute was also introduced as an essential building block for extending offshore networks and integrating renewable energies on a wide-scale.
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.
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.
From 27 to 31 August, SuperGrid Institute participate at the CIGRE Technical Exhibition 2018: the leading Power Systems Event. Posters, workshops, sessions… you will meet many of our SuperGrid Institute experts, and of course at our stand n°243, available to network and discuss.
This poster describes the DC-DC converter technology intended for Medium Voltage Direct Current grids. The benefits of the proposed technology are highlighted for the DC collector for offshore wind farms.
For 40 years, the biannual conference ISH (International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering) has permitted to researchers all around the world to meet and share their research in the high voltage field. The 2017 edition took place from August 28 to September 01 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), founded in 1935, is a worldwide independent organisation of engineers and water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. The 28th IAHR Symposium on Hydraulic Machinery and Systems took place in Grenoble on July.
EPE ECCE Europe is the largest conference on power electronics and its applications. SuperGrid Institute targeted this conference to enlighten its research and results for HVDC, MTDC and grid related subjects.
In the future, Medium Frequency Transformers (MFT with a frequency range 5 kHz to 100 kHz) will be major components in DC-DC converter applications, for both Medium Voltage Direct Current (MVDC) and High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) networks. Importantly, the corresponding power losses should be accurately calculated in order to reach performance targets (very high efficiency).