Pumped Storage Plant Architecture with
Energy Storage System

Innovative electrical architecture

Description

SFCs rely on two AC-DC converters in back-to-back configuration. Thyristor based line commutated converters (LCC) have dominated this high power drive application, and are still a viable option. However, the remarkable advances in power electronics have made the Voltage Source Converters (VSC) with IGBTs an attractive solution.

TRL SCALE

TRL_3_9_SuperGrid_Institute

Concept validated by simulations.

Advantages

  • Innovative idea
  • Adjustable solution
  • Increase flexibility
  • Possible refurbishment

Applications

  • Hydropower production
  • Power conversion system
  • Power plant with motor drive

Deliverables

  • Patent appl. FR2006852
  • A technical guide including :
    • A comprehensive study
    • The rules for sizing the system
    • An example of specification to consult suppliers
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