window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-117423629-2');
Home/Supergrid Architecture & Systems
Supergrid Architecture & Systems2022-11-09T10:31:28+01:00

Supergrid Architecture & Systems

Bruno Luscan, Supergrid Architecture & Systems Programme Director

“How should a supergrid system be technically designed and operated? The SuperGrid Architecture & Systems research department aims to answer this question by developing control and protection concepts for HVDC systems and defining the requirements for the key components of the system.”

Bruno Luscan, Department Director – Supergrid Architecture & Systems

SuperGrid Institute’s experts work to overcome the technical challenges facing DC grids. We develop technologies to control and protect the stability of HVDC and MVDC networks, which need to be much more dynamic than AC networks.

Defining the requirements for the key components of DC grids or combined AC-DC power systems, and designing and simulating the technical performance of these systems, is key to our work. We employ real-time, electromagnetic transient simulations with accurate, built-in models of power converter control systems to demonstrate how a system will perform when a new technology is integrated into the network (for example, a new protection strategy).

Managing the stability of a DC network requires the control systems to be much more dynamic than those used in AC networks.
Designing and simulating the technical performance of future DC grids or combined AC-DC power systems is key to SuperGrid Institute's work.

Our research projects include:

  • Managing the stability of a DC network requires the control systems to be much more dynamic than those used in AC networks. To achieve this, it is necessary to carry out electromagnetic transient simulations with accurate built-in models of power converter control systems.

  • Real-time simulation is an important step required to demonstrate the system’s performance when a new technology is integrated into the network (for example, a new protection system).

Recent publications

Read more

Our research department

High Voltage
Substation Equipment

Read more

Power Electronics
& Converters

Read more

High Voltage
Cable Systems

Read more

Power Storage
& Balancing

Read more
Go to Top