IEC TR 60919-1
Performance of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems with line‑commutated converters – Part 1: Steady-state conditions
|Publication Date:||1 April 2020|
|ICS Code (Other equipment related to power transmission and distribution networks):||29.240.99|
|ICS Code (Rectifiers. Converters. Stabilized power supply):||29.200|
This part of IEC 60919 provides general guidance on the steady-state performance requirements of high-voltage direct current (HVDC) systems. It concerns the steady-state performance of two-terminal HVDC systems utilizing 12-pulse converter units comprised of three-phase bridge (double-way) connections (see Figure 1), but it does not cover multiterminal HVDC transmission systems. Both terminals are assumed to use thyristor valves as the main semiconductor valves and to have power flow capability in both directions. Diode valves are not considered in this document.
Only line-commutated converters are covered in this document, which includes capacitor commutated converter circuit configurations. General aspects of semiconductor linecommutated converters are given in IEC 60146-1-1, IEC TR 60146-1-2 and IEC 6014613. Voltage-sourced converters are not considered.
The distinction is made between system performance specifications and equipment design specifications for individual components of a system. Equipment specifications and testing requirements are not defined in this document. Also excluded from this document are detailed seismic performance requirements. In addition, because there are many variations between different possible HVDC systems, this document does not consider these in detail; consequently, it is not used directly as a specification for a particular project, but rather to provide the basis for an appropriate specification tailored to fit actual system requirements.
This document, which covers steady-state performance, is followed by the additional documents of IEC TR 60919-2 on faults and switching as well as IEC TR 60919-3 on dynamic conditions. All three aspects are considered when preparing two-terminal HVDC system specifications.