Sustainability Analysis of VSC-HVDC in the Liberalised European Power System - a Practical Case

Publication year: 
2009
Publication Category: 
Conference Papers
Identifier and type: 
IEEE Catalog Number: CFP09815-CDR, pp. 1-7
Author: 
A. L'Abbate
G. Fulli
Publisher: 
IEEE

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The present paper aims at investigating the impact of the emerging Voltage Source Converter-based High Voltage Direct Current (VSC-HVDC) technology on the liberalised power system in Europe. In particular, focus is on key technical, economic, and environmental features of VSC-HVDC.

A techno-economic analysis on a European priority interconnection project (i.e. the planned tie line Poland-Lithuania) is undertaken, so as to compare the economic and environmental sustainability of an investment in VSC-HVDC with other options.