Transient modeling and sensitivity analysis of cable system parameters

Fani Barakou, A. Vertkas, Lei Wu, P.A.A.F. Wouters, E.F. Steennis

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Traditionally, Extra High Voltage (EHV) transmission systems consist exclusively of Overhead lines (OHL) but in the recent years the utilization of High Voltage AC (HVAC) underground power cables (UGC) is increasing due to environmental, political and operational aspects. The application of EHV cables will influence the operation of the transmission system in both steady and transient state. Therefore, formulation of accurate cable simulation models is of great importance in order to understand the new phenomena introduced. This paper presents a comparison between two cable models, a detailed and a more simplified one, as well as a sensitivity analysis on several cable parameters. In this way, guidelines can be extracted concerning the parameters that have larger impact on the cable response and must be modeled in detail and the ones where simplifications can be made for achieving better computational speed. The simulations are performed using software package PSCAD/EMTDC.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 51st International Universities Power Engineering Conference, UPEC 2016
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509046508
Publication statusPublished - 16 Nov 2017
Event51th International Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2016) - Coimbra, Portugal
Duration: 6 Sep 20169 Sep 2016
Conference number: 51


Conference51th International Universities’ Power Engineering Conference (UPEC 2016)
Abbreviated titleUPEC 2016
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  • cable bonding
  • energization
  • harmonic impedance
  • transient modeling
  • underground power cables


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