IEC TR 63179-1:2020 

Guideline for planning of HVDC systems - Part 1: HVDC systems with line-commutated converters


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IEC TR 63179-1:2020 (E) provides guidelines for the selection of a high-voltage directive current (HVDC) system with line-commutated converters (LCC), hereafter referred to as HVDC system, for the purposes of HVDC system planning. It covers the guidelines on the requirements for integrating HVDC systems in AC power networks, selection of rated voltage and power, overloads, circuit configuration, expandability, comparison of technical, economic, regulatory, political, social and environmental factors, etc.
This document is applicable for planning an HVDC system. This guideline is not exhaustive and it is possible that there will be other specific aspects, particular to a specific HVDC project, which will also need to be considered.

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Publication typeTechnical Report
Publication date2020-04-21
Available language(s)English
TC/SCTC 115 - High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission for DC voltages above 100 kVrss
ICS29.200 - Rectifiers. Converters. Stabilized power supply
29.240.01 - Power transmission and distribution networks in general
Stability date  2022
File size1394 KB

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