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Development of an adaptive controller prototype for synchronized switching of circuit breakers applied to transmission lines three-phase reclosing maneuver

Grant number: 11/09280-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2011
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Electrical Engineering - Power Systems
Principal Investigator:Maria Cristina Dias Tavares
Grantee:Patricia Mestas Valero
Host Institution: Faculdade de Engenharia Elétrica e de Computação (FEEC). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


During transmission lines energization and reclosing maneuvers, a way to limit transient overvoltages is through the controlled switching. Using this method, a delay in circuit-breaker enables that the maneuver occurs in optimal timing, minimizing overvoltages, which allows that the controlled switching replaces other methods, more complex and more expensive as is the case of pre-insertion resistor.During the PhD period, was developed an adaptive controlled switching method for three phase reclosing shunt compensated transmission lines. This method enables to reduce the overvoltage and make the reclose in a shorter time than the provided by the controller existing in the market, thereby reducing the time of power supply interruption.After testing realized successfully using a program for electromagnetic transients simulation (PSCAD / EMTDC), the proposed method was tested using the Real Time Digital Simulator (RTDSTM). The real-time simulations also demonstrate the method efficiency.In this context, the post-doctoral project focuses on prototype development of the developed method for three-phase reclosing that allows to test the algorithm in field. The project includes the prototype performance evaluation, considering a wide range of parameters.

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MÉTODO DE CONTROLE ADAPTATIVO PARA RELIGAMENTO TRIPOLAR DE LINHAS COMPENSADAS SUBMETIDAS A FALTAS INTERNAS BR1020150239408 - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) . Maria Cristina Dias Tavares ; Patricia Mestas Valero - September 2015, 17

(EN) ADAPTIVE CONTROL METHOD FOR THREE-PHASE RECLOSURE OF COMPENSATED LINES WITH INNER FAULTS PCT/BR2016/000093 - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP) . TAVARES, Maria Cristina Dias ; VALERO, Patricia Mestas - September 2016, 15