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CIGRE Green Books
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Flexible AC Transmission Systems

FACTS

Editors: Nilsson, Stig, Andersen, Bjarne (Eds.)

  • Presents the most comprehensive information about HVDC, Power Electronic for AC systems and Power Quality Improvement as well as Advanced Power Electronics
  • Offers insights provided by more than 30 technical experts from industry
  • Provides industrial knowledge to electrical power system engineers, managers, planners, project developers and investors
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About this book

This green book offers the outstanding expertise of CIGRE professionals about FACTS in one concise handbook. It provides the most comprehensive information about HVDC, Power Electronic for AC systems and Power Quality Improvement as well as Advanced Power Electronics to Professionals in Power Industry interested in Power Electronics. It covers a large range of topics such as:

  • HVDC: economics of HVDC, applications, planning aspects, design, performance, control, protection, control and testing of converter stations, i.e., the converting equipment itself and also the equipment associated with HVDC links.
  • Power Electronic for AC systems and Power Quality Improvement: economics, applications, planning, design, performance, control, protection, construction and testing.
  • Advanced Power Electronics: development of new converter technologies including controls, use of new semiconductor devices, applications of these technologies in HVDC, Power Electronics for AC systems and Power Quality Improvement. Power Electronics used in other fields of the Electric Power Industry.

More than 30 technical experts from industry wrote the book for electrical power system engineers, managers, planners, project developers and investors.

About the authors

Cigre Study Committee B4 deals with High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission and Power Electronics for use in Transmission and Distribution Networks. In a HVDC Transmission system converter, stations are used to convert AC into DC and vice versa at the connection points in the ac network(s). An HVDC system provides an asynchronous link between the ac network terminals. As there is no reactive power flow on the dc link between the converter stations, it is possible to have very long cable and overhead lines between the stations, without the need for intermediate stations. Today there are two main technologies: thyristor based, Line Commutated Converter HVDC (LCC HVDC), and IGBT based Voltage Sourced Converter HVDC (VSC HVDC).

Bjarne R. Andersen is the Director and Owner of Andersen Power Electronic Solutions Limited, which was established in 2003. Before becoming an independent consultant, Bjarne worked for 36 years for what is now GE Grid, where his final role was as Director of Engineering.  He was involved with the development of the first chain link STATCOM and the relocatable SVCs concept.  Bjarne Andersen has extensive experience in all stages of line commutated and voltage-sourced converters for HVDC projects.  As a consultant he has worked on several international HVDC projects, including the Caprivi Link, the first commercial VSC HVDC project to use an HVDC overhead line, and a VSC HVDC project for multi-terminal operation permitting multi-vendor access. Bjarne was the Chairman of Cigre SC 14 from 2008 to 2014 and initiated several working groups in the area of HVDC Grids.  He is an Honorary member of Cigre, and was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious IEEE PES Uno Lamm Award.

Stig Nilsson started out working for the Swedish State Telephone Board with carrier communication systems. Following this, he worked for ASEA (now ABB) with HVDC systems and for Boeing with computer system developments. During his 20 years with EPRI in USA he initiated in 1979 the development of digital protective relaying system developments and in 1986 EPRI’s FACTS initiative. In 1991 he was awarded a patent on Apparatus for Controlling the Reactive Impedance of a Transmission Line.  Stig Nilsson is a Life Fellow of IEEE. He has chaired the IEEE PES T&D Committee, the IEEE Herman Halperin Electric Transmission and Distribution Award Committee, the IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Facts and Custom Power Awards Committee, several IEEE Fellow nomination review committees, been a member of the IEEE Standards Board, IEEE PES subcommittees and working groups. Stig Nilsson has been the US Representative and Secretary of CIGRE Study Committee B4 on HVDC and Power Electronics. He is the recipient of the 2012 IEEE PES Nari Hingorani Facts and Custom Power Awards.  He received the CIGRE U.S. National Committee Philip Sporn Award and the CIGRE Technical Committee Award in 2012. He has also received the CIGRE Distinguished Member Award for active participation in CIGRE Study Committees and the USNC of CIGRE (2006); and the CIGRE USNC Attwood Associate Award in 2003. Stig Nilsson is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of California, USA. 


Buy this book

Print + eBook 935,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Currently this title cannot be preordered through the webshop. Please contact our Customer Service by e-mail (Customerservice@springernature.com) or via phone: (+49 6221 3450) to preorder.
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35387-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
eReference 641,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: May 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35386-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
Print 623,99 €
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  • Due: May 25, 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-35385-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Flexible AC Transmission Systems
Book Subtitle
FACTS
Editors
  • Stig Nilsson
  • Bjarne Andersen
Series Title
CIGRE Green Books
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-030-35387-2
eReference ISBN
978-3-030-35386-5
Print ISBN
978-3-030-35385-8
Series ISSN
2367-2625
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
1000
Number of Illustrations
91 b/w illustrations, 416 illustrations in colour
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