The goal of this paper is assessing the economic feasibility of four-phase AC overhead connections, i.e. the real chance that such lines have of being competitive with commonly-used solutions for power transmission. For this reason, the paper illustrates an economical comparison among innovative 325 kV four-phase ac lines, traditional 400 kV three-phase ac lines and increasingly-popular 500 kV HVDC lines. These systems are considered in single-circuit. The comparison is based on the main cost items that characterize these lines, namely investment costs, energy losses costs and reliability-related costs. The uncertainty of the relevant parameters, particularly significant as far as innovative four-phase ac lines are concerned, is also discussed.

An economical comparison among single-circuit power transmission lines

QUAIA, STEFANO;
2011

Abstract

The goal of this paper is assessing the economic feasibility of four-phase AC overhead connections, i.e. the real chance that such lines have of being competitive with commonly-used solutions for power transmission. For this reason, the paper illustrates an economical comparison among innovative 325 kV four-phase ac lines, traditional 400 kV three-phase ac lines and increasingly-popular 500 kV HVDC lines. These systems are considered in single-circuit. The comparison is based on the main cost items that characterize these lines, namely investment costs, energy losses costs and reliability-related costs. The uncertainty of the relevant parameters, particularly significant as far as innovative four-phase ac lines are concerned, is also discussed.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11368/2372594
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact