Realization of Solid-State DC Circuit Breaker for HVDC System

  • Yogeshwari Prajapati
  • Mulav P. RathodEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 608)


This paper proposes a solid-state DC circuit breaker (SS DC CB) for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) system. HVDC system is recently in trends for electrical power transmission in the world. In favor of cost, bulk power transmission, efficiency, long-distance losses, it is more effective than HVAC. Every system has some limitations. In HVDC system, converter is the only option for protection against malfunction, dead short circuit, and unwanted conditions. Such overburden on converter can make complicated control of it. DC circuit breaker is more convenient device for such protection than converter. Existing DC circuit breakers require more time to clear the fault. SS DC CB can provide protection against short circuit and line charge. SS DC CB realizes fast opening operation because it does not have moving part and arc discharge. A series of experimental results demonstrates that the time required for SS DC CB is less.


DC circuit breaker HVDC transmission Fault protection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of TechnologyVasadIndia

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