A Impact of High Voltage Direct Current Link on Transmission Line in Kurdistan Power System


  • Truska K. Mohammed Salih Erbil Technology College - Erbil Polytechnic University, Erbil, Iraq
  • Zozan Hussain Northern Technical University
  • Shatha Y. Ismail Technical Institute of Mosul - Northern Technical University, Mosul, Iraq




Load Flow Analysis (LFA), High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Link, active Power, Reactive Power, High Voltage Alternating Current (HVAC), ETAP.


Kurdistan power system is expanded along years ago. The electrical power is transmitted through long transmission lines. The main problem of transmission lines is active and reactive power losses. It is important to solve this issue, unless, the most of electrical energy will lost over transmission system. In this study, High Voltage Direct Current links/bipolar connection were connected in a power system to reduce the power losses. The 132kV, 50 Hz, 36 buses Kurdistan power system is used as a study case. The load flow analysis was implemented by using ETAP.16 program in which Newton-Raphson method for three cases. The results show that the losses are reduced after inserted HVDC links.


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“A Impact of High Voltage Direct Current Link on Transmission Line in Kurdistan Power System ” (2022) Journal of Engineering, 28(3), pp. 46–59. doi:10.31026/j.eng.2022.03.04.

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